By Joe R. Lansdale
Hap Collins and Leonard Pine go back in a red-hot, mayhem-fueled mystery to stand a vampire cult, the Dixie Mafia, and the deadliest murderer they've ever encountered--Devil Red.
When their pal Marvin asks Hap and Leonard to appear right into a cold-case double homicide, they're more than pleased to play deepest investigators: they prefer difficulty, they usually in particular like getting paid to discover it. It seems that either one of the sufferers have been set to inherit critical funds, and one among them ran with a vampire cult. The extra heavily Hap and Leonard glance over the crime-scene photographs, the extra they see, together with similar to a crimson devil's head painted on a tree. some research turns up a slew of murders with that very same fiendish signature. And if that's now not sufficient, Leonard has taken to donning a deerstalker cap . . . Will this be the case that at last sends Hap over the edge?
Full up with Lansdale's trademark--whip-smart discussion, relentless pacing, and unorthodox-to-say-the-least characters--Devil Red is one rambunctious thrill trip by means of one hell of a writer.
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