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Champion Mojo Storyteller Joe R. Lansdale has written novels and stories in many genres, including Western, horror, science fiction, mystery, and suspense. He has also written for comics as well as "Batman: The Animated Series." As of 2018, he has written 45 novels and published 30 short-story collections along with many chapbooks and comic-book adaptations. His stories have won ten Bram Stoker Awards. a British Fantasy Award, an Edgar Award, a World Horror Convention Grand Master Award, a Sugarprize, a Grinzane Cavour Prize for Literature, a Spur Award, and a Raymond Chandler Lifetime Achievement Award. He has been inducted into The Texas Literary Hall of Fame, and several of his novels have been adapted to film.

Frequent features of Lansdale's writing are usually deeply ironic, strange or absurd situations or characters, such as Elvis Presley and John F. Kennedy battling a soul-sucking Egyptian mummy in a nursing home (the plot of his Bram Stoker Award-nominated novella, Bubba Ho-Tep, which was made into a movie by Don Coscarelli). He is the winner of the British Fantasy Award, the American Horror Award, the Edgar Award, and ten Bram Stoker Awards.

His Hap and Leonard series of ten novels, four novellas, and three short-story collections feature two friends, Hap Collins and Leonard Pine, who live in the fictional town of Laborde, in East Texas, and find themselves solving a variety of often unpleasant crimes. The characters themselves are an unlikely pairing; Hap is a white, working-class laborer in his mid-forties who once protested against the war in Vietnam and spent time in federal prison rather than be drafted; Leonard is a gay, black Vietnam vet. Both of them are accomplished fighters, and the stories (told from Hap's narrative point of view) feature a great deal of violence, profanity, and sex. Lansdale paints a picture of East Texas which is essentially "good" but blighted by racism, ignorance, urban and rural deprivation, and government corruption. Some of the subject matter is extremely dark, and includes scenes of brutal violence. These novels are also characterized by sharp humor and "wisecracking" dialogue. These books have been adapted into a TV series for the SundanceTV channel and a series of graphic novels began publication in 2017. Season 2 of the television series is based on the second Hap and Leonard novel, Mucho Mojo, and season 3, which premiered on 3/7/18, is based on the third novel, The Two-Bear Mambo. Much of Lansdale's work has been issued and re-issued as limited editions by Subterranean Press and as trade paperbacks by Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Publications. His current new-release publisher is Mulholland Books. Lansdale also publishes with Dark Regions Press and Tachyon Publications, and with his daughter Kasey he has started a new publishing company called Pandi Press to control the re-issue and publishing of his older works.



Bibliography

The Hap & Leonard Series




Jackrabbit Smile
2018
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Big Book of Hap and Leonard
2018
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Blood and Lemonade
2017
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Coco Butternut
2017
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Rusty Puppy
2017
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Hap and Leonard
2016
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Hap and Leonard Ride Again
2016
eBook


Honky Tonk Samurai
2016
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Dead Aim
2013
Hardcover (OOP)
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Devil Red
2011
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Hyenas
2011
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Vanilla Ride
2009
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Captains Outrageous
2001
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Veil's Visit
1999
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Rumble Tumble
1998
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Bad Chili
1997
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Two-Bear Mambo
1995
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Mucho Mojo
1994
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Savage Season
1990
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The "Drive-In" Series

The Complete Drive-in
2010
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Joe R.Lansdale's The Drive-In
2005
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The Drive-in 3: The Bus Tour
2011
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The Drive-in: A Double Feature
1997
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The Drive-in 2: Not Just One of Them Sequels
1989
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The Drive-In: A 'B' Movie with Blood and Popcorn, Made in Texas
1988
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The "Ned the Seal" Series

Flaming Zeppelins: The Adventures of Ned the Seal
2010
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Flaming London
2006
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Zeppelins West
2001
Ltd Ed Hardcover

Other Novels

Terror Is Our Business
2018
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Paradise Sky
2015
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Fender Lizards
2015
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Prisoner 489
2014
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Black Hat Jack
2014
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Hot in December
2013
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The Thicket
2013
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In Waders from Mars
2012
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Edge of Dark Water
2012
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All the Earth, Thrown to the Sky
2011
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Under the Warrior Star
2010
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Leather Maiden
2008
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Lost Echoes
2007
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Sunset and Sawdust
2004
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A Fine Dark Line
2002
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The Bottoms
2000
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Blood Dance
2000
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The Big Blow
2000
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Something Lumber This Way Comes
1999
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Waltz of Shadows
1999
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Freezer Burn
1999
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The Boar
1998
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Tarzan: the Lost Adventure
1995
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Cold in July
1989
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Nightrunners
1987
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Magic Wagon
1986
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Dead in the West
1986
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Texas Night Riders
1983
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Act of Love
1980
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Screenplays Collected

