The Buy Back Blues

The Buy Back Blues by Ralph Dennis

The 12th and final adventure in the legendary Hardman series

It’s doing the small, simple favors that gets Jim Hardman in the most trouble. A waitress he knows asks him to find her missing husband, a freelance bartender who never returned from a weekend party that he was working. Hardman figures it’s a two-day job that will lead to a tawdry end. Instead, Hardman and his buddy Hump, the ex-NFL star, get sucked into a scheme involving a hundred grand in stolen jewelry and two corpses…and counting.

This new edition includes an afterword by Lee Goldberg, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of True Fiction


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A Talent for Killing – Coming in September

A Talent for Killing – Coming in September

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The Buy Back Blues

The Buy Back Blues

Hardman and his buddy Hump, the ex-NFL star, get sucked into a scheme involving a hundred grand in stolen jewelry and two corpses...and counting. The 12th and final book in the series.

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Reviews For The Buy Back Blues

The Buy Back Blues 5.0

Hardman spoke directly to me. If I had a spirit guide with the Hap & Leonard novels, it was Ralph Dennis. I wish you the joy I got from first reading these novels.

Joe R. Lansdale

The Buy Back Blues 5.0

Everything one expects from a private eye novel: exceptional characterization, strong and vigorous prose, and a glimpse into a place and time that has long since disappeared.

Mystery Scene Magazine

The Buy Back Blues 5.0

A lightning-paced crime story packed with irreverence and loads of action.

Publishers Weekly

The Buy Back Blues 5.0

By far the best of the action-adventure series.

Mother Jones