Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Win Walt Longmire mysteries by Craig Johnson!

I am delighted to be able to offer one lucky reader copies of A SERPENT’S TOOTH and the new TV tie-in edition of DEATH WITHOUT COMPANY, the second book in the series. For all the details on how to win, see below.

Fresh from Longmire, which had the best freshman season in total viewers for any A&E series, scripted or non-fiction, in the network’s history, Craig Johnson returns with his ninth Walt Longmire mystery, A SERPENT’S TOOTH ! This time Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire finds himself in the crosshairs of a brewing religious war.

It’s homecoming for the Durant Dogies football team when teenaged Cord Lynear, a Mormon ‘lost boy,’ forced off his compound for rebellious behavior, shows up in Absaroka County. Without much guidance—divine or otherwise—Sheriff Walt Longmire, his second-in-command Victoria Moretti, and his good friend Henry Standing Bear, search for the boy’s mother. They find themselves in a high plains scavenger hunt that ends at the barbed wire doorstep of an interstate polygamy group that has recently set up shop in the neighboring town of Short Drop. The group, run by Cord’s stepfather, the four-hundred pound polygamist Roy Lynear, is frighteningly well-armed and too good at keeping secrets.

Meanwhile, the Absaroka County jail is getting crowded with the arrival of Orrin Porter Rockwell, a dangerous and delusional old man who claims he was blessed in the flesh by Joseph Smith, and who has appointed himself Cord’s bodyguard.

As Walt and Vic pursue the Lynears, things heat up in both the investigation and their personal lives; butting heads with the well-armed zealots, they hear whispers of Big Oil and the CIA and find that even with Henry Standing Bear’s assistance, they may be in for more than they had bargained for.


Johnson’s series is the basis for Longmire, the hit A&E-TV original drama, which is returning for a second season on Memorial Day, May 27th at 10/9c. 

Here’s the trailer:

Longmire was the highest-rated scripted program in A&E’s history and stars Robert Taylor (Matrix, Vertical Limit) as Sheriff Walt Longmire, Lou Diamond Phillips (La Bamba, Young Guns) as Henry Standing Bear and Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica, 24) as Victoria Moretti. Longmire was developed by Shephard/Robin Productions for Warner Horizon.


Craig Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Walt Longmire mystery series.  Johnson is the recipient of the Wyoming Historical Award for fiction, the Western Writers of America Spur Award for fiction, the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award for fiction, the Rocky Award for best mystery novel set on the left coast, the Nouvel Observateur Prix du Roman Noir, and the Prix 813. He lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population twenty-five.

If you would like to win a copy of A SERPENT’S TOOTH and the new TV tie-in edition of DEATH WITHOUT COMPANY, the second book in the series, just send an email to, with "LONGMIRE" as the subject. Make sure to include your name and mailing address in the US only. This contest is only going to run for two weeks, so your odds of winning are pretty good - if you enter by June 18th, 2013. Good luck!

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