Captains Outrageous

Captains Outrageous

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Hapless chicken-plant guard Hap Collins gets into trouble when he takes his best friend Leonard on a Caribbean cruise. The two find themselves abandoned in Mexico, saved from armed attackers by a geriatric fisherman and his lovely daughter, who's currently having to fend off a Mexican mobster who is also a practising nudist...Trying for once to stay out of other people's business, Hap returns to East Texas but is overwhelmed when he learns of the senorita's murder. He then persuades Leonard to return with him to Mexico to even the score.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 22mm | 358.34g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0753816741
  • 9780753816745
  • 1,558,871

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It's terrific news that Joe Lansdale came to publicise his new April paperback Captains Outrageous, and the reissues of Freezer Burn, Mucho Mojo and Rumble Tumble which are released the same month. Joe arrived on Monday 27 April, to do media interviews and events from Tuesday 28 April until Thursday 1 May.Friday 2 May and Saturday 3 May he spent with his wife and daughter who are also coming over with him. General PressThe Sunday Times- a travel piece by Joe for Confession of a Tourist.The Word - review in the May issueFHM- review confirmed for their June issueCity Life (Manchester)- interview in their April issue, will also flag up eventat Waterstones of course.The List - review confirmedNew Books.mag- review confirmedIndependent on Sunday - reviewThe Times- reviewBooks magazine- review confirmed Specialist PressSleaze Nation - review confirmed for May 2003 issue,Bizarre- review confirmed for May 2003 plus interview for their websiteVox n Roll - Q and A interview for their April issueShots - interviewCrime Times- interview for a Joe Lansdale Crime Time special!Jockey Slut - review confirmed for their June edition RadioLBC Dave Preever Show- interview confirmed for 1 MayBBC Radio Sheffield - reviewed on Evening ShowBBC Radio Newcastle - live interview on Julia Hankin Show confirmed 29 AprilBBC GMR Late Show - interview confirmed, 28 April. Regional PressManchester Evening News- another interview with Joe timed to highlight the Waterstones event to run on 25 AprilNottingham Evening PressMetro (Northern Edition) -Q and A interview confirmed to run 28 April InternetTeletext online- interview for features pages to go live 1 MayPlus interview on the Shots website Eventsinclude a signing in MURDER ONE on Wednesday 29 April at 12.30pm. Plus a reading and signing at Waterstones in Manchester on Tuesday 29 April at 6.30pm.And a Vox 'n' Roll event at the Mini Bar on 30th April at 9pm. All welcome! Central London bookshop signings - 30th April and 1 May.Waterstones TrafalgarSquareBooks Etc Victoria PlaceWaterstones Kensington High StWaterstones Notting Hill GateWaterstones PiccadillyHatchards PiccadillyWaterstones CamdenWaterstones IslingtonWaterstones Oxford St Kirsty is held an inhouse lunch on Thursday 1 May at Soho House. And we also held a small greet and eat before the Vox n Roll event on Wednesday 30 April for a few booksellers and journalists at Granita in Islington. "Truly a pleasure to read, Joe Lansdale's latest Hapand Leonard novel is a roller-coaster ride of action, fun and thriller that'll beat the pants off anything else you'll read this month."WATERSTONES BOOKSQUARTERLY "A violent romp lightened by shots of humour"SUNDAY HERALD "Wacky characters and wackier dialogue make for a chucklesome read." FHM "Well written and a damn good story... a ripping yarn. Looks like your holiday reading's
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About Joe R. Lansdale

Joe R. Lansdale is the winner of the British Fantasy Award, the American Horror Award, the Edgar Award, and six Bram Stoker Awards. He lives in Nacogdoches, Texas.
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1,643 ratings
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4 45% (733)
3 25% (415)
2 4% (73)
1 0% (8)
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