Devil Red (Hap and Leonard)
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... show more
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.
Publish date: 2011-03-15
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
Devil Red and its predecessor, Vanilla Ride (apart from having similar-but-different -- and somewhat silly -- titles), are the first Hap & Leonard novels published by Knopf. Knopf also published Lansdale's well-received historical crime novels, and while the artistic level of these last two Hap & L...
It's a tricky thing reading a book that's the eighth in a series, when you've only read the first book in that series so far. With Joe Lansdale's Devil Red, however, that's exactly what I did. I was expecting to be a fair bit lost, with a metric ton of backstory peppered through the book to the poin...
While working with their detective friend Marvin Hanson, Hap and Leonard are tasked with solving a cold-case, a double homicide involving a rich woman's son and his vampire-ish girlfriend. The trail leads them up against a deadly hit man they dub Devil Red. Can Hap and Leonard, in all his deerstal...
Another great book in Joe R. Lansdale's series about Hap and Leonard, the mystery world's most unlikely couple. Hap, a white straight liberal who wonders why people just can't get along and Leonard, a black gay Vietnam veteran who votes Republican and equates right and wrong with beating the crap ou...