Joe R. Lansdale Books In Order

The Drive-In Books In Publication Order

  1. The Drive-In (1988)
  2. The Drive-In II: Not Just One of Them Sequels (1989)
  3. The Drive-In 3: The Bus Tour (2005)

Hap and Leonard Books In Publication Order

  1. Savage Season (1990)
  2. Mucho Mojo (1994)
  3. The Two-Bear Mambo (1995)
  4. Bad Chili (1997)
  5. Rumble Tumble (1998)
  6. Captains Outrageous (2001)
  7. Vanilla Ride (2009)
  8. Devil Red (2010)
  9. Hyenas (2011)
  10. Dead Aim (2012)
  11. Honky Tonk Samurai (2015)
  12. Briar Patch Boogie (2016)
  13. Miracles Ain’t What They Used to Be (2016)
  14. Coco Butternut (2017)
  15. Rusty Puppy (2017)
  16. Cold Cotton (2017)
  17. Jackrabbit Smile (2018)
  18. The Elephant of Surprise (2019)
  19. Born for Trouble (2022)

Hap & Leonard Collections In Publication Order

  1. Veil’s Visit (1999)
  2. Hap and Leonard (2016)
  3. Hap and Leonard: Blood and Lemonade (2017)

Joe Lansdale’s Batman Books In Publication Order

  1. Batman, Captured by the Engines (1991)
  2. Terror on the High Skies (1992)

Lost Lansdale Books In Publication Order

  1. Waltz of Shadows (1999)
  2. Something Lumber This Way Comes, Or, the House from Space (1999)
  3. Blood Dance (2000)

Ned the Seal Books In Publication Order

  1. Zeppelins West (2001)
  2. Flaming London (2005)
  3. Flaming Zeppelins (2010)
  4. The Sky Done Ripped (2019)

Author’s Choice Monthly Books In Publication Order

  1. Swatting at the Cosmos (By:James K. Morrow) (1990)
  2. Neon Twilight (By:Edward Bryant) (1990)
  3. True Minds (By:Spider Robinson) (1990)
  4. Hedgework & Guessery (By:Charles de Lint) (1991)
  5. Stories by Mama Lansdales Youngest Boy (1991)
  6. Unthreatened by the Morning Light (By:Karl Edward Wagner) (1991)
  7. Nine Hard Questions About the Nature of the Universe (By:Lewis Shiner) (1991)
  8. It’s Been Fun (By:Esther M. Friesner) (1991)

Dead in the West Books In Publication Order

  1. Dead in the West (1986)

Jonah Hex Books In Publication Order

  1. Two Gun Mojo (1994)
  2. Shadows West (1999)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. Act of Love (1981)
  2. Texas Night Riders (1983)
  3. The Magic Wagon (1986)
  4. The Nightrunners (1987)
  5. Cold in July (1989)
  6. The Boar (1998)
  7. Freezer Burn (1999)
  8. The Bottoms (2000)
  9. The Big Blow (2000)
  10. Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)
  11. A Fine Dark Line (2003)
  12. Sunset and Sawdust (2003)
  13. Lost Echoes (2005)
  14. Leather Maiden (2008)
  15. All the Earth, Thrown to the Sky (2011)
  16. Edge of Dark Water (2012)
  17. The Thicket (2013)
  18. Deadman’s Crossing (2013)
  19. I Tell You It’s Love (2014)
  20. Paradise Sky (2015)
  21. Fender Lizards (2015)
  22. Hell’s Bounty (2016)
  23. M.I.A. Hunter (2016)
  24. Bubba and the Cosmic Blood-Suckers (2017)
  25. Man With Two Lives (2018)
  26. Driving to Geronimo’s Grave (2018)
  27. More Better Deals (2020)
  28. Jane Goes North (2020)
  29. Fishing for Dinosaurs and Other Stories (2020)
  30. Moon Lake (2021)
  31. Radiant Apples (2021)

Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order

  1. Tight Little Stitches on a Dead Man’s Back (1992)
  2. Bullets and Fire (2011)
  3. The Steel Valentine (2011)
  4. Incident On and Off a Mountain Road (2011)
  5. Steel Valentine (2011)
  6. Christmas with the Dead (2012)
  7. Hot in December (2013)
  8. A Bone Dead Sadness (2014)
  9. Black Hat Jack (2014)
  10. Hoodoo Harry (2017)

Short Story Collections In Publication Order

  1. By Bizarre Hands (1989)
  2. On the Far Side of the Cadillac Desert with the Dead Folks (1991)
  3. Bestsellers Guaranteed (1993)
  4. Writer of the Purple Rage (1994)
  5. Electric Gumbo (1994)
  6. A Fist Full of Stories (1996)
  7. The Good, the Bad and the Indifferent (1997)
  8. Private Eye Action as You Like It (1998)
  9. The Long Ones (2000)
  10. High Cotton (2000)
  11. For a Few Stories More (2002)
  12. Bumper Crop (2004)
  13. Mad Dog Summer (2004)
  14. The King and Other Stories (2005)
  15. The God of the Razor (2007)
  16. Deadman’s Road (2007)
  17. The Shadows, Kith and Kin (2007)
  18. Sanctified and Chicken-Fried (2009)
  19. Unchained And Unhinged (2009)
  20. The Best of Joe R. Lansdale (2010)
  21. Written With a Razor – Short Stories and a Screenplay (2012)
  22. Trapped in the Saturday Matinee (2012)
  23. Bleeding Shadows (2013)
  24. The Tall Grass and Other Stories (2014)
  25. Terror Is Our Business (2018)
  26. Driving to Geronimo’s Grave and Other Stories (2018)

Joe Lansdale Graphic Novels In Publication Order

  1. The Drive-In (1988)
  2. Preacher, Volume 1: Gone to Texas (With: ,Garth Ennis) (1995)
  3. The Lone Ranger and Tonto (1995)
  4. Atomic Chili (1997)
  5. Red Range (1999)
  6. Lansdale And Truman’s Dead Folks (2000)
  7. Conan And The Songs Of The Dead (2007)
  8. Pigeons From Hell (2009)
  9. Robert Bloch’s Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper (With: Robert Bloch,John L. Lansdale) (2010)
  10. H.P. Lovecraft’s The Dunwich Horror (With: H.P. Lovecraft) (2012)
  11. Hell’s Bounty (2016)
  12. The Steam Man (2016)
  13. Dead on the Bones (2016)
  14. X-Files: Case Files (With: Delilah S. Dawson,Keith Lansdale) (2018)

30 Days of Night Graphic Novels In Publication Order

  1. 30 Days of Night (By:Steve Niles) (2004)
  2. 30 Days of Night: Dark Days (By:Steve Niles) (2004)
  3. 30 Day of Night: The Complete Dark Days (By:Steve Niles,Ben Templesmith) (2004)
  4. 30 Days of Night: Annual 2004 (By:Ben Templesmith) (2004)
  5. 30 Days of Night:Return to Barrow (By:Steve Niles) (2004)
  6. 30 Days of Night: Return to Barrow (By:Steve Niles) (2004)
  7. 30 Days of Night: Bloodsucker Tales (By:Steve Niles,Matt Fraction) (2005)
  8. 30 Days of Night: Annual 2005 (By:Steve Niles) (2005)
  9. 30 Days of Night: Dead Space #3 (By:Steve Niles,Dan Wickline) (2006)
  10. 30 Days of Night: Spreading the Disease (By:Dan Wickline) (2007)
  11. 30 Days of Night: Eben and Stella (By:Kelly Sue DeConnick,Steve Niles) (2007)
  12. 30 Days of Night: Red Snow (By:Ben Templesmith) (2008)
  13. 30 Days of Night: Beyond Barrow (By:Steve Niles) (2008)
  14. 30 Days of Night: 30 Days ‘Til Death (By:David Lapham) (2009)
  15. 30 Days of Night / The X Files (By:Steve Niles) (2010)
  16. 30 Days of Night: Night, Again (With: Sam Kieth) (2011)

