Saturday, June 8, 2013

A Serpent’s Tooth And TV Tie-In Giveaway

If you’re a fan of New York Times bestselling author Craig Johnson’s Walt Longmire Mystery series and/or the A&E hit TV show Longmire based on the series, I have a special treat for you today.

Johnson’s newest Walt Longmire mystery A SERPENT’S TOOTH was released June 4th and the A&E-TV show Longmire began season two on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. To celebrate this, Johnson is on a national book tour through July 29th that includes 45 cities and 56 events. For the complete list, visit Johnson’s website at

Thanks to Johnson and the lovely Angela at Viking/Penguin, I have a copy of A SERPENT’S TOOTH and the new TV tie-in edition of DEATH WITHOUT COMPANY (the second book in the series) to giveaway to a lucky visitor. Please see the end of the post for the giveaway details.

A SERPENT’S TOOTH by Craig Johnson
coverAuthor Craig Johnson shares a story in such a way you feel a part of the adventure. In his ninth Walt Longmire Mystery, Johnson once again takes readers to Absaroka County (Wyoming) for suspense, action, humor and a touch of romance. 

When a ‘helpful angel’ turns out to be teenage runaway Cord Lynear, Sheriff Walt Longmire and his team begin searching for the boy’s mother. It seems the youth has been forced off a nearby polygamist compound for rebelling. The more they search, the more complex and dangerous the case becomes. They encounter an interstate polygamy group, a stock pile of weapons, well-hidden secrets, and more danger than they expected.

Johnson has created intriguing characters in Longmire; Victoria ‘Vic’ Morett, his second-in-command; and Henry Standing Bear, his good friend. The secondary characters also add flavor and spark to the story. Their interaction will have you laughing out loud at times as Johnson weaves in bits of humor throughout the story.

An excellent eye for detail, Johnson places the reader in the countryside with his vivid descriptions. He keeps the story moving at a steady pace filled with action and tense moments holding readers captive until the unexpected ending.

A SERPENT’S TOOTH is the ninth installment in the series, but can be read as a stand alone. Sheriff Walt Longmire is a cordial man that takes his job seriously, while looking out for those he cares about. Readers will be eagerly awaiting the next visit to Absaroka County. 

A Serpent’s Tooth by Craig Johnson, A Walt Longmire Mystery, Viking, @2013, ISBN: 978-0670026456, Hardcover, 352 Pages

FTC Full Disclosure - This book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.  

Craig Johnson 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 for best mystery novel set on the left coast, the Nouvel Observateur Prix du Roman Noir, and the Prix 813. He lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population twenty-five. For more on Johnson and his writing, visit his website at
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) as Victoria Moretti. Longmire was developed by Shephard/Robin Productions for Warner Horizon.

To enter this giveaway, please send me an e-mail ( with the subject line, “Win Longmire.” Your message should include your name and

mailing address. The contest is open to residents of the U.S. only. And, just so you know, I don’t share this information with anyone other than the publisher nor use it for any other purpose. The deadline to enter this giveaway for a chance to win a copy of THE SERPENT’S TOOTH and DEATH WITHOUT COMPANY is 8 p.m. (EDT) on Wednesday, June 19.

Thanks so much for visiting today. Have you read any of Johnson’s books and/or watched the series? If you have read the books and watched the series, do you prefer one over the other?

1 comment:

  1. Mason - I really like Craig Johnson's work. I think one of the things I like best about it is the well-done setting and of course the characters of Longmire and his friends and fellow residents. I'm glad you enjoyed The Serpent's Tooth!


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