Shadows West
2012
eBook
Hardcover (OOP)
Written with a Razor: Short Stories and a Screenplay
2012
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Pseudonymous Novels

Molly's Sexual Follies
1982
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MIA Hunter
1980s
Hardcover
Hanoi Deathgrip eBook
Mountain Massacre eBook
Saigon Slaughter eBook

Short-story Collections

Dead on the Bones: Pulp on Fire
2016
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Hardcover


Miracles Ain't What They Used to Be
2016
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The Tall Grass and Other Stories
2014
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Deadman's Crossing
2013
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Bleeding Shadows
2013
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Trapped in the Saturday Matinee
2012
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Deadman's Road
2010
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By Bizarre Hands Rides Again
2010
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The Best of Joe R. Lansdale
2010
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Unchained and Unhinged
2009
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Sanctified and Chicken-Fried: The Portable Lansdale
2009
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The Shadows, Kith and Kin
2007
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God of the Razor and Other Stories
2007
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The King: and Other Stories
2005
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Mad Dog Summer and Other Stories
2004
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Bumper Crop
2004
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A Little Green Book of Monster Stories
2003
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For a Few Stories More
2002
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High Cotton
2000
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The Long Ones: Nuthin' But Novellas
1999
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Triple Feature
1999
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Private Eye Action, As You Like It
1998
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The Good, The Bad, and the Indifferent
1997
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A Fist Full of Stories (and Articles)
1996
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Writer of the Purple Rage
1994
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Electric Gumbo: A Lansdale Reader
1994
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Bestsellers Guaranteed
1993
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Stories by Mama Lansdale's Youngest Boy
1991
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By Bizarre Hands
1989
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Novellas

Hell's Bounty
2016
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Christmas Monkeys
2015
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I Tell You It's Love
2014
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Bone Dead Sadness
2014
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Bullets and Fire
2013
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The Ape Man's Brother
2012
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Incident On and Off a Mountain Road
2011
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Christmas with the Dead
2010
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Bubba Ho-Tep
2016
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Tight Little Stitches in a Dead Man's Back
1992
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The Steel Valentine
1991
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Comic Books

I Tell You It's Love
2014
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Crawling Sky
2013
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Robert Bloch's That Hellbound Train
2011
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H.P. Lovecraft's The Dunwich Horror
2011
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30 Days of Night: Night, Again
2011
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The Steam Man
2015
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Robert Bloch's Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper
2010
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Pigeons from Hell
2008
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Marvel Adventures: Fantastic Four #32
2008
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Conan and the Songs of the Dead
2006
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Jonah Hex: Shadows West
1999
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Red Range
1999
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Will Eisner's The Spirit New Adventures #8
1998
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Blood and Shadows
1996
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Jonah Hex: Riders of the Worm and Such
1995
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Jonah Hex: Two Gun Mojo
1993
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Lone Ranger and Tonto
1993
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Many (many, many, many!) of these stories have been published in many (many, many, many!) different languages. Additionally, Lansdale's stories have been adapted to film and television, including Bubba Ho-Tep, Drive-In Date, The Job, "Incident On and Off a Mountain Road," Christmas with the Dead, Cold in July, "By the Hair of the Head," "Drunken Moon," and "Hap and Leonard." Joe's work with moving pictures doesn't end there—he's also written four episodes of "Batman: The Animated Series" ("Critters," with Steve Gerber; "Read My Lips"; "Showdown," featuring Jonah Hex and Ra's Al Ghul, and "Perchance to Dream,"" featuring Scarecrow) and one episode of "Superman: The Animated Series" ("Identity Crisis," featuring the debut of Bizarro).

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Kasey Lansdale is the official daughter of Joe R. Lansdale

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The Zero is the official website of Andrew Vachss

Mulholland Books is Joe R. Lansdale's official publisher

Pandi Press and Gere Donovan Press are Joe R. Lansdale's official ebook publishers

Vintage is Joe R. Lansdale's official paperback publisher



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