Hap and Leonard protect a young woman from an East Texas crime family. The twelfth in the sequence is an action-oriented and brisk tall tale, leavened with Lansdale’s humour and by a real affection for the characters. A solid series addition.
After having plastic surgery, Parker agrees to an armoured car robbery. Lean noir thriller from a modern master of the genre. Not a wasted word across its 150-odd pages. My first in a series read-through of Donald E Westlake’s Stark/Parker novels.
A New Orleans criminal goes on the run when he’s targeted as part of a clean-up in the aftermath of JFK’s assassination. Smart and affecting road trip/chase thriller with a romantic edge and a well-evoked time and place. Recommended.