30 Days of Night Graphic Novels In Chronological Order

  1. 30 Days of Night (By:Steve Niles) (2004)
  2. 30 Days of Night: Dark Days (By:Steve Niles) (2004)
  3. 30 Days of Night:Return to Barrow (By:Steve Niles) (2004)
  4. 30 Days of Night: Bloodsucker Tales (By:Steve Niles,Matt Fraction) (2005)
  5. 30 Days of Night: Eben and Stella (By:Kelly Sue DeConnick,Steve Niles) (2007)
  6. 30 Days of Night: Red Snow (By:Ben Templesmith) (2008)
  7. 30 Days of Night: Beyond Barrow (By:Steve Niles) (2008)
  8. 30 Days of Night / The X Files (By:Steve Niles) (2010)
  9. 30 Days of Night: Night, Again (With: Sam Kieth) (2011)
  10. 30 Day of Night: The Complete Dark Days (By:Steve Niles,Ben Templesmith) (2004)
  11. 30 Days of Night: Annual 2004 (By:Ben Templesmith) (2004)
  12. 30 Days of Night: Return to Barrow (By:Steve Niles) (2004)
  13. 30 Days of Night: Annual 2005 (By:Steve Niles) (2005)
  14. 30 Days of Night: Dead Space #3 (By:Steve Niles,Dan Wickline) (2006)
  15. 30 Days of Night: Spreading the Disease (By:Dan Wickline) (2007)
  16. 30 Days of Night: 30 Days ‘Til Death (By:David Lapham) (2009)

Delilah S. Dawson Graphic Novels In Publication Order

  1. Ladycastle (By:Delilah S. Dawson) (2017)
  2. X-Files: Case Files (With: Delilah S. Dawson,Keith Lansdale) (2018)
  3. Spider-Man: A New Beginning (By:Delilah S. Dawson) (2019)
  4. Descendants: Fright at the Museum (By:Delilah S. Dawson) (2019)
  5. Firefly Original Graphic Novel (By:Delilah S. Dawson) (2019)
  6. Star Pig (By:Delilah S. Dawson) (2020)

Black Labyrinth Books In Publication Order

  1. The Walls of the Castle (By:Tom Piccirilli) (2012)
  2. Prisoner 489 (2014)
  3. The Booking (By:Ramsey Campbell) (2016)

Picture Books In Publication Order

  1. In Waders From Mars (With: Keith Lansdale) (2012)

Bibliomysteries Books In Publication Order

  1. The Book of Virtue (By:Ken Bruen) (2012)
  2. Pronghorns of the Third Reich (By:C.J. Box) (2012)
  3. The Book Thing (By:Laura Lippman) (2012)
  4. The Book Case (By:Nelson DeMille) (2012)
  5. An Acceptable Sacrifice (By:Jeffery Deaver) (2012)
  6. Death Leaves a Bookmark (By:William Link) (2012)
  7. The Final Testament (By:Peter Blauner) (2013)
  8. Rides a Stranger (By:David Bell) (2013)
  9. The Long Sonata of the Dead (By:Andrew Taylor) (2013)
  10. The Book of Ghosts (By:Reed Farrel Coleman) (2013)
  11. The Compendium of Srem (By:F. Paul Wilson) (2014)
  12. What’s in a Name? (By:Thomas H. Cook) (2014)
  13. Remaindered (By:Peter Lovesey) (2014)
  14. The Sequel (By:R.L. Stine) (2014)
  15. The Gospel of Sheba (By:Lyndsay Faye) (2014)
  16. The Nature of My Inheritance (By:Bradford Morrow) (2014)
  17. It’s in the Book (By:Mickey Spillane) (2014)
  18. The Scroll (By:Anne Perry) (2014)
  19. The Book of the Lion (By:Thomas Perry) (2015)
  20. The Little Men (By:Megan Abbott) (2015)
  21. Condor in the Stacks (By:James Grady) (2015)
  22. Mystery, Inc. (By:Joyce Carol Oates) (2015)
  23. Every Seven Years (By:Denise Mina) (2015)
  24. From the Queen (By:Carolyn Hart) (2015)
  25. The Travelling Companion (By:Ian Rankin) (2016)
  26. Citadel (By:Stephen Hunter) (2016)
  27. Reconciliation Day (By:Christopher Fowler) (2016)
  28. Dead Dames Don’t Sing (By:John Harvey) (2016)
  29. The Haze (By:James W. Hall) (2016)
  30. Hoodoo Harry (2017)
  31. The Pretty Little Box (By:Charles Todd) (2018)
  32. Seven Years (By:Peter Robinson) (2018)
  33. The Hemingway Valise (By:Robert Olen Butler) (2018)
  34. The Last Honest Horse Thief (By:Michael Koryta) (2018)
  35. The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (By:John Connolly) (2018)

Bibliomysteries Books In Chronological Order

  1. The Book of Virtue (By:Ken Bruen) (2012)
  2. The Scroll (By:Anne Perry) (2014)
  3. Pronghorns of the Third Reich (By:C.J. Box) (2012)
  4. An Acceptable Sacrifice (By:Jeffery Deaver) (2012)
  5. Death Leaves a Bookmark (By:William Link) (2012)
  6. Seven Years (By:Peter Robinson) (2018)
  7. The Book Thing (By:Laura Lippman) (2012)
  8. The Book of Ghosts (By:Reed Farrel Coleman) (2013)
  9. The Long Sonata of the Dead (By:Andrew Taylor) (2013)
  10. The Final Testament (By:Peter Blauner) (2013)
  11. Rides a Stranger (By:David Bell) (2013)
  12. What’s in a Name? (By:Thomas H. Cook) (2014)
  13. It’s in the Book (By:Mickey Spillane) (2014)
  14. The Nature of My Inheritance (By:Bradford Morrow) (2014)
  15. Remaindered (By:Peter Lovesey) (2014)
  16. The Compendium of Srem (By:F. Paul Wilson) (2014)
  17. The Gospel of Sheba (By:Lyndsay Faye) (2014)
  18. The Sequel (By:R.L. Stine) (2014)
  19. The Book of the Lion (By:Thomas Perry) (2015)
  20. The Little Men (By:Megan Abbott) (2015)
  21. From the Queen (By:Carolyn Hart) (2015)
  22. Every Seven Years (By:Denise Mina) (2015)
  23. Citadel (By:Stephen Hunter) (2016)
  24. Condor in the Stacks (By:James Grady) (2015)
  25. Mystery, Inc. (By:Joyce Carol Oates) (2015)
  26. The Travelling Companion (By:Ian Rankin) (2016)
  27. The Haze (By:James W. Hall) (2016)
  28. Dead Dames Don’t Sing (By:John Harvey) (2016)
  29. Reconciliation Day (By:Christopher Fowler) (2016)
  30. Hoodoo Harry (2017)
  31. The Pretty Little Box (By:Charles Todd) (2018)
  32. The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (By:John Connolly) (2018)
  33. The Hemingway Valise (By:Robert Olen Butler) (2018)
  34. The Last Honest Horse Thief (By:Michael Koryta) (2018)
  35. The Book Case (By:Nelson DeMille) (2012)

Kyle Murchison Booth Books In Publication Order

  1. The Bone Key (By:Sarah Monette) (2007)

The Best Horror of the Year Anthology Books In Publication Order

  1. The Best Horror of the Year: Volume One (2009)
  2. The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Two (2010)
  3. The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Three (2011)
  4. The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Four (2012)
  5. The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Five (2013)
  6. The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Six (2014)
  7. The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Seven (2015)
  8. The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Eight (2016)
  9. The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Nine (2017)
  10. The Best Horror of the Year Volume 10 (2018)
  11. The Best of the Best Horror of the Year: 10 Years of Essential Short Horror Fiction (2018)
  12. The Best Horror of the Year Volume 11 (2019)
  13. The Best Horror of the Year Volume 12 (2020)

Dark Delicacies Books In Publication Order

  1. Dark Delicacies: Original Tales of Terror and the Macabre by the World’s Greatest Horror Writers (2005)
  2. Dark Delicacies II: Fear (2007)
  3. Dark Delicacies III: Haunted (2009)

