With a reputation like his, Skye Fargo knows that trouble doesn’t need a map to find him. So when he’s hired to blaze a trail through the mountains to a fresh gold strike, he’s not too surprised when a pair of bushwhackers tries to shoot him out of his saddle. The ambushers’ trail leads Fargo to Denver City, where he ends up caught in an escalating war between the local miners looking to make a life for themselves – and a claim-jumping businessman who doesn’t take no for an answer. And before the Trailsman is through, he’s going to sift a motherlode of lead from a river of blood…
Skye Fargo isn’t much for dancing on the strings of rich men, but when the payoff is a king’s ransom, his head can turn pretty quick. Benjamin Zared is one of the richest men in the country, and his son has gone missing in the dangerous Oregon border country. Zared asks Fargo, along with a motley crew of renowned frontiersmen, to find his boy, with $20,000 going to whoever brings him back alive. Now the Trailsman has to find the rich man’s son in a perilous race against some of the wiliest wildcats ever to track a trail…
Cormac McCarthy's masterwork, Blood Meridian, chronicles the brutal world of the Texas-Mexico borderlands in the mid-nineteenth century. Its wounded hero, the teenage Kid, must confront the extraordinary violence of the Glanton gang, a murderous cadre on an official mission to scalp Indians and sell those scalps. Loosely based on fact, the novel represents a genius vision of the historical West, one so fiercely realized that since its initial publication in 1985 the canon of American literature has welcomed Blood Meridian to its shelf.
"A classic American novel of regeneration through violence," declares Michael Herr. "McCarthy can only be compared to our greatest writers."
From the Hardcover edition.
Skye Fargo tries not to be too picky when it comes to leading people into the wilderness he knows so well—and if they ignore his warnings about the perils of the frontier, that’s their hard luck. But the wealthy Stains family of St. Louis are just plain crazy. Not only do they want Fargo to lead them through the Dakota Territories with its hostile Indians and mad-dog killers—they want him to find a long-dead ghost town where a priceless treasure awaits. The Trailsman knows he can get them there—but getting them out alive is another story…
After going bust in a San Francisco Fargo poker game, Fargo is desperate for cash. So when a Chinese gentleman offers him a thousand dollars to find the man's missing daughter, Fargo reluctantly agrees. But his search quickly turns into something much more.
Other Chinese have been disappearing—and a trail of tears and terror leads Fargo all the way to the wastelands of Death Valley, where the monstrous Tobias Cain has transformed the desert landscape into an oasis fed by a secret water source and an unlimited supply of Chinese slave labor. Now, Fargo is going to take Cain and his entire vile operation down, and turn the desert paradise into bloody perdition…
The Salt Lake Run is one of the most dangerous horse races in the west. One hundred and twenty miles through a hostile wasteland of barren desert and volcanic rock, with only one stop for water—and no hope for those who fall by the wayside. This is the hell Skye Fargo finds himself riding through after he agrees to help a hapless family of greenhorns lost in the wilderness. But the elements are the least of his worries when a pack of sidewinders with legs decide that Fargo isn’t going to win the race. If fact, they aim to make sure the Trailsman never reaches the finish line…
Craig Johnson's The Highwayman and An Obvious Fact are now available from Viking.
Fans of Ace Atkins, Nevada Barr and Robert B. Parker will love this outstanding first novel, in which New York Times bestselling author Craig Johnson introduces Sheriff Walt Longmire of Wyoming’s Absaroka County. Johnson draws on his deep attachment to the American West to produce a literary mystery of stunning authenticity, and full of memorable characters. After twenty-five years as sheriff of Absaroka County, Walt Longmire’s hopes of finishing out his tenure in peace are dashed when Cody Pritchard is found dead near the Northern Cheyenne Reservation. Two years earlier, Cody has been one of four high school boys given suspended sentences for raping a local Cheyenne girl. Somebody, it would seem, is seeking vengeance, and Longmire might be the only thing standing between the three remaining boys and a Sharps .45-70 rifle.
With lifelong friend Henry Standing Bear, Deputy Victoria Moretti, and a cast of characters both tragic and humorous enough to fill in the vast emptiness of the high plains, Walt Longmire attempts to see that revenge, a dish best served cold, is never served at all.
