Craig Johnson - Daughter of the Morning Star

Craig Johnson


Author of the New York Times Bestselling Sheriff Walt Longmire series.

Inspiration for the hit TV drama Longmire


Daughter of the Morning Star

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Craig Johnson always puts on a great show!  He has been a loyal friend to Sunriver Books & Music since we opened.  The Sheriff Walt Longmire series has a long list of prestigious awards including Le Prix du Polar Nouvel Observateur/Bibliobs, Wyoming Historical Association’s Book of the Year, France’s Le Prix 813, the Spur Award, the Mountains and Plains Book of the Year, the Watson Award, the Library Journal’s Best Mystery of the Year, and the Rocky award.  They are internationally best selling books.  Requests come in far and wide for events with Craig, yet he makes time for coming to Sunriver Books & Music.  We are grateful!

The event will be held at Three Rivers School, space is limited and vaccination required.  This is a ticketed event requiring purchase of Daughter of the Morning Star.

Craig Johnson’s Sheriff Walt Longmire series gave us characters that feel like good friends, every book is a chance to visit Walt, Vic, Henry Standing Bear and hear of their latest exploits (there are always exploits!). It is set in the land Craig Johnson calls home.  He perfectly captures the wide open spaces and lonesome beauty of the Wyoming landscape.  This is country that still feels as if you could look up on a hillside to see horsemen riding along the edge.

 Daughter of the Morning Star has Sheriff Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear traveling from Wyoming to Lame Deer Montana.  Tribal Police Chief Lolo Long is a tough woman, a combat veteran of the Middle East, with a hair trigger temper. She is also the first woman to be immune to Henry Standing Bear’s considerable charms (read As The Crow Flies).  But she has a weakness, her niece Jaya Long. 

About a year ago, Jaya’s older sister disappeared driving home from Billings Montana.  Jaya is a star player on the Lame Deer High School Basketball team.  Since her sister disappeared, she has been getting into trouble and receiving death threats.  Lolo is worried that the death threats may be connected to her sister’s disappearance.  She asks Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear for help. 

Once Longmire starts investigating, the action heats up!  Dead bodies accrue, Longmire even takes over coaching when the basketball coach is attacked. As Longmire delves into the going on around Jaya, he runs afoul of some seriously dangerous bad guys, landing himself in mortal danger.

Native American women have been disappearing.  A July 30,2020 NBC news report by Erik Oriz stated 2300 Native American women and girls are missing in the US.  Johnson writes with heart bringing attention to a situation that needs to be addressed.

Craig Johnson has been a loyal supporter of Sunriver Books & Music over the years.  We value his friendship and are honored by his loyalty. 

Photo of Craig and Judy Johnson by Blake Snaveley 


Event date: 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

56900 Enterprise Drive
Surniver, OR 97707
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ISBN: 9780593297254
Published: Viking - September 21st, 2021