Horse of a Different Color
A Mecana Novel
by John L. Lansdale
"a worthwhile suspenseful ride" - Amazing Stories
Someone is murdering and mutilating young women in a Dallas suburb, using the same techniques as a case down in Houston the previous year.
When the second body is found, it seems the killer has moved his hunting grounds to the Dallas area.
As the body count rises, Detective Thomas Mecana – a divorced fifteen-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department – is assigned to the case.
He prides himself on always getting his man, but his tried-and-true methods of the past are not working.
To make matters worse, his supervisor assigns him a new partner, a rookie officer who has never before worked a murder case.
Add in two teenage daughters creating problems at home, and a boss threatening to fire him at work, and Mecana’s life begins to unravel as he hones in on his suspect.
With hard work, and some luck, Mecana and his partner discover a most-unusual serial killer case with murder in its very genes.
They discover some evidence is so strange and unbelievable, it might be best left alone.
The Mecana Series
by John L. Lansdale
#1 - Horse of a Different Color
#2 - When the Night Bird Sings
#3 - Twisted Justice
What Others are Saying about John L. Lansdale
"Mickey Spillane fans will welcome this page-turner...Lansdale effectively delays revealing the novel’s big secret until the end. Those who like their thrillers with a heavy dose of violent action will be satisfied." - Publishers Weekly review of Slow Bullet
"This is an entertaining, science fiction-historical-horror blend with resourceful protagonists and a solid cast of secondary characters." - Booklist review of Zombie Gold
"Slow Bullet is a straight-ahead thriller...it's about action, and there's plenty of that. Check it out." - Bill Crider's Pop Culture Magazine
"...the author’s innate ability to spin a complex tale painted with vivid characters and intense suspense provides readers with a well-paced book that they may find difficult to set down...a worthwhile suspenseful ride." - Amazing Stories review of Horse of a Different Color
"Has something for everyone… It's exciting, entertaining and educational. A fun ride." – legendary TV personality/actress/author Joan Hallmark, review of Zombie Gold
"...something unique and comfortable and difficult to put down. Highly recommended." – Cemetery Dance review of Hell’s Bounty
"True to Lansdale tradition, John L. Lansdale has compiled a piece of work that should appeal to a wide range of readers." – Amazing Stories review of Zombie Gold