View Full Version : Joe Lansdale Brings Hap And Leonard Back!

Ian Jane
12-05-2012, 10:50 AM
I know I'm not the only Lansdale fan around here. Didn't realize he'd been working on a new Hap & Leonard novel.

It's up for pre-order here.


"Dead Aim marks the always welcome return of Joe R. Lansdale’s most enduring fictional creations: Hap Collins and Leonard Pine. The result is a spare, beautifully crafted novella in which Lansdale’s unique voice and inimitable narrative gifts are on full—and generous—display.

The story begins simply enough when the two agree to provide protection for a woman harassed by her violent, soon-to-be-ex husband. But, as readers of this series will already know, events in the lives of Hap and Leonard rarely stay simple for long. When a protracted stakeout ends in a lethal shooting and a pair of moldering corpses turn up in an otherwise deserted trailer, the nature of this “routine” assignment changes dramatically. The ensuing investigation unearths a complex web of lies, duplicity, and hidden agendas that leads from an upscale Texas law firm to the world of organized crime, culminating in the kind of explosive, anything-can-happen confrontation that only Joe Lansdale could create. Violent, profane, and often raucously funny, Dead Aim is a tautly written, hugely entertaining thriller and a triumph of the storyteller’s art."

Andrew Monroe
12-05-2012, 01:13 PM
Oh yeah, that is some welcome news. Nobody can mix seriously hilarious with a compelling, violent plot like Lansdale.

His short story The Night They Missed The Horror Show remains the only thing that made me laugh out loud and yet be disturbed too.