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Lansdale, Joe R. 1951-

Overview
Works: 301 works in 1,137 publications in 13 languages and 39,405 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  Suspense fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Crime films  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Commentator, Conceptor, Scenarist, Contributor, Author of introduction, Creator
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 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,805 libraries worldwide
When Harry Crane discovers the mutilated body of a young African-American woman, he unwittingly unleashes a storm of fear, racial animosities, and violence
The thicket by Joe R Lansdale( Book )
26 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,512 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"--
A fine dark line by Joe R Lansdale( Book )
40 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,484 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
Edge of dark water by Joe R Lansdale( Book )
26 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,342 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
Sunset and sawdust by Joe R Lansdale( Book )
29 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,299 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
Paradise sky by Joe R Lansdale( Book )
11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,071 libraries worldwide
On the run after an infamous landowner murders his father, Willie becomes an expert marksman before turning Buffalo Soldier, befriending Wild Bill Hickok and earning the nickname "Deadwood Dick."
Bad chili by Joe R Lansdale( Book )
20 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 996 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
Mucho mojo by Joe R Lansdale( Book )
40 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 959 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
Devil red by Joe R Lansdale( Book )
14 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 944 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"--
Captains outrageous by Joe R Lansdale( Book )
22 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 934 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
The two-bear mambo by Joe R Lansdale( Book )
34 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 930 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
Leather maiden by Joe R Lansdale( Book )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 928 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
Vanilla Ride by Joe R Lansdale( Book )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 908 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
The magic wagon by Joe R Lansdale( Book )
14 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 836 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 )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 815 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
Rumble tumble by Joe R Lansdale( Book )
25 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 772 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
Freezer burn by Joe R Lansdale( Book )
21 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 713 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 703 libraries worldwide
Thirteen stories and a teleplay, The nighthawk rides!, by William F. Nolan
Honky tonk samurai by Joe R Lansdale( Book )
8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 693 libraries worldwide
"Only Hap and Leonard would catch a cold case with hot cars, hot women, and ugly skinheads. The story starts simply enough when Hap, a former 60s activist and self-proclaimed white trash rebel, and Leonard, a tough black, gay Vietnam vet and Republican with an addiction to Dr. Pepper, are working a freelance surveillance job in East Texas. The uneventful stakeout is coming to an end when the pair witness a man abusing his dog. Leonard takes matters into his own fists, and now the bruised dog abuser wants to press charges. One week later, a woman named Lilly Buckner drops by their new PI office with a proposition: find her missing granddaughter, or she'll turn in a video of Leonard beating the dog abuser. The pair agrees to take on the cold case and soon discover that the used car dealership where her granddaughter worked is actually a front for a prostitution ring. The mystery of her disappearance only deepens from there."--
The best of Joe R. Lansdale by Joe R Lansdale( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 274 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
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Buchanan, Jack

controlled identity Simmons, Brad

controlled identity Slater, Ray, 1951-

Joe R. Lansdale Amerikaans schrijver
Joe R. Lansdale amerikansk författare
Joe R. Lansdale amerikansk skribent
Joe R. Lansdale écrivain américain
Joe R. Lansdale scrittore statunitense
Joe R. Lansdale US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Lansdale 1951-
Lansdale, Joe Richard 1951-
Джо. Р. Ленсдейл
Джо. Р. Лэнсдейл
جو آر لانسدال نویسنده آمریکایی
ጆ ላንስዴል
ジョー・R・ランズデール
ランズデイル, ジョー・R
ランズデール, ジョー・R
Languages
English (244)
Italian (76)
French (45)
German (37)
Japanese (11)
Finnish (6)
Spanish (3)
Hungarian (2)
Polish (2)
Multiple languages (2)
Russian (2)
Swedish (1)
Czech (1)
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