An ice-cream seller becomes involved in a combined family feud and turf war. A gentle deadpan scoop of North West whimsy, with just enough melancholy in it to stop it getting cloying. Some neat observations and a couple of decent gags; pleasing all round.
My own books are here, if that’s your thing. Newest is noir thriller East of England.
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.