Head Games

Head Games : A Hector Lassiter Novel

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Head Games is equal parts road novel, caper and historical fiction: a black comedy and wistful ballad of lost America rooted in borderland myth and history.

Head Games' narrator is Hector Lassiter, now widowed and feeling his age. When Lassiter recovers Mexican General Pancho Villa's skull stolen from his grave by an American soldier-of-fortune, within hours of taking possession of it, Lassiter becomes a target of competing fraternities, Mexican bandits and U.S. intelligence services.

The breakneck chase extends across 1957-1970 America - from the cantinas of old Mexico to the Venice, California set of Orson Welles' noir classic Touch of Evil, to the sanctum sanctorum of Yale's infamous Skull and Bones Society. The cast of characters includes Orson Welles, Marlene Dietrich, Jack Webb and a young gone-missing National Guardsman named "George W."


"Strap in, hold on, enjoy the ride." -San Francisco Chronicle
"HEAD GAMES is a gravel and mescal cocktail, a one-day burn, a novel of genuine piss and vinegar, the kind of book you thrust on people with the wild eyes and intent of a PCP freak." -Ray Banks
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Product details

  • Paperback | 302 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9 x 19.3mm | 458.13g
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0992967457
  • 9780992967451
  • 1,640,945

About Craig McDonald

Craig McDonald is an award-winning author and journalist. The Hector Lassiter series has been published to international acclaim in numerous languages. McDonald's debut novel was nominated for Edgar, Anthony and Gumshoe awards in the U.S. and the 2011 Selection du prix polar Saint-Maur en Poche in France. The Lassiter series has been enthusiastically endorsed by a who's who of crime fiction authors including: Michael Connelly, Laura Lippmann, Daniel Woodrell, James Crumley, James Sallis, Diana Gabaldon, and Ken Bruen, among many others.
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158 ratings
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