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How To Read Walt Longmire Books In Order?

How To Read Walt Longmire Books In Order
How To Read Walt Longmire Books In Order

Walt Longmire is a popular series written by Craig Johnson, an American author. He usually writes mystery novels, and his Walt Longmire series is widely loved among readers. The first book of the series was published in 2004, and since then, eighteen books have been added to the series. The book series also got adapted into a TV show which was titled Longmire. In the show, Robert Taylor played the titular role. Johnson’s books have been translated into fourteen languages providing the books and every character a wider fan base.

The latest book in the series is titled Hell And Back, which was released on 6th September 2022. Whether you found out about the author and the books from the show, or paperbacks, you have nevertheless arrived here. Walt Longmire is a really interesting character, and readers love the setting of the stories that are set in Wyoming. If you are just beginning, then you must be curious as to what order the books must be read in.

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Most readers don’t care about reading order when it comes to books like these. Since these are mystery novels, you can pretty much pick up any book, and you will get a good mystery to enjoy. However, if you want to get deep into this series, then you must follow the recommended reading order. You can read the books mentioned below. But you can also pick any book from here if you just want a mystery novel right now and don’t want to finish a long series.

The Cold Dish

The Cold Dish

The Cold Dish

Walt Longmire is the Sheriff of Wyoming’s Absaroka County. All he wants right now is to finish his term as sheriff peacefully, but obviously, that’s too much to ask for in his line of work. Two years ago, Cody and three accomplishes were given suspended sentences for rape. And, now, Cody is dead, out of nowhere. There are several people eagerly waiting for justice to be served in a better way. Is someone seeking vengeance for his past crimes, or is it something entirely new? Longmire must solve this murder mystery before the rest of Cody’s accomplishes end up dead like him.

Death Without Company

Death Without Company

Death Without Company

Mari Baroja is a Basque woman living at the Durant Home for Assisted Living. She is found poisoned at the living facility. From the outsider’s point of view, it looks like a natural death, but it’s more than just that. Longmire’s friend and mentor, Lucian, tells him that this is a case of murder. As he starts looking at the woman’s past, he finds a motive for murder, and soon, he is connecting the dots to find the killer.

Kindness Goes Unpunished

Kindness Goes Unpunished

Kindness Goes Unpunished

Walt Longmire has been sheriff for almost twenty-five years, yet he’s in for a shock that he hasn’t experienced yet. He is tagging along with his friend Henry Standing Bear on a trip to Philadelphia when an attack on his daughter leaves her near death. It’s then he learns that she has gotten involved in a lethal political cover-up. Longmire, along with Henry, Deputy Victoria Moretti, and the clan of police officers, intends to serve justice in a city where no act of kindness goes unpunished.

Another Man's Moccasins

Another Man’s Moccasins

Another Man’s Moccasins

Walt Longmire is investigating a murder mystery that connects two different murders across four decades. A body of a young Vietnamese woman is found, but her identity is unknown. This murder is strikingly similar to the case he investigated as a marine in Vietnam. Later, a homeless man living nearby is found in possession of a purse owned by the young woman. But Longmire doesn’t think that the man could be a murderer. Also, in the purse, a photo is found that is eerily familiar to Walt. Now, Walt must unravel the threads that tie these two murders in blood but separated by forty years.

The Dark Horse

The Dark Horse

The Dark Horse

Walt Longmire goes undercover, this time to save a woman without hope. He doesn’t believe that the woman killed her husband but are his instincts lying to him? When Wade Barsad locked his wife’s horses in the barn and burned them alive, Mary shot him in the head six times. But that’s the way the story told goes, and it might not be entirely true. Longmire poses as an insurance claims investigator to dig deeper and soon learns that there are other people who wanted Wade dead, and Mary certainly has confessed wrongly to a crime she didn’t commit.

Junkyard Dogs

Junkyard Dogs

Junkyard Dogs

In Durant, developers want to get rid of the Stewart junkyard. In the yard, later, a severed thumb is discovered, which brings Walt Longmire along with his colleagues to investigate the mystery. The Stewart clan is notorious, and when conflicts erupt, someone ends up dead, and things get even crazier. This small town feels like a high plains pressure cooker, so will these officers survive the pressure?

Hell Is Empty

Hell Is Empty

Hell Is Empty

Sheriff Walt Longmire has served for three decades, but he has never been pushed to such limits as he would now. He will be seen chasing an escaped murderer in a harsh snowstorm. Raynaud Shade confessed to murdering a boy almost a decade ago. He buried the dead boy deep in the mountains, where he couldn’t be found. Longmire is shortly informed by the FBI that the body is buried in his jurisdiction. He pursues Shade and a group of other convicted murderers to ensure justice is served, even if it’s late now.

As The Crow Flies

As The Crow Flies

As The Crow Flies

Walt Longmire, the Wyoming Sheriff, has no time for criminals and crimes right now because his daughter is getting married very soon. Only two weeks are left before the big day, and nothing should be going wrong. But, then the wedding locale arrangements go up in smoke signals which means a new site must be found for the nuptials as soon as possible. However, this search turns into work when they witness a woman jumping off cliffs. It could be a suicide case or something more sinister, yet it shouldn’t matter to Longmire because it’s not his territory. Until he is coerced into this case by the new tribal police chief.

