Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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MYSTERY BOOK GROUP
Books & Company, Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 7pm
Mystery Book Group Open to the Community Wednesday, May 27, 2015 7:00-8:00 p.m. Books & Company Beth will be leading a discussion on The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson (June 24~ City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett) Fans of Ace Atkins, Nevada Barr and Robert B. Parker will love this outstanding first novel, in which New York Times bestselling author Craig Johnson introduces Sheriff Walt Longmire of Wyoming’s Absaroka County. Johnson draws on his deep attachment to the American West to produce a literary mystery of stunning authenticity, and full of memorable characters. After twenty-five years as sheriff of Absaroka County, Walt Longmire’s hopes of finishing out his tenure in peace are dashed when Cody Pritchard is found dead near the Northern Cheyenne Reservation. Two years earlier, Cody has been one of four high school boys given suspended sentences for raping a local Cheyenne girl. Somebody, it would seem, is seeking vengeance, and Longmire might be the only thing standing between the three remaining boys and a Sharps .45-70 rifle. With lifelong friend Henry Standing Bear, Deputy Victoria Moretti, and a cast of characters both tragic and humorous enough to fill in the vast emptiness of the high plains, Walt Longmire attempts to see that revenge, a dish best served cold, is never served at all.
Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Craig Johnson - Wait For Signs
Sunriver Books & Music, Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 5:30pm
Craig Johnson’s loyalty and support to Sunriver Books & Music is hugely appreciated! He is coming back! Craig is an exceptionally talented author and a truly wonderful person! He will give a presentation on his latest Wait for Signs, Tuesday November 11th at 5:30 at the SHARC Center. The new book releases October 21st, we are happy to pre-order for you. Sign up early to attend by e-mailing email@example.com calling 541-593-2525 or stopping by Sunriver Books & Music, Craig’s events are very popular. Wait for Signs is already very dear to me, for ages I have been requesting (begging) for Craig Johnson’s short stories in a print book format. I cannot wait to have one in hand! The stories feature Walt Longmire, filling in his back story a little and letting his readers get to know one of their favorite characters in new ways. Old Indian Trick won the Hillerman Award. Petunia, Bandit Queen of the Bighorns sounds like great fun! Johnson’s Walt Longmire novels inspired the hit A&E TV series Longmire. About five million people watch the popular show; it is the number 1 original series drama of all time for A&E. I think it is all because Craig Johnson created such memorable characters; people want to know what is happening with them. I know I wait eagerly for each book. On A&E Walt Longmire is played by Robert Taylor, Henry Standing Bear is played by Lou Diamond Phillips, and Vic is played by Katee Sackoff. The Walt Longmire series have been Indie Next List picks many times, New York Times Best Sellers, and multiple award winners. They are popular in Europe as well as the USA. Craig Johnson’s novels are very literary and well as entertaining. If you have been watching the TV series, read the books and learn more about the characters. Sunriver community has a great venue at the SHARC Center, we are very grateful to be able to present Craig Johnson to you in such attractive and comfortable surroundings.. Sign up early to attend this free event! Craig Johnson’s presentations are always popular. He puts on a great show and is the star of our lineup! You can sign up by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org calling 541-593-2525 or stopping by Sunriver Books & Music. Any Other Name is a real page turner. Lucian Connally and Walt Longmire have ties that go way back, deep and strong. When Lucian asks a favor, Walt cannot decline. One of Lucian’s cronies, Detective Gerald Holman, either committed suicide (the official version) or was helped from this world. Either way the widow wants to know why. Holman was steady as a rock, a by the book kind of guy. He was working cold cases, not doing anything that should have turned deadly. It does not make sense to the widow, so she opens Pandora’s Box asking her old friend, Former Sheriff Lucian Connally, to find out what really happened for her. And Lucian, of course, asks his former protégée Sheriff Walt Longmire