A "complex tale painted with vivid characters and intense suspense provides readers with a well-paced book that they may find difficult to set down...a worthwhile suspenseful ride." - Amazing Stories review of Horse of a Different Color
The Mecana Series begins with
Horse of a Different Color
a Mecana Novel
by John L. Lansdale
In this horrific detective tale, someone is leaving murdered and mutilated bodies in a Dallas suburb, using the same techniques found in a Houston crime scene the previous year.
When another body is found in Dallas, it seems certain the killer has moved hunting grounds.
As the body count rises, Detective Thomas Mecana is assigned to the case.
A fifteen-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department, Mecana prides himself on always getting his man...but his tried-and-true methods of the past seem to no longer be working.
To make matters worse, his supervisor assigns him a new partner - Darcie Connors, a young officer working her first murder case.
Add in one ex-wife and two teenage daughters creating problems at home, and a boss threatening to fire him at work, and Mecana's life begins to unravel as he hones in on his suspect.
With hard work, and some luck, Mecana and his partner discover a most-unusual serial killer case with murder in its very genes.
In fact, they discover some evidence is so strange and unbelievable, it might be best left alone.
THE MECANA SERIES by John L. Lansdale
01 - Horse of a Different Color (Hardcover and eBook)
02 - When the Night Bird Sings (Paperback and eBook)
03 - Twisted Justice (Coming Soon)
What Others are Saying about John L. Lansdale
"Mickey Spillane fans will welcome this page-turner...Lansdale effectively delays revealing the novel’s big secret until the end. Those who like their thrillers with a heavy dose of violent action will be satisfied." - Publishers Weekly review of Slow Bullet
"Slow Bullet is a straight-ahead thriller...it's about action, and there's plenty of that. Check it out." - Bill Crider's Pop Culture Magazine
"...the author’s innate ability to spin a complex tale painted with vivid characters and intense suspense provides readers with a well-paced book that they may find difficult to set down...a worthwhile suspenseful ride." - Amazing Stories review of Horse of a Different Color
"Has something for everyone… It's exciting, entertaining and educational. A fun ride." – legendary TV personality/actress/author Joan Hallmark, review of Zombie Gold
"...something unique and comfortable and difficult to put down. Highly recommended." – Cemetery Dance review of Hell’s Bounty
"True to Lansdale tradition, John L. Lansdale has compiled a piece of work that should appeal to a wide range of readers." – Amazing Stories review of Zombie Gold
John L. Lansdale was born and raised in East Texas. He is a retired Army reserve Psychological Operations Officer and a combat veteran with numerous medals and awards. He has worked as a comic book writer for Tales from the Crypt, IDW, Grave Tales, Cemetery Dance and several more. He co-authored the Shadows West and Hell's Bounty novels with his brother Joe R. Lansdale. He is also the author of Horse of a Different Color, Slow Bullet, Zombie Gold, When the Night Bird Sings, Broken Moon, Long Walk Home, The Last Good Day and several more titles.