Skye Fargo isn’t looking for trouble in Fort Worth—but when he saves a young drunkard from being shot to pieces, trouble finds him. Turns out the boy boozehound is Vance Forrestal, son of a local business bigshot, and he needs help getting to San Antonio for his own wedding. Because as much as Vance and his blushing bride want to make it to the altar, Vance’s furious future father-in-law wants to prevent it. Now, one step ahead of a pack of hired guns aiming to nix the nuptials, the Trailsman is going to get his sauced-up saddle partner to the church on time—and in one piece…
When a giant beast tramples a homestead and injures some settlers, Skye Fargo sets out to track the animal. But neither Skye nor the wilds of Utah could prepare for what they discover…an elephant! There’s only one explanation: Thaddeus Thimbletree and his traveling circus is in town.
Skye returns the elephant, but his work is far from over. The too-trusting Thad has a heart of gold—and a treasure chest of gems. It’s a dangerous combination. Especially since Thad’s hired scout is a notorious backshooter. But Skye is watching his back and Thad’s. And with one hand on his gun, the Trailsman is not about to let this turn into a three-ring circus…
Hard circumstances have made William Tell Sackett a drifter, but now he hungers for a place he can’t name yet knows he has to find. South of the Tetons he comes upon a ghost of a trail that leads him through a keyhole pass into a lonely, alien, yet beautiful valley—a valley that holds a fortune in gold.
Then he finds an even greater treasure: beautiful Ange Kerry, a courageous and resourceful woman. Yet the harsh ways it takes to preserve his claim and his life could be the one thing that drives Ange away forever.
Skye Fargo’s been in the saddle long enough to know that if it has hooves, he can rope it, break it, and ride it. But even he has his hands full when the U.S. Army hires him to lead a caravan of camels from Arizona to California, for use in the unforgiving deserts of the southwest. The camels prove to be smellier than skunks, meaner than rattlers, and more stubborn than a half-dead mule. And they’re the least of his problems. He’s got a funny-soundin’ foreigner for a camel-wrangler, an Army troop of malcontents, and a pair of seductive ladies along for the ride—not to mention the savages and outlaws who stalk the wasteland, just waiting for the Trailsman to let down his guard…
If it weren’t for the prospect of $300 in his pocket, Fargo wouldn’t want anything to do with the mining town of Gila Bend. But he’d promised the fetching young Clarice Hammond that he’d try to find her father, who disappeared searching for silver. Besides the usual bullies and brawlers, Gila Bend holds a mother lode of secrets and dangers—including a right unpleasant Apache known as “the Renegade” whose merciless mutilations have the entire town terrified. But the Trailsman has a job to do, and he’s going to get to the bottom of this blood-soaked boomtown…
Tell Sackett and his bride, Ange, came to Arizona to build a home and start a family. But on Black Mesa something goes terribly wrong. Tell is ambushed and badly injured. When he finally manages to drag himself back to where he left Ange, she is gone. Desperate, cold, hungry, and with no way to defend himself, Tell is stalked like a wounded animal. Hiding from his attackers, his rage and frustration mounting, he tries to figure out who the men are, why they are trying to kill him, and what has happened to his wife. Discovering the truth will be risky. And when he finally does, it will be their turn to run.
Fargo is leading a supply train towards a proposed peace conference between the U.S. and the restless tribes deep in the Indian Nations. But the trail is anything but peaceful—and when the expedition reaches their destination, they find the U.S. delegation dead and mutilated. All signs point to the Cherokee Nighthawk Society—a band of elite warriors who can kill a man fifty ways before he hits the ground. But Fargo reads the signs like no one can, and his keen eye tells him that someone is setting up the Cherokee for a massacre…
Skye Fargo knows that the mountain country of the Yellowstone River is full of wildlife. But Fargo isn’t going to stand by and let a foxy young beauty looking for her brother be threatened by some mad-dog killers. Seems a boorish greenhorn is scouring the territory for specimens to put in his own private zoo. And the no-good skunks he hired as guides have the bad luck of crossing paths with Fargo one too many times. Now the Trailsman must show the rabid wolves that when it comes to survival, he’s leader of the pack…
Sheriff Walt Longmire is enjoying a celebratory beer after a weapons certification at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy when a younger sheriff confronts him with a photograph of twenty-five armed men standing in front of a Challenger steam locomotive. It takes him back to when, fresh from the battlefields of Vietnam, then-deputy Walt accompanied his mentor Lucian to the annual Wyoming Sheriff's Association junket held on the excursion train known as the Western Star, which ran the length of Wyoming from Cheyenne to Evanston and back. Armed with his trusty Colt .45 and a paperback of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, the young Walt was ill-prepared for the machinations of twenty-four veteran sheriffs, let alone the cavalcade of curious characters that accompanied them.
