Devil Red

By Joe R. Lansdale
(Knopf, Hardcover, 9780307270986, 224pp.)

Publication Date: March 15, 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Description

Hap Collins and Leonard Pine return in a red-hot, mayhem-fueled thriller to face a vampire cult, the Dixie Mafia, and the deadliest assassin they’ve ever encountered—Devil Red.

When their friend Marvin asks Hap and Leonard to look into a cold-case double homicide, they’re more than happy to play private investigators: they like trouble, and they especially like getting paid to find it. It turns out that both of the victims were set to inherit serious money, and one of them ran with a vampire cult. The more closely Hap and Leonard look over the crime-scene photos, the more they see, including the image of a red devil’s head painted on a tree. A little research turns up a slew of murders with that same fiendish signature. And if that’s not enough, Leonard has taken to wearing a deerstalker cap . . . Will this be the case that finally sends Hap over the edge?

Full up with Lansdale’s trademark—whip-smart dialogue, relentless pacing, and unorthodox-to-say-the-least characters—Devil Red is one rambunctious thrill ride by one hell of a writer.




About the Author

Joe R. Lansdale is the author of more than a dozen novels, including Vanilla Ride, Leather Maiden, Sunset and Sawdust, and Lost Echoes. 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.




Praise For Devil Red

“Joe Lansdale may be Texas’s bloody answer to Mark Twain.” —The Austin Chronicle

“Good, foul-mouthed fun.” —Texas Monthly

“The humor and dialogue keep the narrative rocketing along.” —Entertainment Weekly
 
“Joe R. Lansdale’s latest fun-loving meditation on the forces of good and evil. . . .  Plenty of the trademark Hap and Leonard camaraderie, wise-cracking and profanity.” —The Free Lance-Star

“If you've read more than a few words strung together by Lansdale in any given context, you're going to pick up a book with his name on the cover. . . . A new installment in the [Hap and Leonard] series is cause to rejoice.” —BookReporter
 
“There’s enough seriousness to make this novel stand far apart from run-of-the-mill thrillers—and enough comedy to have readers laughing through the blood spatters.” —Publishers Weekly
 
“Lansdale is a terrifically gifted storyteller with a sharp country boy wit.” —The Washington Post Book World
 
“Hap and Leonard represent the bluest of blue collar detective fiction.” —San Jose Mercury News
 
“Joe Lansdale is one of the greatest yarn spinners of his generation: fearless, earthy, original, manic and dreadfully funny.” —The Dallas Morning News

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