Hap and Leonard by Joe R Lansdale
Hap and Leonard are the protagonists in a series of crime fiction novels by American novelist Joe R. Lansdale. Although they have very different personalities, Hap Collins and Leonard Pine are best friends who live in the town of LaBorde, Texas, where they work for a P.I. named Marvin Hanson. Hap is a labourer who spent time in prison for draft dodging during Vietnam, while Leonard is a gay black man who served in Vietnam and has anger management issues – which Hap frequently has to calm him down from.

Joe R. Lansdale began his Hap and Leonard series in 1990 with the novel Savage Season. The series is currently ongoing. Below is a list of Joe R. Lansdale’s Hap and Leonard books in order of when they were originally released (which is the same as their chronological order):

Publication Order of Hap & Leonard Books


Savage Season(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mucho Mojo(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Two-Bear Mambo(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bad Chili(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rumble Tumble(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Captains Outrageous(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vanilla Ride(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Devil Red(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hyenas(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Aim(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Hap & Leonard Collections


Veil's Visit(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: Veil’s Visit also has stories by Andrew Vachss.

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Hap & Leonard Synopsis: In Savage Season by Joe R. Lansdale (book 1 of the series), Hap Collins and Leonard Pine are best friends, but polar opposites. Hap is a white boy from East Texas who can’t get enough of Texas women. Leonard is a gay, black Vietnam vet. Put them together and trouble is bound to occur. And that’s what they want. When an ex-lover of Hap’s shows up with a plan to make a big score, Hap lets Leonard in on it… and that’s where the trouble begins.

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