Joe R. Lansdale
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Joe R. Lansdale

Joe R. Lansdale is the author of over thirty novels and numerous short stories. His work has appeared in national anthologies, magazines, and collections, as well as numerous foreign publications. He has written for comics, television, film, newspapers, and Internet sites. His work has been collected in eighteen short-story collections, and he has edited or co-edited over a dozen anthologies.

Lansdale has received the Edgar Award, eight Bram Stoker Awards, the Horror Writers Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the British Fantasy Award, the Grinzani Cavour Prize for Literature, the Herodotus Historical Fiction Award, the Inkpot Award for Contributions to Science Fiction and Fantasy, and many others.

A major motion picture based on Lansdale's crime thriller Cold in July was released in May 2014, starring Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Sam Shepard (Black Hawk Down), and Don Johnson (Miami Vice). His novella Bubba Hotep was adapted to film by Don Coscarelli, starring Bruce Campbell and Ossie Davis. His story "Incident On and Off a Mountain Road" was adapted to film for Showtime's "Masters of Horror." He is currently co-producing a TV series, "Hap and Leonard" for the Sundance Channel and films including The Bottoms, based on his Edgar Award-winning novel, with Bill Paxton and Brad Wyman, and The Drive-In, with Greg Nicotero.

Lansdale is the founder of the martial arts system Shen Chuan: Martial Science and its affiliate, Shen Chuan Family System. He is a member of both the United States and International Martial Arts Halls of Fame. He lives in Nacogdoches, Texas with his wife, dog, and two cats.

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    • Stories

    • All-New Tales
    • By: Neil Gaiman (author and editor), Al Sarrantonio (editor), Joe Hill, and others
    • Narrated by: Anne Bobby, Jonathan Davis, Katherine Kellgren, and others
    • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 603
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 444
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 446

    The best stories pull readers in and keep them turning the pages, eager to discover more—to find the answer to the question....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Something for Everyone

    • By Nicole on 05-24-17

    Regular price: $42.20

    • Rumble Tumble

    • A Hap and Leonard Novel #5
    • By: Joe R. Lansdale
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145

    Hap Collins and Leonard Pine are in for an 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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An other good book in the series

    • By taylor on 07-24-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Honky Tonk Samurai

    • By: Joe R. Lansdale
    • Narrated by: Christopher Ryan Grant
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159

    Only Hap and Leonard would catch a cold case with hot cars, hot women, and ugly skinheads....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More Classic Hap and Leonard

    • By Colin on 02-08-16

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Paradise Sky

    • By: Joe R. Lansdale
    • Narrated by: Brad Sanders
    • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210

    A rollicking novel about Nat Love, an African-American cowboy with a famous nickname: Deadwood Dick....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Rip Roaring Tale

    • By Jean on 02-15-17

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Savage Season

    • A Hap and Leonard Novel #1
    • By: Joe R. Lansdale
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 415
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 365
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 364

    Hap Collins and Leonard Pine are best friends, yet they couldn't be more different....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hap and Leonard, a series you shouldn't miss out

    • By Matthew Ortiz on 07-27-14

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Bad Chili

    • A Hap and Leonard Novel #4
    • By: Joe R. Lansdale
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161

    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.....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great srory

    • By Molly Allen on 07-09-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Rusty Puppy

    • By: Joe R. Lansdale
    • Narrated by: Christopher Ryan Grant
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    Hap and Leonard investigate a racially motivated murder that threatens to tear apart their East Texas town....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome Series!

    • By ANTHONY PAULEY on 05-06-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Thicket

    • By: Joe R. Lansdale
    • Narrated by: Will Collyer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165

    The heartbroken young Jack sets off on an epic quest to rescue his sister from the corrupt men who control much of the new territory....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lansdale will knock you out!

    • By Matthew Ortiz on 01-12-14

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Shadows, Kith and Kin

    • By: Joe R. Lansdale
    • Narrated by: Eric Vincent
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    The endlessly inventive mind of Joe R. Lansdale whips up yet another batch of stories to amaze, surprise, and entertain you....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Zombies

    • The Recent Dead
    • By: Neil Gaiman, Max Brooks, Brian Keene, and others
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, L J Ganser, Josh Hurley, and others
    • Length: 20 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 190
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 171

    You can't kill the dead. Like any good monster, the zombie has proven to be ever-evolving, monumentally mutable, and open to seemingly endless imaginative interpretations....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Multiple zombie genres - weak storytelling

    • By Zephyr on 10-17-11

    Regular price: $34.95

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