Dunkle Gew sser

Author: Joe R. Lansdale
Publisher: Tropen
ISBN: 9783608103588
Release Date: 2013-02-21
Genre: Fiction

Sue Ellen findet, dass ihre tote Freundin May Lynn etwas Besseres verdient hat. Wenn schon kein Filmstar aus ihr wird, wie sie sich immer erträumte, soll wenigstens ihre Asche in Hollywood verstreut werden. Beim Durchsuchen von May Lynns Habseligkeiten stößt sie mit ihren Freunden Terry und Jinx auf einen Hinweis, der sie zur Beute eines Banküberfalls führt. Zusammen mit Sue Ellens labiler Mutter flüchten die drei Freunde Hals über Kopf mit dem Floß in Richtung Süden. Habgierige Verwandte und der wenig gesetzestreue Constable hängen sich sofort an ihre Fersen. In Panik geraten die Flüchtenden jedoch erst, als sie merken, dass der sagenumwobene Killer Skunk ebenfalls hinter ihnen her ist. Dem wahnsinnigen Fährtenleser ist angeblich noch nie jemand entkommen.

Akt der Liebe

Author: Joe R. Lansdale
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641054199
Release Date: 2010-12-09
Genre: Fiction

Let there be Blood Tod, Blut und Gewalt sind keine Unbekannten im Fifth Ward, einem berüchtigten Viertel von Houston. Doch die bestialische Hinrichtung einer Prostituierten stellt alles bisher Dagewesene in den Schatten. Ein perverser Killer sucht sich gezielt weibliche Opfer aus, um sein Verlangen nach Leidenschaft, Wut, Hass und Rache zu befriedigen. Für die Frauen beginnt ein Leben in ständiger Angst – für den Killer, der sich selbst als »Houston Hacker« bezeichnet, ist es ein Akt der Liebe. Einer DER Klassiker des Serienkiller-Genres, jetzt endlich in überarbeiteter Neuausgabe.

Bad Chili

Author: Joe R. Lansdale
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781473633551
Release Date: 2016-11-17
Genre: Fiction

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.

Freezer Burn

Author: Joe R. Lansdale
Publisher: Gere Donovan Press
ISBN: 9781936666157
Release Date: 2011-07-28
Genre: Fiction

Mama's dead and wrapped in black plastic, her unsigned checks piling up. Bill's eating beets because he's run out of money. He teams up with Fat Boy and Chaplin to rob a fireworks stand, but things go badreally baduntil Bill crawls out of the swamp so mosquito-bitten that he fits right in with the freaks of the ODDITIES OF THE WORLD carnival.Frost, a true good Samaritan, runs the show: Double Buckwheat, Bim, Potty, U.S. Grant the bearded lady, Conrad the dog-man and the rest of the motley crowd. Of course Gidget"Bad is good, Baby!"wants out, Bill wants Gidget and the show must go on. Through it all the enigmatic Ice Man, an exhibit of uncertain origin, lies in the freezer, his history changing with Frost's storytelling whim.In Freezer Burn, you'll root for all the wrong people for all the wrong reasons, as Bill worries about crossing the line. Could be that Lansdale's right"There isn't any line. The only line is the one you draw yourself."

Das abenteuerliche Leben des Deadwood Dick

Author: Joe R. Lansdale
Publisher: Tropen
ISBN: 9783608109375
Release Date: 2016-04-23
Genre: Fiction

Eigentlich wollte Willie Jackson nur ein paar Besorgungen machen. Doch dann erhascht er unfreiwillig einen Blick auf die Unterwäsche einer weißen Frau. Deren Mann nimmt die Sache persönlich, und Willie muss Hals über Kopf fliehen. Joe R. Lansdale erzählt die filmreife Lebensgeschichte eines ehemaligen Sklaven, der zur Westernlegende Deadwood Dick wurde. Nachdem Willie unverschuldet eine Einladung zum Lynchen erhält, stiehlt er ein Pferd und flieht. Er begibt sich unter den Schutz eines ehemaligen Soldaten namens Loving, der ihm Lesen und Schießen beibringt. Als er erneut fliehen muss, nimmt Willie den Namen Nat Love an und meldet sich im Norden freiwillig zur Armee. Er und ein anderer freigelassener Sklave sind kurz darauf die einzigen Überlebenden ihrer Einheit bei einem Apachenhinterhalt. Gemeinsam machen sie sich auf nach Deadwood, wo Nat sich in eine wunderschöne junge Frau verliebt, das Leben von Wild Bill Hickok rettet – und auf Rache an seinen Verfolgern sinnt.