The photograph—along with an upcoming parole hearing for one of the most dangerous men Walt has encountered in a lifetime of law enforcement—hurtles the sheriff into a head-on collision of past and present, placing him and everyone he cares about squarely on the tracks of runaway revenge.
Skye Fargo knows that in the wild, death is everywhere. Indians, wild animals, and bushwhackers can all end a man’s life in a heartbeat. But Jess Van Cleef is a killer like no other. He’s blazed a twisted trail of butchery all along the Oregon Trail from Missouri to Wyoming, killing, ravaging, and mutilating at will. And he’s never going to stop the slaughter—because he likes it.
But now, the Trailsman is coming for him, and he’s going to make the demented Van Cleef pay for all the blood he’s spilled—drop by crimson drop…
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In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction from the author of Enemy Women that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust.
In the wake of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings from newspapers to paying audiences hungry for news of the world. An elderly widower who has lived through three wars and fought in two of them, the captain enjoys his rootless, solitary existence.
In Wichita Falls, he is offered a $50 gold piece to deliver a young orphan to her relatives in San Antonio. Four years earlier, a band of Kiowa raiders killed Johanna’s parents and sister; sparing the little girl, they raised her as one of their own. Recently rescued by the U.S. army, the ten-year-old has once again been torn away from the only home she knows.
Their 400-mile journey south through unsettled territory and unforgiving terrain proves difficult and at times dangerous. Johanna has forgotten the English language, tries to escape at every opportunity, throws away her shoes, and refuses to act “civilized.” Yet as the miles pass, the two lonely survivors tentatively begin to trust each other, forming a bond that marks the difference between life and death in this treacherous land.
Arriving in San Antonio, the reunion is neither happy nor welcome. The captain must hand Johanna over to an aunt and uncle she does not remember—strangers who regard her as an unwanted burden. A respectable man, Captain Kidd is faced with a terrible choice: abandon the girl to her fate or become—in the eyes of the law—a kidnapper himself.
When he saves a pair of brother-and-sister wagoneers from a gang of bushwhacking killers, Skye Fargo ends up taking on more than he bargained for. The siblings are headed for the human cesspit called San Francisco, where the girl is going to testify at the trial of the man responsible for her twin sister’s death. Too bad for Fargo that the accused is a ruthless and powerful politician who has no intention of letting the young beauty ruin his reputation and career. But before he can get to the girl, he’ll have to get past some very dangerous men…
The Ozark backwoods of Missouri are a dangerous place for any man, let alone a child. So when Skye Fargo comes across a passel of orphans struggling through the winter cold, he lends a hand and gets them to shelter. The seven impoverished Haddon siblings were on their own after losing their father and farm to Black Hugo Braxton—the ruthless patriarch whose family has been warring against the Haddons since time out of mind. But now the Trailsman is going to take care of the Haddons—and then he’s going to take care of Braxton and his brutes…one shot at a time.
Craig Johnson's The Highwayman and An Obvious Fact are now available from Viking.
