Savage Season

Author: Joe R. Lansdale
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 9780307776471
Release Date: 2010-10-27
Genre: Fiction

Savage Season is the basis for the first season of the Sundance TV series Hap and Leonard A rip-roaring, high-octane, Texas-sized thriller, featuring two friends, one vixen, a crew of washed-up radicals, loads of money, and bloody mayhem. Hap Collins and Leonard Pine are best friends, yet they couldn't be more different. Hap is an east Texas white-boy with a weakness for Texas women. Leonard is a gay, black Vietnam vet. Together, they steer up more commotion than a fire storm. But that's just the way they like it. So when an ex-flame of Hap's returns promising a huge score. Hap lets Leonard in on the scam, and that's when things get interesting. Chockfull of action and laughs, Savage Season is the masterpiece of dark suspense that introduced Hap and Leonard to the thriller scene. It hasn't been the same since.

Mucho Mojo

Author: Joe R. Lansdale
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 0307776484
Release Date: 2010-10-27
Genre: Fiction

Mucho Mojo is the basis for the second season of the new Sundance TV series Hap and Leonard. Hap and Leonard return in this incredible, mad-dash thriller, loaded with crack addicts, a serial killer, and a body count. Leonard is still nursing the injuries he sustained in the duo's last wild undertaking when he learns that his Uncle Chester has passed. Hap is of course going to be there for his best friend, and when the two are cleaning up Uncle Chester's dilapidated house, they uncover a dark little secret beneath the house's rotting floor boards—a small skeleton buried in a trunk. Hap wants to call the police. Leonard, being a black man in east Texas, persuades him this is not a good idea, and together they set out to clear Chester's name on their own. The only things standing in their way is a houseful of felons, a vicious killer, and possibly themselves.

The Two Bear Mambo

Author: Joe R. Lansdale
Publisher: Mysterious Press
ISBN: 0759524092
Release Date: 2001-05-15
Genre: Fiction

Florida Grange, Leonard's drop-dead gorgeous lawyer and Hap's former lover, has vanished in Klan-infested Grovetown while in pursuit of the real story behind the jailhouse death of a legendary bluesman's blackguard son. Has she been murdered too? Fearing the worst, Hap and Leonard set out to do the kind of investigating the good ole boy cops can't - or won't - do themselves.

Hap And Leonard Savage Season

Author: Joe R. Lansdale
Publisher: IDW Publishing
ISBN: 9781684062812
Release Date: 2017-11-15
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Hap Collins and Leonard Pine are best friends, yet they couldn’t be more different. Hap is an East Texas white boy with a weakness for all women. Leonard is a gay, black Vietnam vet. Together, they stir up more commotion than a firestorm. But that’s just the way they like it. When Trudy, an ex-flame of Hap’s returns promising a huge score, Hap lets Leonard in on the scam. That’s when things get interesting. Joe R. Lansdale’s classic dark thriller has been adapted and vividly bought to life by Finnish illustrator Jussi Piironen. He stays faithful to the original novel and creates a visual treat for Hap and Leonard fans.

Captains Outrageous

Author: Joe R. Lansdale
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 0892967285
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Fiction

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. 25,000 first printing.

Hap and Leonard Ride Again

Author: Joe R. Lansdale
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
ISBN: 9781616962227
Release Date: 2016-02-15
Genre: Fiction

A SundanceTV miniseries starring Michael K. Williams (The Wire), James Purefoy (Rome), and Christina Hendricks (Mad Men). Hap and Leonard don’t fit the profile. Hap Collins looks like a good ’ol boy, but his liberal politics don’t match. After a number of failed careers, Hap has discovered that what he’s best at: kicking ass. Vietnam veteran Leonard Pine is even more complicated: black, conservative, gay . . . and an occasional arsonist. Join in on Hap and Leonard's gritty Texan crime-fighting adventures, including four pieces of bonus material only found in this edition. The Dixie Mafia and small-time crooks alike had best be extremely nervous.

Honky Tonk Samurai

Author: Joe R. Lansdale
Publisher: Mulholland Books
ISBN: 9780316329385
Release Date: 2016-02-02
Genre: Fiction

NOW THE BASIS OF THE NEW SERIES ON SUNDANCETV. 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. What began as a missing-person case becomes one of blackmail and murder. 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.

Vanilla Ride

Author: Joe R. Lansdale
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 9780307272294
Release Date: 2009-06-30
Genre: Fiction

Hap and Leonard is now a Sundance TV series starring James Purefoy and Michael Kenneth Williams. Hap Collins and Leonard Pine, the kings of East Texas mischief and mayhem, return in this full-throttle thriller to face off with the Dixie Mafia. When Leonard is asked to rescue a teenage girl from a lowly drug dealer, he gladly agrees and invites Hap along for the ride. Everything goes according to plan, until they find out the dealer is a member of the Dixie mafia. A wild gun fight ensues, after which Hap and Leonard are arrested. Turns out, however, that the law needs a favor and if Hap and Leonard can do the deed they’ll be free roam. There’s one problem the Dixie Mafia’s new hired gun—the legendary assassin Vanilla Ride. Filled with breakneck action, gut-busting laughs, and one gigantic crocodile, this hilarious novel is as hot as a habanero pepper.