Preacher Books In Publication Order

  1. Preacher, Volume 1: Gone to Texas (With: ,Garth Ennis) (1995)
  2. Preacher, Volume 2: Until the End of the World (By:,Garth Ennis) (1997)
  3. Preacher, Volume 3: Proud Americans (By:,Garth Ennis) (1997)
  4. Preacher, Volume 5: Dixie Fried (By:,Garth Ennis) (1998)
  5. Ancient History (By:,,,Garth Ennis) (1998)
  6. Preacher, Volume 7: Salvation (By:,Garth Ennis) (1999)
  7. Preacher, Volume 6: War in the Sun (By:,Garth Ennis) (1999)
  8. Preacher, Volume 8: All Hell’s a-Coming (By:,Garth Ennis) (2000)
  9. Preacher, Volume 9: Alamo (By:,Garth Ennis) (2001)

The Book of Cthulhu Books In Publication Order

  1. The Book of Cthulhu (2011)
  2. The Book of Cthulhu II (2012)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. Razored Saddles (1989)
  2. The New Frontier (1989)
  3. Cold Blood (1991)
  4. The Horror Hall of Fame (1991)
  5. Obsessions (1991)
  6. Dark at Heart (1992)
  7. Ten Tales (1994)
  8. Weird Business (1995)
  9. Retro Pulp Tales (2006)
  10. Smoke and Mirrors (2009)
  11. Son of Retro Pulp Tales (2009)
  12. Halloween (2009)
  13. The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2010 (2009)
  14. Robert Bloch’s Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper (2010)
  15. Down These Strange Streets (2011)
  16. Crucified Dreams (2011)
  17. The Urban Fantasy Anthology (2011)
  18. The Book of Cthulhu (2011)
  19. A Hacked-Up Holiday Massacre (2011)
  20. Triumph of The Walking Dead: Robert Kirkman’s Zombie Epic on Page and Screen (2011)
  21. Ghosts: Recent Hauntings (2012)
  22. The Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs (2013)
  23. Old Mars (2013)
  24. The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror, 2014 Edition (2014)
  25. Flinch (2015)
  26. Horror Anthology 2016 (2016)
  27. The Highway Kind (2016)
  28. Alive in Shape and Color (2017)
  29. Conan: The Songs of the Dead and Other Stories (2021)
  30. Professor Charlatan Bardot’s Travel Anthology to the MostHaunted Buildings in the Weird, Wild World (2021)

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Joe R. Lansdale Books Overview

The Drive-In

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! Collected here is the complete four issue series with bonus material including a new interview with Lansdale himself about the writing of The Drive In.

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 black, gay Vietnam vet. Together, they stir up more commotion than a fire storm. But that’s just the way they like it. So when as ex flame of Hap s returns promising a huge score, Hap lets Leonard in on the scam, and that s when things get interesting. Chockful 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. ‘The most consistently original and originally visceral writer the great state of Texas or any other state for that matter has seen in a score of flashpoint summers.’ The Austin Chronicle ‘Lansdale has an unsettling sensibility. Be thankful he crafts such wild tall tales.’ Chicago Sun Times

Mucho Mojo

Cleaning out the house of their recently deceased uncle, Hap Collins and Leonard Pine discover a child’s skeleton wrapped up in pornographic magazines and are forced to confront the ugly possibilities while searching for answers. NYT. /Content /EditorialReview EditorialReview Source Amazon. com Review /Source Content In the second installment of the Hap Collins Leonard Pine series, Leonard is still recuperating from the injuries he suffered in the first book Savage Season when he learns that his Uncle Chester has died. Hap agrees to stay with Leonard and help clean out the rundown house that he’s inherited; when they find a small skeleton buried under the floor, it’s up to them to prove that Chester wasn’t responsible for a string of child murders by finding the real killer.

Lansdale slowly develops the relationship between his two protagonists as they banter with each other throughout their pursuit of the killers. Mucho Mojo also introduces two other characters, LaBorde Police Department members Lieutenant Marvin Hanson and his sidekick, Charlie, who serve as ongoing sources of friction and, when it’s most needed, support.

The Two-Bear Mambo

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. Lansdale has a zest for storytelling and a gimlet eye for detail. Entertainment Weekly Lansdale s prose, both laconic and sarcastic, is so thick with slang and regional accent that it s as tasty as a well cured piece of beef jerky. Readers will want to savor each bite. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Bad Chili

With his trademark knack for gut busting laughter and head splitting action, Joe R. Lansdale serves up a bubbling cauldron of murder and mayhem that only he could create.

Hap Collins has just returned home from a gig working on an off shore oil rig. With a new perspective on life, Hap wants to change the way he’s living, and shoot the straight and narrow. That is until the man who stole Leonard Pine s boyfriend turns up headless in a ditch and Leonard gets fingered for the murder. Hap vows to clear Leonard s name, but things only get more complicated when Leonard s ex shows up dead. To the police it is just a matter of gay biker infighting, but to Hap and Leonard murder is always serious business, and these hit a little too close to home.

Colorful…
. Lunatic…
. Like a twister Lansdale s book has a lot of energy. Chicago Tribune

One of publishing s best kept secrets. Dallas Morning News

Rumble Tumble

Hap Collins and Leonard Pine are in for an action packed adventure when they cross paths with a towering Pentecostal preacher, a midget with a giant attitude, and a gang of bikers turned soldiers of fortune. Even though a midlife crisis just crashed into Hap Collins like a runaway pickup, he’s still got his job, he knows his best friend, Leonard Pine, will always be there for him, and, of course, he s got his main squeeze, Brett Sawyer. Things hit a new low, however, when Brett s daughter, Tillie, who s been walking on the wrong side of the law, suddenly stands in need of a rescue. It won t be easy it never is but nothing is going to stop Hap and Leonard as they hit the road destined for Hootie Hoot, Oklahoma, to shake things up. And with Hap and Leonard at the wheel, this promises to be a wild ride. Hilarious…
. Addictively scarfable…
. Two thumbs up, and pardon the barbecue smears. Texas Monthly Joe Lansdale is master at taking a simple everyday event and turning reality upside down. Mystery Scene

Captains Outrageous

Hap Collins and Leonard Pine find mucho trouble, this time in Mexico, when they come face to face with a nudist mobster, his seven foot strong arm, an octogenarian knife touting fisherman, and, somehow, an armadillo. When Hap Collins saves the life of his employer’s daughter, he is rewarded with a Caribbean cruise, and he convinces his best friend, Leonard Pine, to come along. However, when the cruise sails on without them, stranding them in Playa del Carmen with nothing but their misfortune and Leonard s ridiculous new hat, the two quickly find themselves drawn into a vicious web of sordid violence. When they return to East Texas, they find that trouble has beaten them back, and when trouble s around it doesn t take long for Hap and Leonard to find it. A storyteller in the great American tradition of Ambrose Bierce and Mark Twain. The Boston Globe Lansdale reaches the reader on a gut level…
. A terrific writer. Ellery Queen s Mystery Magazine

Vanilla Ride

‘There’s no bullshit in a Joe Lansdale book. There’s everything a good story needs, and nothing it doesn’t.
Joe pulls up the truck, says, ‘Get in the back, we’re going for a ride.’You know it might get a little
scary and it might get a little crazy, but you get in, because you know in the end, it’s going to
be a fun ride.’ Christopher Moore, New York Times Bestselling Author of A Dirty Job and Fool

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.

Hap is an East Texas smart mouth with a weakness for southern women. Leonard is a gay, black veteran pining for a lost love. They re not the makings of your typical dynamic duo, but never underestimate the power of a shared affinity for stirring up trouble and causing mayhem. When an old friend asks Leonard to rescue his daughter from an abusive, no good drug dealer, he gladly agrees and, of course, invites Hap along for the fun. Even though the dealer may be lowly, he is on the bottom rung of the Dixie Mafia, and when Hap and Leonard come calling, the Mafia feels a little payback is in order. Cars crash, shotguns blast, and people die, but Hap and Leonard come out on top. Unfortunately for them, now they re facing not only jail time but also the legendary and lethal Vanilla Ride, who is still out to claim the price on their heads. Full of twists and turns, gunfire and gaffes, this hilarious, rip roaring novel will have readers turning the pages faster than a Texas tornado.

Devil Red

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.

