The Elephant of Surprise

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5.8 X 0.6 X 5.5 inches | 0.4 pounds
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About the Author

Joe R. Lansdale is the author of nearly four dozen novels, including Rusty Puppy, 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.

Christopher Ryan Grant is an actor and audiobook narrator. His readings include It's A Long Story: My Life by Willie Nelson and Honky Tonk Samurai by Joe R. Lansdale, among others.


The twelfth novel in the series is essentially an extended action sequence...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...It's always a pleasure to spend time with Hap and Leonard, even in the worst of circumstances.

-- "Booklist"

This latest entry in the amiable more relentless than previous outings in the series, with the action moving at a near-constant clip...Hap and Leonard remain two of the most likable characters in crime fiction.

-- "Kirkus Reviews"

[In] Lansdale's relentlessly paced twelfth novel featuring Hap Collins and Leonard Pine...striking metaphors help drive the violent plot, in which Hap and Leonard must use all their wiles, including the 'elephant' of surprise, to defeat a gang of murderous criminals...Some readers may wish for more breaks in between action scenes, but Lansdale's fans will be satisfied.

-- "Publishers Weekly"