Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Spotlight/Book Giveaway: Dry Bones by Craig Johnson


About the Book

Genre: Mystery, #11 in A Walt Longmire Mystery Series
Publisher: Viking
Release Date: May 2015

Synopsis from the publisher...

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.”

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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 www.craigallenjohnson.com (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.


The publisher is offering a paperback copy of  Any Other Name by Craig Johnson (The 10th book in the Longmire series).  This one has recently been released in paperback.  Thanks to Angie and Viking for this giveaway.

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2) Contest is open to anyone over 18 years old

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No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited.

The giveaway begins on May 12th (midnight est) and ends on May 19th (midnight est).

The winner will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter. The winner will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be chosen. I will announce the winner here on my blog.

Good luck!

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  1. thank you for the chance to win, it looks great!

  2. A great series! My husband and I both love it.

  3. Sounds like a good read. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Carol Smith

  4. Like this author.

  5. Always happy to see a new Longmire book! Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. I have enjoyed the TV series so much that I would like to read the books.
    Thanks for the contest.

  7. I was part of the POSSE and started reading this series because of the show! KEEP THEM COMING CRAIG!!!!!!

  8. I enjoy historical fiction and would love to start reading this series! Thank you for the giveaway!

  9. My husband and I love this series on Netflix. Keep then coming
    please! Thanks for the giveaway.

  10. A new authorfor me but it sounds good.

  11. I've never read this author, but he was recommended to me. So this would be the perfect way to try him.

    1. On the Rafflecopter form, I wasn't able to give my user name because my iPhone made me mess up

  12. A wonderful feature and giveaway which I would enjoy greatly. thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  13. Hoping to see Craig Johnson when he comes to town next month! I can't wait for the new book. Thanks for highlighting it and the giveaway of Any Other Name!

  14. It sounds like a really good and fun mystery. I love the setting for this book. Thanks for having the giveaway.



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