Junkyard Dogs, the sixth installment in the New York Times bestselling Longmire Mystery Series, the basis for LONGMIRE, the hit Netflix original drama series, takes us to Durant, Wyoming. It's a volatile new economy in Durant when the owners of a multimillion-dollar development of ranchettes want to get rid of the adjacent Stewart junkyard. Meeting the notorious Stewart clan is an adventure unto itself, and when conflict erupts—and someone ends up dead—Sheriff Walt Longmire, his lifelong friend Henry Standing Bear, and deputies Santiago Saizarbitoria and Victoria Moretti find themselves in a small town that feels more and more like a high-plains pressure cooker.The hilarious and suspenseful sixth book in the Longmire series from The New York Times bestselling author of Hell Is Empty and As the Crow Flies finds our sheriff up to his badge in the darker aspects of human nature, making his way through the case with a combination of love, laughs, and derelict automobiles.
In the rough woodlands of Oregon Territory, Skye Fargo is shaking hands with death after a vicious grizzly attack leaves him bloodied, mauled, and far from help. Fortunately, he’s rescued to by the Bryan brothers. Unfortunately, two of the Bryans have just been busted out of prison by the third, and now they’re riding for their lives.
Normally, Fargo wouldn’t cotton to jailbreakers—but the Bryons aren’t as guilty as some may have made them look, and there are corrupt officials who don’t want the truth to get out. Now, with a trio of convicts at his side, the Trailsman is going to deliver some justice of his own…
The sun-swept badlands of New Mexico Territory don’t seem like heaven on earth to Skye Fargo. But nevertheless, some pioneers have set their sights on it…and it looks like there’s going to be trouble in Paradise Valley, thanks to the local tribes who have a bleached bone to pick with anyone stupid enough to lay claim to their land.
When Fargo rescues a party of travelers bound for the settlement, he finds himself in a battle from the saddle against some of the deadliest warriors in the territory. And when he reaches the pioneers’ promised land, he’s going to have to go through hell to get out alive…
They burned her home.
They stole her brother and sister.
But vengeance is following.
Shy South hoped to bury her bloody past and ride away smiling, but she'll have to sharpen up some bad old ways to get her family back, and she's not a woman to flinch from what needs doing. She sets off in pursuit with only a pair of oxen and her cowardly old step father Lamb for company. But it turns out Lamb's buried a bloody past of his own. And out in the lawless Far Country the past never stays buried.
Their journey will take them across the barren plains to a frontier town gripped by gold fever, through feud, duel and massacre, high into the unmapped mountains to a reckoning with the Ghosts. Even worse, it will force them into an alliance with Nicomo Cosca, infamous soldier of fortune, and his feckless lawyer Temple, two men no one should ever have to trust . . .
RED COUNTRY takes place in the same world as the First Law trilogy, Best Served Cold, andThe Heroes. This novel also represents the return of Logen Ninefingers, one of Abercrombie's most beloved characters.
First Law Trilogy
The Blade Itself
Before They Are Hanged
Last Argument of Kings
Novels in the First Law world
Best Served Cold
The rough Arkansas hill country is running with rivers of blood, and Skye Fargo is about to go swimming. He’s galloped into a long-standing feud between the Tutt and Evans clans—and after he has a two-fisted talk with the notorious Clay Evans, Fargo finds himself marked for death by an entire family of killer kinfolk. But the Trailsman still has plenty of talking to do—and he’s going to end every sentence with a bullet…
THE RIDER OF LOST CREEK
THE MOUNTAIN VALLEY WAR
WEST OF DODGE (SHORT STORY)
MONUMENT ROCK (NOVELLA)
A GUN FOR KILKENNY (SHORT STORY)
Kilkenny wasn’t looking for trouble when he entered the Clifton House stage station, but trouble found him when a reckless youngster named Tetlow challenged him, drew his gun, and paid for it with his life.
Looking to escape a reputation that he never wanted, Lance Kilkenny settles in the lonely mountain country of Utah, planning to ranch a high, lush valley. But the past is on his trail. Jared Tetlow is a powerful rancher determined to run his vast herd on the limited grasslands there—whether he has to buy out the local ranchers, run them out, or kill them. He’ll cut down anyone who stands in his way, especially a man he already despises: the gunman named Kilkenny—the man who killed his son.
Skye Fargo isn’t riding through the rough south Texas landscape looking for trouble—but Johnny Lobo’s gang of bushwhackers gave him some for free. After Skye barely escapes with his life, Lobo and his boys make it plain that they’re out for blood, and they’re not about to go away without a taste. But they’re going to learn that when you give the Trailsman trouble, he’s going to return it right back to you—in spades...
