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March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

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Craig Johnson


Author sponsored by Beach Fleischmen

Craig Johnson is the author of twelve novels in the Walt Longmire mystery series, which has garnered popular and critical acclaim with the last six books landing on the New York Times bestseller list. The newest in the series is, "An Obvious Fact" rounding out a dozen novels (A Serpent's Tooth, Dry Bones) with his beloved sheriff. Along with short stories and novellas, Johnson hasn't lost a step. An Obvious Fact is fresh and exciting, while retaining the attributes that make this series so popular. It's witty and complex with pop culture weaved into clever Sherlock Holmes literary references. The brilliantly colorful, snappy dialogue remains second to none. And dynamic characters surprise and delight readers with their charm, authenticity and depth. The most obvious fact is not deceptive at all: Craig Johnson writes a mighty fine story. Shelf Awareness

His books are the basis for the hit Netflix original series Longmire.

He is the recipient of the Western Writers of America Spur Award for fiction, the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award for fiction, the Nouvel Observateur Prix du Roman Noir, and the Prix SNCF du Polar. His novella Spirit of Steamboat was the first One Book Wyoming selection. He has a background in law enforcement and education. Johnson lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population twenty-five

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Scheduled events:
Politics Most Deadly
How the west is run...your politics are not like ours.

Integrated Learning Center Room 120 (Seats 300, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Craig Johnson, Michael McGarrity, April Smith
Moderator: Terry Shames
Craig Johnson
An Obvious Fact. In the midst of the largest motorcycle rally in the world, a young biker is run off the road and ends up in critical condition. When Sheriff Walt Longmire and his good friend Henry Standing Bear are called to Hulett, Wyoming - the nearest town to America's first national monument, Devils Tower - to investigate, things start getting complicated.

Mostly Books, Booth #240 (Seats 1)
Sat, Mar 11, 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Mystery / Thrillers

Author: Craig Johnson
Craig Johnson
Booksigning

Clues Unlimited, Booth #443 (Seats 1)
Sat, Mar 11, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mystery / Thrillers

Author: Craig Johnson
Western Writers of America Spur
Western Writers of America Spur Award winners discuss the past, present, and future of the western in history, fiction, biography, and song.

Modern Languages Room 350 (Seats 318, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Johnny Boggs, Chris Enss, Anne Hillerman, Craig Johnson, Nancy Plain
Moderator: Kirk Ellis
Longmire Star A. Martinez Chats with Craig Johnson
The author of the acclaimed Longmire mystery series discusses its success with the star of the popular Longmire TV program.

Student Union North Ballroom (Seats 567)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Student Union North Ballroom Foyer (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Craig Johnson, A. Martinez
Moderator: Cara Black

Books:
An Obvious Fact: A Longmire Mystery
Mystery / Thrillers
Viking
September 2016
ISBN 9780525426943
Hardcover, 320 pages
$28.00, INSTORE
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In the latest installment of the New York Times bestselling Longmire series--the basis for the hit drama Longmire, now on Netflix--Walt, Henry, and Vic discover much more than they bargained for when they are called in to investigate a hit-and-run accident near Devils Tower In the midst of the largest motorcycle rally in the world, a young biker is run off the road and ends up in critical condition. More/less

The Highwayman
Mystery / Thrillers
Viking
May 2016
ISBN 9780735220898
Hardcover, 208 pages
$20.00, INSTORE
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Sheriff Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear embark on their latest adventure in this novella set in the world of Craig Johnson s "New York Times" bestselling Longmire series the basis for the hit drama"Longmire, "now on Netflix When Wyoming highway patrolman Rosey Wayman is transferred to the beautiful and imposing landscape of the Wind River Canyon, an area the troopers refer to as no-man's-land because of the lack of radio communication, she starts receiving officer needs assistance calls. More/less

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