Joe R Lansdale
Joe R. Lansdale is an American author of western, horror, science fiction, mystery and suspense novels and stories. He is the author of the Hap & Leonard series. Lansdale is also a prolific graphic novel writer, has written multiple episodes of animated series like Batman and Superman and is also a screenwriter. In addition to that, films have been made out of his works Incident On and Off a Mountain Road, Bubba Ho-Tep, Christmas with the Dead and Cold in July. Aside from writing, Lansdale founded a martial arts system called Shen Chuan: Martial Science and is the member of two martial arts halls of fame. He lives in Nacogdoches, Texas with his wife and their pets.

Joe R. Lansdale’s first published work was a short story collection entitled Stories by Mama Lansdale’s Youngest Boy. His first novel was the 1981 novel Act of Love. Below is a list of Joe R. Lansdale’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of The Drive-In Books

The Drive-In (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Drive-In II: Not Just One of Them Sequels (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Drive-In 3: The Bus Tour (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Hap and Leonard Books

Savage Season (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mucho Mojo (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Two-Bear Mambo (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bad Chili (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rumble Tumble (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Captains Outrageous (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vanilla Ride (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Devil Red (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hyenas (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Aim (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Honky Tonk Samurai (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Briar Patch Boogie (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Miracles Ain't What They Used to Be (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Coco Butternut (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rusty Puppy (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cold Cotton (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jackrabbit Smile (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Elephant of Surprise (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Hap & Leonard Collections

(with Andrew Vachss)

Veil's Visit (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hap and Leonard (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hap and Leonard: Blood and Lemonade (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Joe Lansdales Batman Books

Batman, Captured by the Engines (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Terror on the High Skies (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Lost Lansdale Books

Waltz of Shadows (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Something Lumber This Way Comes, Or, the House from Space (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood Dance (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Ned the Seal Books

Zeppelins West (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Flaming London (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Flaming Zeppelins (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sky Done Ripped (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Author's Choice Monthly Books

Swatting at the Cosmos ( By: James K. Morrow) (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Neon Twilight ( By: Edward Bryant) (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
True Minds ( By: Spider Robinson) (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hedgework & Guessery ( By: Charlesde Lint) (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stories by Mama Lansdales Youngest Boy (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unthreatened by the Morning Light ( By: Karl Edward Wagner) (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nine Hard Questions About the Nature of the Universe ( By: Lewis Shiner) (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
It's Been Fun ( By: Esther M. Friesner) (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Bibliomysteries Books

Death Leaves a Bookmark ( By: William Link) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Remaindered ( By: Peter Lovesey) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Nature of My Inheritance ( By: Bradford Morrow) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hemingway Valise ( By: Robert Olen Butler) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository ( By: John Connolly) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Dead in the West Books

Dead in the West (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Jonah Hex Books

Two Gun Mojo (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shadows West (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Act of Love (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Texas Night Riders (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Magic Wagon (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Nightrunners (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cold in July (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Boar (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Freezer Burn (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bottoms (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Big Blow (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Fine Dark Line (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sunset and Sawdust (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lost Echoes (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Leather Maiden (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
All the Earth, Thrown to the Sky (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Edge of Dark Water (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Thicket (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deadman's Crossing (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Prisoner 489 (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Tell You It's Love (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Paradise Sky (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fender Lizards (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hell's Bounty (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
M.I.A. Hunter (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bubba and the Cosmic Blood-Suckers (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Man With Two Lives (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Driving to Geronimo's Grave (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
More Better Deals (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jane Goes North (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Tight Little Stitches on a Dead Man's Back (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tight Little Stitches In A Dead Man's Back (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bullets and Fire (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Incident On and Off a Mountain Road (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Steel Valentine (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Steel Valentine (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Christmas with the Dead (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hot in December (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Bone Dead Sadness (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black Hat Jack (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hoodoo Harry (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

By Bizarre Hands (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
On the Far Side of the Cadillac Desert with the Dead Folks (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bestsellers Guaranteed (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Writer of the Purple Rage (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Electric Gumbo (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Fist Full of Stories (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Good, the Bad and the Indifferent (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Private Eye Action as You Like It (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
High Cotton (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Long Ones (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
For a Few Stories More (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bumper Crop (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mad Dog Summer (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The King and Other Stories (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The God of the Razor (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deadman's Road (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Shadows, Kith and Kin (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unchained And Unhinged (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sanctified and Chicken-Fried (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best of Joe R. Lansdale (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Written With a Razor - Short Stories and a Screenplay (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trapped in the Saturday Matinee (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bleeding Shadows (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tall Grass and Other Stories (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Terror Is Our Business (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Driving to Geronimo's Grave and Other Stories (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

The Drive-In (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lone Ranger and Tonto (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Atomic Chili (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Red Range (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lansdale And Truman's Dead Folks (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan And The Songs Of The Dead (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pigeons From Hell (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Robert Bloch's Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper ( With: John L. Lansdale) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
H.P. Lovecraft's The Dunwich Horror ( With: H.P. Lovecraft) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hell's Bounty (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Steam Man (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead on the Bones (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of 30 Days of Night Graphic Novels

30 Days of Night, Vol. 1 ( By: Steve Niles) (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
30 Days of Night, Vol. 2 ( By: Steve Niles) (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
30 Days of Night, Vol. 4 ( By: Steve Niles) (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
30 Days of Night, Vol. 5 ( By: Matt Fraction) (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
30 Days of Night, Vol. 9 ( By: Steve Niles) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
30 Days of Night, Vol. 10 ( By: Ben Templesmith) (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
30 Days of Night, Vol. 11 ( By: Steve Niles) (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
30 Days of Night / The X Files ( By: Steve Niles) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Night, Again (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
30 Days of Night ( By: Steve Niles) (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Picture Books

In Waders From Mars ( With: Keith Lansdale) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

Razored Saddles(1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Horror Hall of Fame(1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark at Heart(1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Weird Business(1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Retro Pulp Tales(2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Son of Retro Pulp Tales(2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Down These Strange Streets(2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crucified Dreams(2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Urban Fantasy Anthology(2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Horror Anthology 2016(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Highway Kind(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Veil’s Visit also has stories by Andrew Vachss. In Waders from Mars was written with Karen Lansdale and Keith Lansdale. Crawling Sky was written with Brian Denham and Keith Lansdale. Tight Little Stitches on a Dead Man’s Back was also published as Tight Little Stitches. Hell’s Bounty was co-authored by John L. Lansdale.

Horror for Good also has stories by Ramsey Campbell, Ray Garton, Jack Ketchum, Joe McKinney, Lisa Morton, Jeff Strand, Lee Thomas and F. Paul Wilson. Fear & Haunting also has stories by John L. Lansdale, Rick Remender, Ben Templesmith and El Torres. Razored Saddles was edited with Pat LoBrutto. Dark Heart was edited with Karen Lansdale. Weird Business was edited with Richard Klaw. Son of Retro Pulp Tales was edited with Keith Lansdale. The Urban Fantasy Anthology was edited with Peter S. Beagle.

Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper and That Hellbound Train are graphic novel adaptations of novels by Robert Bloch. The Dunwich Horror is a graphic novel based on the novel by H.P. Lovecraft.Tarzan: The Lost Adventure is based on an unpublished Tarzan manuscript by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

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