Of Mice and Minestrone: Hap and Leonard: The Early Years

by Joe R. Lansdale
Of Mice and Minestrone: Hap and Leonard: The Early Years - Joe R. Lansdale 7.00   1

Pull up a seat and sit a spell. Master storyteller Joe R. Lansdale has cooked up a passel of tales for you about the unlikeliest duo East Texas has to offer.

Hap Collins looks like a good ol’ boy, but from his misspent youth on, his best compatriot is Leonard Pine ― black, gay, and the ultimate outsider. Inseparable friends, Hap and Leonard attend family gatherings, climb into the boxing ring, get in bar fights, and just go fishing ― all while confronting racism, righting wrongs, and eating copious, delicious food.

Chock full of Lansdale’s unique blend of humor, ferocity, and insight, Of Mice and Minestrone delivers five never-before-seen (plus one perhaps familiar) Hap and Leonard stories, a selection of the boys’ favorite recipes, and an introduction from New York Times bestselling author Kathleen Kent.

So come discover the legends of Hap and Leonard, created by Joe R. Lansdale his own self, and featured in the by Hap and Leonard TV series starring Michael K. Williams (The Wire), James Purefoy (The Following), and Christina Hendricks (Mad Men).


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Release date May 28, 2020
Details updated September 28, 2022

Hap Collins and Leonard Pine :: Series

Series contains 14 primary works and has 21 total works.

Savage Season (Hap Collins and Leonard Pine #1) 7.00   2
Mucho Mojo (Hap Collins and Leonard Pine #2) 8.00   1
The Two-Bear Mambo (Hap Collins and Leonard Pine #3) 10.00   1
Bad Chili (Hap Collins and Leonard Pine #4) 10.00   1
Rumble Tumble (Hap Collins and Leonard Pine #5) 8.00   1
Captains Outrageous (Hap Collins and Leonard Pine #6) 8.00   1
Vanilla Ride (Hap Collins and Leonard Pine #7) N/A
Devil Red (Hap Collins and Leonard Pine #8) N/A
Hyenas (Hap Collins and Leonard Pine #9) N/A
Dead Aim (Hap Collins and Leonard Pine #10) N/A
Honky Tonk Samurai (Hap Collins and Leonard Pine #11) N/A
Rusty Puppy (Hap Collins and Leonard Pine #12) N/A
Jackrabbit Smile (Hap Collins and Leonard Pine #13) N/A
The Elephant of Surprise (Hap Collins and Leonard Pine #14) 7.00   1
Veil's Visit: A Taste of Hap and Leonard N/A
Hap and Leonard 10.00   1
Coco Butternut N/A
Hap and Leonard: Blood and Lemonade 10.00   1
Cold Cotton N/A
The Big Book of Hap and Leonard N/A
Of Mice and Minestrone: Hap and Leonard: The Early Years 7.00   1