Mark Twain crossed with crime fiction - a Depression-era noir by fan favourite Joe Lansdale.
Joe R. Lansdale is the author of more than a dozen novels, including Sunset and Sawdust, Rumble Tumble and The Bottoms. He has received the British Fantasy Award, the American Mystery Award, the Edgar Award, the Grinzane Cavour Prize for Literature, and seven Bram Stoker Awards. He lives with his family in Nacogdoches, Texas. Visit his website at www.joerlansdale.com, follow him on Twitter @joelansdale or find him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JoeRLansdale.
The pace never slackens, the writing is elegance personified, and the story tugs at the heartstrings - Daily MailJoe Lansdale is one of the dark kings of modern mystery fiction, a master of the genre. His name deserves to be whispered with the greats. - John ConnollyLansdale has the delight in language of the best raconteur; he also delivers some wince-inducing violence and can crank up the tension to screaming point. - MetroA terrific and memorable novel that sticks in the mind long after it is finished - Canberra TimesA charming Gothic tale...an adventure as funny and frightening as anything that could have been dreamed up by the Brothers Grimm - or Mark Twain - New York Times Book ReviewEDGE OF DARK WATER describes a trip downriver that is one-half Huck Finn, one-half Deliverance, and entirely Joe Lansdale. - Joe HillThe strongest, truest, and most pitch-perfect narration since Huck Finn's. Marvelous and terrifying, EDGE OF DARK WATER is the result of real genius at work. A masterpiece. - Dan SimmonsAlternately scary, funny as hell, disturbing, but always (and most importantly) memorable. - Bruce Campbell