Rusty Puppy

Author: Joe R. Lansdale
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781473629097
Release Date: 2017-02-23
Genre: Fiction

Hap and Leonard investigate a racially motivated murder that threatens to tear apart their East Texas town. Hap, a former 60s activist and self-proclaimed white trash rebel, is recovering from a life-threatening stab wound. He's hoping to take it easy, but then Louise Elton arrives with a job... Months earlier, a bully cop pulled over and sexually harassed Louise's daughter, Charm. When he started stalking her, her brother Jamar tried to get evidence on him. The next thing Louise knew, Jamar got in a fight and was killed by local hoods. It doesn't add up: he was a straight-A student, destined for better things, until he began to ask too many questions about the racist police force. Leonard, a tough black gay Vietnam vet and Republican, joins Hap in the investigation, and they stumble upon the racial divides that have shaped their Eastern Texas town. But if anyone can navigate these pitfalls and bring the killers to justice, it's them. Filled with Lansdale's trademark snappy dialogue, colourful characters, and relentless pacing, Rusty Puppy is Joe Lansdale at his page-turning best.

Savage Season

Author: Joe R. Lansdale
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781473633483
Release Date: 2016-10-20
Genre: Fiction

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 women. Leonard is a gay, black Vietnam vet. Together, they steer up more commotion than a fire storm. But that's just the way they like it. When an ex-flame of Hap's returns promising a huge score, Hap lets Leonard in on the scam, and that's when things get interesting. Chock-full 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.

Captains Outrageous

Author: Joe R. Lansdale
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 9780307772695
Release Date: 2010-11-24
Genre: Fiction

Hap and Leonard is now a Sundance TV series starring James Purefoy and Michael Kenneth Williams. 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, a 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 new ridiculous 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.

Vanilla Ride

Author: Joe R. Lansdale
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781473633612
Release Date: 2017-01-12
Genre: Fiction

Hap Collins and Leonard Pine, the kings of East Texas mischief and mayhem, return in this full-throttle thriller to face off with the Dixie Mafia. When Leonard is asked to rescue a teenage girl from a lowly drug dealer, he gladly agrees and invites Hap along for the ride. Everything goes according to plan, until they find out the dealer is a member of the Dixie mafia. A wild gun fight ensues, after which Hap and Leonard are arrested. Turns out, however, that the law needs a favour and if Hap and Leonard can do the deed they'll be free to roam. There's one problem, the Dixie Mafia's new hired gun - the legendary assassin Vanilla Ride. Filled with breakneck action, gut-busting laughs, and one gigantic alligator, this hilarious novel is as hot as a habanero pepper.

Jackrabbit Smile

Author: Joe R. Lansdale
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781473629127
Release Date: 2018-03-22
Genre: Fiction

Meet Hap and Leonard, the unlikely detective duo now on screen in the highly praised series starring James Purefoy, Michael K. Williams and Christina Hendricks. 'Reading Joe R. Lansdale is like listening to a favorite uncle who just happens to be a fabulous storyteller' Dean Koontz Hap and Leonard are an unlikely pair - Hap, a self-proclaimed white trash rebel, and Leonard, a tough-as-nails black gay Vietnam vet and Republican - but they're the closest friend either of them has in the world. Hap is celebrating his wedding to his longtime girlfriend, when their backyard barbecue is interrupted by a couple of Pentecostal white supremacists. They're not too happy to see Leonard, and no one is happy to see them, but they have a problem and they want Hap and Leonard to solve it. Judith Mulhaney's daughter, Jackrabbit, has been missing for five years. That is, she's been missing from her family for five years, but she's been missing from everybody, including the local no-goods they knew ran with her, for a few months. Despite their misgivings, Hap and Leonard take the case. It isn't long until they find themselves mixed up in a revivalist cult believing that Jesus will return flanked by an army of lizard-men, and solving a murder to boot. With Lansdale's trademark humour, sharp dialogue, and plenty of righteous beatdowns, you won't want to miss Hap and Leonard's latest.

All the Earth Thrown to the Sky

Author: Joe R. Lansdale
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780375897481
Release Date: 2011-09-13
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

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. From the Hardcover edition.

Mucho Mojo

Author: Joe R. Lansdale
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781473633513
Release Date: 2016-10-20
Genre: Fiction

Hap and Leonard return in this incredible, mad-dash thriller, loaded with crack addicts, a serial killer, and a serious body count. Leonard is still nursing the injuries he sustained in the duo's latest escapade when he learns that his uncle Chester has passed. Hap is of course going to be there for his best friend, but when the two of them clean up Uncle Chester's dilapidated house, they uncover a dark little secret beneath the house's rotting floorboards: a small skeleton buried in a trunk. Hap wants to call the police. Leonard, being a black man in East Texas, persuades him this is not a good idea, and together they set out to clear Chester's name on their own. The only things standing in their way are a houseful of felons, a vicious killer, and possibly themselves.