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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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More Better Deals

More Better Deals

Author: Joe R Lansdale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2020

Ed Edwards is in the used car business. A business that is built on adjusted odometers, strategic exaggerations and the belief that the buyers better beware; and he wants out. Little does Ed know that when Dave, his lazy, grease-stained boss, and the namesake of Smiling Dave's, sends him to repossess a car, he is about to get his chance. The Cadillac in question, one of the nicest on the lot, was bought by Frank Craig and his beautiful wife Nancy - the owners of a local drive-in and pet cemetery. But when Frank stops making payments and hits the road to sell encyclopedias door to door, its Nancy who is left on the hook. She's fed up with her deadbeat husband, his drinking, and his violence and suggests to Ed, in the throws of their own salacious affair, that they kill Frank to claim the insurance policy. It is a tantalizing offer - the woman, the car, not one but two businesses and a way out of his miserable life at the lot. Ed could say goodbye to Smiling Dave's, to the TV dinners and maybe even get some help for his aging, alcoholic mother. But does he have what it takes to see the plan through? Told with his trademark grit, wit, and dark humor More Better Deals is a gripping ode to the strange characters and odd dealings that define Lansdale's beloved East Texas.

The Elephant of Surprise

The Elephant of Surprise

Author: Joe R Lansdale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

Hap and Leonard are an unlikely pair - Hap, a self-proclaimed white trash rebel, and Leonard - a tough-as-nails Black, gay, Vietnam vet and Republican - but they're the closest friend either of them has in the world. After years of crime-solving companionship, something's changed: Hap, recently married to their P.I. boss, Brett, is now a family man. Amidst the worst flood East Texas has seen in years, the two run across a woman who's had her tongue nearly cut out, pursued by a heavily armed pair of goons. Though she can't talk much, on account of the tongue, it turns out the girl survived a mob hit, and the boss has come to clean up the mess. On a chase that blows even the East Texas swampgrass back, Hap and Leonard must save the girl, and vanquish her foes, before the foes get them first. With a new case to solve, and a brand-new challenge to their relationship, will Hap and Leonard's friendship survive? Will Hap and Leonard survive? With Lansdale's trademark humor, whip-smart dialogue, and plenty of ass-kicking adventures to be had, you won't want to miss Hap and Leonard's latest.

The Complete Drive-In

The Complete Drive-In

Author: Joe R Lansdale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2020

The Elephant of Surprise

The Elephant of Surprise

Author: Joe R Lansdale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/03/2019

Hap and Leonard are an unlikely pair - Hap, a self-proclaimed white trash rebel, and Leonard - a tough-as-nails Black, gay, Vietnam vet and Republican - but they're the closest friend either of them has in the world. After years of crime-solving companionship, something's changed: Hap, recently married to their P.I. boss, Brett, is now a family man. Amidst the worst flood East Texas has seen in years, the two run across a woman who's had her tongue nearly cut out, pursued by a heavily armed pair of goons. Though she can't talk much, on account of the tongue, it turns out the girl survived a mob hit, and the boss has come to clean up the mess. On a chase that blows even the East Texas swampgrass back, Hap and Leonard must save the girl, and vanquish her foes, before the foes get them first. With a new case to solve, and a brand-new challenge to their relationship, will Hap and Leonard's friendship survive? Will Hap and Leonard survive? With Lansdale's trademark humor, whip-smart dialogue, and plenty of ass-kicking adventures to be had, you won't want to miss Hap and Leonard's latest.

Jackrabbit Smile

Jackrabbit Smile

Author: Joe R Lansdale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

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. 'Reading Joe R. Lansdale is like listening to a favorite uncle who just happens to be a fabulous storyteller' Dean Koontz Hap and Leonard are an unlikely pair - Hap, a self-proclaimed white trash rebel, and Leonard, a tough-as-nails black gay Vietnam vet and Republican - but they're the closest friend either of them has in the world. Hap is celebrating his wedding to his longtime girlfriend, when their backyard barbecue is interrupted by a couple of white supremacists. They're not too happy to see Leonard, and no one is happy to see them, but they have a problem and they want Hap and Leonard to solve it. Judith Mulhaney's daughter, Jackrabbit, has been missing for five years. That is, she's been missing from her family for five years, but she's been missing from everybody, including the local no-goods they knew ran with her, for a few months. Despite their misgivings, Hap and Leonard take the case. It isn't long until they find themselves mixed up in a revivalist cult believing that Jesus will return flanked by an army of lizard-men, and solving a murder to boot. With Lansdale's trademark humour, sharp dialogue, and plenty of righteous beatdowns, you won't want to miss Hap and Leonard's latest.

