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    ISBN: 9781549122941

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    ISBN: 9781549122927

Runtime: 4.79 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

An Entertainment Weekly Pick of Crime Novels of the Month



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.
After years of crime-solving companionship, something's changed: Hap, recently married to their P.I. boss, Brett, is now a family man. Amidst the worst flood East Texas has seen in years, the two run across a woman who's had her tongue nearly cut out, pursued by a heavily armed pair of goons. Turns out the girl survived a mob hit, and the boss has come to clean up the mess.
On a chase that blows even the East Texas swampgrass back, Hap and Leonard must save the girl, and vanquish her foes, before the foes get them first. With a new case to solve, and a brand-new challenge to their relationship, will Hap and Leonard's friendship survive? Will Hap and Leonard survive?
The Elephant of Surprise is rich with Lansdale's trademark humor, whip-smart dialogue, and plenty of ass-kicking adventures.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The twelfth novel in the series is essentially an extended action sequence…Lansdale’s narrative voice is as wonderful as ever, as is the banter between the mismatched best friends as they punctuate the violence with drolly mundane observations…It’s always a pleasure to spend time with Hap and Leonard, even in the worst of circumstances.” Booklist
“This latest entry in the amiable series…is more relentless than previous outings in the series, with the action moving at a near-constant clip…Hap and Leonard remain two of the most likable characters in crime fiction.” Kirkus Reviews
“[In] Lansdale’s relentlessly paced twelfth novel featuring Hap Collins and Leonard Pine…striking metaphors help drive the violent plot, in which Hap and Leonard must use all their wiles, including the ‘elephant’ of surprise, to defeat a gang of murderous criminals…Some readers may wish for more breaks in between action scenes, but Lansdale’s fans will be satisfied.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Joe R. Lansdale

Author Bio: Joe R. Lansdale

Joe R. Lansdale is the author of nearly four dozen novels, including the Edgar-award winning The Bottoms. He has received nine Bram Stoker Awards, the American Mystery Award, the British Fantasy Award, a Critics’ Choice Award, and the Grinzane Cavour Prize for Literature, among others. His novella Bubba Ho-Tep was adapted to film by Don Coscarelli.

Details

Details

Available Formats : Retail CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 4.79
Audience: Adult
Language: English