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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Longmire Author Craig Johnson to Visit Helena!

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Longmire Author Craig Johnson to Visit Helena!

February 8, 2017 (Helena, MT)—Your Lewis & Clark Library is pleased to announce “An Evening with Longmire Author Craig Johnson” on Tuesday, March 14 at 6:30 PM at St Paul’s United Methodist Church.

In preparation for Johnson’s visit, the Lewis & Clark Library will be showing select episodes of the “Longmire” TV series on the following dates: Wednesday, March 1, 6:30-8:30 PM, Monday March 6 from 5:30-8:30 PM, Tuesday, March 7 from 5:30-8:30 PM & Thursday, March 9 from 5:30-8:30 PM.

Watch the series then join us on Tuesday, March 14 at 6:30PM for “An Evening with Longmire Author Craig Johnson” at St Paul’s United Methodist Church; 80 E Lawrence, Helena, Montana. Johnson will sign copies of his books after the presentation. Montana Book & Toy Company will be selling Johnson’s books at the event.

Craig Johnson is the award-winning New York Times bestselling author of the Walt Longmire mystery novels, which are the basis for Longmire, the hit television drama that was one of the top 25 shows on both cable and network TV.  Picked up by Netflix in 2014, they recently announced the sixth and final season will air in 2017.

The Wyoming State Library selected Johnson’s Spirit of Steamboat as the debut One Book Wyoming novel, with the author visiting over 60 libraries in the state.

The Walt Longmire mystery series has garnered popular and critical acclaim. The Cold Dish was a Dilys Award finalist and the French edition won Le Prix du Polar Nouvel Observateur/BibliObs. Death Without Company, the Wyoming State Historical Association’s Book of the Year, won France’s Le Prix 813. Another Man’s Moccasins was the Western Writers of America’s Spur Award winner and the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers’ Book of the Year, and The Dark Horse, the fifth in the series, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. Junkyard Dogs won the Watson Award for a mystery novel with the best sidekick, and Hell Is Empty, selected by Library Journal as the Best Mystery of the Year, was a New York Times bestseller, as was As the Crow Flies. Johnson lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population twenty-five.

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