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Joe R. Lansdale - Cold ​in July
Richard ​Dane shoots and kills a gun-wielding burglar in his living room. It's clearly a case of self-defense, but the dead man’s father, Ben Russel, doesn't see it that way. Russel wants to extract Old Testament-style justice: an eye-for-an-eye, a son-for-a-son. Straightforward menace takes a 90-degree turn, though, when certain unexpected truths come to light, and soon Dane and Russel find themselves working together for a common cause. Their investigation puts them at odds with the cops, the Feds, and the Dixie Mafia, but they’re determined to find the answers that lie at the end of a very dark and twisting path.

Joe R. Lansdale - Kétmedvés ​mambó
Két ​csóró texasi pali, az alkalmi munkákból élő Hap és a fekete bőrű Leonard különös kérést kap egy rendőrhadnagy ismerősüktől: kutassák fel a hadnagy eltűnt barátnőjét, Floridát, a gyönyörű, fekete bőrű ügyvédnőt, aki egy gyanús öngyilkosság kivizsgálása céljából Grovetownba ment. Abba a városba, ahol nagyon nem szerencsés dolog feketének lenni. Sőt veszélyes. Hap és Leonard vállalja a feladatot, és ez többször is kis híján az életükbe kerül. Az ellenséges környezetben lépten-nyomon szembe kerülnek a faji előítéletekkel, az irigységgel, a mohósággal és a bosszúvággyal, de nem adják fel... Az előző Lansdale-könyvben megismert figurák folytatják különös, küzdelmes életüket.

Joe R. Lansdale - High ​Cotton
This ​collection of Joe R. Lansdale stories represents the best of the “Lansdale” genre—a strange mixture of dark crime, even darker humor, and adventure tales. The stories are varied in setting and theme, but they are all pure Lansdale—eerie, amusing, and occasionally horrific. In “The Pit,” modern gladiators square off against one another using Roman methods. An alternate-history tale called “Trains Not Taken” shows Buffalo Bill as an ambassador and Wild Bill Hickok as a clerk. Lansdale’s love of large lizards and humor are evident in the stories “Godzilla’s Twelve Step Program” and “Bob the Dinosaur Goes to Disneyland.

Joe R. Lansdale - The ​Tall Grass and Other Stories
A ​midnight train slows to a stop between stations, leading a wakeful passenger to step out and stretch his legs. The conductor really should’ve locked his compartment door better… There are thirty-three stories in this collection of Joe Lansdale short fiction, some meaty, some mini-sized. A few are so short that if you blink, you might miss them, but maybe that’s all part of Lansdale's plan: slipping an innocent-looking seed in your subconscious, there to sprout when you least expect it. Sometimes the shortest stories stick with you the longest, because you wind up filling in most of the details yourself. Tricky, that, but don’t think Lansdale didn’t set it all up like a complicated carom shot. Hello, cue ball. Completists take note: many of these stories appeared in “The King and Other Stories” and “Unchained and Unhinged,” neither of which are available electronically. Added to them are several, "The Tall Grass" included, which have never been featured in any Lansdale collection, digital or otherwise. They run the gamut from weird to horrifying to thought provoking, stories that Lansdale feels have a “sharp and memorable impact, like ice pick pokes that hopefully left no wounds.” Poke poke.

Megan Abbott - Lawrence Block - Joe R. Lansdale - L. ​A. Noire
1940s ​Hollywood, murder, deception and mystery take center stage as readers reintroduce themselves to characters seen in L.A. Noire. Explore the lives of actresses desperate for the Hollywood spotlight; heroes turned defeated men; and classic Noir villains. Readers will come across not only familiar faces, but familiar cases from the game that take on a new spin to tell the tales of emotionally torn protagonists, depraved schemers and their ill-fated victims. With original short fiction by Megan Abbott, Lawrence Block, Joe Lansdale, Joyce Carol Oates, Francine Prose, Jonathan Santlofer, Duane Swierczynski and Andrew Vachss, L.A. Noire: The Collected Stories breathes new life into a time-honored American tradition, in an exciting anthology that will appeal to fans of suspense and gamers everywhere

