C.J. Box
New York Times Bestselling Novelist

C. J. Box is the New York Times bestselling author of 21 novels including the Joe Pickett series. He won the Edgar Alan Poe Award for Best Novel (Blue Heaven, 2009), as well as the Anthony Award, Prix Calibre 38 (France), the Macavity Award, the Gumshoe Award, the Barry Award, and the 2010 Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association Award for fiction. Open Season, Blue Heaven, Nowhere To Run, and The Highway have been optioned for film and television. Over 10 million copies of his novels have been sold in the U.S. alone. His highly anticipated next novel, Paradise Valley, will be released in July 2017.


In March of 2016, Off The Grid debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List.


Box is a Wyoming native and has worked as a ranch hand, surveyor, fishing guide, a small town newspaper reporter and editor, and he owned an international tourism marketing firm with his wife Laurie. In 2008, Box was awarded the “BIG WYO” Award from the state tourism industry. An avid outdoorsman, Box has hunted, fished, hiked, ridden, and skied throughout Wyoming and the Mountain West. He served on the Board of Directors for the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo and currently serves on the Wyoming Office of Tourism Board. They have three daughters and one (so far) grandchild. He and his wife Laurie split their time between their home and ranch in Wyoming.

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#1 New York Times bestselling author C. J. Box's Treasure State finds Cassie Dewell in Montana on the trail of a con man.

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Badlands A Cassie Dewell Novel
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In C.J. Box's Badlands, the town of Grimstad used to be a place people came from but were never headed to. Now it’s the oil capital of North Dakota. With oil comes money, with money comes drugs, and with drugs come the dirtiest criminals Grimstad’s new deputy sheriff Cassie Dewell has ever encountered. . .

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Back of Beyond A Cody Hoyt Novel
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Edgar Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author C.J. Box delivers a thriller about a troubled cop trying to save his son from a killer in Yellowstone, now reissued with additional bonus content including an introduction from the author.

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The Highway A Cody Hoyt/Cassie Dewell Novel
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The inspiration for the hit ABC television series Big Sky.
Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel, the New York Times bestselling author of Back of Beyond and Breaking Point and the creator of the Joe Pickett series is back.

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The Bitterroots A Cassie Dewell Novel
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Former sheriff’s investigator Cassie Dewell is trying to start her life over as in private practice. She’s her own boss and answers to no one, and that’s just the way she likes it after the past few tumultuous years. All that certainty changes when an old friend calls in a favor: she wants Cassie to help exonerate a man accused of assaulting a young woman from an influential family.

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Paradise Valley A Cassie Dewell Novel
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For three years, investigator Cassie Dewell has been on a hunt for a serial killer known as the Lizard King, whose hunting grounds are the highways and truck stops where runaways and prostitutes are most likely to vanish. Cassie almost caught him... once.

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The C.J. Box Highway Quartet Collection Back of Beyond; The Highway; Badlands; Paradise Valley
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Here together in a convenient ebook bundle, the four thrilling mysteries in the Highway Quartet Collection from Edgar Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author C.J. Box.

The C.J. Box CollectionBlue Heaven, Three Weeks to Say Goodbye, Back of Beyond, The Highway
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Here together for the first time in a convenient ebook bundle, four thrilling mysteries from Edgar Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author C.J. Box.

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Jack and Melissa McGuane have spent years trying to have a baby. Finally their dream has come true with the adoption of their daughter, Angelina. But nine months after bringing her home, they receive a devastating phone call… Angelina's birth father, a teenager, never signed away his parental rights—and he wants her back. The McGuanes attempt to meet face-to-face with the father and son…but soon it becomes clear that there's something sinister about their motivations. A horrifying game of intimidation and double crosses begins that quickly becomes a death spiral where everyone is suspect and no one is safe. Now Jack and Melissa will stop at nothing to protect their child—even though time is running out…

Life and Writing in the Mountain Time Zone C.J.'s keynote about his work, his life, and his passion for the American West.

Check out reviews of Badlands from the Washington Times and Wyoming News.

C.J. Box on writing fiction, what’s next for Joe Pickett, and Endangered for the Huffington Post

C.J.’s “Between the Lines” interview with the Sacramento Bee.

The Wall Street Journal ranks their top five favorite C.J. Box books.

Visit C.J.’s website and follow him on Twitter.


"He was tremendous—engaging and funny. In the seven years I’ve been running the series I can’t remember so many in the audience being so familiar with an author’s work." - Jim Natal, The Literary Southwest at Yavapai College

“I thought things went really well with CJ Box this weekend. His 10 a.m. solo session was well-attended … and his noon luncheon was sold out at 120 people, with a LONG line for him at the book signing that followed. We were so pleased to host him in Sioux Falls, so his “East River South Dakota” fans had a chance to meet him in person! And we’d love to have him back next year!”
– Jennifer Widman, South Dakota Humanities Council

“The event was terrific. Our Friends group, who sponsored the event and the reception, were beyond pleased. He was as nice and personable as could be, answered a ton of questions, did a book signing both before and after. The program evaluations all had comments about how much they enjoyed it and how funny he was.”
- Jennifer Shepley, Chesterfield County Public Library

“C.J. was AWESOME!!  We (and all our patrons!) had a wonderful time.  He was funny, personable, a delightful storyteller and a great presenter...and he was enthusiastically received.  He signed LOTS of books and was always patient while he listened to many stories from his fans."
–Heather Stout, Community / Youth Services Librarian, Lewiston City Library

"It was indeed a fabulous evening. C.J. has tons of local fans and his talk engaged everyone. It was such a pleasure to have him in Steamboat Springs."
-Jennie Lay, Adult Programs Coordinator, Bud Werner Memorial Library, Steamboat Springs, CO

"He is a wonderful, gracious person and was completely endearing to his fans. We had people who drove 200 miles to meet him—a four-hour hilly, curvy trip. He had time for everyone. He brought in over 100 festival attendees to his presentation which was the largest crowd we had for any one speaker all afternoon. In short, Arkansas LOVES C.J. Box!"
-Jean Elderwind, Administrator, Carroll and Madison Library System

"It was an amazing event! For our first author talk, we could not have done better. People just ate CJ up. He is such a class act, gracious to everyone.”
-Windsor Library

"He was absolutely wonderful! Everyone enjoyed him a lot. We received nothing but positive feedback on the event. The participants found Chuck to be very engaging, open, personable, and everything they had imagined he would be!"
- Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County