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In the Mad Mountains: Stories Inspired by H. P. Lovecraft

256 pages
Tachyon Publications Llc
“A terrifically gifted storyteller.”
Washington Post Book Review

Eleven-time Bram Stoker Award-winner Joe R. Lansdale (Bubba Ho-tep) returns with this wicked short story collection of his irreverent Lovecraftian tributes. Lansdale is terrifyingly down-home while merging his classic gonzo stylings with the eldritch horrors of H. P. Lovecraft. Knowingly skewering Lovecraft’s paranoid mythos, Lansdale embarks upon haunting yet sly explorations of the unknown, capturing the essence of cosmic dread.

A sinister blues recording pressed on vinyl in blood conjures lethal shadows with its unearthly wails. In order to rescue Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn traverses the shifting horrors of the aptly named Dread Island. In the weird Wild West, Reverend Jebidiah Mercer rides into a possessed town to confront the unspeakable in the crawling sky. Legendary detective C. Auguste Dupin uncovers the gruesome secrets of both the blue lightning bug and the Necronomicon.

Exploring the darkest corners of the human psyche, here is a lethally entertaining journey through Joe Lansdale’s twisted landscape, where ancient evils lurk and sanity hangs by a rapidly fraying thread.
Author Bio
Internationally bestselling author Joe R. Lansdale has received the Edgar, Raymond Chandler, Bram Stoker, British Fantasy, and Inkpot Awards. His work includes mysteries, Westerns, horror, thrillers, pulp, crime, and science fiction. He has written more than forty novels, including Dead in the West, The Bottoms, The Thicket, Moon Lake, and The Donut Legion. Lansdale’s short story collections include The Best of Joe R. Lansdale, Things Get Ugly, and Born for Trouble. Lansdale’s short fiction has also been adapted for Masters of Horror; Netflix's Love, Death & Robots; and Creepshow; Bubba Ho-Tep and Cold in July were adapted as major motion pictures; his two most famous characters are the basis for the Hap and Leonard TV series on Netflix. He has also written graphic novels for DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, IDW, and others. Lansdale lives with his wife, Karen, in Nacogdoches, Texas.