Hyenas

Hyenas marks the always welcome return of Joe R. Lansdale’s most indelible fictional creations: Hap Collins and Leonard Pine. Once again, the embattled but resilient duo find themselves enmeshed in a web of danger, duplicity, and escalating mayhem. The result is a tightly compressed novella that is at once harrowing, hilarious, and utterly impossible to put down. The story begins with a barroom brawl that is both brutal and oddly comic. The ensuing drama encompasses abduction, betrayal, robbery, and murder, ending with a lethal confrontation in an East Texas pasture. Along the way, readers are treated to moments of raucous, casually profane humor and to scenes of vivid, crisply described violence, all related in that unmistakable Lansdale voice. An essential addition to an already imposing body of work, Hyenas shows us both the author and his signature characters at their inimitable best. It doesn’t get better than this. Hyenas also includes the bonus Hap Collins short story, ‘The Boy Who Became Invisible’.

Hap and Leonard: Blood and Lemonade

Audio CD, Brilliance Audio

Terror on the High Skies

An adventure starring Gotham City’s Caped Crusader, Batman, features a fast paced, easy to read text and energetic, non stop action illustrations.

Zeppelins West

A tribute to such works as Richard Brautigan’s Hawkline Monster, and Philip Jose Farmer’s wackier novels, like The Adventure of the Peerless Peer, Zeppelin’s West is a wild parody of Westerns, Alternate Universe novels, classic science fiction and horror, comic books, pulps, and dime novels. A Lansdalean holiday into weirdness and camp, this is a special confection from one of today’s most original, multi award winning writers. The Wild West Show travels by Zeppelin to perform before a Shogun, soon to be emperor of Japan, only to discover the Frankenstein monster is being whittled down slowly and ground into aphrodisiacs by the would be ruler. Buffalo Bill, who, due to a recent accident, exists only as a battery powered head in a jar of liquid manufactured from the best that modern science and pig urine has to offer, along with Wild Bill Hickok, Annie Oakley, Sitting Bull, and a cast of historical as well as literary characters, rescue the monster, only to be shot down over the Pacific, where they are saved from sharks by Captain Nemo and his intellectual seal, Ned. And then things get weird.

Flaming Zeppelins

Cross pollinating famous 19th century fictional characters and historical figures from disparate sources, this wild, steampunk fantasy presents two consecutive tales of madcap adventure. Hilarious and unpredictable, the first section follows Wild Bill Hickock, Annie Oakley, George Custer, Sitting Bull, and Buffalo Bill Cody’s head which is affixed to the top of a mechanical body as they take the Wild West Show to Japan by zeppelin. Further exploits involve Frankenstein as an aphrodisiac for a local shogun, encounters with Captain Bemo and his submersible, and a trip to the island of Dr. Momo. The second phase of this nonstop romp partly inscribed by a courageous young seal on his trusty notepad accompanies Mark Twain and Jules Verne against the backdrop of a Martian invasion. Escaping the carnage on a speedboat converted into a touring balloon, the boisterous group encounters more perilous experiences in the form of an island of pirates, a steam powered robot, a Kong sized ape, and multiple tears in the space time continuum. Raucous and inventive, this dime store pulp parody is rife with absurdist comedy while maintaining a literary scope.

Dead in the West

Dead in the West is the story of Mud Creek, Texas, a town overshadowed by a terrible evil. An Indian medicine man, unjustly lynched by the people of Mud Creek, has put a curse on the town. As the sun sets, he will have his revenge. For when darkness falls, the dead will walk in Mud Creek and they will be hungry for human flesh. The only one that can save the town is Reverend Jebediah Mercer, a gun toting preacher man who came to Mud Creek to escape his past. He has lost his faith in the Lord and his only solace is the whisky bottle. Will he renew his faith in himself and God to defeat this evil or will the town be destroyed?

The Nightrunners

In the field of country noir the dark side of rural and small town America Lansdale staked his claim to East Texas with The Nightrunners. A ’66 Chevy bears down on the countryside, with a carful of vicious teenagers and evil of Biblical proportions, in this terrifying morality tale of sex and violence.

The Boar

It’s the Great Depression in East Texas, and a fifteen year old boy has to face down a wild boar that threatens his family. But if his Dad, a tough carnie wrestler, can’t stop the beast, what hope does a kid who wants to be a writer have?

Freezer Burn

Bill’s not overly bright, has no visible means of support, and lives with his dead mom whose social security checks will stop coming if anyone else finds out. What’s a good son to do in a situation like this? Stick up the firecracker stand across the street with two buddies, naturally. But only Bill makes it out of the holdup alive, beaten down by exhaustion, exposure, and thousands of mosquito bites from the neck up. Rescued from certain doom by a traveling freak show, Bill exploits his hideous new looks to evade police. And he won’t stand out too much among the dogmen, hermaphrodites, and the mysterious frozen man whose mute, sinister aura seems to tie them all together.

The Bottoms

A thriller with echoes of William Faulkner and Harper Lee, The Bottoms is classic American storytelling in its truest, darkest, and more affecting form. 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.

Bubba Ho-Tep

The companion book to the popular moving starring Bruce Campbell as Elvis and Ossie Davis as JFK, stuck in an East Texas old folks home, faces off against a redneck mummy. Includes the original novella that the film was based on, the shooting script, an introduction by author Joe R. Lansdale and director Don Coscarelli. Also includes several stills from the film.

A Fine Dark Line

The time is the summer of 1958. The place is Dewmont, Texas, a town that the great American postwar boom has somehow passed by. A sad, hollow beat trails the kids who tune into rockabilly on the radio and waste their weekends at the Dairy Queen. And an undetected menace simmers under the heat that clings to the skin like thin molasses. For blissfully ignorant thirteen year old Stanley Mitchell, the end of innocence comes with his discovery of an old trove of passionate yet troubled love letters that lead him to a long ago house fire and the tragic deaths of two very different young women. Obsessed with investigating their fates, Stanley finds a guide and mentor in black, elderly Buster Lighthouse Smith, a retired Indian Reservation policeman who now runs the projector at the drive in theater owned by Stanley’s parents. The laconic Buster tutors Stanley on the finer points of Sherlock Holmes, the blues, and life’s lost dreams. But not every buried thing stays dead. And in one terrifying night of rushing creek water and thundering rain, an arcane, murderous force will suddenly rise from the past to threaten the boy and test the limits of Buster’s strength and wisdom. In the end the old man teaches Stanley a lesson that will haunt him always, about the forever short distance between living flesh and the dust from which it came.

Sunset and Sawdust

He has been called hilarious…
refreshing…
a terrifically gifted storyteller with a sharp country boy wit Washington Post Book World, and praised for his folklorist’s eye for telling detail and his front porch raconteur s sense of pace New York Times Book Review. Now, Joe R. Landsdale gives us a fast moving, electrifying new novel: a murder mystery set in a steamy backwater of Depression era East Texas. It begins with an explosion: Sunset Jones kills her husband with a bullet to the brain. Never mind that he was raping her. Pete Jones was constable of the small sawmill town of Camp Rapture Camp Rupture to the local blacks, where no woman, least of all Pete’s, refuses her husband what he wants. So most everyone is surprised and angry when, thanks to the unexpected understanding of her mother in law three quarter owner of the mill Sunset is named the new constable. And they’re even more surprised when she dares to take the job seriously: beginning an investigation into the murder of a woman and an unborn baby whose oil drenched bodies are discovered buried on land belonging to the only black landowner in town. Yet no one is more surprised than Sunset herself when the murders lead her through a labyrinth of greed, corruption, and unspeakable malice not only to the shocking conclusion of the case, but to a well of inner strength she never knew she had. Landsdale brings the thick backwoods and swamps of East Texas vividly to life, and he paints a powerfully evocative picture of a time when Jim Crow and the Klan ruled virtually unopposed, when the oil boom was rolling into and over Texas, when any woman who didn’t know her place was considered a threat and a target. In Sunset, he gives us a woman who defies all expectations, wrestling a different place for herself with spirit and spit, cunning and courage. And in Sunset and Sawdust he gives us a wildly energetic novel galvanizing from first to last.

Lost Echoes

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.

Leather Maiden

A masterly new thriller from the Edgar Award winning writer who has a folklorist’s eye for telling detail and a front porch raconteur s sense of pace The New York Times Book Review. 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. Leather Maiden is a brash amalgam of suspense, raw humor, and mystery that unfolds in the vividly rendered shadowy lowlands of eastern Texas. It s country noir as only Joe Lansdale can do it.

