Craig Johnson is an American novelist of mystery novels set in the West. His series is the Walt Longmire series. His books have won several awards, including The Dark Horse being named one of the best books of 2009 by Publisher’s Weekly, Death Without Company winning the Book of the Year award from the Wyoming Historical Association and Another Man’s Moccasins winning the Western Writer’s of America Spur Award for the best novel in 2008 and the Mountains and Plains fiction book of the year award.

Craig Johnson became a published author in 2004 when he began the Walt Longmire series with The Cold Dish. Below is a list of Craig Johnson’s books in order of when they were originally published (and in chronological order):

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Publication Order of Walt Longmire Books

The Cold Dish (2004)Description / Buy at
Death Without Company (2006)Description / Buy at
Kindness Goes Unpunished (2007)Description / Buy at
Another Man's Moccasins (2008)Description / Buy at
The Dark Horse (2009)Description / Buy at
Junkyard Dogs (2010)Description / Buy at
Hell Is Empty (2011)Description / Buy at
Divorce Horse (2012)Description / Buy at
As the Crow Flies (2012)Description / Buy at
Messenger (2013)Description / Buy at
A Serpent's Tooth (2013)Description / Buy at
Spirit of Steamboat (2013)Description / Buy at
Any Other Name (2014)Description / Buy at
Dry Bones (2015)Description / Buy at
The Highwayman (2016)Description / Buy at
An Obvious Fact (2016)Description / Buy at
The Western Star (2017)Description / Buy at
Depth of Winter (2018)Description / Buy at
Land of Wolves (2019)Description / Buy at
Next to Last Stand (2020)Description / Buy at
Daughter of the Morning Star (2022)Description / Buy at
Hell and Back (2022)Description / Buy at
The Longmire Defense (2023)Description / Buy at
First Frost (2024)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Walt Longmire Short Stories/Novellas

Christmas in Absaroka County (2012)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Walt Longmire Collections

Wait for Signs: Twelve Longmire Stories (2014)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anthologies

Crime Plus Music(2016)Description / Buy at
The Best American Mystery Stories 2017(2017)Description / Buy at

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9 Responses to “Order of Craig Johnson Books”

  1. Barbara McCollum: 3 months ago

    I have only read two books but I promise you that I will read every one. My nephew told me I needed to read them so I started. they are really good. Keep them coming..


  2. Skip Johnson: 11 months ago

    I just finished reading “Steamboat”, one of the most exciting and moving stories I have ever read, along with “Daughter of the morning star”. I have enjoyed all of your books, Craig. You are truly an outstanding writer!


  3. LaVada Roufs: 1 year ago

    I think I watched the series on TV first and have tried to keep up with the books. I grew up in Idaho and love the western life and to me there is just enough western vibes for me to get by if I also read C.J. Box! It is so fun to identify with the characters and I love how your mind works, Mr. Johnson. Thank you for your contribution to our nation’s literary world.


  4. Judy: 1 year ago

    I love the narrations. George Guidell is fabulous! However, I cannot find the mp3 version of Divorce Horse. Even my library can’t find it. Any clues, anyone?


  5. Cheryl White: 2 years ago

    Love this series! I’ve read the first 14 books and stories in chronological order. My favorite so far is Spirit of Steamboat. Fabulous! Thanks you Craig.


  6. Shawn Perez: 4 years ago

    I love these characters-Walt, Henry, Vic, Lucian and of course, Dog.


  7. puzzlenutty: 5 years ago

    I didn’t read this author for a really long time because I thought it would
    be too western. Happy to say, it is more about personal relationships and mystery.


  8. brucegarthe: 9 years ago

    Craig was 3/4 of the way through his newest Longmire novel back in May. Can’t wait for what comes after DRY BONES. Also can’t wait to see if Walt will ever “grow a pair” and get serious about Vic Moretti.


  9. rock: 9 years ago

    Love these books.


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