A Serpent's Tooth

A Serpent’s Tooth

A Serpent’s Tooth

This time, Walt Longmire faces the most dangerous foes he has ever met. In Absaroka County, it is homecoming time. But, when a homeless boy wanders into the town, the festivities as well as the games, are interrupted. The boy, Cord Lynear, is looking for his mother. She has been missing, but he doesn’t have enough clues. Longmire, along with his companions, begins a hunt to find the woman and reunite her with the boy.

Any Other Name

Any Other Name

Any Other Name

Sheriff Walt Longmire has taken a case in an adjacent county after Lucian, his former boss, requests him. Lucian Conally’s friend Detective Gerald Holman took his own life, and now, Lucian is desperately looking for answers. Longmire’s first grandchild is going to be born soon. The clock is ticking as he digs and finds evidence related to three missing women suppressed by the detective. He is about to discover a dark secret that will threaten several lives, but he doesn’t know that yet.

Dry Bones

Dry Bones

Dry Bones

A huge T-rex skeleton has been discovered on Cheyenne Danny Loke Elk’s ranch. When the remaining animal is excavated, Danny Lone Elk’s corpse, partially eaten by reptiles, is also found in the turtle pond. While the officials are fighting for the ownership, Sheriff Walt Longmire must investigate what happened to Danny. It looks like he might have been drunk when he fell into the pond until new revelations are made. Who wanted to kill Danny so badly that they poisoned him?

An Obvious Fact

An Obvious Fact

An Obvious Fact

Sheriff Walt Longmire and his friend, Henry Standing Bear, have been called in to investigate a hit-and-run case. However, when things start getting complicated, they sense that they are getting much more than they bargained for. It appears that the case is more than a bike accident. Several factors, such as competing biker gangs, gifts given to the local police force, and wealthy entrepreneurs, are involved in this simple case. What’s the mystery behind all these?

The Western Star

The Western Star

The Western Star

Sheriff Walt Longmire is confronted by a younger sheriff with a photograph while he is having a celebratory beer. In the picture, twenty-five armed men stand in front of a Challenger steam locomotive. The photograph takes him back to the time when he was young and fresh. He had accompanied his mentor to the annual Wyoming Sheriff’s Associations junket held on an excursion train. He was new and ill-prepared for what was about to come. The photograph and upcoming parole push Longmire into a ruthless collision of past and present. Can he save everyone when people seek revenge?

Depth of Winter

Depth of Winter

Depth Of Winter

What would you do if your loved ones were in danger? Sheriff Walt Longmire’s daughter Cady has been kidnapped. An international hitman and the head of the vicious drug cartels have taken her with the intention of auctioning her off to any one of his worst enemies. This time, he finds himself alone, one man against an army. It’s because the American government can only provide limited help, and the Mexican government can’t even help him with this problem. In the hot desert, all alone, will Longmire succeed at bringing his daughter home?

Land of Wolves

Land of Wolves

Land Of Wolves

Walt Longmire returned from Mexico a while ago and is trying to recover. Yet, he is neck-deep in a new case. He is investigating the hanging of a shepherd, which could potentially be a suicide case. Added to that is the sudden appearance of an oversize wolf in the area. Longmire grows empathetic towards this wolf that has been noticed in the mountain range. As investigations carry on, connections to a Basque family are revealed. It’s getting complicated for Longmire, and can he solve all the mystery at once?

Next to Last Stand

Next to Last Stand

Next To Last Stand

Sheriff Walt Longmire has been tasked to solve the mystery of a piece of a painting and a shoebox that contains a million dollars. Charley Lee Stillwater died of a heart attack at the Wyoming Home for Soldiers & Sailors. He follows the clues and finds himself on the trail of a dangerous art heist. Will Longmire win this game of cat and mouse with the killers and criminals?

Daughter of the Morning Star

Daughter of the Morning Star

Daughter Of The Morning Star

Walt Longmire, the good sheriff, has been called in to help the Tribal Police Chief, Lola Long. Her niece, Jaya Longshot Long, has been receiving death threats. Longmire, along with Henry Standing Bear, investigates the disappearance of Jeanie Long, Jaya’s sister. They also look into the messages to see if both events make sense. Later it’s revealed that their father joined a group and a doubt about his involvement in these events takes birth in everyone’s minds. Why and how did Jeanie disappear? Who is sending such horrifying threats to Jaya? Will Longmire and Henry catch the culprits before something happens to Jaya or not?

Hell and Back

Hell and Back

Hell And Back

Walt Longmire is digging deeper and deeper to unravel the mysteries of “the wandering without”. It’s a mythical all-knowing spiritual being that devours souls, or so it’s believed. Looking for clues and answers, he arrives at the ruins of an old Native American boarding school. The institution strips Native children of their heritage and turns them into something horrible. A postcard featuring students in front of the building has haunted Longmire since he first saw it. After the unsatisfying conclusions of his last case, Longmire is set on solving this case once and for all. Will he succeed, or has he already had his chance at solving this problem?

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