Act of Love (novel)
Artwork by Mark A. Nelson
|Author||Joe R. Lansdale|
|Cover artist||Mark A. Nelson|
|Publisher||Cemetery Dance Publications, Subterranean Press, Carroll and Graf|
|Media type||Print hardcover, limited edition|
|Followed by||Texas Night Riders (1983)|
Set in Houston, Texas this novel tells the story of a vicious serial killer terrorizing the entire city and the police officer's desperation to stop him. Police lieutenant Marvin Hanson leads the investigation. The killer has chosen the poor seedy side of town as his hunting grounds. As the killings become more and more gruesome, the entire city becomes under siege. This novel is extremely graphic and is a must read for those interested in Joe Lansdale's early work.
Originally published in 1981 by a small publishing house called Zebra Books, this novel has been re-issued as both a limited edition and as a trade hardcover. It was first re-issued by Cemetery Dance Publications (1992) and then by Subterranean Press (2012). It was also published as a paperback by Carroll and Graf in 1995.
- http://www.robertmccammon.com/interviews/rrm-lansdale.html Joe Lansdale interviewed by Robert R. McCammon
- http://www.fictiondb.com/author/joe-r-lansdale~act-of-love~65682~b.htm Review retrieved 11/08/12
- http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/08/us/joe-r-lansdale-is-a-fresh-discovery-decades-in-the-making.html NY Times interview
- http://www.cemeterydance.com/page/CDP/PROD/lansdale01 retrieved 11/08/12
- http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-59606-417-1 Publishers Weekly Review retrieved 11/08/12