Born for Trouble: The Further Adventures of Hap and Leonard
Hap Collins and Leonard Pine are brothers in arms who trouble always seems to find. However, when the chips are down, they are a duo you would want fighting for you. Born for Trouble offers up five new adventures for the pair where danger is omnipresent. “Coco Butternut” finds Hap and Leonard hired to retrieve the remains of a deceased show dog, which was absconded with from a local cemetery. The ransom exchange yields another discovery and soon events spiral out of control. “Hoodoo Harry” is the nickname of a woman who drove a local bookmobile. The bookmobile nearly kills Hap and Leonard, causing them to investigate the whereabouts of its owner and the dead bodies contained within it. And so it goes, the conclusions of each story are uncertain, only chaos is assured.
Born for Trouble is the latest collection of short stories involving the delightfully incorrigible pair of Hap and Leonard (Of Mice and Minestrone, Blood and Lemonade) written by Joe R. Lansdale. The mayhem and carnage of the wicked and depraved are offset by the dark humor and bravery of Hap and Leonard. Each entry in the new anthology stands alone in being funny, dark, readable, and thought provoking. A joy from start to finish.
|Joe R. Lansdale
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|Mystery, Crime, Thriller