Joe R. Lansdale is one of the best authors writing in both the horror and mystery genres, much like one of his influences, Edgar Allan Poe. Joe has a piece up right now on the Mulholland Books website talking about that influence and explaining why his East Texas home is Poe Country. He begins:
“I can’t think about Edgar Allan Poe without thinking about my life, because he was there in dark spirit, in my room and in my head. He was out there in the shadows of the East Texas pines, roaming along the creeks and the Sabine River, a friendly specter with gothic tales to tell. ”
Terrific writing, as always. Check it out.