Walt Longmire has used his wit and Western grit to solve crimes in Absoraka County, Wyoming, enthralling a fanbase of readers around the globe. Eight years after making his page debut, Craig Johnson's tough-as-nails creation premiered on television in the series Longmire, becoming the "highest-rated original drama series" on A&E.

Craig Johnson brought Western life back into the mainstream media, opening doors for shows like Taylor Sheridan's Yellowstone and Joe Pickett (written by Johnson's fellow Wyoming author C.J. Box.)

In just a few weeks, fans of Longmire can meet the man behind the legend at the Laramie County Library. On Saturday, September 23, Craig Johnson will mosey into the library for an afternoon reading and book signing session.

Craig Johnson to Visit Laramie County Library in September 2023

Fans visiting Johnson during his visit to the library can look forward to the author sharing excerpts from his newest publication, The Longmire Defense, as well as a Q&A and autograph session. Don't have the most recent release? A limited number of Johnson's latest will be available for purchase at the event.

About The Longmire Defense

The Longmire Defense is the 19th installment in the Walt Longmire series. The latest chapter in the Longmire saga brings Walt face-to-face with ghosts from his grandfather's past. Walt discovers a murder weapon from a cold case, sending Walt down a twisting path through an ethical quagmire as he faces questions about his grandfather's past, political intrigue, and the justice system he represents.

From the Barnes & Noble Overview:

Walt Longmire faces one of his most challenging crime scenes as he tries to reckon with the revelations of his last case, where he confronted the ghosts of his past and questioned the very nature of justice and mercy in the hard country of the West.

Event Details:

  • When: Saturday, September 23, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Where: Laramie County Library - Cottonwood Room (2200 Pioneer Ave)
  • Cost: FREE (Unless you choose to purchase a book copy while attending the event. Barnes & Noble has The Longmire Defense listed for $29.00 on its website.)
  • Additional Info: For book info, click here. For event info, click here.

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