Joe R. Lansdale - The ​Thicket
Jack ​Parker thought he'd already seen his fair share of tragedy. His grandmother was killed in a farm accident when he was barely five years old. His parents have just succumbed to the smallpox epidemic sweeping turn-of-the-century East Texas--orphaning him and his younger sister, Lula. Then catastrophe strikes on the way to their uncle's farm, when a traveling group of bank-robbing bandits murder Jack's grandfather and kidnap his sister. With no elders left for miles, 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 named Shorty, a grave-digging son of an ex-slave named Eustace, and a street-smart woman-for-hire named Jimmie Sue who's come into some very intimate knowledge about the bandits (and a few members of Jack's extended family to boot). In the throes of being civilized, East Texas is still a wild, feral place. Oil wells spurt liquid money from the ground. But as Jack's about to find out, blood and redemption rule supreme. In The Thicket, award-winning novelist Joe R. Lansdale lets loose like never before, in a rip-roaring adventure equal parts True Gritand Stand by Me--the perfect introduction to an acclaimed writer whose work has been called "as funny and frightening as anything that could have been dreamed up by the Brothers Grimm--or Mark Twain" (New York Times Book Review)

Joe R. Lansdale - The ​Two-Bear Mambo
Florida ​Grange, Leonard Pine's lawyer and Hap Collin's former lover, has disappeared while on a case. Redneck psychopaths, voodoo exhumations, biblical thunderstorms and murder - nothing can deflect Hap and Leonard from their search for her, especially since they've just packed a lunch.

Joe R. Lansdale - Sanctified ​and Chicken-Fried
Master ​of mojo storytelling, spinner of over-the-top yarns of horror, suspense, humor, mystery, science fiction, and even the Old West, Joe R. Lansdale has attracted a wide and enthusiastic following. His genre-defying work has brought him numerous awards, including the Grand Master of Horror from the World Horror Convention, the Edgar Award, the American Horror Award, seven Bram Stoker awards, the British Fantasy Award, Italy's Grinzane Prize for Literature, as well as Notable Book of the Year recognition twice from the New York Times. Sanctified and Chicken-Fried is the first "true best of Lansdale" anthology. It brings together a unique mix of well-known short stories and excerpts from his acclaimed novels, along with new and previously unpublished material. In this collection of gothic tales that explore the dark and sometimes darkly humorous side of life and death, you'll meet traveling preachers with sinister agendas, towns lost to time, teenagers out for a good time who get more than they bargain for, and gangsters and strange goings-on at the end of the world. Out of the blender of Lansdale's imagination spew tall tales about men and mules, hogs and races, that are, in his words, "the equivalent of Aesop meets Flannery O'Connor on a date with William Faulkner, the events recorded by James M. Cain." Whether you're a long-time fan of Joe R. Lansdale or just discovering his work, this anthology brings you the best of a writer whom the New York Times Book Review has praised for having "a folklorist's eye for telling detail and a front-porch raconteur's sense of pace."

Joe R. Lansdale - Savage ​Season
A ​rip-roaring, high-octane, Texas-sized thriller, featuring two friends, one vixen, a crew of washed-up radicals, loads of money, and bloody mayhem.Hap Collins and Leonard Pine are best friends, yet they couldn't be more different. Hap is an east Texas white-boy with a weakness for Texas women. Leonard is a gay, black Vietnam vet. Together, they steer up more commotion than a fire storm. But that's just the way they like it. So when an ex-flame of Hap's returns promising a huge score. Hap lets Leonard in on the scam, and that's when things get interesting. Chockfull of action and laughs, Savage Season is the masterpiece of dark suspense that introduced Hap and Leonard to the thriller scene. It hasn't been the same since.

Joe R. Lansdale - Veszett ​világ
Egy ​néprajztudós alaposságával és ugyanakkor egy elsőrangú mesélő stílusérzékével írja le a részleteket. Semmi megszokott trükk, semmi unalom, semmi alvajáróknak való lila köd, semmi céltalan vadság: egészen ritka tehetség. Ha egy kicsivel több filozofálgatás lenne ezekben a Hap-Leonard-regényekben, unalmassá válnának. De nincs több, csak annyi, amennyi elgondolkodtat, amennyi talán segít abban, hogy másként lássuk a dolgokat. Ha több bunyó lenne, esetleg elcsúsznának az arányok a szokvány kalandregény felé, ha kevesebb, nemcsak kevésbé izgalmas lenne a regény, hanem hazug is. Ebben a kemény világban, amelyet Lansdale leír, kellő keménység nélkül csak álmodozni lehet. Vagány szövegek, keserű igazságok, iszonyú poénok között fájdalmasan költői mondatok bújnak meg, és mind ott és akkor, ahol és amikor lennie kell. Hát, talán ettől olyan jó író ez a texasi, és ezért csapunk le a regényeire.

