Craig Johnson, Author of the Series that Inspired TV’s “Longmire,” Autographs Novels at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, July 3

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Between stints as Grand Marshal of the Cody, Wyoming, Stampede parades, bestselling author Craig Johnson visits the Buffalo Bill Center of the West to autograph copies of his latest Walt Longmire Mystery novel, "A Serpent’s Tooth," July 3, 1 – 3 p.m. in the Center’s Museum Store. Copies of this, the ninth Longmire installment, are available for purchase at both of the Center's stores--on site and on Sheridan Avenue along the parade route.

Walt Longmire

"Walt Longmire" author, Craig Johnson

Johnson launched his last two novels at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West...on July 3, he returns to meet and greet the city's Stampede fans.

From his home in Ucross, Wyoming, population 25, popular "Walt Longmire" author Craig Johnson writes mystery novels. Set in a fictional but vividly realistic Wyoming locale, the series follows Sheriff Walt Longmire and his cohorts as they investigate crimes and incidents large and small. Johnson launched his last two novels at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming; on July 3, he returns to the Center to meet and greet the city's Stampede fans.

Johnson’s absorbing and complex plots blend the intricacies of Longmire’s work as a law enforcement officer with the personal aspects of his life as a widower and father of a grown daughter, as well as his relationships with staff and friends. His insights into small-town life are no doubt informed by the author’s current residence in north central Wyoming.

Johnson launched his last two novels at the Center of the West, and "As the Crow Flies" marked the series’ highest debut so far on the New York Times bestseller list. Published by Viking Penguin, the novels have also inspired the hit television series that is now in its second season on the A&E television network. It stars Robert Taylor as Sheriff Walt Longmire, Lou Diamond Phillips as Henry Standing Bear, and Katee Sackhoff as Undersheriff Victoria Moretti. Craig Johnson serves as executive creative consultant for the series.

Check out other titles available in our Museum Store, and stay abreast of all the Center of the West activities by visiting our Web site.

Since 1917, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, has been committed to the greatness and growth of the American West, keeping western experiences alive. The Center, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, weaves the varied threads of the western experience—history and myth, art and Native culture, firearms, and the nature and science of Yellowstone—into the rich panorama that is the American West. The Center is open daily 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. For additional information, visit our Web site or our Facebook page.

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