The Elephant of Surprise (Paperback)Joe R. Lansdale (author)
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Hap and Leonard are an unlikely pair - Hap, a self-proclaimed white trash rebel, and Leonard - a tough-as-nails Black, gay, Vietnam vet and Republican - but they're the closest friend either of them has in the world.
After years of crime-solving companionship, something's changed: Hap, recently married to their P.I. boss, Brett, is now a family man. Amidst the worst flood East Texas has seen in years, the two run across a woman who's had her tongue nearly cut out, pursued by a heavily armed pair of goons. Though she can't talk much, on account of the tongue, it turns out the girl survived a mob hit, and the boss has come to clean up the mess.
On a chase that blows even the East Texas swampgrass back, Hap and Leonard must save the girl, and vanquish her foes, before the foes get them first. With a new case to solve, and a brand-new challenge to their relationship, will Hap and Leonard's friendship survive? Will Hap and Leonard survive?
With Lansdale's trademark humor, whip-smart dialogue, and plenty of ass-kicking adventures to be had, you won't want to miss Hap and Leonard's latest.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 324 g
Dimensions: 234 x 154 x 20 mm
Another rip-roaring, wisecracking, savagely violent story...Gloriously bloody fun * Metro *
A master of noir laced with laugh-out-loud black humour * Shortlist *
Reading Joe Lansdale is like listening to a favourite uncle who just happens to be a fabulous storyteller -- Dean Koontz
Joe Lansdale is one of the dark kings of modern mystery fiction, a master of the genre. His name deserves to be whispered with the greats -- John Connolly
If you aren't familiar with the work of this true American original, and master of hillbilly noir, climb in the boat and hang on for dear life: the water is rough -- Joe Hill