C.J. Box


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C. J. Box is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 24 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, two Barry Awards, and the 2010 Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association Award for fiction. He was recently awarded the 2016 Western Heritage Award for Literature by the National Cowboy Museum as well as the Spur Award for Best Contemporary Novel by the Western Writers of America in 2017. The novels have been translated into 27 languages.

Box is a Wyoming native and has worked as a ranch hand, surveyor, fishing guide, a small town newspaper reporter and editor, and he c
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Open Season (Joe Pickett, #1)

3.95 avg rating — 27,074 ratings — published 2001 — 45 editions
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Savage Run (Joe Pickett, #2)

4.09 avg rating — 16,328 ratings — published 2002 — 33 editions
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Winterkill (Joe Pickett, #3)

4.20 avg rating — 13,612 ratings — published 2003 — 36 editions
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Force Of Nature (Joe Picket...

4.31 avg rating — 11,917 ratings — published 2012 — 26 editions
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Out Of Range (Joe Pickett, #5)

4.23 avg rating — 12,221 ratings — published 2005 — 22 editions
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Long Range (Joe Pickett #20)

4.42 avg rating — 10,807 ratings — published 2020 — 17 editions
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Back of Beyond (Highway Qua...

4.04 avg rating — 12,034 ratings — published 2011 — 6 editions
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Blue Heaven

4.02 avg rating — 11,989 ratings — published 2007 — 44 editions
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Blood Trail (Joe Pickett, #8)

4.25 avg rating — 11,184 ratings — published 2008 — 22 editions
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Free Fire (Joe Pickett, #7)

4.24 avg rating — 11,586 ratings — published 2007 — 28 editions
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“In Joe’s experience, the person who talked the most very often had the least to say.”
C.J. Box

“On the third day of their honeymoon, infamous environmental activist Stewie Woods and his new bride, Annabel Bellotti, were spiking trees in the forest when a cow exploded and blew them up. Until then, their marriage had been happy.”
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“Nothing spells trouble like two drunk cowboys with a rocket launcher.”
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