All the Earth, Thrown to the Sky

Jack Catcher’s parents are dead his mom died of sickness and his dad of a broken heart and he has to get out of Oklahoma, where dust storms have killed everything green, hopeful, or alive. When former classmate Jane and her little brother Tony show up in his yard with plans to steal a dead neighbor’s car and make a break for Texas, Jack doesn’t need much convincing. But a run in with one of the era’s most notorious gangsters puts a crimp in Jane’s plan, and soon the three kids are hitching the rails among hoboes, gangsters, and con men, racing to warn a carnival wrestler turned bank robber of the danger he faces and, in the process, find a new home for themselves. This road trip adventure from the legendary Joe R. Lansdale is a thrilling and colorful ride through Depression era America.

Edge of Dark Water

Mark Twain meets classic Stephen King a bold new direction for widely acclaimed Edgar Award winner Joe R. Lansdale. May Lynn was once a pretty girl who dreamed of becoming a Hollywood star. Now she’s dead, her body dredged up from the Sabine River. Sue Ellen, May Lynn’s 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. If May Lynn can’t become a star, then at least her ashes will end up in the land of her dreams. Along with her friends Terry and Jinx and her alcoholic mother, Sue Ellen steals a raft and heads downriver to carry May Lynn’s remains to Hollywood. Only problem is, Sue Ellen has some stolen money that her enemies will do anything to get back. And what looks like a prime opportunity to escape from a worthless life will instead lead to disastrous consequences. In the end, Sue Ellen will learn a harsh lesson on just how hard growing up can really be.

By Bizarre Hands

A collection of horror stories written by the author of ‘On the Far Side of the Cadillac Desert with Dead Folks’, which won the 1990 Bram Stoker Award for the best novella.

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.’

Bumper Crop

Joe R. Lansdale compiles and introduces 26 of his own favorite and most violent dark horror tales in this review of his work. ‘God of the Razor’ introduces the dark god behind serial killers. A martial arts fight to the death between a reluctant champion and a sadistic alpha male is featured in ‘Master of Misery.’ Human sacrifice to ensure prosperity and as a coming of age ritual, are themes of ‘On a Dark October’ and ‘Duck Hunt.’ In ‘The Fat Man,’ young boys learn the hard way that some mysteries should not be investigated. Many of the tales are truly weird, such as ‘Chompers,’ a story of false teeth with an appetite. All of the stories are individually introduced by Lansdale, who explains the humorous, weird, and sometimes sad genesis for each.

Mad Dog Summer

Joe Lansdale returns with his characteristic dark take on the horrors that lurk beneath the surface of mundane life in this collection of short stories and novellas. Originally available only in limited edition hardcover, these tales run the gamut from devilish fantasy to twisted courtroom drama to vampire robot western. Each story has an introduction in which the author relates the background of and inspiration for the story, whether it was drawn from history, literature, or pure imagination. The title story, about a serial killer in Texas in the 1930s, won the 1999 Bram Stoker Horror Award for long fiction.

The God of the Razor

The Nightrunners is considered by many to be one of the best horror/suspense novels to date. It has had a passionate following for years. On its twentieth anniversary, Subterranean Press will release this novel as part of its Signature Series, in a volume that also contains stories that were inspired by, or drawn from, the novel while Lansdale waited for it to sell. The novel and stories have influenced numerous writers over the years, and are now gathered for the first time with a new, never before published tale in this unique tribute volume celebrating one of the most influential and award winning writers of the last two decades. The God of the Razor will be designed as a companion volume to the Lansdale tribute anthology, Lords of the Razor, featuring a full color cover by TimothyTruman, and twenty full page black and white illustrations for the short stories and novel by Glenn Chadborne.

Deadman’s Road

The Reverend Jedidiah Mercer returns with the re release of the highly influential pulp novel, Dead in the West, and four stories, one never before collected, one brand new. Contained herein are the Reverend’s adventures with zombies, ghouls, werewolves, Lovecraftian monsters and kobolds. Western action blends with grisly horror and ribald humor for a super collection of shoot outs and fang outs, claws and crawling horrors, and lessons about an angry, unforgiving god and methods for killing nasties of all kinds. In Dead in the West, the Reverend faces a resurrected American Indian out for vengeance. Not only is the man back from the dead, he’s brought back others as servants, and they are angry, hungry little devils when there is an absence of light. Plenty of surprises, laughs, gross outs and slimy horrors, with a slam bang ending. This novel inspired numerous writer to cross the West with Horror, Action, Humor, and a wobbly moral sensibility. This first adventure of the Reverend sets up all the others, which include:’Deadman’s Road.’ The Reverend, on his mission from God, encounters a ghoul who waits on a dark road for travelers so that he can feed his belly and his crippled soul.’The Gentleman’s Hotel.’ The Reverend encounters a town, empty except for the lone survivor of a stage coach attack. Together, they face ghosts and werewolf Conquistadores who can not only transform into toothy adversaries, but also into dust and moths and are a real pain in the ass; all of it results in one hell of a cross draw, dagnabbed, hair belly confrontation.’The Crawling Sky.’ In an isolated cabin the Reverend and an unwilling partner face a Lovecraftian horror with a nasty attitude and mind blowing abilities. And finally, in ‘The Dark Down There,’ the Reverend and an unlikely partner, a three hundred pound lady named Flower, battle kobolds who cannibalize miners and serve a Queen that at a glance could pass for spoiled tapioca pudding. The Reverend even manages a glancing chance at a kind of backwoods romance.

The Shadows, Kith and Kin

The endlessly inventive mind of Joe R. Lansdale whips up yet another batch of stories to amaze, surprise, and entertain you. His new offering covers a lot of territory, producing what may be his best short story collection yet. One tale concerns an East Texas mule race in the early 1900s that proves to be an unexpected turning point and learning experience for the main character, a lifelong loser. It also chronicles the unusual circumstances of the race, which include a friendship between a rare white mule that can run like the wind, and his friend, a loyal, spotted pig. Another tale drops us into the disturbed mind of a mass murderer and his friendship with the shadows. Two others stories reintroduce us to the supernatural adventures of Reverend Rains, the flawed hero from Lansdale’s cult favorite novel, Dead in the West. Here ghouls prowl and werewolves howl. There’s a poetic collaboration with Melissa Mia Hall about the nature of loneliness and loss that echoes back to science fiction stories of an earlier time, as well as a famous, award winning novella reprinted here for the first time in several years about a clutch of unusual crime solvers. Read about a world where the dead almost rule, and venture into an alternate universe that is the background for perhaps the strangest tale of all, an adventure concerning an earnest and horny steam shovel named Bill, and his challenge to do the right thing at all costs. It’s the usual wild and crowd pleasing display of what has become a subgenre of modern literature as only Joe R. Lansdale can present it: Tales Lansdalien. Welcome to his world.

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.’

Unchained And Unhinged

These short pieces, are, like The King and Other Stories, a collection of easy to read stories and articles that are designed to be treats for my readers. Nothing to hurt the head, but perhaps something to make you smile, or even think a little but not too much. The stories in The King were all pretty much pulp and absurdist pieces. This collection contains a few stories of weight, even though they are short. The bottom line is they are designed for immediate consumption, the perfect kind of story for the busy day. Because, if you’re like me, even on my busiest day, I like to find a few moments to read, even if it’s only a chapter from a novel, a scene I’ve enjoyed reading before, a short story, or, what we used to call short shorts. The articles though a little less flash like, are still quick reads and are probably best appreciated by those who like to read about writing and writers. Again, I thank all of you who have bought my short story collections and novels and comic books. Stay with me. I keep having new stories come to visit all the time. They’re friendly, and they like to meet other readers other than me. Here are a few of the friendlier ones. They aren’t complex friends, but you couldn’t find any more well meaning than these. Read on.

