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Joe R Lansdale - Author

About the Author

Joe R. Lansdale is the winner of the British Fantasy Award, the American Horror Award, the Edgar Award, and six Bram Stoker Awards. He lives in Nacogdoches, Texas.

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Devil Red Hap and Leonard Book 8

Devil Red Hap and Leonard Book 8

Author: Joe R. Lansdale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/01/2017

Meet Hap and Leonard, the unlikely detective duo now on screen in the highly praised series starring James Purefoy, Michael K. Williams and Christina Hendricks. If there's one thing Hap Collins and Leonard Pine like, it's trouble - and they especially like getting paid to find it. So when their friend and sometime boss Marvin Harmon asks the boys to look into a cold-case double homicide, they're happy to oblige. It turns out that both victims were set to inherit some serious money, and one of them ran with an honest-to-goodness vampire cult. The more closely Hap and Leonard look over the crime scene photos, the more trouble they see. The image of a red devil's head is painted on a tree. A little research turns up a slew of murders with that same fiendish signature. And if things aren't weird enough, Leonard has taken to wearing a deerstalker cap... Will this be the case that finally sends Hap over the edge?

Vanilla Ride Hap and Leonard Book 7

Vanilla Ride Hap and Leonard Book 7

Author: Joe R. Lansdale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2017

Meet Hap and Leonard, the unlikely detective duo now on screen in the highly praised series starring James Purefoy, Michael K. Williams and Christina Hendricks. Hap Collins and Leonard Pine, the kings of East Texas mischief and mayhem, return in this full-throttle thriller to face off with the Dixie Mafia. When Leonard is asked to rescue a teenage girl from a lowly drug dealer, he gladly agrees and invites Hap along for the ride. Everything goes according to plan, until they find out the dealer is a member of the Dixie mafia. A wild gun fight ensues, after which Hap and Leonard are arrested. Turns out, however, that the law needs a favour and if Hap and Leonard can do the deed they'll be free to roam. There's one problem, the Dixie Mafia's new hired gun - the legendary assassin Vanilla Ride. Filled with breakneck action, gut-busting laughs, and one gigantic alligator, this hilarious novel is as hot as a habanero pepper.

Barenblues

Barenblues

Author: Joe R. Lansdale Format: eBook Release Date: 15/12/2016

Florida ist verschwunden. Haps frhere Flamme, Florida Grange, hat im Provinzkaff Grovetown nach den unverffentlichten Tonbndern einer schwarzen Blues-Legende gesucht. Dabei kam sie womglich einem Lynchmord auf die Spur und dem rtlichen Kapuzenklan in die Quere. Also machen sich Hap und Leonard nun auf die Suche nach ihr. Rammelnde Bren, schlechte Schattenspiele, Weihnachtsameisen, fortwhrender Liebeskummer und selbst der endlose osttexanische Winterregen knnen das unzertrennliche Detektivduo nicht stoppen. Aber nach einer krftigen Tracht Prgel vom versammelten rassistischen Mob im Grovetown Caf mssen sie sich doch fragen: Wo zur Hlle sind wir hier gelandet? Und wie kommen wir da lebend wieder raus?Brenblues ist nach Wilder Winter und Mucho Mojo das dritte detektivische Abenteuer von Hap Collins und Leonard Pine. Und diesmal steht ihnen das Wasser wirklich bis zum Hals. (Die erste deutschsprachige Ausgabe ist unter dem Titel Mambo mit zwei Bren im Rowohlt Verlag erschienen.)

Rumble Tumble Hap and Leonard Book 5

Rumble Tumble Hap and Leonard Book 5

Author: Joe R. Lansdale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/12/2016

Meet Hap and Leonard, the unlikely detective duo now on screen in the highly praised series starring James Purefoy, Michael K. Williams and Christina Hendricks. Hap Collins and Leonard Pine are in for an action-packed adventure when they cross paths with a towering Pentecostal preacher, a midget with a giant attitude, and a gang of bikers turned soldiers of fortune. Even though a midlife crisis just hit Hap Collins like a runaway pickup truck, he's still got his job, he knows his best friend, Leonard Pine, will always be there for him, and of course he's got his main squeeze, Brett Sawyer. Things hit a new low, however, when Brett's daughter, Tillie, who has been walking on the wrong side of the law, suddenly stands in need of a rescue. It won't be easy - it never is - but nothing is going to stop Hap and Leonard as they hit the road destined for Hootie Hoot, Oklahoma to shake things up. And with Hap and Leonard at the wheel this promises to be a wild ride.

