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Lansdale, Joe R. 1951-

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Most widely held works by Joe R Lansdale
The bottoms by Joe R Lansdale( Book )

32 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When young Harry Crane discovers the black woman's body, mutilated and bound, he unwittingly unleashes a storm of uncontrolled fear, thinly buried racial animosities, and fearsomely escalating violence. Harry's father -- the town constable -- struggles to see that proper justice gets done. Then Harry discovers that the Goat Man -- who the locals say lives beneath the bridge that crosses the Sabine River -- holds the key to a string of brutal and confounding murders
The thicket by Joe R Lansdale( Book )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and German and held by 1,497 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"--
A fine dark line by Joe R Lansdale( Book )

37 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,448 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
Paradise sky by Joe R Lansdale( Book )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 1,421 WorldCat member 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."
Edge of dark water by Joe R Lansdale( Book )

27 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,336 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
Sunset and sawdust by Joe R Lansdale( Book )

27 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,240 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
Bad chili by Joe R Lansdale( Book )

34 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,039 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
Honky tonk samurai by Joe R Lansdale( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 993 WorldCat member 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."--
Devil red by Joe R Lansdale( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 980 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"--
Mucho mojo by Joe R Lansdale( Book )

37 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 966 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
Captains outrageous by Joe R Lansdale( Book )

36 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 962 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
The two-bear mambo by Joe R Lansdale( Book )

30 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Full of savage humor, 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
Vanilla Ride by Joe R Lansdale( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 915 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
Leather maiden by Joe R Lansdale( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 903 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
Lost echoes : a novel by Joe R Lansdale( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in Italian and English and held by 787 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. From the Trade Paperback edition
Rumble tumble by Joe R Lansdale( Book )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The daughter of Hap Collins' lady friend has been forced into prostitution. Hap and Leonard set out to bring her home
The magic wagon by Joe R Lansdale( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 780 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
Freezer burn by Joe R Lansdale( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 687 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
Best of the West by Joe R Lansdale( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen stories and a teleplay, The nighthawk rides!, by William F. Nolan
Rusty puppy by Joe R Lansdale( Book )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mismatched private detectives Hap and Leonard investigate the murder of a young black man who was conducting his own civilian investigation into the white cop who was stalking his sister
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The bottoms
Alternative Names

controlled identityBuchanan, Jack

controlled identitySimmons, Brad

controlled identitySlater, Ray, 1951-

Joe R. Lansdale Amerikaans schrijver

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Lansdale 1951-

Lansdale, Joe Richard 1951-

Джо Р. Лансдейл

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A fine dark lineEdge of dark waterSunset and sawdustBad chiliDevil redMucho mojoCaptains outrageousThe two-bear mambo