Rusty Puppy

Author: Joe R. Lansdale
Publisher: Mulholland Books
ISBN: 9780316311540
Release Date: 2017-02-21
Genre: Fiction

Hap and Leonard investigate a racially motivated murder that threatens to tear apart their East Texas town. While Hap, a former 60s activist and self-proclaimed white trash rebel, is recovering from a life-threatening stab wound, Louise Elton comes into Hap and Leonard's PI office to tell him that the police have killed her son, Jamar. Months earlier, a bully cop pulled over and sexually harassed Jamar's sister, Charm. The officer followed Charm over the course of the next couple of months, leading Jamar to videotape and take notes on the cop and his partner. The next thing Louise hears, Jamar got in a fight and is killed in the projects by local hoods. It doesn't add up: he was a straight A student, destined for better things, until he began to ask too many questions about the racist police force. Leonard, a tough black gay Vietnam vet and Republican, joins Hap in the investigation, and they stumble upon the racial divides that have shaped their Eastern Texas town. But if anyone can navigate these pitfalls and bring the killers to justice, it's Hap and Leonard. Filled with Lansdale's trademark whip-smart dialogue, colorful characters, and relentless pacing, Rusty Puppy is Joe Lansdale at his page-turning best.

Dead Aim

Author: Joe R. Lansdale
Publisher: Subterranean
ISBN: 1596065257
Release Date: 2013-01
Genre: Fiction

Detectives Hap Collins and Leonard Pine's seemingly straightforward assignment to stop a man from harrassing his wife turns to a homicide investigation after the husband is found murdered and more bodies are discovered.

Hyenas

Author: Joe R. Lansdale
Publisher: Subterranean
ISBN: 1596063564
Release Date: 2011-01
Genre: Fiction

Best friends and freelance troublemakers Hap Collins and Leonard Pine find themselves dealing with abduction, betrayal, robbery, and murder as they attempt to help someone whose brother has joined a gang of bank robbers.

Jackrabbit Smile

Author: Joe R. Lansdale
Publisher: Mulholland Books
ISBN: 9780316311595
Release Date: 2018-03-27
Genre: Fiction

Edgar Award-winner and fan favorite Joe R. Lansdale is back with Hap and Leonard's latest caper: investigating the disappearance of a revivalist cult leader's daughter. Hap and Leonard are an unlikely pair-Hap, a self-proclaimed white trash rebel, and Leonard, a tough-as-nails black gay Vietnam vet and Republican-but they're the closest friend either of them has in the world. Hap is celebrating his wedding to his longtime girlfriend, Brett (who is also Hap and Leonard's boss), when their backyard barbecue is interrupted by a couple of Pentecostal white supremacists. They're not too happy to see Leonard, and no one is happy to see them, but they have a problem and only Hap and Leonard will take the case. Judith Mulhaney's daughter, Jackrabbit, has been missing for five years. Well, she's been missing from them for five years, but she's been missing from everybody, including the local no-goods who ran with her, for a few months. Despite their misgivings about Judith and her son, Hap and Leonard take the case. It isn't long until they find themselves mixed up in a revivalist cult that believes Jesus will return flanked by an army of lizard-men-- solving a murder to boot. With Lansdale's trademark humor, whip-smart dialogue, and plenty of ass-kicking adventures to be had, you won't want to miss Hap and Leonard's latest.

Bad Chili

Author: Joe R. Lansdale
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 9780307776501
Release Date: 2010-10-27
Genre: Fiction

Hap and Leonard is now a Sundance TV series. With his trademark knack for gut-busting laughter and head-splitting action, Joe R. Lansdale serves up a bubbling cauldron of murder and mayhem that only he could create. Hap Collins has just returned home from a gig working on an off shore oil rig. With a new perspective on life, Hap wants to change the way he's living, and shoot the straight and narrow. That is until the man who stole Leonard Pine's boyfriend turns up headless in a ditch and Leonard gets fingered for the murder. Hap vows to clear Leonard's name, but things only get more complicated when Leonard's ex shows up dead. To the police it is just a matter of gay-biker infighting, but to Hap and Leonard murder is always serious business, and these hit a little to close to home. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Devil Red

Author: Joe R. Lansdale
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 9780307595355
Release Date: 2011-03-15
Genre: Fiction

Hap and Leonard is now a Sundance TV series starring James Purefoy and Michael Kenneth Williams. If there’s one thing Hap Collins and Leonard Pine like, it’s trouble—and they especially like getting paid to find it. So when their friend and sometime boss Marvin Harmon asks the boys to look into a cold-case double homicide, they’re happy to oblige. It turns out that both victims were set to inherit some serious money, and one of them ran with an honest-to-goodness vampire cult. The more closely Hap and Leonard look over the crime-scene photos, the more trouble they see. The image of a red devil’s head painted on a tree is just the beginning—a little research turns up a slew of murders with that same fiendish signature. And if things aren’t weird enough, Leonard has taken to wearing a deestalker cap . . . Will this be the case that finally sends Hap over the edge?

Hap and Leonard Blood and Lemonade

Author: Joe R. Lansdale
Publisher:
ISBN: 1616962534
Release Date: 2017-03-14
Genre: Fiction

As a liberal young man in East Texas, Hap Collins is discovering his passion for two-fisted justice in a redneck world. Leonard Pine—black, gay, and the ultimate outsider—is already fighting his own battles against racists and bullies. So when Hap sees Leonard demolishing an angry mob with his fists (and taunts), it’s immediately clear that these two young men have a lot in common. Discover Hap and Leonard's coming-of-age alongside their continuing legend, SundanceTV's “Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo”: an action-packed, six-episode murder mystery adventure starring Michael K. Williams (The Wire) and James Purefoy (The Following).