Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Cover Art: Glen Orbik
Subterranean Press has announced that Author Joe R. Lansdale’s Dead Aim is now available for preorder before its official release in January 2013.

Press Release:

Dead Aim (preorder) by Joe R. Lansdale
ISBN: 978-1-59606-524-6
Length: 104 pages
(preorder—to be published in January 2013)

Dust jacket by Glen Orbik

Dead Aim marks the always welcome return of Joe R. Lansdale’s most enduring fictional creations: Hap Collins and Leonard Pine. The result is a spare, beautifully crafted novella in which Lansdale’s unique voice and inimitable narrative gifts are on full—and generous—display.

The story begins simply enough when the two agree to provide protection for a woman harassed by her violent, soon-to-be-ex husband. But, as readers of this series will already know, events in the lives of Hap and Leonard rarely stay simple for long. When a protracted stakeout ends in a lethal shooting and a pair of moldering corpses turn up in an otherwise deserted trailer, the nature of this “routine” assignment changes dramatically. The ensuing investigation unearths a complex web of lies, duplicity, and hidden agendas that leads from an upscale Texas law firm to the world of organized crime, culminating in the kind of explosive, anything-can-happen confrontation that only Joe Lansdale could create. Violent, profane, and often raucously funny, Dead Aim is a tautly written, hugely entertaining thriller and a triumph of the storyteller’s art.

Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition
Limited: 400 signed numbered copies, bound in leather, with a different cover design than the trade hardcover.

Learn more about Dead Aim here.