Read the first chapter of BROOD by Chase Novak

The sequel to Breed is out now. If you’ve not devoured it already, here’s an extract to whet your appetite.

The book trailer for Brood by Chase Novak. The sequel Breed is out now.

Joe Lansdale answers our quick quiz!

Master storyteller Joe Lansdale, author of the Hap & Leonard series, Edge of Dark Water, The Thicket and many more, answered our quickfire questions…

Favourite author

I have many favorite authors, favorites for different things, but if pushed in a corner today I would say Mark Twain.

Favourite movie

TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD. Also my favorite novel.

Best villain

Moriarty

Best hero/detective

Philip Marlowe because he was witty and had a descriptive eye.

Who has been a big influence on your writing?

My parents because they encouraged me.

Who would you want to play you in a movie?

Nobody. I don’t want to see a movie about me.

What would your ideal holiday be?

I’m having it. At home, working, reading, watching movies, going to work out later.

If you could travel in time, forward or back, where would you go?

I’d go back in time and start writing earlier.

Best ever fictional murder weapon?

The frozen leg of lamb from Roald Dahl’s story.

If I wasn’t a writer, I’d be…

…unhappy

The book I’ve read the most times is

TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD, followed closely by HUCKLEBERRY FINN

Your favourite fictional murder method

I’m going to go back to the frozen leg of lamb, because the evidence could be eaten.

 

What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever had to Google when researching for a book?

Sex life of armadillos, and then I didn’t use it. It wasn’t as interesting as you might think.

If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do?

I can’t see any advantage to being invisible except for negative reasons. Pass.

Who’s the fictional character you’d most like to murder?

Gorgeous George. I hate that damn monkey.

Joe Lansdale’s THE THICKET is out now!

If you’ve not discovered master storyteller Joe Lansdale yet, read an extract here

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Peter Dinklage is set to star in the adaptation of The Thicket, a crime thriller by Joe Lansdale.
Here’s the book synopsis: 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. 


Well this is mighty exciting news! We can’t think of anyone better to star in The Thicket! 

Peter Dinklage is set to star in the adaptation of The Thicket, a crime thriller by Joe Lansdale.

Here’s the book synopsis: 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. 

Well this is mighty exciting news! We can’t think of anyone better to star in The Thicket

Joseph Hansen’s groundbreaking crime novels have been given swanky new covers. Which one do you like best?