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Cold in July by Joe R. Lansdale

Contact: Rick Klaw, Publicist    512.777.9036

Cold in July
Joe R. Lansdale


Richard Dane has killed a man. But everybody in the small town ofLaBorde,Texas, knows Dane acted in self-defense. Everybody except Ben Russel, the ex-con father of the small-time criminal who invaded Dane’s home. Suddenly united by police corruption, mafia deception, and underworld brutality, Dane, Russel, and eccentric PI Jim Bob Luke have discovered a conspiracy that they may not survive. 


Joe R. Lansdale is the author of the Edgar Award–winning Hap and Leonard mystery series and the New York Times Notable Book The Bottoms.Lansdale’s work has appeared in television (The Twilight Zone), graphic novels (Batman, Fantastic Four), and film (Bubba Ho-Tep).

 Key Notes

 This crime mystery and taut thriller of murder, revenge, and hard Texan justice has inspired the 2014 major motion picture release Cold in July, starring Michael C. Hall, Don Johnson, and Sam Shepard.

 Selling and Marketing Points

 •           The major motion picture Cold in July will be released in July 2014

 •           This media tie-in edition will feature a cover with art from the Cold in July film

 •           Featuring an original foreword by director Jim Mickle (We Are What We Are,StakeLand)

 Promotion and Planned Media

 •           Cross promotion with the Cold in July film

 •           Consumer and trade advertising; co-op advertising

 •           National and regional author appearances

 •           Blog tour, radio, and print interviews

 •           Promotion via the publisher and author’s social media


Tachyon Publications
Publication date: June 10, 2014    Media tie-in edition
978-1-61696-161-9     $14.95    5.5 x 8.5     288 pp. 



Tachyon to be distributed by Legato 

As of January 2014, Tachyon Publications will be distributed by the Legato Publishers Group. 

Legato, an affiliate of Publishers Group West, has announced the signing of 20 founding publishers, including ECW Press and Trafalgar Square Books.

“Legato will launch with some of the best independent publishers in the industry. These are sharp publishers with a strong future and I am delighted to be a part of it,” said Legato Publishers Group President Mark Suchomel.

“We’re very excited by this opportunity,” said Tachyon Publisher Jacob Weisman. “The attention from working with a boutique distributor backed by the infrastructures of Publishers Group West and Perseus will be invaluable.”

“We are saddened to be departing from our previous distributor, IPG,” said Weisman. “We’ve grown and flourished with them, and are grateful for the opportunities they have afforded us.” 


Tachyon Publications is an independent press specializing in science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Since 1996, Tachyon has produced innovative, award-winning genre fiction by authors such as Peter S. Beagle, Tim Powers, Patricia A. McKillip, Cory Doctorow, Michael Moorcock, and many others. Recent titles of note include the 2013 Nebula Award-winner After the Fall, Before the Fall, and During the Fallby Nancy Kress, and current Hugo Award-nominee The Emperor’s Soul by Brandon Sanderson.

For more information about Tachyon, please contact Jacob Weisman: jw@tachyonpublications.com415.285.5615.

American Made

Tachyon Publications is based in San Francisco; our books are manufactured in the United States.


Please contact us at tachyon @ or (415) 285-5615.