Friend's Email: Subject:I have found a book that I think you would enjoy
Bad Chili (Hap Collins and Leonard Pine, Bk 4)
Bad Chili - Hap Collins and Leonard Pine, Bk 4 Author:Joe R. Lansdale Fresh from his stint on an offshore oil rig and determined to make some changes in his life, Hap Collins arrives home in Laborde, Texas, only to find his best friend Leonard brooding over his break-up with his love Raul. Things seem bad for Leonard -- but they can only get worse. When a local biker, who happens to be Raul's new lover, is fou... more »nd murdered, Leonard is the prime suspect. The local law is little use, as usual, so Hap sets out to clear Leonard's name. But it isn't going to be easy. Then again, nothing in Hap's life ever is. Complications include his new love interest, the nurse of every man's dream with a secret past; the life-threatening behaviour of LaBorde's Chili king; and more dead bodies than you can shake a stick at.« less
Lansdale is a nutter, and his books are all over the place, but in a good way. This is the second Hap and Leonard book I've read, and I liked in spite of its confusing sense of place in a made up amalgam of not quite east Texas, and its unlikely paired protagonists. Less mystery than pedestrian myth, but a damn good read, and one that makes finding the other Hap and Leonard books that much more important.