WorldCat Identities

Lansdale, Joe R. 1951-

Overview
Works: 352 works in 1,013 publications in 8 languages and 35,409 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Historical fiction  Suspense fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  Short stories  Film adaptations  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Editor, Commentator, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: PS3562.A557, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joe R Lansdale
The bottoms by Joe R Lansdale ( Book )
22 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 1,906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Depression-era East Texas, young Harry Crane discovers the body of a mutilated woman. As his father, the town constable investigates, Harry and his sister Tom think it was the work of the legendary Goat Man
A fine dark line by Joe R Lansdale ( Book )
16 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 1,501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Young Stanley Mitchell, Jr., enters the underworld of his 1958 East Texas home when he discovers a cache of love letters by a murdered girl and experiences his first encounters with blues music, racism, and lost dreams
Sunset and sawdust by Joe R Lansdale ( Book )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Overturning the reign of a misogynist local lawman to become the new constable of sawmill settlement Camp Rapture, Sunset Jones investigates the murder of a pregnant woman
Edge of dark water by Joe R Lansdale ( Book )
13 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trying to escape her worthless life leads to unexpected and disastrous consequences when Sue Ellen steals money and a raft and embarks on a journey to dig up her best friend's body, burn it, and sprinkle the ashes in Hollywood
The thicket by Joe R Lansdale ( Book )
12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Jack Parker knows all too well how treacherous turn-of-the-century East Texas can be. His parents did not survive a smallpox epidemic. His grandfather was murdered. Now his sister Lula has been kidnapped by a criminal who may believe wearing a dead man's clothes protects him from death. With bounty hunter Shorty, a charismatic and cunning dwarf, and Eustace, a gravedigging son of an ex-slave, the heartbroken young Jack sets off on an epic quest to rescue his sister from the corrupt men who control much of the new territory. In the throes of being civilized, East Texas is still a wild feral place. Oil wells spurt liquid money from the ground, but blood and redemption rule supreme"--
Bad chili by Joe R Lansdale ( Book )
26 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sleuth Hap Collins and his black sidekick go after a gang of gay-bashers. The gang makes videotapes as they rape, torture and murder homosexuals. The setting is Texas
The two-bear mambo by Joe R Lansdale ( Book )
20 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Texas police officers Leonard and Hap--one black, one white--search for a missing lawyer who was investigating the death of a black man in jail. A dangerous assignment that brings them face to face with the Ku Klux Klan. By the author of Mucho Mojo
Captains outrageous by Joe R Lansdale ( Book )
21 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hap Collins and Leonard Pine head to Mexico to seek revenge for the murder of a beautiful young lady who had been involved with a Mexican mobster and who, along with her elderly father, had rescued them both from armed attackers
Mucho mojo by Joe R Lansdale ( Book )
34 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two men move into a house, one is black and homosexual, the other white and straight. While doing repairs they find skeletons of young boys. Who did it, the crack dealers next door? On the contrary, their investigation leads them to the local church
Vanilla Ride by Joe R Lansdale ( Book )
14 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this Texas-sized thriller, Hap Collins and Leonard Pine--best friends, freelance troublemakers, and tough guys with good intentions--find themselves in the crosshairs of the Dixie Mafia and the lethal Vanilla Ride after an old friend asks Leonard to rescue his daughter from an abusive, no-good drug dealer
Devil red by Joe R Lansdale ( Book )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Hap Collins and Leonard Pine return in a red-hot, mayhem-fueled thriller to face a vampire cult, the Dixie Mafia, and the deadliest assassin they've ever encountered--Devil Red. When their friend Marvin asks Hap and Leonard to look into a cold-case double murder, they're more than happy to play private investigators: they like trouble, and they especially like getting paid to find it. It turns out that both of the victims were set to inherit serious money, and one of them ran with a vampire cult. The more closely Hap and Leonard look over the crime-scene photos, the more they see, including the image of a red devil's head painted on a tree. A little research turns up a slew of murders with that same fiendish signature. And if that's not enough, Leonard has taken to wearing a deerstalker cap ... Will this be the case that finally sends Hap over the edge? Full up with Lansdale's trademark--whip-smart dialogue, relentless pacing, and unorthodox-to-say-the-least characters--Devil Red is one rambunctious thrill ride by one hell of a writer"--
Leather maiden by Joe R Lansdale ( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After a scandalous affair costs him his job in Houston, Cason Statler--Gulf War veteran and Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist--returns home to the small east Texas town of Camp Rapture. Cason is a wreck. He drinks too much, he's stalking his ex-girlfriend, and he's wallowing in envy of his successful older brother. To get back on his feet, he takes a job at the local paper, and when he stumbles across his predecessor's notes on a cold case murder file, he thinks he's found the thing that'll keep him out of trouble. No such luck. The further he digs into the case, the more certain he is that the unsolved crime is connected to a series of eerie, inexplicable events that have recently occurred in town. And he knows his suspicions are right on when he finds himself dragged into a deadly game of blackmail and murder that clearly has evil as its only goal.--From publisher description
Rumble tumble by Joe R Lansdale ( Book )
18 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mother learns that her daughter has been forced into prostitution by a gang of neo-Nazis in Oklahoma. The mother asks her boyfriend, Hap Collins, to rescue her and he raises an armed posse composed of oddball characters
The magic wagon by Joe R Lansdale ( Book )
10 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A novel which centers around a medicine wagon and Wild West show that visits a town in east Texas during the early years of the 20th century
Lost echoes : a novel by Joe R Lansdale ( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Since a mysterious childhood illness, Harry Wilkes has experienced horrific visions. Gruesome scenes emerge to replay themselves before his eyes. Triggered by simple sounds, these visions occur anywhere a tragic event has happened. Now in college, Harry feels haunted and turns to alcohol to dull his visionary senses. One night, he sees a fellow drunk easily best three muggers. In this man, Harry finds not only a friend that will help him kick the booze, but also a sensei who will teach him to master his unusual gift. Soon Harry's childhood crush, Kayla, comes and asks for help solving her father's murder. Unsure of how it will affect him, Harry finds the strength to confront the dark secrets of the past, only to unveil the horrors of the present
Best of the West by Joe R Lansdale ( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thirteen stories and a teleplay, The nighthawk rides!, by William F. Nolan
Freezer burn by Joe R Lansdale ( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A robber on the run in Texas is given a job in a freak show by the kind owner of a travelling circus. The robber repays the man's kindness by sleeping with his wife and plotting with her to murder him
The New frontier : the best of today's western fiction ( Book )
6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Western fiction short stories
The best of Joe R. Lansdale by Joe R Lansdale ( )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stories in this collection are populated by characters such as zombies, Godzilla, and wise-cracking down-on-their-luck types who are caught up in bizarre incidents and mundane desires. Marked by elements of horror, suspense, black humor, and Texas, these stories are vintage Lansdale
Bubba Ho-tep by Don Coscarelli ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mud Creek, Texas is about to get all shook up. When mysterious deaths plague the Shady Rest retirement home, it's up to its most-sequined senior citizen to take on a 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy with a penchant for cowboy boots, bathroom graffiti and sucking the souls from the barely living. Will this Bubba Ho-Tep make sure there's never another "Elvis" sighting? Or can "Elvis" show the world that he can still take care of business?
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Buchanan, Jack

controlled identity Simmons, Brad

controlled identity Slater, Ray, 1951-

Lansdale 1951-
Lansdale, Joe Richard, 1951-
ランズデイル, ジョー・R
ランズデール, ジョー・R
Languages
English (261)
Italian (16)
French (7)
Spanish (2)
German (1)
Japanese (1)
Swedish (1)
Finnish (1)
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