Search Results: "Joe R. Lansdale"


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DEAD ON THE BONES by Joe R. Lansdale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 30, 2016

"This act of a writer's love becomes a show of generosity for the audience."
Lansdale pays homage to the pulp writers who inspired him in this loving collection of stories. Read full book review >

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BLOOD AND LEMONADE by Joe R. Lansdale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"The emphasis on prequels to the partnership subordinates the trademark dialogue between Hap and Leonard, who doesn't even appear in half these stories, to self-serious moralizing over individually effective but highly repetitious tales."
This companion volume to the second season of the Hap and Leonard TV series includes 14 flashbacks to the iconic Texas partners' youth, eight of them new to print. Read full book review >

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HONKY TONK SAMURAI by Joe R. Lansdale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Let's hope there's more of that good feeling to come in this terrific series."
Hap and Leonard, the East Texas duo of two-fisted do-gooders, return in the ninth novel about their adventures. Read full book review >

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LOST ECHOES by Joe R. Lansdale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"No doubt there's a leaner, more suspenseful tale struggling to break out of this one. But Lansdale (A Fine Dark Line, 2003, etc.) remains one of the preeminent entertainers in crime fiction."
At the age of six, Harry Wilkes got the mumps, almost died, got better, began to see sounds. Read full book review >

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DARK AT HEART by Karen Lansdale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 1992

"What might have been a groundbreaking anthology, a Dark Forces of crime fiction, proves nothing more than a competent but uninspired anthology with no cutting edge."

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VANILLA RIDE by Joe R. Lansdale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2009

"Talented Lansdale (Leather Maiden, 2008, etc.) pens another rowdy, raunchy entertainment—nothing to take seriously but more damn fun than a barrel of Rambos."
Pine and Collins, crime fiction's most lovable miscreants (Captains Outrageous, 2001, etc.), are back in action, filling body bags for the sake of friendship. Read full book review >

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RUSTY PUPPY by Joe R. Lansdale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Minor blemishes aside, this puppy tells a waggly tale the reader is happy to follow down the roughest paths."
A woman's plea to find her son's murderer sets the stage for the latest Hap and Leonard mystery. Read full book review >

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A FINE DARK LINE by Joe R. Lansdale
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 8, 2003

"Funny, scary, heartwarming, heart-pounding, Tom Sawyer-ish, Huck Finn-ish, provocative, evocative, sometimes actually wise: the best ever from talented Lansdale (Captains Outrageous, 2001, etc.)—a genre-crossing tour de force to spark the most jaded appetites."
Long and hot—'twas ever thus—is the summer of 1958 in backwater Dewmont, Texas, but almost nothing that happens to13-year-old Stanley Mitchell during its course is remotely typical. Read full book review >

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LEATHER MAIDEN by Joe R. Lansdale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2008

"An underimagined plot and a hero who's hard to like may leave fans of Edgar-winner Lansdale (Lost Echoes, 2007, etc.) yearning for those charismatic rascals Collins and Pine."
A native has a blood-soaked homecoming. Read full book review >

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EDGE OF DARK WATER by Joe R. Lansdale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2012

"The river, the raft, a stash of money coveted by bad guys, nonstop adventures that edify, terrify and deepen the bond between Sue Ellen and Jinx. A highly entertaining tour de force."
The author of the prize-winning Hap and Leonard series (Devil Red, 2011, etc.) charts a course that may remind you of a distaff Huck and Jim. Read full book review >

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THE BOTTOMS by Joe R. Lansdale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2000

"Lansdale, whose claim on East Texas (Freezer Burn, 1999, etc.) remains undisputed, takes dead aim at the stupidity of prejudice and hits the bull's-eye."
Now that he's in his 80s, Harry Crane's memories turn from his rest home in Houston back to his early teens in the '30s in East Texas, where his father, Jacob, was the town barber and constable, his mother was the town beauty, and he and his baby sister Thomasina played in the local woods, the Bottoms, scaring each other silly with tales of the Goat Man who supposedly roamed the area. Read full book review >

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SUNSET AND SAWDUST by Joe R. Lansdale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 2004

"A slutty kind of fiction that seems to give everything up too easily but never quite delivers."
An East Texas lumber town steeped in racism, sin, and mendacity—everything that should make for a much better yarn. Read full book review >