Author Showcase ~ Dry Bones by Craig Johnson

Dry Bones

Walt and Undersheriff Victoria Morretti don’t know what to make of it when they find Danny Lone Elk, a Cheyenne rancher, dead and floating in a turtle pond—until they learn that “Jen”, a T. rex skeleton named for the paleontologist who discovered her, has been unearthed on his land. Walt soon finds himself in the middle of an ownership dispute between the deceased man’s family, a local natural history museum, and the Cheyenne tribe, as well as a political charade involving Wyoming’s ambitious acting Deputy U.S. Attorney.

With the case growing more complex by the day, Walt is blindsided by a shocking tragedy that leaves his daughter heartbroken. Meanwhile, residents of Absaroka County are determined to “save Jen” from those who would claim her for the federal government and remove the dinosaur from her Wyoming home. It’s up to Sheriff Longmire to get the bottom of Danny Lone Elk’s death, determine where rightful ownership lies, and, hopefully, win the dinosaur for Wyoming. Toxic Cheyenne artifacts, illegal prescription drugs, missing film footage and missing persons all come into play as Walt and Vic try their best to “save Jen.”


Release: May 2015
Series: Walt Longmire #13
Genre: Mystery
Publisher: Viking

GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment by 12 a.m. eastern on May 20 for the chance to win a copy of Any Other Name. The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Winner will be notified within 48 hours after giveaway closes and you will have three days to respond after being contacted or another winner will be selected. Make sure to check your SPAM folder.

Meet the author
Craig Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Walt Longmire mystery series. Johnson’s series is the basis for Longmire, the hit TV original drama that has been picked up by Netflix for its fourth season. He 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 from Left Coast Crime, the Nouvel Observateur Prix du Roman Noir, and the Prix 813. His novella, Spirit of Steamboat, was selected by the Wyoming Library Association as the One-Book-Wyoming, the inaugural state read. Find Craig’s events at www.craigallenjohnson.com (Tour of Duty tab). He lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population twenty-five (still).

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, Riddick) as Victoria Moretti. Longmire was developed by Shephard/Robin Productions for Warner Horizon. In fall 2015, all 10 new episodes of Longmire Season 4 will be available to stream on Netflix.

48 responses to “Author Showcase ~ Dry Bones by Craig Johnson

  1. Huge fan wouid love to read this book,

  2. Love this series. Glad to see a new one and new episodes on netflix.

  3. Vickie Fee

    Would love to win this book!

  4. Love the books, love the show! Would love to win this, thanks for the opportunity!

  5. Melody Gonser

    Thank you for your Longmire series and TV show. I enjoy reading these books. You draw the reader in and they are immersed in the story. Thank you

  6. Hmmm. . . Veddy interesting! Sounds like another I’d like to read.

  7. Debbie Carnes

    Sounds great, love this series

  8. Thanks for the chance to win! Iwould love to read it.

  9. thank you for the chance to win 🙂

  10. Sounds like a great read – thank you for the giveaway and good luck to all who enter!

  11. Love this series. After all I am Wyoming born and raised. Hope to make it to Longmire Days this year but it does fall during the first few days of Cheyenne Frontier Days too .
    Thank you for the chance!

  12. Shame on A&E for dropping the series! BIG fan – would love to win.

  13. Love the series. The TV show got me into the books.

  14. Love this series. Thanks for the giveaway. Hope I win!

  15. Great series and wonderful book. Thanks for this giveaway.

  16. I enjoy this series! Thanks for this opportunity.

  17. Rita Quante

    Sounds like a good series for me to catch up on! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  18. I fell in love with the Longmire series on TV and now I want to read all the books. Thanks for the contest.
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  19. I’m looking forward to reading more in this series. Please enter me in the giveaway.

  20. Love the books that I have read in this series, all have been good reads, would love to win

  21. sallycootie

    Any Longmire book is a great read!

  22. Dry bones, dry bones, those dry bones, should make for a good read. Thanks Dru for the interview. robeader53@yahoo.com

  23. Mary Jane H

    Love the shows! Would love to have a copy of the book.

  24. Allison Albrecht

    Craig’s books are awesome! I have recommended them to a couple friends who are also hooked now. You will want to visit the Bighorns after reading one of his books.

  25. This sounds like a tantalizing read.

  26. I love his books! Thanks for this chance.

  27. Started watching the series then discovered the books. Now I love the books more than the series. Reading Dry Bones right now!

  28. I’ve heard great things about this book!

  29. Craig is a fabulous storyteller. I’ve been a Longmire and Bear fan for years and can’t wait to read this new one.

  30. I love this series–I too watched the tv series and then started reading the books. They’re great.

  31. Sounds very interesting and good. I’d love to win. 🙂

  32. I want to win!

  33. Kaye Killgore

    I love this series, Craig Johnson, and Walt Longmire.

  34. This is my most favorite series ever. I have 1-10 in paperback (or maybe it’s 10 1/2, with “Spirit of Steamboat”). I’d love to win this (that means I only have two to buy to catch up).

  35. Love this series! I have most of them on audio. Want to get them in paperback, too.

  36. Loved the TV series….now I need to start the book series….

  37. Prentiss Garner

    I am so looking forward to reading this new one!

  38. I’ve watched all the episodes. I’ve read all the books. Dry Bones arriving this week. I love Craig Johnson’s characters and writing!

  39. Got to meet Craig Johnson at a signing in Santa Fe. A very engaging fellow. Looking forward to season 4 on Netflix.

  40. Terrific book and tv show!

  41. I love Longmire….can’t wait to read it!!

  42. kim amundsen

    I love longmire

  43. Having recently finished my boxed set of the first nine Longmire novels, it would be great to win a copy of #10, Any Other Name.

  44. Darlene Peterson

    I would like to be included in this giveaway for a Craig Johnson book.

  45. Lisa Garrett

    I love the setting for this novel.

  46. Karen Terry

    I was a big fan of Longmire on A&E and I know it will be good too.

  47. Would love to wn the book. I’m a huge fan of the Walt Longmire series. Craig Johnson is a terrific writer.

  48. contest is closed.