to dig into the last days of Holman’s life and figure out what went wrong. Holman lived and worked in an adjacent county, so Walt has to arrange the co-operation of the Sheriff before delving into the detective’s death. It turns out one of the last cold cases Holman looked at was a missing woman. This case has a gritty, intense feel as Walt uncovers the dark side of the human soul. There is lots of action and Lucian shows that he still has the moves and then some. Meanwhile Walt’s first grandchild is about to make an appearance any day and his daughter Cady wants her Daddy there at the birth putting pressure on Walt to solve this case quick! High octane entertainment! Spirit of Steamboat, released in October 2013, covered new territory, it is a story readers of the Longmire series will appreciate and it is just as enjoyable for those who have never read Longmire. The story takes place during Walt’s first year as Sheriff. The Spirit of Steamboat opens with a mysterious woman seeking former Sheriff, Lucian Connally. She has something to deliver to Lucian. Her visit transports Walt and Lucian back to 1988 when a horrific accident left a little girl hanging onto life by a thread. Wyoming was under siege by one of those maelstroms of snow and wind that come along about once a century just to reassure you how feisty Mother Nature can be. The medevac helicopter cannot make it to Denver. None of the light planes at the small airport have a chance against the ferocity of the wind. There is only one plane, a dinosaur from WWII, with the speed, power, and heft to fight out in the storm. But no pilot is able to fly the old bomber, except former Sheriff Lucian Connolly, the Doolittle Raider is intimately acquainted with the craft though it has been a while since he bailed out over the China Sea back in the big war. Walt, Lucian and Doc prepare to fly a relic into the storm of the century in an attempt to save the life of the young burn victim. Long odds on success and a pretty good chance of being scattered all over the Wyoming landscape. Walt, Lucian, and Doc are men made to eat up such odds. Walt’s reply “…it’s a question of what you have to do, what you have to live with if you don’t.” Lucian faced those odds before when he and 79 other men led by Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle climbed into B25B Medium Bombers on the flight deck of the USS Hornet. Walt’s courage was tested in the jungles of Vietnam. Neither man was found wanting. Doc experienced Hitler’s Germany. When the question on the table is who will risk their life to save another, the men’s response is I will. Another inspiration Craig Johnson used is a big, black horse named Steamboat described by Jack Bowers as the closest thing to perpetual motion that ever wore hair. Craig Johnson will tell you more in the story. The Longmire series starts with cold dish, it introduces the characters. Walt is a big guy who prefers talking his way out of a tough situation to fighting, but if violence is the only reply Walt is well able to answer. Henry Standing Bear is tall, soft spoken, thoughtful, blazingly smart, and a favorite of the ladies. Vic is a transplant from a family of Philadelphia cops. She is street tough, possessed of a razor sharp tongue, and ready to meet all situations head on. The story revolves around four white boys who got off without so much as slapped hands for raping a Native American girl in high school. Now, years later, someone is shooting them dead. Death Without Company, second in the series, opens with a death in an assisted living facility. The story has ties to the past, a woman hard done by, and the Basque community. Kindness Goes Unpunished moves the action to Philadelphia where Cady, Walt’s daughter, is an up and coming lawyer. Walt wants to meet her new beau. Henry Standing Bear is involved in a photo exhibition so the two men travel together, where they will meet trouble as they always do, side by side. Another Man’s Moccasins finds a dead Vietnamese girl along a roadside in Wyoming with a picture of Walt from many years ago in Vietnam. The story moves back in time to Walt as a young Marine in the jungles of Southeast Asia. Dark Horse has Walt holding a prisoner he fears is innocent. She was discovered with a gun in her hand, a shot dead husband in her burned out house, and a ready confession. It doesn’t add up for Walt, he goes undercover to find the truth. The horse in the story is pretty cool too! Junkyard Dogs is one of my favorite, and that is saying something because I enjoy them all tremendously. The opening scene is priceless. An expensive new McMansion