Joe Lansdale Books

Joe Lansdale is an American author, writer martial arts instructor and martial arts expert. He written stories in different genres like mystery, suspense, Western horror and science fiction. To date he has written and published 45 novels and 30 short story collections, and many comic book adaptations. Many of the novels became film adaptations as well.

Order of 30 Days of Night Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Night, Again 2011 Description / Buy

Order of Author's Choice Monthly Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Stories by Mama Lansdales Youngest Boy 1991 Description / Buy

Order of Dead in the West Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Dead in the West 1986 Description / Buy
2 Dead in the West 1986 Description / Buy

Order of Hap & Leonard Collection Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Veil's Visit 1999 Description / Buy
2 Hap and Leonard 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Hap and Leonard Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Savage Season 1990 Description / Buy
2 Mucho Mojo 1994 Description / Buy
3 The Two-Bear Mambo 1995 Description / Buy
4 Bad Chili 1997 Description / Buy
5 Rumble Tumble 1998 Description / Buy
6 Captains Outrageous 2001 Description / Buy
7 Vanilla Ride 2009 Description / Buy
8 Devil Red 2010 Description / Buy
9 Hyenas 2011 Description / Buy
10 Dead Aim 2012 Description / Buy
11 Honky Tonk Samurai 2015 Description / Buy
12 Briar Patch Boogie 2016 Description / Buy
13 Hap and Leonard Ride Again 2016 Description / Buy
14 Miracles Ain't What They Used to Be 2016 Description / Buy
15 Coco Butternut 2017 Description / Buy
16 Rusty Puppy 2017 Description / Buy

Order of Joe Lansdale Graphic Novels

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Lone Ranger and Tonto 1995 Description / Buy
2 Atomic Chili 1997 Description / Buy
3 Lansdale And Truman's Dead Folks 2000 Description / Buy
4 Pigeons From Hell 2009 Description / Buy
5 H.P. Lovecraft's the Dunwich Horror 2012 Description / Buy
6 Hell's Bounty 2016 Description / Buy
7 The Steam Man 2016 Description / Buy
8 Dead on the Bones 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Joe Lansdale Short Story Collections

# Read Title Published Details
1 By Bizarre Hands 1989 Description / Buy
2 Tight Little Stitches on a Dead Man's Back 1992 Description / Buy
3 Bestsellers Guaranteed 1993 Description / Buy
4 Writer of the Purple Rage 1994 Description / Buy
5 A Fist Full of Stories 1996 Description / Buy
6 The Good, the Bad and the Indifferent 1997 Description / Buy
7 Private Eye Action as You Like It 1998 Description / Buy
8 High Cotton 2000 Description / Buy
9 The Long Ones 2000 Description / Buy
10 For a Few Stories More 2002 Description / Buy
11 Bumper Crop 2004 Description / Buy
12 Mad Dog Summer 2004 Description / Buy
13 The King and Other Stories 2005 Description / Buy
14 The God of the Razor 2007 Description / Buy
15 Deadman's Road 2007 Description / Buy
16 The Shadows, Kith and Kin 2007 Description / Buy
17 Unchained And Unhinged 2009 Description / Buy
18 Sanctified and Chicken-Fried 2009 Description / Buy
19 The Best of Joe R. Lansdale 2010 Description / Buy
20 Bleeding Shadows 2013 Description / Buy

Order of Joe Lansdale Standalone Novels

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1 Act of Love 1981 Description / Buy
2 The Magic Wagon 1986 Description / Buy
3 The Nightrunners 1987 Description / Buy
4 Cold in July 1989 Description / Buy
5 The Boar 1998 Description / Buy
6 Freezer Burn 1999 Description / Buy
7 The Bottoms 2000 Description / Buy
8 The Big Blow 2000 Description / Buy
9 A Fine Dark Line 2002 Description / Buy
10 Bubba Ho-Tep 2002 Description / Buy
11 Sunset and Sawdust 2003 Description / Buy
12 Lost Echoes 2005 Description / Buy
13 Leather Maiden 2008 Description / Buy
14 All the Earth, Thrown to the Sky 2011 Description / Buy
15 Bullets and Fire (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy
16 Incident On and Off a Mountain Road (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy
17 The Steel Valentine (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy
18 Edge of Dark Water 2012 Description / Buy
19 Christmas with the Dead 2012 Description / Buy
20 The Thicket 2013 Description / Buy
21 Hot in December (Short Story) 2013 Description / Buy
22 Deadman's Crossing 2013 Description / Buy
23 Prisoner 489 (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy
24 A Bone Dead Sadness (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy
25 Black Hat Jack (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy
26 I Tell You It's Love (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy
27 Paradise Sky 2015 Description / Buy
28 Fender Lizards 2015 Description / Buy
29 Hell's Bounty 2016 Description / Buy
30 M.I.A. Hunter 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Joe Lansdales Batman Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Batman, Captured by the Engines 1991 Description / Buy
2 Terror on the High Skies 1992 Description / Buy