Joe R. Lansdale - Fekete ​rontás
Texas ​keleti fertálya, kánikula. Hap Collins és Leonard Pine az utóbbi elhunyt nagybátyja házát takarítják, mikor egyik nap a korhadó padlódeszkák alatt rábukkannak valamire. Valami förtelmesre. Nem lehet fölötte átsiklani, nem lehet visszatemetni. Muszáj lépni. Hap a rendőröket akarja hívni. Leonard a fekete bőrűek lakta környék íratlan szabályaihoz tartva magát, lebeszéli. Majd ők... A csóró, fehér napszámos Hap, és a csóró, fekete Leonard belevág. Mind mélyebb bugyrokban és mind sötétebb és sötétebb titkokban vájkálnak, hogy aztán a végén valami olyasmi derüljön ki, amire senki sem számít. A Fekete rontás úgy indul, mint egy gőzmozdony: kicsit lassan talán, de már az első pillanattól érezni, hogy hatalmas erő munkál benne, s bármelyik pillanatban észvesztő sebességre kapcsolhat. Így is történik. Szóval ez egy nem akármilyen könyv. Ezt mondja róla a Booklovers, a Los Angeles Times, a New York Times, amely az év egyik legérdekesebb kötetének minősítette, és mondja az angol- és amerikai írótársadalom, amely legmagasabb szakmai kitüntetésekre érdemesítette a szerzőt. Joe R. Lansdale megkapta már a British Fantazy Awardot, az American Mystery Awardot, és a Bram Stoker Awardot - ez utóbbit négyszer is. Egészen eredeti stílus Akasztófahumor Körömlerágató izgalom

Joe R. Lansdale - Forró ​pite
Hap ​Collins a középkorúság minden átkával küzd. Éjszakánként kidobóembereskedik egy helyi lokálban. Napközben legjobb barátja - a fekete, homokos vietnami veterán, Leonard Pine - és jó asszonya, a valaha-volt megyeszépe, Brett Sawyer kegyelemkenyéren tengeti életét. Hap gödörben van, de ott még nem tart, hogy az eget is bedeszkázták volna fölötte. Eddig a jó hírek. Szükség is lesz rájuk, mert jönnek a rosszak. A menet nem ígérkezik könnyűnek: a már ismerős moszkitófészekből, a texasi LaBorde-ból első menetben az oklahomai Hootie Hoot nehézfiúihoz kell látogatniuk. Útközben a trió új ismerősökre tesz szert, köztük egy esetlen igehirdetőre, aki voltaképp nyugdíjas bérgyilkos, de támadnak új ellenségeik is, köztük egy vörös hajú törpe, no meg egy egész bandányi motoros, akik időközben profi bűnözőkké és hidegvérű gyilkosokká váltak. A mű hamisítatlan texasi kalandregény...

Joe R. Lansdale - Mucho ​Mojo
Inheriting ​one hundred thousand dollars and a small hiccup of a house in a dilapidated district is not so bad, and Uncle Chester made a nice gift of it to his nephew Leonard... though the clean-up is intensive, the floor is Rotten, and the neighbors are something from a nightmare. It is one thing to renovate a house to sell it. It is another to cut down the walls and risk discovering hidden skeletons...

Joe R. Lansdale - The ​Bottoms
The ​Edgar Award winning thriller The Bottoms is classic American storytelling in its truest, darkest, and more affecting formwith echoes of William Faulkner and Harper Lee. Its 1933 in East Texas and the Depression lingers in the air like a slow moving storm. When a young Harry Collins and his little sister stumble across the body of a black woman who has been savagely mutilated and left to die in the bottoms of the Sabine River, their small town is instantly charged with tension. When a second body turns up, this time of a white woman, there is little Harry can do from stopping his Klan neighbors from lynching an innocent black man. Together with his younger sister, Harry sets out to discover who the real killer is, and to do so they will search for a truth that resides far deeper than any river or skin color.