Rescuing a damsel in distress is nothing new to Skye Fargo—but Amy Fenton is no average damsel. She’s beautiful, she’s bright, and she’s just inherited several lucrative businesses from her father. But in dangerous Dakota Territory, no one holds on to anything unless they can fight for it. So Fargo signs on with Amy as a hired gun—and ends up on the wrong end of a bushwhack and taking a lead slug to the skull. But things are about to get much worse.
For now, with a band of killers on the loose, and vengeance to be had, the legendary Trailsman has lost his memory—maybe for good…
One day, a good old boy named Llewellyn Moss finds a pickup truck surrounded by a bodyguard of dead men. A load of heroin and two million dollars in cash are still in the back. When Moss takes the money, he sets off a chain reaction of catastrophic violence that not even the law–in the person of aging, disillusioned Sheriff Bell–can contain.
As Moss tries to evade his pursuers–in particular a mysterious mastermind who flips coins for human lives–McCarthy simultaneously strips down the American crime novel and broadens its concerns to encompass themes as ancient as the Bible and as bloodily contemporary as this morning’s headlines.
No Country for Old Men is a triumph.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
In his time, Skye Fargo has tracked, trapped, and tussled with every sort of man or beast west of the Mississippi. But now, he’s headed east, where he’s been hired by a group of Illinois citizens to stop a depraved killer—the Sagamon River Monster. For years, entire families have been slaughtered without mercy, and none who pursue the Monster are ever heard from again. But for $10,000, Fargo is willing to do the impossible…
But as he gets closer to his quarry, the Trailsman realizes that he’s being set up to take the fall in a diabolical scheme of political assassination and simmering hatred that could cost him his life—and tear the nation apart…
This popular, widely recommended, text helps you audit your knowledge of science and understand what learning you need to pass your course. A rigorous test helps you identify your strengths and weaknesses and can be revisited at key stages in your course as a tool to monitor and evaluate progress. The fourth edition has been updated in line with the new National Curriculum, includes more information on expanding and developing your knowledge of science and is linked to the 2012 Teachers’ Standards.
The boomtown of Plum Creek, Kansas, is already going bust when Skye Fargo rides through. So when he witnesses a team of father–and-daughter grifters knocking over the town’s bank, he can’t let them get away with what little the poor townspeople have left. But his good deed isn’t about to go unpunished.
With a posse of angry townsfolk on his tail, a pair of brutal bounty hunters after his hide, and a couple of canny con artists on the lam, the Trailsman has to pull a fast one—and a fast gun—if he’s going to make it out alive.
As hard as he tried, Skye Fargo couldn’t save the young Pony Express rider from being backshot by marauding Paiute Indians. Promising the boy that he’d finish the ride for him, Fargo makes his way to the next relay station at Black Rock Pass. But granting the dying wish may cost Fargo his own life when he’s trapped in the station by a band of vengeful braves. Now, with a motley crew of determined survivors depending on him, the Trailsman is going to make a special delivery of hot lead…
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A thrilling tale of betrayal and revenge set against the nineteenth-century American frontier, the astonishing story of real-life trapper and frontiersman Hugh Glass
The year is 1823, and the trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company live a brutal frontier life. Hugh Glass is among the company’s finest men, an experienced frontiersman and an expert tracker. But when a scouting mission puts him face-to-face with a grizzly bear, he is viciously mauled and not expected to survive. Two company men are dispatched to stay behind and tend to Glass before he dies. When the men abandon him instead, Glass is driven to survive by one desire: revenge. With shocking grit and determination, Glass sets out, crawling at first, across hundreds of miles of uncharted American frontier. Based on a true story, The Revenant is a remarkable tale of obsession, the human will stretched to its limits, and the lengths that one man will go to for retribution.
