Devil Red

Devil Red

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Hap Collins and Leonard Pine return in a red-hot, mayhem-fueled thriller to face a vampire cult, the Dixie Mafia, and the deadliest assassin they’ve ever encountered—Devil Red.

When their friend Marvin asks Hap and Leonard to look into a cold-case double homicide, they’re more than happy to play private investigators: they like trouble, and they especially like getting paid to find it. It turns out that both of the victims were set to inherit serious money, and one of them ran with a vampire cult. The more closely Hap and Leonard look over the crime-scene photos, the more they see, including the image of a red devil’s head painted on a tree. A little research turns up a slew of murders with that same fiendish signature. And if that’s not enough, Leonard has taken to wearing a deerstalker cap . . . Will this be the case that finally sends Hap over the edge?

Full up with Lansdale’s trademark—whip-smart dialogue, relentless pacing, and unorthodox-to-say-the-least characters—Devil Red is one rambunctious thrill ride by one hell of a writer.

Baker & Taylor
"Hap Collins and Leonard Pine return in a red-hot, mayhem-fueled thriller to face a vampire cult, the Dixie Mafia, and the deadliest assassin they've ever encountered--Devil Red. When their friend Marvin asks Hap and Leonard to look into a cold-case double murder, they're more than happy to play private investigators: they like trouble, and they especially like getting paid to find it. It turns out that both of the victims were set to inherit serious money, and one of them ran with a vampire cult. The more closely Hap and Leonard look over the crime-scene photos, the more they see, including the image of a red devil's head painted on a tree. A little research turns up a slew of murders with that same fiendish signature. And if that's not enough, Leonardhas taken to wearing a deerstalker cap . . . Will this be the case that finally sends Hap over the edge? Full up with Lansdale's trademark--whip-smart dialogue, relentless pacing, and unorthodox-to-say-the-least characters--Devil Red is one rambunctiousthrill ride by one hell of a writer"--

Baker
& Taylor

Investigating a cold-case double murder to earn extra cash, amateur detectives Hap and Leonard discover that one of the victims was a member of a vampire cult and that many similar killings have taken place.
Investigating a cold-case double murder to earn extra cash, amateur detectives Hap and Leonard discover that one of the victims was a member of a vampire cult and that many similar killings have taken place. By the Edgar Award-winning author of Lost Echoes.

Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307270986
030727098X
Branch Call Number: Mystery Lansdale
Characteristics: 205 p. ; 25 cm

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chrismini123 May 18, 2011

This is a must have for any murder-mystery fan, but especially for fan's of Joe's two unlikely heros Hap Collins and Leonard Pine. This book is very fast paced and stands on it's own, meaning you don't need to read the entire series(this is book #8) to enjoy this novel. After reading it, you will want to!

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