Giveaway/Special Feature: DRY BONES (Walt Longmire #11) by Craig Johnson

DRY BONES by Craig Johnson is the 13th book in the mystery series featuring Sheriff Walt Longmire, the series that inspired the hit TV show, Longmire , which has been picked up by Netflix for its fourth season.

In DRY BONES , Walt Longmire, Wyoming’s beloved lawman, must solve his coldest case yet when a T. rex skeleton surfaces—along with a dead rancher—in Absaroka County.

Thanks to the publisher, this week’s bitchin’ giveaway is for: DRY BONES by Craig Johnson!

Giveaway runs 5/18/15 to 5/24/15

Winners will be announced 5/25/15.

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When the largest, most complete T. rex skeleton ever found turns up—along with a dead rancher—in Absaroka County, Wyoming, Sherriff Walt Longmire must solve a sixty-six million year-old cold case that’s heating up fast. DRY BONES(Viking; $27.95; ISBN: 9780525426936; On-sale: May 12, 2015), by New York Times bestselling author Craig Johnson, is the 13th in the mystery series which inspired the hit TV show Longmire , soon to be on Netflix for its upcoming fourth season.

Walt and Undersheriff Victoria Morretti don’t know what to make of it when they find Danny Lone Elk, a Cheyenne rancher, dead and floating in a turtle pond—until they learn that “Jen”, a T. rex skeleton named for the paleontologist who discovered her, has been unearthed on his land. Walt soon finds himself in the middle of an ownership dispute between the deceased man’s family, a local natural history museum, and the Cheyenne tribe, as well as a political charade involving Wyoming’s ambitious acting Deputy U.S. Attorney.

With the case growing more complex by the day, Walt is blindsided by a shocking tragedy that leaves his daughter heartbroken. Meanwhile, residents of Absaroka County are determined to “save Jen” from those who would claim her for the federal government and remove the dinosaur from her Wyoming home. It’s up to Sheriff Longmire to get the bottom of Danny Lone Elk’s death, determine where rightful ownership lies, and, hopefully, win the dinosaur for Wyoming. Toxic Cheyenne artifacts, illegal prescription drugs, missing film footage and missing persons all come into play as Walt and Vic try their best to “save Jen.”

About the Author:

Craig Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Walt Longmire mystery series. Johnson’s series is the basis for Longmire , the hit TV original drama that has been picked up by Netflix for its fourth season. He 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 from Left Coast Crime, the Nouvel Observateur Prix du Roman Noir , and the Prix 813 . His novella, Spirit of Steamboat , was selected by the Wyoming Library Association as the One-Book-Wyoming, the inaugural state read. Find Craig’s events at (Tour of Duty tab). He lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population twenty-five (still).

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 , Riddick ) as Victoria Moretti. Longmire was developed by Shephard/Robin Productions for Warner Horizon. In fall 2015, all 10 new episodes of Longmire Season 4 will be available to stream on Netflix.

Events for Craig Johnson’s DRY BONES Tour:

Tuesday, May 12, 12Noon      Tome on the Range                                         Las Vegas, NM

Tuesday, May 12, 6PM                        Collected Works                                              Santa Fe, NM

Wednesday, May 13, 7PM       Tattered Cover (Colfax)                                  Denver, CO

Thursday, May 14, 7PM          Old Firehouse Books/ Midtown Arts Ctr.      Fort Collins, CO

Friday, May 15, 5:30PM          Sunriver Books & Music/ SHARC Center      Sunriver, OR

Saturday, May 16, 2PM                       Powell’s (Cedar Hills Crossing)                       Portland, OR

Sunday, May 17, 2PM             Sunrise Mountain Library                                Phoenix, AZ

Monday, May 18, 12Noon       Clues Unlimited                                               Tucson, AZ

Monday, May 18, 7PM                        Poisoned Pen                                                   Phoenix, AZ

Tuesday, May 19, 7PM                        Book Passage (Corte Madera)                         San Francisco, CA

Wednesday, May 20, 7:30PM  Book Shop Santa Cruz                                    Santa Cruz, CA

Thursday, May 21, 7PM          Book People                                                    Austin, TX

Friday, May 22, 6:30PM          Murder by the Book                                        Houston, TX

Saturday, May 23, 3PM                       Barnes & Noble Lincoln Park                                     Dallas, TX

Sunday, May 24, 2PM             Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookstore                  Philadelphia, PA

Tuesday, May 26, 7PM                        Chester County Books                                     Philadelphia, PA

Wednesday, May 27, 7PM       Left Bank Books/ St. Louis County Library    St. Louis, MO

Thursday, May 28, 7PM          BookSmart/ Circle Cinema                             Tulsa, OK

Friday, May 29, 7PM               Books & Co.                                                    Dayton, OH

Saturday, May 30, 11AM         McIntyre’s Fine Books                                                Pittsboro, NC

Sunday, May 31, 3PM             Quail Ridge Bookstore                                                Raleigh, NC

Monday, June 1, 6PM              Watermark Books                                            Wichita, KS

Tuesday, June 2, 7PM             Once Upon a Crime                                        Minneapolis, MN

Wednesday, June 3, 7PM         Mystery to Me / Hotel Red                             Madison, WI

Friday, June 5, 7PM                 Anderson’s Bookshop                                     Chicago, IL

Sunday, June 7th, Time TK      Printers Row Lit Festival                                 Chicago, IL

Monday, June 8th, 7PM                        Barnes & Noble                                               Billings, MT

Events for Craig Johnson’s Outlaw Motorcycle Tour:

Sunday, June 14, 2PM             Red Lodge Book                                              Red Lodge MT

Sunday, June 14, 4PM             Red Lodge Library                                           Red Lodge MT

Monday, June 15, 12 PM         Elk River Book                                               Livingston, MT

Monday, June 15, 7PM                        Country Bookshelf                                          Bozeman MT

Tuesday, June 16, 7PM                       Fact & Fiction                                                 Missoula MT

Wednesday, June 17, 7PM       Polson Public Library                                      Polson MT

Thursday, June 18, 7PM          Auntie’s Bookstore                                          Spokane WA

Saturday, June 20, 12 PM        Seattle Mystery Bookstore                               Seattle WA

Sunday, June 21, 4PM             Paulina Springs Books                                     Sisters, OR

Sunday, June 21, 6PM             Paulina Springs Books                                     Redmond OR

Monday, June 22, 12PM          Burns Public Library                                        Burns OR

Tuesday, June 23, 7PM                       Betty’s Books                                                  Baker City OR

Wednesday, June 24, 7PM       Rediscovered Books                                        Boise ID

Thursday, June 25, 6PM          Haley Public Library                                        Haley ID

Friday, -June 26, 4PM             Dubois Public Library                                     Dubois WY

Saturday, June 27, Time TK    Mountain Spirit Habitat Groundbreaking        Cody WY


4 thoughts on “Giveaway/Special Feature: DRY BONES (Walt Longmire #11) by Craig Johnson

  1. This does look like a really good series. We just got Netflix recently, we’ll have to put it on our growing “must-watch” list. Thanks for the chance to win the book.
    +1 I follow your blog by email: carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx
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    Thanks again, have a great week!

  2. I’ve heard great things about this book and would love to win a copy!
    I liked you on Facebook and subscribed to your blog.
    I’m at ssnbawin@yahoo(dot)com

    Thanks for all your hard work – I love your blog.


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