Booksellers, librarians, bloggers, and reviewers get Edgar Award winner Joe R. Lansdale’s BORN FOR TROUBLE: THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF HAP AND LEONARD
Review copies of BORN FOR TROUBLE: THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF HAP AND LEONARD by the acclaimed Joe R. Lansdale are now available via EDELWEISS and NETGALLEY.
by Joe R. Lansdale
ISBN: Print 978-1-61696-370-5; Digital 978-1-61696-371-2
Published: March 2022
Available Format(s): Trade Paperback and Digital
[Lansdale’s] newest book, BORN FOR TROUBLE, is a collection of stories about the irresistible duo of Hap and Leonard. If you’ve met these dudes before, you won’t be surprised to hear that these latest stories are a treat; if you’re a Hap-and-Leonard virgin, well, I’ll overlook the fact that you’ve spent your recent years living in a cave and congratulate you on the adventure upon which you’re embarking.—Lawrence Block, author of the Matthew Scudder mystery series
When you meet him, Hap Collins seems just like a good ol’ boy. But even in his misspent youth, his best pal was Leonard Pine: black, gay, and the ultimate outsider. Together, they have mostly found their way as partners in crime-solving—and at least as often, as hired muscle.
As Hap wrestles with his new identity as a father, and Leonard finds love in a long-term relationship, the boys continue their crime-solving shenanigans. They uncover the sordid secret of a missing bookmobile, compete in a warped version of the Most Dangerous Game, regroup after Hap’s visit to the psychologist goes terribly awry, and much more.
So sit yourself back and settle in—Born for Trouble is East Texas mayhem as only the master mojo storyteller Lansdale could possibly tell.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Introduction: “The Boys” by Joe R. Lansdale
- Coco Butternut
- Hoodoo Harry
- Sad Onions
- The Briar Patch Boogie
- Cold Cotton