The Best of Joe R. Lansdale

By turns absurd, hilarious, and terrifying, this outrageous collection features the best writings of the high priest of Texan weirdness. Horny steam shovels, odd ball detectives, malicious rocks, spectral prehistoric fish, and vampire hunters permeate these vividly detailed stories. Featuring cult classic award winning tales such as The Night They Missed the Horror Show, Mad Dog Summer, and Dog, along with non fiction forays into drive in theaters and low budget films, this dynamic retrospective represents the broad spectrum of Lansdale’s career. Bubba Hotep the tale of Elvis, John F. Kennedy, and a soul sucking mummy, which was made into an award winning film is included along with the acclaimed novella, On the Far Side of the Cadillac Desert with Dead Folks, and never before collected works. Original, compelling, and downright odd, this unforgettable compilation is essential reading for fans of horror, mystery, and southern gothic.

The Drive-In

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! Collected here is the complete four issue series with bonus material including a new interview with Lansdale himself about the writing of The Drive In.

Preacher, Volume 1: Gone to Texas (With: ,Garth Ennis)

Here’s a book guaranteed to offend a bunch of people, not only because of its profuse profanity and graphic violence, but because it’s the epitome of iconoclasm. Like a brutal accident, you can’t watch but you can’t turn away. The story follows an ex preacher man, Jesse, who has become disgusted with God’s abandoning of His responsibilities. So Jesse starts off into the wilds of Texas with his hitman girlfriend and new best friend a vampire to find God so that he can give Him a piece of his mind. Despite its superficial perversity, this book contains what may be the most moral character in mainstream comics. A cult hit in the making. Fans of Quentin Tarantino take note.

Lansdale And Truman’s Dead Folks

The kid gloves are off as Joe R. Lansdale and Timothy Trumsn team up to deliver mayhem, death, and, of course, zombies! Wayne is a bounty hunter, with the bad luck to be one in the middle of a desert filled with the undead. But he has to bring in his man if he wants to get paid and the dead folks best get out of his way if they know what’s good for ’em. But of course, being dead, they don’t.

Conan And The Songs Of The Dead

The Cimmerian travels to the aid of an old ally in the wretched wastes of Stygia a desert harboring wealth undreamed of, even for the barbarian. Soon his pursuit of the ancient treasure reveals a conniving spirit and undead guards. Dust from the desolate land meets blood, and a dark hearted sorcerer brings forth strange abominations from this unholy mix. Only the cool head and cold steel of the Cimmerian can save all creation from the horror that awaits, and the blood spattered conclusion will send shivers down the spines of even the most hardcore Conan fans!

Pigeons From Hell

Master horror storyteller Joe R. Lansdale throws his scathing wit and wild, otherworldly creations into the mix as he brings Robert E. Howard’s classic tale of dark revenge to the present…
and into the unwilling lives of the Blassenville mansion heirs, twin sisters Claire and Janet. When Griswell fled the Blassenville estate those many years ago, he couldn’t have imagined the grotesque horrors that would eclipse the ones he saw then but they’re here! With more than twenty books to his credit, Joe R. Lansdale is an acclaimed storyteller. He’s been called ‘an immense talent’ by Booklist; ‘a born storyteller’ by Robert Bloch; and The New York Times Book Review declares he has ‘a folklorist’s eye for telling detail and a front porch raconteur’s sense of pace.’ He’s won a ton of awards, including five Bram Stoker horror awards, a British Fantasy Award, the American Mystery Award, the Horror Critics Award, the ‘Shot in the Dark’ International Crime Writer’s award, the Booklist Editor’s Award, the Critic’s Choice Award, and a New York Times Notable Book award.

Robert Bloch’s Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper (With: Robert Bloch,John L. Lansdale)

Robert Bloch’s ground breaking novel Psycho introduced the world and renowned director Alfred Hitchcock to Norman Bates, a killer who haunted a generation of readers hungry for psychological thrills. But Bates was not the only serial slayer to inhabit the shadows cast by Bloch’s pen. Witness Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper, a collection of tales that bring to life the darkest criminal legend of them all. From the murky hell of London’s East End to the far reaches of space, Bloch charts the wicked path carved by the Ripper’s blade. Saucy Jack stalks the streets of 1940s Chicago in the title tale, while ‘A Toy for Juliette’ from Harlan Ellison’s groundbreaking Dangerous Visions anthology sends the Ripper through the gates of time to a cold and distant future. The decks of the Starship Enterprise become Red Jack s hunting ground in Bloch’s original Star Trek script, ‘Wolf in the Fold.’ Plus, Bloch reveals the history of the Ripper’s heinous crimes and explores the controversial theories concerning the Whitechapel murderer’s true identity in a pair of essays and an original novel The Night of the Ripper, all included herein. Close your windows to the encroaching fog. Lock your doors and turn up the gaslights. Robert Bloch awaits you…
and so does Jack the Ripper.

30 Days of Night (By:Steve Niles)

In a sleepy, secluded Alaska town called Barrow, the sun sets and doesn’t rise for over thirty consecutive days and nights. From the darkness, across the frozen wasteland, an evil will come that will bring the residents of Barrow to their knees. The only hope for the town is the Sheriff and Deputy, husband and wife who are torn between their own survival and saving the town they love.

30 Days of Night: Dark Days (By:Steve Niles)

This story follows Stella Olemaun’s efforts to warn the world about the threat the vampires pose the vampires who overran Barrow, Alaska, killing her husband and most of the town. With an exclusive introduction by screenwriter Eric Red The Hitcher, Near Dark, the flat out terror of Dark Days will reaffirm the dominance of Niles and Templesmith over the realm of illustrated horror fiction.

30 Day of Night: The Complete Dark Days (By:Steve Niles,Ben Templesmith)

The companion volume to the Complete 30 Days of Night gets the same deluxe treatment in this ultimate hardcover collection. Containing the six issue mini series that follows Stella Oleman’s efforts to expose the presence of vampires to the world, this impressive package also features a wide array of bonus material: Steve Niles s original outline and all six scripts, a complete cover gallery, conceptual artwork by Ben Templesmith and a brand new 30 Days of Night short story penned by Steve Niles!

30 Days of Night:Return to Barrow (By:Steve Niles)

30 Days of Night was one of the undisputed success stories of modern comics, spawning a bestselling trade paperback, a major motion picture deal, and the attention of thousands of fans longing for an innovative tale of terror. Now the same creative team revisits Barrow, Alaska, the town where it all began, as the long night creeps once more over the tundra. Some things may have changed, but the horror remains

30 Days of Night: Return to Barrow (By:Steve Niles)

30 Days of Night was one of the undisputed success stories of modern comics, spawning a bestselling trade paperback, a major motion picture deal, and the attention of thousands of fans longing for an innovative tale of terror. Now the same creative team revisits Barrow, Alaska, the town where it all began, as the long night creeps once more over the tundra. Some things may have changed, but the horror remains

30 Days of Night: Bloodsucker Tales (By:Steve Niles,Matt Fraction)

The world of the undead is a vast one, with many stories remaining to be told. In Bloodsucker Tales, Steve Niles continues the saga of 30 Days of Night with the bloody and terrifying story ‘Dead Billy Dead,’ illustrated by talented newcomer Kody Chamberlain. Matt Fraction Last of the Independents joins in with ‘Juarez,’ introducing Lex Nova, former private detective and free range madman, illustrated by Ben Templesmith.

30 Days of Night: Spreading the Disease (By:Dan Wickline)

Crawling from the wreckage of 30 Days of Night: Dead Space is this latest continuation of the 30 Days saga. In ‘Spreading The Disease,’ Agent Michael Henson had all the evidence he needed to prove to the world that vampires exist…
until the government took it all away.

30 Days of Night: Eben and Stella (By:Kelly Sue DeConnick,Steve Niles)

In the waning moments of 30 Days of Night: Dark Days, Stella managed to bring her vampire/husband Eben back from beyond…
only he came back hungry. Now, for the first time, see what happened next in this collection that fills in the black gaps between that tale and Return to Barrow. Co creator Steve Niles and Kelly Sue DeConnick co write this twisted tale of love, depravity, and hunger, moodily brought to life by artist Justin Randall.

30 Days of Night: Red Snow (By:Ben Templesmith)

1941. Hitler’s Operation: Silver Fox has failed, but the war on the Eastern Front drags on as the Russian winter starts to bite. British military attache Corporal Charlie Keating observes the war from the Soviet side, making sure crucial supplies get through to aid Stalin’s front in the battle against the Nazis. With luck, he too will survive to see the end of the war. But something else is out there, and they’re not the Nazis. No matter how hard humanity tries to kill itself, something else does it better. 30 Days of Night/Fell co creator and Wormwood Gentleman Corpse auteur Ben Templesmith’s first solo 30 Days tale is collected here, presenting a war of a different kind, one that will have repercussions felt all the way to Barrow, Alaska a half century later.