Joe R. Lansdale - Deadman's ​Road
Deadwood ​meets The Walking Dead in this wild and profane Western romp featuring zombies, werewolves, killer bees, and one pissed-off gun-slinging preacher. The Wild West has never seen the likes of Reverend Jebidiah Mercer, a hard man wielding a burning Bible and a bottle of whiskey in the battle between God and the Devil. Frankly, he's not sure he gives a damn who wins. As the not-so-good Reverend tangles with a vengeful shaman and his undead army and joins a renegade named Flower to battle a horde of cannibalistic fiends, only this is certain: Mercer's blasphemous journey is laced with relentless action, terrifying evil, and nonstop humor. This supernatural epic of the Old West that never was will leave you heartily cheering for the good guys—if you can just figure out who the good guys are. Joe R. Lansdale, the high priest of Texan weirdness, is the author of more than thirty novels, including the Edgar Award-winning Hap and Leonard mystery series (Mucho Mojo, Two Bear Mambo). His work has been adapted for television (The Twilight Zone, Masters of Horror) and film (Bubba Ho-Tep), and he was written graphic novels for DC (Batman) and Marvel (Fantastic Four). He lives in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Jonathan Oliver - Joe R. Lansdale - Christopher Priest - House ​of Fear
The ​tread on the landing outside the door, when you know you are the only one in the house. The wind whistling through the eves, carrying the voices of the dead. The figure glimpsed briefly through the cracked window of a derelict house. Editor Jonathan Oliver brings horror home with a collection of haunted house stories by some of the finest writers working in the horror genre, including Joe R. Lansdale, Sarah Pinborough, Lisa Tuttle, Christopher Priest, Adam L. G. Nevill, Nicholas Royle, Chaz Brenchley, Christopher Fowler, Gary Kilworth, Western Ochse, Eric Brown, Tim Lebbon, Nina Allan, Stephen Volk, Paul Meloy and more.

Joe R. Lansdale - Elveszett ​visszhangok
Harry ​Wilkes kissrác korában betegségen esik át, és két barátjával egy éjszakai kirándulás alkalmával rádöbben: lát dolgokat. Látomásai felfedik a múlt titkait, amelyek csak számára érzékelhetőek. Harry Wilkes élete fokozatosan pokollá válik, mire a főiskolára kerül. A fiatalember közlekedőutakat épít ki magának a campuson, az utcán és otthona közelében, olyan útvonalakat, amelyek mentén nem, vagy csak alig történt valami rossz, hiszen ha ilyesmibe botlik, azonnal átéli, amit a múltban az áldozatok. Harry a legjobb úton van afelé, hogy súlyos alkoholista váljék belőle, de új barátja, a sok éve még mindig a családja elvesztését sirató Tad jóvoltából kísérletet tesz arra, hogy megtanuljon szesz nélkül együtt élni átkos képességével. Ekkor azonban felbukkan életében a gyerekkori barátnő, akiből rendőr lett, és arra kéri, segítsen tisztázni édesapja halálának gyanús körülményeit...

Joe R. Lansdale - Act ​of Love
Telling ​the tautly plotted story of a modern Jack the Ripper's spree in Houston, Lansdale creates a powerful combination of crime, police work, and social commentary--all with an eye for graphic detail. Act of Love, his first novel, is a collector's item for Lansdale's old fans and essential reading for his new ones.

Joe R. Lansdale - The ​Drive-In
Imagine ​a jam-packed drive-in on a Saturday night. You're kicking back in your car with the popcorn and enjoying a good old-fashioned scary monster movie when, suddenly, the drive-in itself becomes the movie, with all its attendance thrills. And dangers. When a group of friends decided to spend a day at the world's largest Drive-In theater horror fest, they expected to see tons of bloody murders, rampaging madmen, and mayhem—but only on the screen. As a mysterious force traps all the patrons inside the Drive-In, the worst in humanity comes out. Filled with Lansdale's razor whit and black humor, The Drive-In is a darkly humorous masterpiece!

