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SLCL Foundation Presents Acclaimed Western-Suspense Author Craig Johnson

Press Release

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 10:00a.m.
The St. Louis County Library Foundation is pleased to present acclaimed western-suspense author Craig Johnson for a discussion and signing of his latest novel “Any Other Name” on Thursday, May 22, at 7:00 p.m. at Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
The program is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at the event from Left Bank Books.
The inspiration for A&E's “Longmire” finds himself in the crosshairs in the tenth book of the New York Times bestselling series

Sheriff Walt Longmire had already rounded up a sizable posse of devoted readers when the A&E television series “Longmire” sent the Wyoming lawman’s popularity skyrocketing. Now, with three consecutive New York Times bestsellers to his name and the second season of “Longmire” reaching an average of 5.4 million viewers per episode, Craig Johnson is reaching a fan base that is both fiercely loyal and ever growing.
In “Any Other Name,” Walt is sinking into high-plains winter discontent when his former boss, Lucian Conally, asks him to take on a mercy case in an adjacent county. Detective Gerald Holman is dead and Lucian wants to know what drove his old friend to take his own life. With the clock ticking on the birth of his first grandchild, Walt learns that the by-the-book detective might have suppressed evidence concerning three missing women. Digging deeper, Walt uncovers an incriminating secret so dark that it threatens to claim other lives even before the sheriff can serve justice—Wyoming style.
Craig Johnson lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population 25. He is a recipient of the Wyoming Governor's Fellowship Award for Literature and is an Honorable Colonel of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. His Walt Longmire mystery series has been adapted for television in a joint venture between A&E and Warner Horizon. “Longmire” is directed by Chris Chulack (“Southland,” “ER”) 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”) as Vic Moretti.
Program sites are accessible. Upon two weeks notice, accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. Contact St. Louis County Library by phone 314-994-3300 or visit