Bad Chili Hap and Leonard Book 4

Bad Chili Hap and Leonard Book 4

Author: Joe R. Lansdale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/11/2016

Meet Hap and Leonard, the unlikely detective duo now on screen in the highly praised series starring James Purefoy, Michael K. Williams and Christina Hendricks. With his trademark knack for gut-busting laughter and head-splitting action, Joe R. Lansdale serves up a bubbling cauldron of murder and mayhem that only he could create. Hap Collins has just returned home from a gig working on an off shore oil rig. With a new perspective on life, Hap wants to change the way he's living, and shoot the straight and narrow. That is until the man who stole Leonard Pine's boyfriend turns up headless in a ditch and Leonard gets fingered for the murder. Hap vows to clear Leonard's name, but things only get more complicated when Leonard's ex shows up dead. To the police it is just a matter of gay-biker infighting, but to Hap and Leonard murder is always serious business, and these hit a little too close to home.

The Two-Bear Mambo Hap and Leonard Book 3

The Two-Bear Mambo Hap and Leonard Book 3

Author: Joe R. Lansdale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/11/2016

Meet Hap and Leonard, the unlikely detective duo now on screen in the highly praised series starring James Purefoy, Michael K. Williams and Christina Hendricks. Full of savage humour, heart-stopping suspense, and a cast of characters so tough they could chew the bumper off a pickup truck, THE TWO-BEAR MAMBO is classic country noir. In this rollicking, rollercoaster ride of a novel, Hap Collins and Leonard Pine take a break from their day jobs to search for Florida Grange, Leonard's drop-dead gorgeous lawyer and Hap's former lover, who has vanished in the Klan-infested East Texas town of Grovetown. Before she disappeared, Florida was digging up some dirt behind the mysterious jailhouse death of a legendary bluesman's son, who was in possession of some priceless merchandise. To Hap and Leonard, something don't smell right. With murder on their minds, Hap and Leonard set out to investigate as only they know how... chaotically.

Savage Season Hap and Leonard Book 1

Savage Season Hap and Leonard Book 1

Author: Joe R. Lansdale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/10/2016

Meet Hap and Leonard, the unlikely detective duo now on screen in the highly praised series starring James Purefoy, Michael K. Williams and Christina Hendricks. A rip-roaring, high-octane, Texas-sized thriller, featuring two friends, one vixen, a crew of washed-up radicals, loads of money and bloody mayhem. Hap Collins and Leonard Pine are best friends, yet they couldn't be more different. Hap is an East Texas white boy with a weakness for women. Leonard is a gay, black Vietnam vet. Together, they steer up more commotion than a fire storm. But that's just the way they like it. When an ex-flame of Hap's returns promising a huge score, Hap lets Leonard in on the scam, and that's when things get interesting. Chock-full of action and laughs, Savage Season is the masterpiece of dark suspense that introduced Hap and Leonard to the thriller scene. It hasn't been the same since.

Hell's Bounty

Hell's Bounty

Author: Joe R Lansdale, John L Lansdale, Ben Baldwin Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/08/2016

By Bizarre Hands

By Bizarre Hands

Author: Joe R. Lansdale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/07/2016

Miracles Ain't What They Used To Be

Miracles Ain't What They Used To Be

Author: Joe R. Lansdale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2016

By Bizarre Hands

By Bizarre Hands

Author: Joe R. Lansdale Format: eBook Release Date: 22/06/2016

"e;Lansdale is an immense talent."e; — Booklist. Small-town juvenile delinquents, Pentecostal snake-handlers, zombies, psychopaths, and assorted freaks populate these witty and gritty tales of horror by a master of the genre. The suspenseful, action-packed tales range from visions of a post-apocalyptic world ("e;Tight Little Stitches in a Dead Man's Back,"e; "e;On the Far Side of the Cadillac Desert with Dead Folks"e;) to alternative histories ("e;Trains Not Taken,"e; "e;Letter from the South, Two Moons West of Nacogdoches"e;). A dozen other stories of gruesome violence and utter depravity include "e;The Pit,"e; in which car trouble develops into a life-or-death struggle; "e;Night They Missed the Horror Show,"e; involving an encounter with ornery rednecks; and "e;Hell Through a Windshield,"e; in which a drive-in movie provides a one-way ticket to another dimension.By Bizarre Hands, Joe R. Lansdale's debut collection of short stories, was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for Best Fiction, and two of its tales have received Stoker awards. Lansdale's novella Bubba Ho-Tep was adapted into a 2002 film, and his Hap and Leonard detective stories inspired the Sundance Channel television series. This edition features an Introduction by science-fiction novelist Lewis Shiner and an Afterword by horror fiction author Ramsey Campbell. Suggested for mature readers.

