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Lansdale, Joe R. 1951-

Works: 318 works in 1,072 publications in 10 languages and 37,573 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Historical fiction  Suspense fiction  Drama  Domestic fiction  Short stories  Film adaptations  Adventure stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Commentator, Contributor, Creator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3562.A557, 813.54
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Publications about Joe R Lansdale
Publications by Joe R Lansdale
Most widely held works by Joe R Lansdale
The bottoms by Joe R Lansdale( Book )
34 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,952 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 )
35 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,587 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 )
25 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,403 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 )
22 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,356 libraries worldwide
Drie vrienden willen de as van hun vermoorde vriendin naar Hollywood brengen en zakken per vlot de rivier af, hetgeen hun leven blijvend zal beïnvloeden
The thicket by Joe R Lansdale( Book )
17 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 1,356 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 )
32 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,181 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 )
29 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,090 libraries worldwide
Hap Collins and Leonard Pine take a break from their day jobs to search for Florida Grange, Leonard's 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 now how--chaotically
Captains outrageous by Joe R Lansdale( Book )
32 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,071 libraries worldwide
Hap Collins and Leonard Pine find mucho trouble, this time in Mexico, when they come face to face with a nudist mobster, his seven-foot strong-arm, a octogenarian knife-touting fisherman, and, somehow, an armadillo
Devil red by Joe R Lansdale( Book )
14 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,067 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"--
Mucho mojo by Joe R Lansdale( Book )
36 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,059 libraries worldwide
Digging up the skeletal remains of a child wrapped in pornographic magazines under his late uncle's house, Leonard vows to clear his uncle's name by investigating on his own and uncovers an evil past of dark obsession
Vanilla Ride by Joe R Lansdale( Book )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,051 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
Leather maiden by Joe R Lansdale( Book )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 959 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 )
24 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 921 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. By the author of Bad Chili
The magic wagon by Joe R Lansdale( Book )
10 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 880 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 )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 847 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. From the Trade Paperback edition
Freezer burn by Joe R Lansdale( Book )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 752 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
Best of the West by Joe R Lansdale( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 740 libraries worldwide
Thirteen stories and a teleplay, The nighthawk rides!, by William F. Nolan
The New frontier : the best of today's western fiction ( Book )
6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 614 libraries worldwide
Western fiction short stories
The best of Joe R. Lansdale by Joe R Lansdale( file )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 609 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( visu )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 594 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 "Elvis", its most sequined senior citizen and a black curmudgeon-in-chief, "JFK", to defeat a 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy with a penchant for sucking the souls from the barely living
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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
English (259)
Italian (57)
French (35)
Japanese (15)
German (13)
Finnish (5)
Spanish (4)
Hungarian (1)
Swedish (1)
Czech (1)
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