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Born for Trouble: The Further Adventures of Hap and Leonard

This collection will appeal to anyone who ever enjoyed the quirky crime novels of Elmore Leonard or Charles Willeford.

Moon Lake

Lansdale does it again with this evocative, moody, and earthy rendering of a small Texas town with many secrets waiting to be uncovered. Perfect for fans of Ace Atkins, Greg Iles, and Craig Johnson.

Jane Goes North

Lansdale follows his latest “Hap and Leonard” installment, The Elephant of Surprise, with this over-the-top picaresque novel. The crude humor and quirky characters will appeal to the author’s fans.

Jackrabbit Smile: A Hap and Leonard Novel

Hap and Leonard's macho and crass banter is certain to delight or offend readers. Though the plot meanders, fans of the books and Sundance TV series will eagerly follow the men through their latest, politically timely hullabaloo.

Red Range: A Wild Western Adventure

Mature readers and fans of Django-style Westerns will relish this elaborate short story. [Previewed in Douglas Rednour's "Comics Cross Over," LJ 6/15/17, p. 40–46.]

Hap and Leonard

Macho, action-packed, and brimming with witty one-liners, this collection is published to coincide with the March 2 debut of the Sundance TV series Hap and Leonard and will appeal to casual readers of the series, as well as newcomers. Die-hard fans will be delighted to find one previously unpublished story in this volume.

Paradise Sky

Loosely based on the true story of African American cowboy Nat Love (1854–1921), this fast-paced Western with its multicultural cast of characters is a winner. Readers of Patrick deWitt's The Sisters Brothers will welcome Love's sense of humor and resilience in the midst of the rough-and-tumble American West. [See Prepub Alert, 12/15/14.]

Bleeding Shadows

Lansdale's fans will want to own this volume by one of the genre's most versatile talents.

The Thicket

Lansdale (Edge of Deep Water) offers up a coming-of-age Western adventure as captivating as the best of Larry McMurtry and written in a style reminiscent of Mark Twain. With intriguing, sometimes bumbling characters and storytelling laced with bravado, good humor, action, and heart, all set in the wilds of Texas during the early days of the oil boom, this title cannot help but captivate readers.

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