Soon to be a Spring 2016 SundanceTV series starring Michael K. Williams (The Wire), James Purefoy (Rome), and Christina Hendricks (Mad Men).
Hap and Leonard have never fit the profile. Hap Collins looks like a good ’ol boy, but his liberal politics don’t match. After a number of failed careers, Hap has found his calling: kicking ass.
Vietnam veteran Leonard Pine is even more complicated: black, conservative, gay...and an occasional arsonist. With Leonard on the job, small-time crooks all on the way on up to the Dixie Mafia had best be extremely nervous.
Joe R. Lansdale’s popular Texan crime-fighting duo are immortalized in this complete collection of Hap and Leonard short stories and tall tales. Additionally, you'll find one brand-new story and an original introduction by New York Times bestselling author Michael Koryta (So Cold the River).
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Joe R. Lansdale is the internationally-bestselling author of over forty novels, including twelve books featuring the popular Hap and Leonard. Many of his cult classics have been adapted for television and film, most famously Bubba Ho-Tep, starring Bruce Campbell and Ossie Davis. Lansdale has written numerous screenplays and teleplays, including for the iconic Batman the Animated Series. He has won an Edgar Award for The Bottoms, ten Stoker Awards, and has been designated a World Horror Grandmaster. Lansdale, like many of his characters, lives in East Texas.
Praise for Hap and Leonard
Seven laid-back adventures, one of them brand new, for freelance troubleshooter” and good old boy Hap Collins and his gay black Republican partner Leonard Pine. . . . No one currently working the field demonstrates more convincingly and joyously the deep affinity between pulp fiction and the American tall tale.”
[STAR] Last seen in the novel Honky Tonk Samurai, Lansdale’s incomparable East Texas crime fighting duo show their chops in this remarkable story collection. Hap Collins, a straight, white liberal, and Leonard Pine, a black, gay conservative, have long challenged genre conventions, and the friendship and camaraderie between these two hard cases as they suit up against injustice and hypocrisy is at the heart of these seven tales. In the novella Hyenas,” the boys help save a client’s impressionable younger brother from the clutches of a group of psychotic robbers. Dead Aim” finds the pair taking on the Dixie Mafia after a seemingly straightforward cheating spouse case gets a tad more complicated. Not Our Kind” is set against the backdrop of the late 1960s, when a teenage Hap first befriends Leonard and faces the racism and intolerance of his peers up close. Readers can also look forward to the debut of the TV show Hap and Leonard on the Sundance Channel in March.
Publishers Weekly, starred review
An essential Hap and Leonard addition”
The Novel Pursuit
As Mr. Lansdale might say, This was more fun than rolling down a hill with a bunch of armadillos.”
Horror Novel Reviews
. . . it's great to have all of these wonderful stories together in one nifty volume”
Sons of Spade
a perfect introduction”
East Texas charm, profane wit, and strong characterization, with enough snappy dialogue to keep a smile on your face . . . excellent entertainment, edge-of-your-seat action one minute, gut-busting humor”
Adventures in Genre Fiction
This collection is crime/pulp fiction at its best and most captivating.”
short, concentrated bursts of everything that makes the series so good.”
If you find yourself on the wrong side of Hap and Leonard, be cautious, because they are quicker than a rattlesnake, and their bite is just as bad. If you find yourself an innocent bystander looking for a great book to read, you’ve come to the right place.”
If you are a fan of the genre and looking for a new character to get into, Hap and Leonard won’t steer you wrong.”
For those new to either Lansdale or the series, this latest collection is an excellent introduction to the kind of trouble these two often find themselves in; all the while exchanging some of the funniest, lovingly antagonistic, and memorial dialogue of any crime series.”
If you haven’t read any of the dozen or so Hap and Leonard novels, start here.”
Lone Star Literary
Praise for Joe R. Lansdale
A folklorist’s eye for telling detail and a front-porch raconteur’s sense of pace.”
New York Times Book Review
"An American original"
-Joe Hill, author of Heart-Shaped Box
A terrifically gifted storyteller.”
Washington Post Book Review
Like gold standard writers Elmore Leonard and the late Donald Westlake, Joe R. Lansdale is one of the more versatile writers in America.
Los Angeles Times
A zest for storytelling and gimlet eye for detail.”
"Lansdale is an immense talent."
Lansdale is a storyteller in the Texas tradition of outrageousness...but amped up to about 100,000 watts.”
Lansdale’s been hailed, at varying points in his career, as the new Flannery O’Connor, William Faulkner-gone-madder, and the last surviving splatterpunk...sanctified in the blood of the walking Western dead and righteously readable.”
Praise for Cold in July
...impressive Realism-meets-Road House-circa ’89 fight-scenes, tailings, and gunfights.... You’re sure to finish this book fast, but you’re also sure to think on it slowly.”
One of the benefits of Cold in July being made into an independent movie (adapted by screenwriter/actor Nick Damici and directed by Jim Mickle) is this new, movie tie-in edition from Tachyon, Joe R. Landsdale’s publisher....a finely told crime story.”
...a crime fiction classic.”
The Novel Pursuit
"It's a major novel, full of darkness, humor, passion, and truth."
Lewis Shiner, author of Glimpses and Mozart in Mirroshades (with Bruce Sterling)
"I can't think of a more remarkable suspense novel in the last few years. Cold in July has it all...."
Ed Gorman, author of The Poker Club
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