Das abenteuerliche Leben des Deadwood Dick

Das abenteuerliche Leben des Deadwood Dick

Author: Joe R. Lansdale Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2016

Eigentlich wollte Willie Jackson nur ein paar Besorgungen machen. Doch dann erhascht er unfreiwillig einen Blick auf die Unterwasche einer weien Frau. Deren Mann nimmt die Sache personlich, und Willie muss Hals uber Kopf fliehen. Joe R. Lansdale erzahlt die filmreife Lebensgeschichte eines ehemaligen Sklaven, der zur Westernlegende Deadwood Dick wurde. Nachdem Willie unverschuldet eine Einladung zum Lynchen erhalt, stiehlt er ein Pferd und flieht. Er begibt sich unter den Schutz eines ehemaligen Soldaten namens Loving, der ihm Lesen und Schieen beibringt. Als er erneut fliehen muss, nimmt Willie den Namen Nat Love an und meldet sich im Norden freiwillig zur Armee. Er und ein anderer freigelassener Sklave sind kurz darauf die einzigen Uberlebenden ihrer Einheit bei einem Apachenhinterhalt. Gemeinsam machen sie sich auf nach Deadwood, wo Nat sich in eine wunderschone junge Frau verliebt, das Leben von Wild Bill Hickok rettet - und auf Rache an seinen Verfolgern sinnt.

Rote Rache

Rote Rache

Author: Joe R. Lansdale Format: eBook Release Date: 15/03/2016

Endlich durfen Hap und Leonard ihren ersten richtigen Auftrag fur Marvin Hansons Privatdetektei ubernehmen: Sie sollen einen Doppelmord aufklaren, der allerdings schon Jahre zuruckliegt. Bei ihrer Recherche stoen sie auf eine bluttrinkende Vampirclique, noch mehr Morde und uberall die rote Teufelsfratze. Tatkrftig untersttzt von einem umtriebigen Reporter und einem Computerprofi mssen sie allmhlich erkennen, dass der Fall immer grere Kreise zieht und der Killer von damals jederzeit wieder zuschlagen kann ... Dann fangen wir mal an zu ermitteln.Du meinst, ihr fangt an durch die Gegend zu stolpern und hofft, ber irgendwas drberzufallen.Ja, kommt ungefhr hin.Rote Rache ist das achte spannende Abenteuer der beiden handfesten Helden Hap Collins und Leonard Pine. Wieder erleben wir mit ihnen Menschliches und Allzumenschliches, Freundschaft und Humor, aber auch hchste Gefahr und die Gewalt des Bsen.

Mucho Mojo

Mucho Mojo

Author: Joe R. Lansdale Format: eBook Release Date: 30/11/2015

Was ist schlimmer: Das vermullte Haus eines Messie-Onkels zu erben, mitsamt Kinderleiche im Keller, oder Nachbarn, die dummdreiste Drogendealer sind?Jedenfalls mssen Leonard Pine und sein treuer Kumpel Hap Collins da erst mal richtig aufrumen. Und dann, mit oder ohne Hilfe der Polizei, das Rtsel um die furchtbaren Kindermorde lsen. Mucho Mojo ist, nach Wilder Winter, das zweite Abenteuer des texanischen Desaster-Duos, und auch hier flieen wieder jede Menge Blut, Schwei und Lachtrnen!Sag mal, der Pfahl mit den Flaschen dran. Was soll das darstellen? Gartenschmuck?Das is so 'n Mojo-Schei. Schtzt vor bsen Geistern. Die sollen in die Flaschen kriechen und sich verfangen. Oder vielleicht werden sie auch in was Harmloses verwandelt, wenn sie drin stecken. Wei nich so genau. Als kleiner Junge hab ich die Dinger hin und wieder gesehn. Und davon reden gehrt. Aber Onkel Chester hat nie an so 'n Mll geglaubt. Der war Realist. Rational wie 'n Scharfrichter.Es gibt fter Sachen, die man nich vermutet, Leonard. Selbst bei so engen Freunden wie uns beiden. Mein Gott, wer wei, vielleicht hr ich zu Hause Polka.Dt. Erstausgabe 1996 unter dem Titel Texas Blues

Das Dixie-Desaster

Das Dixie-Desaster

Author: Joe R. Lansdale Format: eBook Release Date: 09/03/2015

Einem alten Freund einen Gefallen tun und dessen Enkeltochter aus Drogensumpf und Prostitution befreien, das ist die eine Sache. Aber gleich die ganze Gang und ihren Trailer kurz und klein schlagen und obendrein den Drogenvorrat ins Klo kippen, das ist eine Kampfansage. Die Bosse im Hintergrund sind sauer. Hap und Leonard haben sich nichts ahnend mit dem organisierten Verbrechen angelegt, und die Dixie-Mafia schlgt gnadenlos zurck. Korrupte Bullen und Profikiller rcken unserem tapferen Duo auf die Pelle, und auch das FBI mischt mit. Das kann nur auf eine Art enden: mit einem Desaster. Warum sollten wir was Kluges, Ungefhrliches und Wohldurchdachtes tun, wenn wir einfach hinfahren und Krawall machen knnen?Manchmal klappt das.Manchmal schon. Und manchmal kriegen wir aufs Maul.Country Noir meets Buddy Comedy auch Joe R. Lansdales neuester Roman um das ungleiche Heldengespann Hap Collins und Leonard Pine gehrt wieder zum Derbsten, Witzigsten, Ehrlichsten und Herzerwrmendsten, was die heutige Kriminalliteratur zu bieten hat.

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