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Devil Red

Hap and Leonard

by Joe R. Lansdale

Devil Red by Joe R. Lansdale X
Devil Red by Joe R. Lansdale
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  • Published Mar 2011
    224 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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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.

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"Starred Review. Lansdale has deservedly swept up nearly every award for genre writers... for those unfamiliar with the series, and mercifully free of delicate sensibilities, with a hankering for smart, and smart-mouthed, adventure yarns, there’s a lot here to relish." - Library Journal

"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

"The Hap and Leonard novels are re-readably entertaining." - Booklist

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Joe R. Lansdale

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.

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