Bad Chili

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St. Martin's Press, 1997 - Fiction - 292 pages
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Hap Collins is home, fresh from his stint on an offshore oil rig, bright with determination to change his life. Back in LaBorde, he finds his friend Leonard Pine grieving over the breakup of his affair with his lover Raul. Then things get serious. A local roughneck by the name of Horse Dick is dead and Leonard is implicated. Not surprisingly, the law is little use. To help his partner, Hap won't be bending the law, he'll be stomping the hell out of it. But Hap has always had to do things he doesn't like. What he does like - a lot - is Brett Sawyer, a nurse and a woman with her own past.
 

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User Review  - AliceAnna - LibraryThing

A good tale ... quixotic protagonist with a highly unlikely best friend. Rather bloody and violent in spots, but also pretty funny overall. I liked having a good ole Texas Bubba in the lead. Read full review

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User Review  - ABVR - LibraryThing

Bad Chili, the fourth installment in the continuing saga of Hap Collins and Leonard Pine, is nominally a mystery story. People are murdered, for reasons initially unclear, and the heroes -- determined ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
6
Section 3
13
Section 4
25
Section 5
39
Section 6
45
Section 7
59
Section 8
67
Section 17
160
Section 18
168
Section 19
174
Section 20
190
Section 21
193
Section 22
204
Section 23
212
Section 24
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
100
Section 13
115
Section 14
131
Section 15
139
Section 16
146
Section 25
231
Section 26
241
Section 27
252
Section 28
258
Section 29
266
Section 30
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About the author (1997)

Joe R. Lansdale was born in Gladewater, Tex. in 1951. He attended Tyler Junior College, the University of Texas at Austin, and Stephen F. Austin State University. Lansdale has also had a varied career, having worked as a bouncer, a bodyguard, a transportation manager, a custodian, and a karate instructor before becoming a fulltime writer in 1981. Lansdale's written work includes several novels and more than 200 short stories. Although his favorite genre is fantasy, with suspense a close second, he has also written mysteries, horror, science fiction, and westerns. Some titles include Rumble Tumble, Dead in the West, The Nightrunners, Cold in July, By Bizarre Hands and The Drive-in (a 'B' Movie with Blood and Popcorn. Made in Texas) . In addition, Lansdale has edited the short-story anthologies Best of the West, The New Frontier: Best of the West 2, and Razored Saddles. Lansdale has received five Bram Stoker Awards from the Horror Writers of America, including one for "The Night They Missed the Horror Show." He has also been awarded the British Fantasy Award and the American Horror Award. Joe Lansdale and his second wife, Karen, have two children. They live in Nacagdoches, Tex.

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