Hap and Leonard return - Joe Lansdale's beloved crime-fighting duo are back for their latest escapade.
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 is painted on a tree. 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 deerstalker cap... Will this be the case that finally sends Hap over the edge?
A master of noir laced with laugh-out-loud black humour - Shortlist
Joe Lansdale is one of the dark kings of modern mystery fiction, a master of the genre. His name deserves to be whispered with the greats. - John Connolly
If you aren't familiar with the work of this true American original, and master of hillbilly noir, climb in the boat and hang on for dear life: the water is rough. - Joe Hill
Reading Joe Lansdale is like listening to a favourite uncle who just happens to be a fabulous storyteller - Dean Koontz
Reading Joe Lansdale is like listening to a favourite uncle who just happens to be a fabulous storyteller
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Joe R. Lansdale is the author of more than a dozen novels, including Sunset and Sawdust, Rumble Tumble and The Bottoms. 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.
Visit his website at www.joerlansdale.com, follow him on Twitter @joelansdale or find him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JoeRLansdale.