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From the Publisher“This book is a rare treat for fans of crime and noir fiction with a dark side and is a testament to just how good of a writer Lansdale is.”
“...a crime fiction classic.”
—The Novel Pursuit
“...impressive Realism-meets-Road House-circa ’89 fight-scenes, tailings, and gunfights.... You’re sure to finish this book fast, but you’re also sure to think on it slowly.”
“One of the benefits of Cold in July being made into an independent movie (adapted by screenwriter/actor Nick Damici and directed by Jim Mickle) is this new, movie tie-in edition from Tachyon, Joe R. Landsdale’s publisher....a finely told crime story.”
"It's a major novel, full of darkness, humor, passion, and truth."
-Lewis Shiner, author of Glimpses and Mozart in Mirroshades (with Bruce Sterling)
"I can't think of a more remarkable suspense novel in the last few years. Cold in July has it all...."
-Ed Gorman, author of The Poker Club
"Cold in July is more than a novel of detection; it is an odyssey into the dark recesses of the human psyche...."
-Loren D. Estleman, author of Burning Midnight
“...told by a master writer...a great novel.”
—Murder by the Book
“Lansdale has a dark sense of humor and a brilliant ability to translate physical tension onto the page. In this novel, originally published in 1989 (and a film by the time you read this), he blends crime, southern gothic, and his own brand of East Texas noir. Don’t miss it.”
“A character-driven thriller with more twists than an off-the-map dirt road, awards-quality performances from the three leads, a rare sensitivity to the after-effects of horror and a sure directorial hand. “
“...this is crime fiction/pulp fiction at its best. It is dark, it is dangerous, it is wickedly humorous....”
—Looking for a Good Book
“[R]ead the book as soon as you can get your hands on a copy.”
Praise for Joe R. Lansdale
“A folklorist’s eye for telling detail and a front-porch raconteur’s sense of pace.”
-New York Times Book Review
“A terrifically gifted storyteller.”
-Washington Post Book Review
“Like gold standard writers Elmore Leonard and the late Donald Westlake, Joe R. Lansdale is one of the more versatile writers in America.
—Los Angeles Times
“A zest for storytelling and gimlet eye for detail.”
"Lansdale is an immense talent."
“Lansdale is a storyteller in the Texas tradition of outrageousness...but amped up to about 100,000 watts.”
“Lansdale’s been hailed, at varying points in his career, as the new Flannery O’Connor, William Faulkner-gone-madder, and the last surviving splatterpunk...sanctified in the blood of the walking Western dead and righteously readable.”