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The elephant of surprise. #13 / Joe R. Lansdale.

Lansdale, Joe R., 1951- author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fosston Public Library LAN (Text) 33500013025929 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library LAN (Text) 33500013025937 New Available -
Warroad Public Library LAN (Text) 35500006151300 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316479875
  • ISBN: 031647987X
  • Physical Description: 245 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Mulholland Books, an imprint of Little, Brown and Company, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Unlikely partners Hap and Leonard save a woman from a mob hit, only to find themselves confronted by an adversary who challenges their friendship.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 February #2
    PIs Hap and Leonard are driving home from a surveillance gig on a stormy night when a young woman stumbles into the road, barely dressed and bleeding badly from her mouth. Their trip to the hospital is hampered by the biblical deluge—and by heavily armed pursuers. The twelfth novel in the series is essentially an extended action sequence: as wild weather and flooding overwhelm Hap and Leonard's East Texas town, it soon becomes apparent that a local crime kingpin is willing to go to war to take out Nikki, the young woman. Outnumbered and outgunned as they're chased from place to place, Hap and Leonard can count on just one advantage: the elephant of surprise. 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. While this lacks the deeper explorations of race in 2018's stellar Jackrabbit Smile, and Nikki's character isn't exactly memorable, it's always a pleasure to spend time with Hap and Leonard, even in the worst of circumstances. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Joe R. Lansdale is the author of more than four dozen novels, including Jackrabbit Smile, the Edgar-award winning The Bottoms, Sunset and Sawdust, and Leather Maiden. He has received nine Bram Stoker Awards, the American Mystery Award, the British Fantasy Award, and the Grinzane Cavour Prize for Literature. He lives with his family in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Subject: Collins, Hap (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Pine, Leonard (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Mafia > Fiction.
Texas, East > Fiction.
FICTION / Crime.
Collins, Hap (Fictitious character)
Pine, Leonard (Fictitious character)
Pine, Leonard (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Collins, Hap (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Genre: Fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Humorous fiction.

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