Joe R. Lansdale and Bruce Borgos

Joe R. Lansdale is the author of nearly four dozen novels, including Rusty Puppy, 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, and the Grinzane Cavour Prize for Literature. He lives with his family in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Bruce Borgos is the author of The Porter Beck Mystery series and two other novels. He lives in the Mohave Desert with Pam, his wife of 40 years, and their golden retriever, Charlie Blue Horse. He has a lifelong obsession with words and stories and a fascination with how anyone can prefer white wine over red. Visit his website at: for more information on his books and wine recommendations.

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Event date: 

Saturday, July 20, 2024 - 3:00pm

Event address: 

2342 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005
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Sugar on the Bones (Hap and Leonard) By Joe R. Lansdale Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316513296
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Published: Mulholland Books - July 16th, 2024

In this holy mess of a case for the "perpetual bad boy" (New York Times) sleuths in the beloved Hap and Leonard series, PI Duo Hap and Leonard investigate the untimely death of a woman whose family stood much to gain from her passing.

Minnie Polson is dead. Burned to a crisp in a fire so big and bad it had to be deliberate.

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Shades of Mercy: A Porter Beck Mystery By Bruce Borgos Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250848093
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Published: Minotaur Books - July 16th, 2024

In the usually quiet high desert of Nevada, Sheriff Porter Beck faces one of his greatest challenges—a series of unlikely, disturbing and increasingly deadly events of unknown origins.

The Bitter Past: A Mystery (Porter Beck #1) By Bruce Borgos Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250321183
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Published: Minotaur Books - June 11th, 2024

In the tradition of Craig Johnson and C. J. Box, Bruce Borgos's The Bitter Past begins a compelling series set in the high desert of Nevada featuring Sheriff Porter Beck…

Things Get Ugly: The Best Crime Fiction of Joe R. Lansdale By Joe R. Lansdale, S. A. Cosby (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Joe R. Lansdale, S. A. Cosby (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781616963965
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Published: Tachyon Publications - August 15th, 2023

Edgar Award winner and bestselling author Joe R. Lansdale (the Hap and Leonard series), one of America's most essential crime writers, heads back to the dangerous woods of East Texas.