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Captains Outrageous: A Hap and Leonard Novel (6) (Hap and Leonard Series #5) (Paperback)

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Hap and Leonard is now a Sundance TV series starring James Purefoy and Michael Kenneth Williams.

Hap Collins and Leonard Pine find mucho trouble, this time in Mexico, when they come face to face with a nudist mobster, his seven-foot strong-arm, a octogenarian knife-touting fisherman, and, somehow, an armadillo.

When Hap Collins saves the life of his employer's daughter, he is rewarded with a Caribbean Cruise, and he convinces his best friend Leonard Pine to come along. However, when the cruise sails on without them, stranding them in Playa del Carmen with nothing but their misfortune and Leonard's new ridiculous hat, the two quickly find themselves drawn into a vicious web of sordid violence. When they return to East Texas, they find that trouble has beaten them back, and when trouble's around it doesn't take long for Hap and Leonard to find it.

About the Author


Joe R. Lansdale is the author of over thirty novels and numerous short stories. His work has appeared in national anthologies, magazines, and collections, as well as numerous foreign publications. He has written for comics, television, film, newspapers, and Internet sites. His work has been collected in eighteen short-story collections, and he has edited or co-edited over a dozen anthologies.

Lansdale has received the Edgar Award, eight Bram Stoker Awards, the Horror Writers Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the British Fantasy Award, the Grinzani Cavour Prize for Literature, the Herodotus Historical Fiction Award, the Inkpot Award for Contributions to Science Fiction and Fantasy, and many others.

A major motion picture based on Lansdale's crime thriller Cold in July was released in May 2014, starring Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Sam Shepard (Black Hawk Down), and Don Johnson (Miami Vice). His novella Bubba Hotep was adapted to film by Don Coscarelli, starring Bruce Campbell and Ossie Davis. His story "Incident On and Off a Mountain Road" was adapted to film for Showtime's "Masters of Horror." He is currently co-producing a TV series, "Hap and Leonard" for the Sundance Channel and films including The Bottoms, based on his Edgar Award-winning novel, with Bill Paxton and Brad Wyman, and The Drive-In, with Greg Nicotero.

Lansdale is the founder of the martial arts system Shen Chuan: Martial Science and its affiliate, Shen Chuan Family System. He is a member of both the United States and International Martial Arts Halls of Fame. He lives in Nacogdoches, Texas with his wife, dog, and two cats.

 

www.joerlansdale.com

Praise For…


"The most consistently original and originally visceral writer the great state of Texas (or any other state for that matter) has seen in a score of flashpoint summers."—Austin Chronicle

"Lansdale gets better with each book."—Rocky Mountain News

"A storyteller in the great American tradition of Ambrose Bierce and Mark Twain."--The Boston Globe "Lansdale reaches the reader on a gut level. . . . A terrific writer."--Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine "Lansdale is a storyteller in the Texas tradition of outrageousness . . . but amped up to about 100,000 watts."—Houston Chronicle  "One of publishing's best kept secrets."--Dallas Morning News "Hap and Leonard function as a sort of Holmes and Watson -- if Holmes and Watson had had more lusty appetites and less refined educations and spent their lives in east Texas. . . . Not only funny, but also slyly offer acute commentary on matters of race, friendship and love in small-town America."—The New York Times   "Lansdale has a zest for storytelling and a gimlet eye for detail."—Entertainment Weekly "As funny as all get out."—Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
Product Details
ISBN: 9780307455529
ISBN-10: 0307455521
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Publication Date: November 10th, 2009
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Hap and Leonard Series