30 Days of Night: Beyond Barrow (By:Steve Niles)

After years of attacks, and several without, the citizens of Barrow have become united against random attacks on their city by the undead. Unfortunately the same does not apply outside of Barrow or the rest of the mysterious Arctic Circle. Co creator Steve Niles and legendary artist Bill Sienkiewicz take the 30 Days of Night mythos and turn it on its head in a terrifying new graphic novel. Forget everything you ever thought you know about 30 Days of Night and return to Barrow in this all new tale.

30 Days of Night: 30 Days ‘Til Death (By:David Lapham)

In 30 Days ’til Death, the horrible events of the Barrow have rippled throughout the world. A war has started in the secret society of vampires. A reaping. A death squad of elders has come to America to ‘thin the heard’ of the troublesome new breed. Rufus doesn’t care about anything but his own survival and he’s willing to do anything to ensure it, including getting a dog, and a girlfriend, pretending to like his neighbors, and going to extreme lengths to hide his insatiable craving for blood…

The Bone Key (By:Sarah Monette)

The dead and the monstrous will not leave Kyle Murchison Booth alone, for an unwilling foray into necromancy has made him sensitive to and attractive to the creatures who roam the darkness of his once safe world. Ghosts, ghouls, incubi: all have one thing in common. They know Booth for one of their own…

The Best Horror of the Year: Volume One

An Air Force Loadmaster is menaced by strange sounds within his cargo; a man is asked to track down a childhood friend…
who died years earlier; doomed pioneers forge a path westward as a young mother discovers her true nature; an alcoholic strikes a dangerous bargain with a gregarious stranger; urban explorers delve into a ruined book depository, finding more than they anticipated; residents of a rural Wisconsin town defend against a legendary monster; a woman wracked by survivor’s guilt is haunted by the ghosts of a tragic crash; a detective strives to solve the mystery of a dismembered girl; an orphan returns to a wicked witch’s candy house; a group of smugglers find themselves buried to the necks in sand; an unanticipated guest brings doom to a high class party; a teacher attempts to lead his students to safety as the world comes to an end around them…
What frightens us, what unnerves us? What causes that delicious shiver of fear to travel the lengths of our spines? It seems the answer changes every year. Every year the bar is raised; the screw is tightened. Ellen Datlow knows what scares us; the twenty one stories and poems included in this anthology were chosen from magazines, webzines, anthologies, literary journals, and single author collections to represent the best horror of the year. Legendary editor Ellen Datlow Poe: New Tales Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, winner of multiple Hugo, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy awards, joins Night Shade Books in presenting The Best Horror of the Year, Volume One.

The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Two

Legendary editor Ellen Datlow, winner of multiple Hugo, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy awards, joins Night Shade Books in presenting The Best Horror of the Year Volume 2.

The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Three

What frightens us? What unnerves us? What causes that delicious shiver of fear to travel the lengths of our spines? It seems the answer changes every year. Every year the bar is raised; the screw, tightened. Ellen Datlow knows what scares us; the nineteen stories included in this anthology were chosen from magazines, webzines, anthologies, literary journals, and single author collections to represent the best horror of the year.

Dark Delicacies: Original Tales of Terror and the Macabre by the World’s Greatest Horror Writers

In a truly distinguished collection of twenty superb, sublimely dark tales written especially for this volume, such acknowledged contemporary masters of horror fiction as Clive Barker, Ray Bradbury, Ramsey Campbell, Nancy Holder, Richard Laymon, Brian Lumley, Joe Lansdale, Whitley Streiber, F. Paul Wilson, and Chelsea Quinn Yarboro serve up a veritable feast of fear. For the first time ever, Dark Delicacies, the world’s foremost horror bookstore, lends its famous name and imprimatur to an anthology designed to please the palate of the genre s most discriminating fans. Throughout, the editors Del Howison co owner of Dark Delicacies and leading horror anthologist Jeff Gelb present perfectly crafted, freshly original horror fiction fare that is as terrifying as it is chillingly delicious.

Dark Delicacies II: Fear

In a second distinguished collection of twenty superb, sublimely dark tales written especially for this volume, such acknowledged contemporary masters of horror fiction as Barbara Hambly, John Farris, James Sallis, Steve Niles, Tananarive Due, L. A. Banks, and Gary Brandner serve up a veritable feast of fear. For the second time, Dark Delicacies, the world’s foremost horror bookstore, lends its famous name and imprimatur to an anthology designed to please the palate of the genre’s most discriminating fans. Throughout, the editors Del Howison co owner of Dark Delicacies and leading horror anthologist Jeff Gelb present perfectly crafted, freshly original horror fiction fare that is as terrifying as it is chillingly delicious.

Dark Delicacies III: Haunted

A stellar cast of horror writers comprise this third entry in the Dark Delicacies anthology series. These twenty one short works will examine and lay bare all the ways in which we are haunted both literally and figuratively. With a new novella from David Morrell and a short story Chuck Palahniuk is writing as a teaching class on his blog, interest in this anthology will prove that the third time is no trick and all treat! Includes contributions from: Kevin J. Anderson Clive Barker Michael Boatman Heather Graham Richard Christian Matheson David Morrell Chuck Palahniuk Victor Salva And many more!

Preacher, Volume 2: Until the End of the World (By:,Garth Ennis)

The Reverend Jesse Custer continues on his outrageous mission in the second PREACHER collection. First Jesse heads south for a brutal confrontation with the demons from his past a trio of white trash psychos, including Jesse’s monstrous grandmother. The Jesse and company go west, only to crash a party of Babylonian proportions.

Preacher, Volume 3: Proud Americans (By:,Garth Ennis)

The Reverend Jesse Custer is a Texas minister who swears worse than a sailor and is not above killing people who get in his way. One might say he’s lost his faith. No, he’s just looking for God, and when he finds Him…
Proud Americans is another sick and fun addition to the Preacher series. This book contains three story lines: One, a short tale about Custer’s father in Vietnam. Two, a recounting of the transformation of Custer’s Irish buddy Cassidy into a vampire and his coming to America. And three, the conclusion to the story begun in Preacher: Until the End of the World, the story of the angelic mafia known as the Grail who have come after Reverend Custer and the secret power inside him called ‘Genesis.’ Jim Pascoe

Ancient History (By:,,,Garth Ennis)

While technically the fourth book in the Preacher series, Ancient History isn’t part of the main Preacher story line and doesn’t even use any of the main characters Reverend Jesse Custer, his girlfriend, Tulip, and his vampire buddy Cassidy. Instead, this collection of side stories delves into the freakish, perverse, and downright mythic supporting characters. The main feature is the 106 page demonic Western featuring the ‘Saint of Killers.’ In many ways this guy and the spirit of the ruthless frontier he represents is the soul of the Preacher series. Writer Garth Ennis said, taking all of the characters of the series into account, ‘I felt one more character was needed to round out the cast: someone who would directly represent the Old West, who had walked straight out of history, and who brought with him the horror and terror of those times.’ If this is the soul of the book, then its heart is the ‘Story of You Know Who,’ a reference to the character Arseface, whose self imposed shotgun wound to the face has left him rather disfigured. This boy’s abusive family is so overblown, his tragedy so all encompassing, that a lesser writer would let this swerve into complete silliness. Ennis’s talent is to pull pathos out of such outrageousness. He succeeds here again. Jim Pascoe

Preacher, Volume 8: All Hell’s a-Coming (By:,Garth Ennis)