Skye Fargo is leading a column of raw Army recruits through the northern Rockies to scout out new fort placements when he stumbles across Indian tracks that are too close for comfort. Making camp with an ornery mountain man and his spitfire daughter, Fargo hopes to do his job quick and get out. But if there’s something more dangerous than the warrior braves after them, it’s a murderer already among them. Now, the Trailsman finds himself trying to hold the troops together, protect a wild mountain girl, and cross carbines with a killer…
Skye Fargo is riding through Death Valley when he comes across two bullet-riddled men. One lives long enough to point Fargo towards a cabin where an ex-federal marshal and his family lay butchered. But a prospector and a lovely lady survived the massacre.
Mad Dog Burton and his gang came to the cabin to avenge the hanging of his brother, who the late marshal apprehended. He knows there are witnesses to the slaughter, and he’s not going to stop until they’re dead. But the Trailsman is about to show Mad Dog a different view of Death Valley—from beyond the grave…
Now Utah has a unique proposition: Have the wealthy Texan play dead, introduce himself as the spread’s new foreman, and take care of the outlaws one by one. The wage to fight another man’s war? A hundred a month plus expenses. The cost of falling in love while he earns that wage? It wasn’t exactly part of the original agreement, but Utah will soon find out–unless the bad guys get to him first.
Skye Fargo isn’t looking for work in the rough Wyoming territory, but he gets an offer he can’t refuse from J.M Ferriday, who runs the mail through the Oregon Trail. Seems that his wagons are getting robbed—and every robbery points to something rotten in Fort Laramie. Ferriday wants the culprits caught by any means necessary. Now, neither rain, nor snow, nor hail of lead is going to stop the Trailsman from sending the desperados a dead letter—with postage due…
Skye Fargo’s making his way back east to St. Louis when he comes across a horrible sight on the Nebraska prairie—a burning cabin, and an entire family shot execution-style and laid out. He soon learns that there’s a killer on the loose—smallpox. But there’s someone out there worse than the disease. They’re called night riders, and they’re out to make sure that anyone with smallpox—and those near them—don’t live long enough to spread the illness. Now, the Trailsman is going to give the cowardly killers a dose of their own medicine…
It's been four years since Steen Stockton has been able to see the sky without having to look through steel bars. Betrayal got him locked up, and it shut down his heart forever...until he runs into the only woman he's ever trusted, a woman he's never even spoken to…until now.
There's only one person who has ever looked at Erin Chambers as if she mattered, a man she's never forgotten. She's come back to Rogue Valley to reclaim herself, not to get involved with a man…especially not the sensual, guarded cowboy Steen has become.
Can two people with no ability to trust use a magical, unspoken connection from their past to rebuild their hearts, or will the scars of a lifetime of broken dreams and betrayal keep them from finding each other the second time around?
Books in the Wyoming Rebels Series:
A Real Cowboy Never Says No
A Real Cowboy Knows How to Kiss
A Real Cowboy Rides a Motorcycle
A Real Cowboy Never Walks Away
A Real Cowboy Loves Forever
A Real Cowboy for Christmas
A Real Cowboy Always Trusts His Heart (Coming soon!)
Ft. Benton, Montana is a small boomtown with a big problem—the neighboring town of Sundown, which the vicious outlaw Whit Anders has turned into a den of depravity and death. He raids Ft. Benton for food, supplies, and women, and there’s no lawman tough enough to stop him. But Anders just made his last mistake. He killed a man who saved Skye Fargo from certain death—and Fargo always pays his debts. So the Trailsman is about to go to town…with a vengeance.
Logan Sackett is wild and rootless, riding west in search of easy living. Then he meets Emily Talon, a fiery old widow who is even wilder than he is. Tall and lean, Em is determined to defend herself against the jealous locals who are trying to take her home. Logan doesn’t want to get involved—until he finds out that Em was born a Sackett. Em is bucking overwhelming odds, but Logan won’t let her stand alone. For even the rebellious drifter knows that part of being a Sackett is backing up your family when they need you.
