COLD IN JULY chills even the warmest summer night


For The Freelance Lance-Star, Kurt Rabin celebrates the return of the cult classic Cold in July.

EDGAR AWARD-winning author and creator of the Hap and Leonard mystery series Joe R. Lansdale “returns” with a shocking standalone crime thriller to chill even the warmest summer night. By turns harrowing and hilarious, “Cold in July” is now the basis of a major motion picture starring “Dexter’s” Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard and Don Johnson.

“Returns” is the operative word. Lansdale’s latest is actually a reprint of a book he published in 1989. It’s been in and out of print since then and has been hailed as a fan favorite and cult classic. No matter what you call it, you’ll want to catch it while it’s back in print, because it’s worth staying up all night and calling in sick the next morning.

Read the rest of Rabin’s review at The Freelance Lance-Star.

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