Subterranean Press has announced an exclusive 20,000 word Hap and Leonard novella in hand by his ownself, Joe R. Lansdale.
Hyenas marks the always-welcome return of Joe R. Lansdale’s most indelible fictional creations: Hap Collins and Leonard Pine. Once again, the embattled but resilient duo find themselves enmeshed in a web of danger, duplicity, and escalating mayhem. The result is a tightly compressed novella that is at once harrowing, hilarious, and utterly impossible to put down.
Description: The story begins with a barroom brawl that is both brutal and oddly comic. The ensuing drama encompasses abduction, betrayal, robbery, and murder, ending with a lethal confrontation in an East Texas pasture. Along the way, readers are treated to moments of raucous, casually profane humor and to scenes of vivid, crisply described violence, all related in that unmistakable Lansdale voice. An essential addition to an already imposing body of work, Hyenas shows readers both the author and his signature characters at their inimitable best. It doesn’t get better than this.
Hyenas also includes the bonus Hap Collins short story, “The Boy Who Became Invisible.” As an added bonus, Glen Orbik, perhaps best known for his striking Hard Case Crime covers, will be providing the dust jacket illustration.
Limited: 400 signed numbered copies, bound in leather, with a different dust jacket design than the trade: $45
Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition: $25
Readers can order here: Hyenas