By Joe R. Lansdale
(Vintage, Paperback, 9780307455468, 224pp.)
Publication Date: March 6, 2012
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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If there’s one thing Hap Collins and Leonard Pine like, it’s trouble—and they especially like getting paid to find it. So when their friend and sometime boss Marvin Harmon asks the boys to look into a cold-case double homicide, they’re happy to oblige. It turns out that both victims were set to inherit some serious money, and one of them ran with an honest-to-goodness vampire cult. The more closely Hap and Leonard look over the crime-scene photos, the more trouble they see. The image of a red devil’s head painted on a tree is just the beginning—a little research turns up a slew of murders with that same fiendish signature. And if things aren’t weird enough, Leonard has taken to wearing a deestalker cap . . . Will this be the case that finally sends Hap over the edge?
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.
“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