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Joe R. Lansdale

Biography

Joe R. Lansdale

Joe R. Lansdale is the author of more than 30 novels, including the Edgar Award–winning Hap and Leonard mystery series (MUCHO MOJO, TWO BEAR MAMBO) and the New York Times Notable Book THE BOTTOMS. More than two hundred of his stories have appeared in such outlets as Tales From the Crypt and Pulphouse, and his work has been adapted for "The Twilight Zone" and "Masters of Horror." Lansdale has written several graphic novels, including FANTASTIC FOUR. He is a tenth-degree black belt and the founder of the Shen Chuan martial art.

Books by Joe R. Lansdale

by Joe R. Lansdale - Crime, Crime Fiction, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Richard Dane has killed a man. He cannot unhear the firing of the gun or unsee the blood on his living room wall. But everybody in the small town of LaBorde, Texas knows Dane acted in self defense. Everybody except Ben Russel, the ex-con father of the small-time criminal who invaded Dane's home. When Russel comes looking for revenge against Dane's family, the two are unexpectedly drawn into a conspiracy that conceals the vilest of crimes.

by Joe R. Lansdale - Adventure, Fiction, Western

When a traveling group of bank-robbing bandits murder Jack's grandfather and kidnap his sister, Jack must grow up fast and enlist a band of heroes the likes of which has never been seen if his sister stands any chance at survival. But the best he can come up with is a charismatic, bounty-hunting dwarf, a grave-digging son of an ex-slave, and a street-smart woman-for-hire who has come into some very intimate knowledge about the bandits (and a few members of Jack's extended family to boot).

by Joe R. Lansdale - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

May Lynn, once a pretty girl who dreamed of becoming a Hollywood star, is now dead. Sue Ellen, her strong-willed teenage friend, sets out to dig up May Lynn's body, burn it to ash, and take those ashes to Hollywood to spread around. But Sue Ellen has some stolen money that her enemies will do anything to get back.