It’s bad enough that while leading a wagon train through Arizona Territory to the boomtown of Genesis, Skye Fargo and party get ambushed by bandits. But when they reach Genesis, all that’s left is a burned-out ghost town, thanks to a sadistic gang leader known as El Oso Loco. He’s been running rampant with his vicious but vivacious girl, Senorita Diablo. Now, with a terrified pack of pioneers to protect, the Trailsman finds himself up against a mad murderer, and a woman sent by the devil himself…
Skye Fargo is in California at the behest of Hiram Stoddard, a powerful man who wants to establish the first stagecoach line along the Old Mission Trail—and he’s not the only one. But when Fargo sees how ruthless his would-be employer really is, he quits on the quick and sides with the competition—and the competition’s lovely daughter. Now the Trailsman has to beat a path through the bush if he’s going to make it out alive…
Craig Johnson's The Highwayman and An Obvious Fact are now available from Viking.
Fans of Ace Atkins, Nevada Barr, and Robert B. Parker will love the fourth mystery in New York Times bestselling author Craig Johnson’s award-winning Longmire Mystery series, the basis for LONGMIRE, the hit drama series now streaming on Netflix. It delivers more of the taut prose, engrossing characters, beautiful Wyoming setting, and satisfying depth that reviewers have been hailing since his first book, The Cold Dish. In Another Man's Moccasins, the body of a Vietnamese woman dumped along the Wyoming interstate opens a baffling case for Sheriff Longmire, whose only suspect is a Crow Indian with a troubled past. But things get even stranger when a photograph turns up in the victim’s purse that ties her murder to one from Longmire’s past—a case he tackled as a Marine Corps investigator forty years earlier in Vietnam.
Skye Fargo loves poker, especially when the pot includes an Alaskan gold mine—and he’s the winner. But when he arrives in Alaska to claim his riches, Fargo learns that there are plenty of vicious cutthroats, greedy Russians, and savage Indians who will do anything to stop him. The Trailsman is swept up in a whirlwind of deceit and bloodshed, and he knows that he’ll have to cut into some veins of warm crimson before he digs into the veins of cold gold…
Skye Fargo knows the wiles of women better than most. But even he’s thrown by little Miss Bonnie McLure. She’s a troublemaking vixen who’s well-versed in cards, cons, and other unmentionable skills, and she wants Fargo to help her find the man who murdered her wealthy rancher father. The trouble is, the local powers want to hang the wrong man for the crime and be done with it. Now the Trailsman has to hunt down a killer in a town that survives on deceit, and thrives on deadly double-dealing…
Skye Fargo has gotten mixed up with the wrong women before, but now he’s in way over his head. In San Francisco he rescues a kidnapped Hawaiian beauty named Kean. Her captor is the most feared man on all the seven seas, Captain Theodore Strang, and he’s obsessed with her. He reclaims her as his “betrothed”—while forcing Skye into servitude, embarking on a very bumpy ride back to Hawaii in order to seal the deal. Strang is about to learn the hard way that Skye Fargo ain’t no servant—and he ain’t the sort to abandon ship until this woman is free…
Craig Johnson's The Highwayman and An Obvious Fact are now available from Viking.
Embarking on his eighth adventure, Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire doesn't have time for cowboys and criminals. His daughter, Cady, is getting married in two weeks, and the wedding locale arrangements have just gone up in smoke signals. Fearing Cady's wrath, Walt and his old friend Henry Standing Bear set out for the Cheyenne Reservation to find a new site for the nuptials. But their expedition ends in horror as they witness a young Crow woman plummeting from Painted Warrior's majestic cliffs. Is it a suicide, or something more sinister? It's not Walt's turf, but he's coerced into the investigation by Lolo Long, the beautiful new tribal police chief.
When Skye Fargo foils a band of pirates from bushwhacking a cargo boat in east Texas, he’s rewarded with a fortune in trouble. There are two rival logging companies fighting for the big trees—and the big profits. But Red Mike McShane and his bayou brigands are only attacking lumber deliveries on one side. Now, the Trailsman has to locate the swamp snake’s lair—and do some clear-cutting of his own…
Skye Fargo gets an early Christmas present when he’s hired to ride shotgun alongside his old friend, the aptly-named Grizzly Olaffson. But the holiday haul across the snow heats up quick, with stick-up men on the trail, lustful lowlifes off the trail, and the crazy Grizzly causing more trouble than Fargo can bear. All that’s left is for the Trailsman to decide who’s naughty, who’s nice…and who’s dead.