Bubba and the Cosmic Blood-Suckers / Bubba Ho-Tep

Bubba and the Cosmic Blood-Suckers / Bubba Ho-Tep

Author: Joe R Lansdale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/02/2019

Dark Tales of Lost Civilizations

Dark Tales of Lost Civilizations

Author: Joe R Lansdale, David Tallerman Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2018

Terror is Our Business

Terror is Our Business

Author: Joe R Lansdale, Kasey Lansdale, Luke Spooner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/05/2018

Magic Wagon

Magic Wagon

Author: Joe R Lansdale Format: eBook Release Date: 21/05/2018

THE MAGIC WAGONJOE R. LANSDALEAlready renowned for his work in horror and ';splatterpunk,' Joe R. Lansdale (the Hap and Leonard series, Cold in July, Bubba Ho-Tep) helped cement the Weird Western genre as we know it with THE MAGIC WAGON and several other titles beginning in the 1980s and continuing more than 30 years later to this day.First published in 1986, THE MAGIC WAGON tells the tall tales of narrator Buster Fogg and the group of traveling merchant marauders he takes up with after his family is killed by a tornado. Their adventures take them through dank caves, across the countryside, and into Mud Creek - an East Texas town that would have made Deadwood look like the Land of Oz.INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHORBookVoice: How would you describe THE MAGIC WAGON to someone who might not have heard of the story?Joe: Thats a toughie, but I will say this, if you think its a standard Western, youre wrong. If you think its something else, oddly, youre also wrong. It takes place at the turn of the century, 1909, and the West as we think of it was gone, but there is a residual somewhat ghostly residue of its existence, though much of what we think about the West is wrong and is built on movie images. Thats part of what the story is about. We dont even know if this is Wild Bills body, not actually. But in Billy Bobs mind it is for certain. And for him the Dime Novel idea of what the West was is pervasive with him. He prefers the myth to the truth. The myth gives him comfort. Whats going on here is a story told by a kid who has had a rough life in a short time, and hes telling a story that manages to be about age and race and broken dreams. It deals with some real historical figures, but the truth is, Buster is an unreliable narrator. He tells what he thinks he knows, and senses what he thinks is going on, a kind of supernatural aspect, but that may or may not be more in his head than in reality. And hey, you get a wrestling chimpanzee.-- A Twainesque tall tale. This novel endures as a modern western classic. - Publishers Weekly-- Classic Lansdale. - Ricky L. Brown, Amazing Stories-- An assortment of colorful, often humorous characters gives this insightful and gritty tale authenticity and a sense of wonder. - Booklist-- Joe R. Lansdale proves he can show his readers a good timeand leave them a little something to think about afterward. - The New York Times Book ReviewABOUT THE AUTHORJoe R. Lansdale is the author of fifty novels and more than three hundred short stories. His work has appeared in national anthologies, magazines, and collections, as well as numerous foreign publications. He has written for comics, television, film, newspapers, and Internet sites.His work has been collected in at least thirty short-story collections, and he has edited or co-edited over a dozen anthologies.Lansdale has received the Edgar Award, eleven Bram Stoker Awards, the Horror Writers Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the British Fantasy Award, the Grinzani Cavour Prize for Literature, the Herodotus Historical Fiction Award, the Inkpot Award for Contributions to Science Fiction and Fantasy, and many others.THE MAGIC WAGON is also available from BookVoice Publishing in a signed/numbered limited edition hardcover. Includes an all-new introduction by the author, new artwork and inside sketches, a rare Western short story by Joe, and more. Limited to only 500 copies. www.bvpstore.com