It’s trite but true: you can’t keep a good man down. Holier than anyone Jesse Custer comes back from the dead or wherever in the eighth collection of Preacher, All Hell’s A Coming. Garth Ennis’s knack for developing characters slowly and almost effortlessly pays off more and more with each issue, and by now Custer, his lover Tulip, and his vampire friend Cassidy are as complex as anyone you’re likely to meet. The story arc focuses on Tulip’s own resurrection from her unlife of booze, drugs, and Cassidy as she reunites with the Preacher, and this powerful tale doesn’t require any superheroic conflict to affect the readers. Fans of the Voice will be disappointed to learn that it’s only used once, in an amusing throwaway scene. As this develops, the nefarious Grail suffers from internal struggle, and poor Arseface finds himself on the backside of fame, setting the stage for plenty of future weirdness. In addition to the regular collected issues, All Hell’s A Coming includes the one shot ‘Tall in the Saddle,’ a fast moving story from Jesse, Amy, and Tulip’s younger days. If you’ve never met the Preacher, isn’t it about time you found the fear of God? Rob Lightner

The Book of Cthulhu

The Cthulhu Mythos is one of the 20th century”s most singularly recognizable literary creations. Initially created by H. P. Lovecraft and a group of his amorphous contemporaries the so called ‘Lovecraft Circle’, The Cthulhu Mythos story cycle has taken on a convoluted, cyclopean life of its own. Some of the most prodigious writers of the 20th century, and some of the most astounding writers of the 21st century have planted their seeds in this fertile soil. The Book of Cthulhu harvests the weirdest and most corpulent crop of these modern mythos tales. From weird fiction masters to enigmatic rising stars, The Book of Cthulhu demonstrates how Mythos fiction has been a major cultural meme throughout the 20th century, and how this type of story is still salient, and terribly powerful today. Table of Contents: Caitlin R. Kiernan Andromeda among the Stones Ramsey Campbell The Tugging Charles Stross A Colder War Bruce Sterling The Unthinkable Silvia Moreno Garcia Flash Frame W. H. Pugmire Some Buried Memory Molly Tanzer The Infernal History of the Ivybridge Twins Michael Shea Fat Face Elizabeth Bear Shoggoths in Bloom T. E. D. Klien Black Man With A Horn David Drake Than Curse the Darkness Charles Saunders Jeroboam Henley”s Debt Thomas Ligotti Nethescurial Kage Baker Calamari Curls Edward Morris Jihad over Innsmouth Cherie Priest Bad Sushi John Hornor Jacobs The Dream of the Fisherman”s Wife Brian McNaughton The Doom that Came to Innsmouth Ann K. Schwader Lost Stars Steve Duffy The Oram County Whoosit Joe R. Lansdale The Crawling Sky Brian Lumley The Fairground Horror Tim Pratt Cinderlands Gene Wolfe Lord of the Land Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. To Live and Die in Arkham John Langan The Shallows Laird Barron The Men from Porlock

The Horror Hall of Fame

18 great tales, classics of the genre. Includes: The Fall of the House of Usher, by Edgar Allan Poe; Green Tea, by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu; The Damned Thing, by Ambrose Bierce; The Yellow Sign, by Robert W. Chambers; The Monkey’s Paw, by W. W. Jacobs; The White People, by Arthur Machen; The Willows, by Algernon Blackwood; Casting the Runes, by M. R. James; The Graveyard Rats, by Henry Kuttner; Pigeons from Hell, by Robert E. Howard; It, by Theodore Sturgeon; Smoke Ghost, by Fritz Leiber; Yours Truly Jack the Ripper, by Robert Bloch; The Small Assassin, by Ray Bradbury; The Whimper of Whipped Dogs, by Harlan Ellison; Calling Card, by Ramsey Campbell; Coin of the Realm nominated, 1982 World Fantasy Award, by Charles L. Grant; The Reach Do the Dead Sing? winner, 1982 World Fantasy Award, by Stephen King.

Weird Business

If you’re tired of the same ole business. If you want something unique. If you think comic book swimsuit issues are the dumbest thing since Jesse Helms, then here it is, a hot bundle of short stories, a la graphic novel style. Not only does Weird Business contain tales by Edgar Allan Poe, Ambrose Bierce, and the late, great Robert Bloch, it contains mostly original material that will, to put it mildly, blow the doors off your Chevy. From pure fantasy to dark horror, to humorous whimsy, to noir, to action/adventure and science fiction, this baby is as hot as the devil’s cigar. With 23 stories, 56 creators, and 420 pages Weird Business is the largest original comic ever produced in the English language. Weird Business was nominated for the 1996 Eisner Award for best anthology and hailed by the Rocky Mountain News as ‘Possibly the greatest comic ever.’

Smoke and Mirrors

The distinctive storytelling genius of Neil Gaiman has been acclaimed by writers as diverse as Norman Mailer and Stephen King. Now in this new collection of stories several of which have never before appeared in print and more than half that have never been collected that will dazzle the senses and haunt the imagination. Miraculous inventions and unforgettable characters inhabit these pages: an elderly widow who finds the Holy Grail in a second hand store…
a frightened little boy who bargains for his life with a troll living under a bridge by teh railroad tracks…
a stray cat who battles nightly against a recurring evil that threatens his unsusupecting adoptive family. In these stories, Gaiman displays the power, wit, insight and outrageous originality that has made him one of the most unique literary artists of our day.

Son of Retro Pulp Tales

Continuing in the vein of the Award winning Retro Pulp Tales, Joe R. Lansdale and his son Keith Lansdale present, Son of Retro Pulp Tales. More stories in the tradition of the pulps, early digest magazines and pre sixties films, this one contains everything from Lovecraftian monsters to demons to hardboiled shoot outs to plain ole unchained oddness. So, tuck yourself in bed with a reading light and a snack, and prepare to be transported to wild worlds and weird situations by the pure story teller tradition. Come on in, the pulp is fine.

Halloween

Shivers and spirits…
the mystical and macabre…
our darkest fears and sweetest fantasies…
the fun and frivolity of tricks, treats, festivities, and masquerades. Halloween is a holiday filled with both delight and dread, beloved by youngsters and adults alike. Celebrate the most magical season of the year with this sensational treasury of seasonal tales spooky, suspenseful, terrifying, or teasing harvested from a multitude of master storytellers.

The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2010

Darkness surrounds us. We can find darkness anywhere: in a strange green stone etched with mysterious symbols; at a small town’s annual picnic; in a ghostly house that is easy to enter but not so easy to leave; behind the dumpster in the alley where a harpy lives; in The Nowhere, a place where car keys, toys, people disappear to; among Polar explorers; and, most definitely, within ourselves. Darkness flies from mysterious crates; surrounds children whose nightlights have vanished; and flickers between us at the movie theater. Darkness crawls from the past and is waiting in our future; and there’s always a chance that Halloween really is a door opening directly into endless shadow. Welcome to the dark. You may never want to leave. This inaugural volume of the year’s best dark fantasy and horror features more than 500 pages of dark tales from some of today’s finest writers of the fantastique. Chosen from a variety of sources, these stories are as eclectic and varied as the genre itself.

Down These Strange Streets

All new strange cases of death and magic in the city by some of the biggest names in urban fantasy. In this all new collection of urban fantasy stories, editors George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois explore the places where mystery waits at the end of every alley and where the things that go bump in the night have something to fear…
Includes stories by New York Times bestselling authors Charlaine Harris, Patricia Briggs, Diana Gabaldon, Simon R. Green, S. M. Stirling, and Carrie Vaughn, as well as tales by Glen Cook, Bradley Denton, M.L.N. Hanover, Conn Iggulden, Laurie R. King, Joe R. Lansdale, John Maddox Roberts, Steven Saylor, Melinda Snodgrass, and Lisa Tuttle.

Triumph of The Walking Dead: Robert Kirkman’s Zombie Epic on Page and Screen

All zombies are created equal. All zombie stories are not. From its humble beginnings as an indie comic book, The Walking Dead has become a pop culture juggernaut boasting New York Times bestselling trade paperbacks, a hit television series, and enough fans to successfully take on any zombie uprising. Triumph of The Walking Dead explores the intriguing characters, stunning plot twists, and spectacular violence that make Robert Kirkman’s epic the most famous work of the Zombie Renaissance. The Walking Dead novels co author Jay Bonansinga provides the inside story on translating the comics into prose; New York Times bestseller Jonathan Maberry takes on the notion of leadership especially Rick Grimes during the zombie apocalypse; Harvard professor Steven Schlozman dissects the disturbing role of science in the television series; and more. Triumph of The Walking Dead features a foreword by horror legend Joe R. Lansdale.

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