Things Get Ugly


Category: Tags: , ,


Things Get Ugly: The Best Crime Stories of Joe R. Lansdale by Joe R. Lansdale

Trade Paperback – Tachyon Publishing – Aug 2023 – 329 pages

Edgar Award-winner and New York Times bestselling author Joe R. Lansdale (the Hap and Leonard series) returns to the piney, dangerous woods of East Texas. Lansdale brings his legendary mojo and witty grit to harrowing heists, revenge, homicide, and mayhem.

These nineteen unflinching crime tales feature a small-town projectionist taking on a violent gang; a familiar bear who–when he is not alerting us to the dangers of forest fires–lives a life of debauchery and murder; siblings on their way to Oklahoma to recover their uncle’s dead body; and a lonely man engaging in dubious acts while pining for his rubber duckie.

In this career retrospective of his best crime stories, Lansdale shows exactly why critics continue to compare him to Elmore Leonard, Donald Westlake, and Flannery O’Connor. No matter how a Lansdale tale begins, things are bound to get ugly–and fast.


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Things Get Ugly”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *