Joe R. Lansdale is an author from Texas and has a fair few slots on the shelves. He pretty much writes the lot… novels and short stories and everything in-between, in Fantasy, crime, horror, graphic, Westerns and probably science-fiction genre as well.
Fair to say that not everything he has written grabs me but enough of it does to have his books on my shelves numbering over a dozen.
One of these years I’ll sit down and read my way through the series. I don’t think it will be this year though.
Lansdale has his website here.
His full Hap and Leonard series is as follows:
1. Savage Season (1990)
2. Mucho Mojo (1994)
3. The Two-Bear Mambo (1995)
4. Bad Chili (1997)
5. Rumble Tumble (1998)
6. Captains Outrageous (2001)
7. Vanilla Ride (2009)
8. Devil Red (2011)
9. Hyenas (2011)
Veil's Visit: A Taste of Hap and Leonard (1999) (with Andrew Vachss)
Dead Aim (2013)
Hap Collins and Leonard Pine, the heroes of Mucho Mojo, head back to Mexico is seek revenge for the murder of a beautiful young lady, currently involved with a Mexican mobster and a practicing nudist, who, along with her elderly father, had rescued them both from armed attackers.
Cold in July
To kill a man, even in self-defence, is no easy thing for a man with a conscience. He has to answer to himself, put the episode behind him, get on with his life. This is very difficult when the dead man's father, a murderous ex-con, is determined to avenge the shooting, no matter what the rights and wrongs. Richard Dane is a small businessman, a family man with a son of his own. Ben Russell, the ex-con, has a very simple proposition: an eye for an eye, a son for a son. But the truth is anything but simple, and before long Dane and Russell, misled and manipulated, are awkward allies in a living nightmare of paranoia and psychopathic sex, violence and corruption.