Jackrabbit Smile

Jackrabbit Smile

Author: Joe R Lansdale Format: eBook Release Date: 27/03/2018

Edgar Award-winner and fan favorite Joe R. Lansdale is back with Hap and Leonard's latest caper: investigating the disappearance of a revivalist cult leader's daughter. Hap and Leonard are an unlikely pair-Hap, a self-proclaimed white trash rebel, and Leonard, a tough-as-nails black gay Vietnam vet and Republican-but they're the closest friend either of them has in the world. Hap is celebrating his wedding to his longtime girlfriend, Brett (who is also Hap and Leonard's boss), when their backyard barbecue is interrupted by a couple of Pentecostal white supremacists. They're not too happy to see Leonard, and no one is happy to see them, but they have a problem and only Hap and Leonard will take the case.Judith Mulhaney's daughter, Jackrabbit, has been missing for five years. Well, she's been missing from them for five years, but she's been missing from everybody, including the local no-goods who ran with her, for a few months. Despite their misgivings about Judith and her son, Hap and Leonard take the case. It isn't long until they find themselves mixed up in a revivalist cult that believes Jesus will return flanked by an army of lizard-men-- solving a murder to boot. With Lansdale's trademark humor, whip-smart dialogue, and plenty of ass-kicking adventures to be had, you won't want to miss Hap and Leonard's latest.

Rusty Puppy

Rusty Puppy

Author: Joe R Lansdale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/02/2018

The brand new Hap and Leonard mystery - now an Amazon TV series. Unlikely detective duo Hap and Leonard's latest case could expose the corrupt cops of East Texas - if it doesn't get them killed first. Jamar Elton supposedly died in a fight with local hoods, but it doesn't add up. His sister Charm had recently been stalked by a bullying cop. Jamar had set out to gather evidence on him...and found more than he bargained for. Soon, Hap and Leonard are treading on the toes of just about everyone in the local underworld - cops and criminals alike. But if anyone can navigate these pitfalls and bring the bad guys to justice, it's them.

Hap And Leonard Savage Season

Hap And Leonard Savage Season

Author: Joe R Lansdale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/10/2017

Tales from The Lake Vol.4

Tales from The Lake Vol.4

Author: Joe R Lansdale, Damien Angelica Walters, Kealan Patrick Burke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2017

Krasse Killer

Krasse Killer

Author: Joe R Lansdale Format: eBook Release Date: 27/09/2017

Hap und Leonard sind wirklich nicht auf Arger aus, doch der Arger lauft ihnen hinterher wie ein halb verhungerter Straenkoter. Meist fangt alles ganz harmlos an, doch dann nimmt die Sache Fahrt auf und am Ende gibt es gebrochene Knochen, weggeschossene Kniescheiben und Chaos vom Feinsten. Was mit der einfachen Suche nach der vermissten Enkelin einer alten Lady beginnt, entpuppt sich in diesem neuen Roman von Country-Noir-Knig Joe R. Lansdale bald als Riesending, in dem die Mafia, das FBI, brutale Auftragsmorde und Vanillekekse eine nicht unerhebliche Rolle spielen. Diesmal mssen sich die beiden Jungs und ihre neue Chefin feuerkrftige Untersttzung suchen, auch wenn zwischendurch niemand mehr so recht wei von welcher Seite ihnen zuerst die Kugeln um die Ohren fliegen werden. Das verrckteste Ermittler-Duo der Krimi-Geschichte jetzt auch als erfolgreiche TV-Serie auf Amazon Prime.

Fender Lizards

Fender Lizards

Author: Joe R Lansdale Format: eBook Release Date: 05/09/2017

Dot waitresses on roller skates at the Dairy Bob, doesn't care for smoking, at least partly on account of her dad having never returned from a cigarette run, and carries on the family tradition of philosophizing. Life hasn't done her any favors in her seventeen years so far. But if there was ever a heroine built for turning things upside down and seeing what shakes out, it's Dot. Determined to find out who she is and why she's the way she is, an opportunity presents itself when her heretofore-unknown uncle suddenly moves his camper into the front yard.As in his classic novels The Bottoms and The Magic Wagon, Lansdale instills place with character and character with place. Here is an overlooked world and a cast of real folks that prove unforgettable, all rendered in one of American fiction's most authentic voices.

Red Range A Wild Western Adventure

Red Range A Wild Western Adventure

Author: Joe R Lansdale Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/06/2017

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