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Book Review: BAD CHILI by Joe R. Lansdale

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Book Review: BAD CHILI by Joe R. Lansdale

  Bad Chili Hap & Leonard Book 4 Joe R. Lansdale In a classic Lansdale move, Bad Chili begins with Hap & Leonard giving each other shit. These two get roasted! A rabid squirrel jumps out of nowhere and chases the men around, ultimately biting Hap which sends him to the ER. He meets a bombshell woman with red hair and a no-bullshit attitude (because of course he does!). Things take a sharp turn when he learns that his best friend is in some pretty serious trouble and is now missing. Bad Chili doesn’t take itself too seriously. Hap and...

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Book Review: THE TWO-BEAR MAMBO by Joe R. Lansdale

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Book Review: THE TWO-BEAR MAMBO by Joe R. Lansdale

  THE TWO-BEAR MAMBO by Joe R. Lansdale   Book three, The Two-Bear Mambo in the Hap & Leonard series, does not fuck around. This rough & tumble, country noir is filled to the brim with crude sexual inneuendos, obscene racism, and Hap & Leonard once again, fighting their demons in the devil’s lair. And it’s brilliant. The evolution of this series is actually blowing my mind. Savage Season works well as an introduction because it bends the reader’s affections toward the duo. It’s impossible not to fall in love with these guys. The second book, Mucho-Mojo, takes a deeper...

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Book Review: MUCHO MOJO by Joe R. Lansdale

2021 Book Reviews Crime Noir Crime Thriller Joe R. Lansdale Mother Horror Mucho Mojo Tachyon Publications The Big Hap and Leonard Read Along

Book Review: MUCHO MOJO by Joe R. Lansdale

  MUCHO MOJO by Joe R. Lansdale Book 2 in the Hap & Leonard Series   “I like ambition. I like someone who gets up in the morning and has a purpose. A real purpose. I have one. I want whoever I love to have one." "I always look forward to breakfast.”   __ Book 2 starts off right where SAVAGE SEASON leaves off. There are some references to situational stuff from the previous book but for the most part, MUCHO MOJO could totally work as a standalone novel (for those that were asking) A few pages in and  Leonard...

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Book Review: 48 HOURS TO KILL by Andrew Bourelle

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Book Review: 48 HOURS TO KILL by Andrew Bourelle

48 HOURS TO KILL by Andrew Bourelle Published by Crooked Lane Books If Ethan Lockhart was given the chance to do his life over, he would. In a heartbeat. As a young man trying to prove himself to the world, he took a job at a strip club owned by a shady individual known as “Shark”. Getting involved with Shark and his goons lands Ethan in jail for a short time and to reward Ethan for his silence/loyalty-Shark tells him he’ll look after his sister while he’s behind bars. But she goes missing. And then she’s declared dead. Ethan has...

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Book Review: SAVAGE SEASON by Joe R. Lansdale

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Book Review: SAVAGE SEASON by Joe R. Lansdale

  Title: SAVAGE SEASON Author: Joe R. Lansdale Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard/Penguin My first review of the BIG Hap & Leonard Read Along hosted by me, Sadie Hartmann “Mother Horror” in partnership with Tachyon Publications & Mulholland Books. I’ve been literally moving from one Joe Lansdale book to the next unable to quench this thirst for Lansdale’s unique, gritty, and often hilarious (albeit emotional) storytelling style.  It’s my fondness for THE BOTTOMS, PARADISE SKY, MOON LAKE, FREEZER BURN, THE DRIVE-IN, and THE EDGE OF DARK WATER that lead me to Hap & Leonard and a desire to binge the whole...

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