Coco Butternut is the name of a prize-winning dachshund that was mummified by it’s eccentric owner after it died and the body was stolen and held for ransom. It is also the title of Lansdale’s latest short Hap and Leonard novella. The mystery is something out of The Hardy Boys, i.e. Not very hard to figure out, but that’s not why you read a Hap and Leonard tale. You read them for the banter back and forth between the two. I do have to admit this one is a very vanilla offering amongst the catalog, but a quick read nonetheless. Think of it as Lansdale fast food. It gets the job done, but there’s not a lot of substance.
3 1/2 Pickled Wieners out of 5
*This ARC was provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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