Hap and Leonard are back - the first new book starring Joe Lansdale's beloved crime-fighting duo in five years.
Hap and Leonard are not your typical private eyes. But what they lack in experience they make up with perseverance.
Hap, a former 60s activist and self-proclaimed white trash rebel, and Leonard, a tough black, gay Vietnam vet, have finally decided to make their detective work official. Their first client: a mean old woman looking for her missing granddaughter.
The girl used to work for a car dealership in town... but it seems like cars weren't the only things on offer. The mystery thickens to include blackmail, revenge, and an inbred family of hillbilly assassins who eliminate any threats to the operation.
Only Hap and Leonard could turn a simple missing person case into a life-threatening showdown, and only Joe Lansdale could tell this story. Filled with hilarious dialogue, relentless pacing, and unorthodox characters, HONKY TONK SAMURAI is a rambunctious thrill ride by one hell of a writer.
Dialogue worthy of Elmore Leonard, memorable characters and explosive action - Crime Scene Magazine
Another rip-roaring, wisecracking, savagely violent story...Gloriously bloody fun - Metro
The Texan equivalent to our own Christopher Brookmyre...A rollicking pulp thriller, with a surprisingly warm and empathetic core. - Glasgow Herald
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
Joe R. Lansdale is the author of over thirty novels and numerous short stories. 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. Lansdale's Hap and Leonard series has been adapted for TV by the Sundance Channel, starring James Purefoy and Michael K. Williams. 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.