Joe R. Lansdale - Una ​stagione selvaggia
Hap ​ha rinunciato da tempo a salvare il mondo: la sua unica preoccupazione è vivere tranquillo, tra chiacchiere oziose e interminabili bevute con l'inseparabile Leonard. Ma il grande sogno degli anni Sessanta gli è rimasto incollato addosso perché non ha mai dimenticato Trudy, la bionda con cui aveva giocato a fare la rivoluzione. Quando Trudy ricompare nella sua vita, chiedendogli di recuperare il bottino di una rapina in banca, accetta l'incarico finendo però a capofitto in una spirale di violenza alla quale potrà sottrarsi soltanto con l'aiuto di Leonard. Quei soldi fanno gola a molti, e c'è chi è disposto a tutto pur di non dover dividere il malloppo. Lansdale accompagna il lettore tra paludi melmose e palazzi fatiscenti, ormai accerchiati dalla nuova America dei centri commerciali e degli immensi parcheggi di cemento. E già dispensa a piene mani quel misto di umorismo sardonico e sottile nostalgia, di idealismo e disillusione che ha fatto di Hap Collins e Leonard Pine una coppia di detective tra le più affascinanti e amate degli ultimi anni.

Delilah S. Dawson - Joe R. Lansdale - Keith Lansdale - The ​X-Files: Case Files 1.
For ​25 years, FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully have been shining their flashlights into the shadows, searching for the truth. To celebrate this anniversary, IDW Publishing proudly presents The X-Files: Case Files! Under this banner, faithful fans will discover stories that explore X-Files of the past and present by top talent from comics and prose! This first volume includes "Florida Man..." by Star Wars author Delilah S. Dawson with art by Marco Castiello, and "The Owl Witch" by multiple Bram Stoker Award winner Joe R. Lansdale and Keith Lansdale with art by Menton3.

Joe R. Lansdale - Moon ​Lake
From ​an Edgar award-winning author comes the gripping and unexpected tale of a lost town and the dark secrets that lie beneath the glittering waters of an East Texas lake. Daniel Russell was only thirteen years old when his father tried to kill them both by driving their car into Moon Lake. Miraculously surviving the crash—and growing into adulthood—Daniel returns to the site of this traumatic incident in the hopes of recovering his father's car and bones. As he attempts to finally put to rest the memories that have plagued him for years, he discovers something even more shocking among the wreckage that has ties to a twisted web of dark deeds, old grudges, and strange murders. As Daniel diligently follows where the mysterious trail of vengeance leads, he unveils the heroic revelation at its core.

Joe R. Lansdale - The ​Nightrunners
Becky ​got raped. Her husband Monty has the "lack of balls blues." Bad dude Brian blames Becky for the death of his closest friend. When Becky and Monty drive north from Galveston into the piney woods of East Texas, and hole up in a cabin to recover, Brian and his compadres make a date for revenge. Then the God of the Razor shows up. A brilliant, hypercharged horror novel with sex, violence, a black '66 Chevy and a plastic Jesus with a lightbulb inside.

Joe R. Lansdale - Bad ​Chili
Hap ​Collins is home, fresh from his stint on an offshore oil rig, bright with determination to change his life. Back in LaBorde, he finds his friend Leonard Pine grieving over the breakup of his affair with his lover Raul. Then things get serious. A local roughneck by the name of Horse Dick is dead and Leonard is implicated. Not surprisingly, the law is little use. To help his partner, Hap won't be bending the law, he'll be stomping the hell out of it. But Hap has always had to do things he doesn't like. What he does like - a lot - is Brett Sawyer, a nurse and a woman with her own past.

Joe R. Lansdale - The ​Best of Joe R. Lansdale
Godzilla’s ​in a twelve-step program. A soul-sucking Mummy stalks Elvis and John F. Kennedy. Joe Bob Briggs has a moral dilemma: If your girlfriend turns zombie on you, what do you do? And that’s the tame stuff. In this red-hot collection from world-champion Mojo storyteller Joe R. Lansdale, you’ll find his best, most outrageous stories. The high priest of Texan weirdness does it all: horror, mystery, satire, suspense, and even Westerns. Prepare to be offended, shocked, and cackling like a crazed redneck. Featuring five Bram Stoker Award–winning stories, this career retrospective contains some of Lansdale’s rarer work, his nonfiction forays into drive-in theaters and B-movies, and the novella Bubba Ho-Tep, later made into a cult-classic major motion picture. Come on in—the weirdness is fine.