subdivision looks out to snowcapped mountains and down on a dump. Ozzie wants the dump closed down so he can move some real estate. Add a Romeo and Juliet story for the older set and you have a heady brew of greed, passion, and intrigue. Hell Is Empty lets all the devils loose on a mountain in a snow storm where Walt is following a band of stone cold killers after a hand off of prisoners to the Feds goes tragically awry. Walt climbs alone up the mountainside entering into the circles of hell after armed and deadly men. As the Crow Flies introduces Tribal Police Chief Lolo Long. She proved her bravery in Iraq, but her hair trigger temper and inexperience are not ideal in a Police Chief. Walt will have to give quick sheriff lessons if they are to catch a killer. A Serpent’s Tooth marries excellent writing with an inventive mystery and characters you cannot help but like. Sheriff Walt Longmire’s latest involves Cord, a “lost boy” ejected from a rogue polygamous Mormon splinter group. Henry Standing Bear and Walt cross state lines to try and find some answers at a heavily armed Mormon compound while Cord discovers movie DVDs and is inspired to try his hand at horse rustling. Cord is soon joined by his self-proclaimed protector, Orrin Porter Rockwell, Man of God, Sun of Thunder blessed by Joseph Smith himself. Walt is having a little trouble with Orrin’s identity, Joseph Smith having gone to his greater reward well over a century ago Wyoming, the setting for the Walt Longmire series, has a wild, starkly beautiful landscape. You can drive for miles and see nothing but distant mountains and wide open spaces. Craig Johnson lives surrounded by this land, he writes so well that you will feel as if you stepped into his part of Wyoming. The landscape is vividly portrayed. Reading one of the Walt Longmire series is like spending some quality time in Wyoming. Craig Johnson created characters you will want to visit again; they come to feel like old friends. A touch of humor spices each story, for how else would they face the day? Author events are free; include light refreshments and drawings for door prizes. Sign up to attend by calling 541-593-2525, e-mailing email@example.com, or stopping by Sunriver Books & Music. Craig Johnson's event will be at the SHARC Center, all other events are at Sunriver Books & Music. Craig is pictured below with Sunriver Police Chief Marc Mills on the left and Black Butte Police Chief Denny Kelley on the right. The pictures were taken by Dan and Kim Feer.
Location: Street: Sharc Center Additional: Off Circle 2 City: Sunriver, Province: Oregon Postal Code: 97707 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Longmire Creator CRAIG JOHNSON at Books Inc. Alameda
Books Inc. in Alameda, Monday, October 27, 2014 at 7pm
The author of the award-winning and New York Times-bestselling Longmire mystery series--the basis for "Longmire," the hit A&E original drama series--Craig Johnson shares the collection, Wait for Signs. Featuring twelve short stories available for the first time in a single volume--and complete with an introduction by cast member Lou Diamond Phillips--Wait for Signs is a necessary addition to any Longmire fan's shelf and a wonderful way to introduce new readers to the fictional world of Absaroka County, Wyoming.
Location: Books Inc. Street: 1344 Park St City: Alameda, Province: California Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Murder in the Afternoon discussing THE COLD DISH by Craig Johnson
Book People, Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 2pm
Sometimes you can't wait until the evening to talk about murder. With that in mind, we invite you to join us for this afternoon book club, meeting on third Tuesday each month at 2PM on BookPeople's third floor. Join us for coffee, tea, and discussions of some of some of our favorite books in the mystery genre. All meetings are free and open to the public!
This month, we're discussing The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson. This is the first book in Johnson's bestselling series featuring Sheriff Walt Longmire. It's the basis for the hist A&E series, Longmire!
BONUS: Craig Johnson will call in to join the conversation!
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Check out the full discussion schedule for Murder in the Afternoon.
Location: Street: 603 N Lamar Blvd City: Austin, Province: Texas Postal Code: 78703-5413 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Tattered Cover Book Store - Colfax Avenue (Denver), Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 3pm
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