Thursday, September 12 at 7PM

MysteryPeople Presents



speaking & signing

The Thicket


speaking & signing

Impossible Monsters

Tonight it's a Lansdale family affair! Edgwar Award-winning author and MysteryPeople favorite Joe Lansdale is here with The Thicket, a rip-roaring adventure set in East Texas that's equal parts True Grit and Stand By Me. His daughter, Kasey Lansdale, a talented singer-songwriter, has edited a brand new anthology of monstrously innovative stories (including one by her dad) and will be here to share it with us tonight. 

ABOUT The Thicket:

Jack Parker thought he'd already seen his fair share of tragedy. His grandmother was killed in a farm accident when he was barely five years old. His parents have just succumbed to the smallpox epidemic sweeping turn-of-the-century East Texas--orphaning him and his younger sister, Lula.

Then catastrophe strikes on the way to their uncle's farm, when a traveling group of bank-robbing bandits murder Jack's grandfather and kidnap his sister. With no elders left for miles, Jack must grow up fast and enlist a band of heroes the likes of which has never been seen if his sister stands any chance at survival. But the best he can come up with is a charismatic, bounty-hunting dwarf named Shorty, a grave-digging son of an ex-slave named Eustace, and a street-smart woman-for-hire named Jimmie Sue who's come into some very intimate knowledge about the bandits (and a few members of Jack's extended family to boot).

In the throes of being civilized, East Texas is still a wild, feral place. Oil wells spurt liquid money from the ground. But as Jack's about to find out, blood and redemption rule supreme. In The Thicket, award-winning novelist Joe R. Lansdale lets loose like never before, in a rip-roaring adventure equal parts True Gritand Stand by Me--the perfect introduction to an acclaimed writer whose work has been called "as funny and frightening as anything that could have been dreamed up by the Brothers Grimm--or Mark Twain" (New York Times Book Review).

JOE LANSDALE is the author of more than a dozen novels, including Edge of Dark Water, the Edgar Award-winning The Bottoms, Sunset and Sawdust, and Leather Maiden. He has received nine Bram Stoker Awards, the American Mystery Award, the British Fantasy Award, the Grinzane Cavour Prize for Literature. He lives with his family in Nacogdoches, Texas.


ABOUT Impossible Monsters:
The Lansdale name is legendary in the horror field. Now acclaimed musician and actress Kasey Lansdale follows in her father's footsteps, making her editing debut with this anthology of monstrously innovative stories. The twelve creatures that stalk the pages of Impossible Monsters spring from the twisted imaginations of a dozen of todays most noted authors. Including a contribution from Joe R. Lansdale himself! This collection of tales delivers on its promise. Because these monsters are never what the reader expects...

KASEY LANSDALE is an American country music singer-songwriter from Nacogdoches, Texas. Lansdale is also known for her work as an author, editor, actress, and producer, as well as host and founder of the East Texas Songwriter's Workshop.


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Thank you for supporting Joe R. Lansdale, Kasey Lansdale, MysteryPeople  and your local independent bookstore. 

Event date: 
Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
78703-5413 Austin
The Thicket Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316188456
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Mulholland Books - September 10th, 2013

Impossible Monsters Cover Image
By Kasey Lansdale (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781596065055
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Subterranean Press - July 31st, 2013

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