Author Craig Johnson Discusses New Novel "Hell and Back"

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Coronado Public Library, in partnership with Warwick's bookstore, welcomes novelist Craig Johnson, whose new book is Hell and Back: A Longmire Mystery. 

This event is free and first-come, first-served. A limited number of premium-view reserved seats are available for those who pre-order a copy of the book by contacting Warwick's via https://www.warwicks.com/johnson-2022-reserved-seat or calling the store at 858-454-0347. One reserved seat per book. 

Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Walt Longmire mystery novels, which are the basis for Longmire, the hit Netflix original drama. The books have won multiple awards: Le Prix du Polar Nouvel Observateur/Bibliobs, the Wyoming Historical Association’s Book of the Year, Le Prix 813, the Western Writers of America’s Spur Award, the Mountains & Plains Book of the Year, the SNCF Prix de PolarPublishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, The Watson Award, Library Journal's Best Mystery of the Year, the Rocky, and the Will Rogers Award for Fiction. Spirit of Steamboat was selected by the Wyoming State Library as the inaugural One Book Wyoming. Johnson lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population 25.

About Hell and Back:

What if you woke up lying in the middle of the street in the infamous town of Fort Pratt, Montana, where 30 young Native American boys perished in a tragic 1896 boarding school fire? What if every person you encountered in that endless night was dead? What if you were covered in blood and missing a bullet from the gun holstered on your hip? What if there was something out there in the yellowed skies -- along with the deceased and the smell of ash and dust -- something the Northern Cheyenne refer to as the Éveohtsé-heómese, the Wandering Without, the Stealer of Souls? What if the only way you know who you are is because your name is printed in the leather sweatband of your cowboy hat, and what if it says your name is Walt Longmire -- but you don't remember him.

In Hell and Back, the eighteenth installment of the Longmire series, author Craig Johnson takes the beloved sheriff to the very limits of his sanity to do battle with the most dangerous advisory he's ever faced -- himself.