Joe R. Lansdale has written more than a dozen novels in the suspense, horror, and Western genres. He has also edited several anthologies. He has received the British Fantasy Award, the American Mystery Award, and seven Bram Stoker Awards from the Horror Writers of America. He lives in East Texas with his wife, son, daughter, and German Shepherd.www.joerlansdale.com
After Leonard's boyfriend and the biker he has run off with are gruesomely murdered, Leonard turns to his (straight) buddy Hap for help clearing his name. So begins this fast and funny East Texas shoot-'em-up tall tale that brims with very adult (strong language, raunchy sex, sadomasochistic violence and pornography) and absurd (bizarre squirrel attack) themes. As Leonard and Hap soon realize that they are more prey than investigators, the plot grows increasingly complex and hilarious, heightened by Phil Gigante's pacing and performance that spans a masterful range from Hap's twangy narration to Leonard's basso and night nurse Brett's sassy purr. A Vintage paperback. (June) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
"Four fisted action. . . . packs one hell of a wallop. . . . Like 10 alarm chili, [its] pretty strong stuff."--People"Hilarious. . . . Lansdale is a terrifically gifted storyteller with a sharp country boy wit."--The Washington Post Book World"Colorful.... Lunatic.... Like a twister Lansdale's book has a lot of energy."--Chicago Tribune"One of publishing's best kept secrets."--Dallas Morning News"Funny.... Flashy.... True Art."--The New York Times Book Review