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Blood in the Gears Joe R. Lansdale

Limited Edition $60.00

Blood in the Gears is the second in a four volume set of stories by Joe R. Lansdale. Each, as best is possible, covers a certain branch of his career. While none of the volumes neatly fit into a box, this volume attempts to point to those stories of his that contain the elements of crime, mystery and suspense. Some of them are creepy, some bloody, some strange, all powerful and unique. Well know stories and lesser known tales rub shoulder to shoulder here, and when they do, the friction causes blood to drip into the story gears. These are the results of the raw and contradictory elements of flesh, and blood, and bones that make up the human machinery.

Table of Contents:

  •  Introduction by Joe R. Lansdale
  •  Drive-In Date
  •  The Phone Woman
  •  Dirt Devils
  •  The Steel Valentine
  •  Naked Angel
  •  Billie Sue
  •  The Job
  •  Master of Misery
  •  The Ears
  •  Everybody Plays the Fool
  •  Bestsellers Guaranteed
  •  Rainy Weather
  •  Booty and the Beast
  •  I Tell You It’s Love
  •  Shooting Pool
  •  Private Eye
  •  Hot in December
  •  The Devil’s Pants
  •  The Shadows, Kith and Kin
  •  Old Charlie
  •  The Drunken Moon
  •  The Old Man in the Motorized Chair
  •  The Events Concerning a Nude Fold-Out Found in a Harlequin Romance
  •  Six-Finger Jack
  •  Walks
  •  Incident On and Off a Mountain Road
  •  Santa at the Café

Signed Limited Hardcover Edition:

  •  Limited to only 550 signed and hand-numbered copies
  •  Personally signed by the author, cover artist, and interior artist on a specially designed signature page
  •  Larger 6.14” x 9.21” trim size
  •  Printed on 90gsm acid-free paper
  •  Bound in cloth with coloured head and tail bands
  •  Hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
  •  Offset printed and bound with full-colour endpapers
  •  Sewn binding for increased durability
  •  Epic dust jacket artwork by Vincent Chong
  •  Including over TWENTY interior illustrations by the interior artist


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