Monday, November 29, 2010

Listened to: "Mucho Mojo" by Joe R. Lansdale

Listened to: Mucho Mojo by Joe R. Lansdale, 1994, 9781423383901.

This preceded the last Lansdale Hap and Leonard book I listened to. Leonard's estranged uncle dies and wills Leonard $100k and his house. Leonard and Hap move into the house with plans to fix it and sell it. Leonard has mixed feelings on this since his loving uncle disowned Leonard when Leonard announced he is gay.

Hap and Leonard discovered old corpse of child buried under house. H&L call cops. Uncle big suspect in the murder but uncle had told police he knew there was a serial killer and wanted the copes to work with him to solve the crime. Uncle was also turning senile and not quite believed.

H&L meet Florida, uncle's lawyer. Hap starts boning Florida. H&L meet local cops including That Lt. Fella. Florida leaves Hap for That Lt. Fella. H&L investigate. H&L beat up local crack house residents. H&L shenanigans. H&L deal with low cash flow. H&L share much platonic man love. H&L solve the case with the cops. H&L catch the surprise bad guy.

1. I figure the uncle was gay himself. Unmarried uncle with a tight relationship with another guy. I presume the uncle figured he was responsible for somehow turning Leonard gay and cut contact out of guilt and the hope Leonard would go straight.

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