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LONGMIRE MYSTERY, A 1
The Cold Dish
A Longmire Mystery
By (author): Craig Johnson
9780143134879 Paperback, Mass market English General Trade FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural Aug 06, 2019
$12.99 CAD
Active 4.25 x 7.5 x 1.18 in 448 pages Penguin Books
New York Times bestselling author Craig Johnson introduces Sheriff Walt Longmire of Wyoming’s Absaroka County

The Cold Dish is my top pick for the first novel Edgar award, it’s that good.”—Tony Hillerman


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.

Story Locale: Wyoming

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES: Craig Johnson’s last novel, Depth of Winter, hit #5 on the New York Times Combined Print/eBook Fiction list. The Western Star, hit #7 on the NYT hardcover fiction list. An Obvious Fact, the 12th, hit the combined print and ebook NYT bestseller list at #5.

IN THE ’LONGMIRE’ BUSINESS: We have published thirteen full-length novels in the Longmire series as well as two novellas, a stand-alone collection of short stories, three eSpecials, two box sets (one of the first four novels and one of the first nine), and four TV tie-ins.

AMAZING AUTHOR: Craig tours extensively for each book and works tirelessly on publicity and promotion. With many bookstores reporting attendance in the hundreds, his events are hugely successful.

3 MILLION COPIES SOLD…AND COUNTING!: To date, we have sold more than 3 million copies of Craig’s titles across formats!

ALL SEASONS AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX: The sixth and final season of the hit series is now available on Netflix where all seasons are available for streaming.

Craig Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of thirteen full-length novels in the Longmire mystery series, as well as three works of short fiction featuring the beloved sheriff. His acclaimed books have won the Western Writers of America’s Spur Award, the Will Rogers Medallion Award for fiction, the Watson Award for a mystery novel with the best sidekick, and the Wyoming Historical Association’s Book of the Year award. They have been named best books of the year by Publishers Weekly and Library Journal. Spirit of Steamboat was chosen as the first One Book Wyoming selection. The series has been adapted for television by Warner Bros. as the hit show Longmire, now an original program on Netflix. Johnson lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population twenty-five.

Author Residence: Ucross, Wyoming

Praise for Craig Johnson:

“It’s the scenery—and the big guy standing in front of the scenery—that keeps us coming back to Craig Johnson’s lean and leathery mysteries.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Johnson’s hero only gets better—both at solving cases and at hooking readers—with age.”—Publishers Weekly

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