Order of Jonah Hex Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Two Gun Mojo 1994 Description / Buy
2 Shadows West 1999 Description / Buy
3 Shadows West 2012 Description / Buy

Order of Lost Lansdale Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Waltz of Shadows 1999 Description / Buy
2 Something Lumber This Way Comes, Or, the House from Space 1999 Description / Buy
3 Blood Dance 2000 Description / Buy

Order of Ned the Seal Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Zeppelins West 2001 Description / Buy
2 Flaming London 2005 Description / Buy
3 Flaming Zeppelins 2010 Description / Buy

Order of The Drive-In Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Drive-In 1988 Description / Buy
2 The Drive-In 2 1989 Description / Buy
3 The Drive-In 3 2005 Description / Buy

Anthologies/Collaborations

# Read Title Published Details
1 The New Frontier 1989 Description / Buy
2 Razored Saddles 1989 Description / Buy
3 Ten Tales 1994 Description / Buy
4 Weird Business 1995 Description / Buy
5 Retro Pulp Tales 2006 Description / Buy
6 Son of Retro Pulp Tales 2009 Description / Buy
7 Down These Strange Streets 2011 Description / Buy
8 Crucified Dreams 2011 Description / Buy
9 The Urban Fantasy Anthology 2011 Description / Buy
10 The Horror Hall of Fame 2012 Description / Buy
11 Old Mars 2013 Description / Buy
12 Baby Shoes 2015 Description / Buy
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His best known works include the Hap and Leonard series that comprises of nine novels, three novellas, as well as two short story collections. They story revolves around two friends Leonard Pine and Hap Collins who reside in the fictional town of Laborde that is located in East Texas. Together, they are found solving different sort of crimes in each of the books.

Joe Lansdale Awards

Joe Lansdale has received several awards for his superb writings over the course of many years. He was awarded Bram Stoker awards eight times which is unlike any other author. Then, he earned the Edgar Award, the British Fantasy Award, the Horror Writers Association Lifetime, the Herodotus Historical Fiction Award, the Grinzani Cavour Prize for Literature, as well as the Inkpot Award for Contributions to Science Fiction and Fantasy.

Joe Lansdale Books Turned into TV/Movies

Many of Joe’s books have also got published in several different languages. Furthermore, many of the stories have been adapted to television and films as well. The popular ones include Drive-in Date, The Job, Bubba Ho-Tep, Christmas with the Dead, Cold in July, Incident on and off a Mountain Road, Drunken Moon, By the Hair of the Head and Hap and Leonard.

Apart from writing books, Joe also managed to write for television as well. He wrote four episodes each for Batman –The Animated Series, Perchance to Dream and one episode for the Superman: The Animated Series as well.

Best Joe Lansdale Books

Three of the popular and much liked books by Joe Lansdale are as follows:

The Bottoms: This book is one of the best classic American storytelling in its most darkest, affecting and truest form respectively. Set in the East Texas it shows the year 1933 when the Great Depression has swept over the country and is moving like a slow storm towards this area.

It is the time when young Harry Collins with his little sister stumble across the dead body of a woman. This woman had been brutally mutilated and left to die in the bottoms of the River Sabine. The news of the dead woman leaves the whole town in shock and tension. Soon, another dead body turns up and it’s of the white woman and all Harry was left to do was to stop the killing spree with his Klan neighbors. So, he with his sister set out to investigate who the real killer is, but the truth is ever so dark and gruesome apart from the killings themselves.

Edge of Water: This book narrates the terrifying tale of a pretty girl May Lynn who was all set to become a Hollywood celebrity. But she appears dead one day and the place where she is found is the Sabine River.

Sue Ellen is the best friend of May. Their other good friends are Jinx and Terry. Together, they along with May’s mother dig up May’s dead body and burnt it to ashes. The ashes are then taken to Hollywood. This was done in the hopes that at least her remains would be spread in the land of her dreams.

The Thicket: This book got short-listed for the Ala Reading List Award for History seeing its powerful and gripping story that was much better than other books.

The story unfolds with the character Jack Parker who had already experienced much tragedy in life. At five years of age, his grandmother had died in a farm accident. Then, his parents had just become victim to the smallpox and died eventually. This left him and his sister Lula orphaned all too regrettably so. Soon, other catastrophes strike soon at their uncle’s farm. First, a group of bank robber murder Jack’s grandfather and then they kidnap Jack’s sister as well.

With no other relative or elder left for miles, Jack has to grow up fast and form a group of heroes to rescue his sister quickly. But all he could manage is the support of a bounty-hunting dwarf and charismatic person Shorty and Jimmie Sue. Shorty is the son of a grave-digger named Eustace and he along Jimmie Sue have some very intimate knowledge about the bandits. Only time reveals how much they are successful in their mission.

When Does The Next Joe Lansdale book come out?

Joe Lansdale doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Rusty Puppy and was released on February, 23rd 2017. It is the newest book in the Hap and Leonard Series.

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