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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joe R. Lansdale Narrator: Christopher Ryan Grant Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Hap Collins and Leonard Pine Mysteries Release Date:
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Only Hap and Leonard would catch a cold case with hot cars, hot women, and ugly skinheads.

The story starts simply enough when Hap, a former 60s activist and self-proclaimed white trash rebel, and Leonard, a tough black, gay Vietnam vet and Republican with an addiction to Dr. Pepper, are working a freelance surveillance job in East Texas. The uneventful stakeout is coming to an end when the pair witness a man abusing his dog. Leonard takes matters into his own fists, and now the bruised dog abuser wants to press charges.

One week later, a woman named Lilly Buckner drops by their new PI office with a proposition: find her missing granddaughter, or she’ll turn in a video of Leonard beating the dog abuser. The pair agrees to take on the cold case and soon discover that the used car dealership where her granddaughter worked is actually a front for a prostitution ring. The mystery of her disappearance only deepens from there.

Filled with Lansdale’s trademark whip-smart dialogue, relentless pacing, and unorthodox characters, Honky Tonk Samurai is a rambunctious thrill ride by one hell of a writer.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Lansdale’s language dances with colorful and regular profanity as he performs a shotgun wedding between wild and ridiculous, tying it together with enough cartoonish violence and abundant wit…[to be] wild, funny, utterly improbable, and thoroughly satisfying entertainment.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “It takes a masterful writer to pull off what Lansdale accomplishes…combining humor, nihilism, and absurdism along with sublime plotting and character development. It reads as if it’s done effortlessly, and that’s no small trick.”

    Dallas Morning News

  • “Terrific…This shambolic, action-packed novel will ensnare new readers and satisfy devoted fans alike.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “This is damn fine reading from Lansdale…Don’t miss it.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “The camaraderie and down-home scatology carry the day. Let’s hope there’s more of that good feeling to come in this terrific series.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Employing an East Texas drawl, narrator Christopher Grant ably gives voice to the mismatched investigators and their longtime friends and allies, along with ne’er-do-wells from around their small town…Grant’s laconic delivery helps provide a Dust Bowl feel to this suspenseful production, right through its twist of an ending.”

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