Readers wrote in asking for help identifying books. Both of these questions stumped me, but maybe you can help.
A few years ago, maybe three or four at most, there was a crime/mystery novel
out in hardback and the cover was white with walnut shells on it (like a shell
It's crime fiction with a little comedy twist here and there, and it's set in Texas. It is also the first book in a series. Is the story of this dude, his ex wife tells him their daughter is disappeared so he sets off with his best friend who is a huge gay black dude named Lawrence or Leonard or something like that.. they find out their daughter is involved with a gang of bikers and some sort of illegal activities. then his wife joins them, and i remember the finale being them trying to stake out the bikers or something similar. there's a chapter when the dude goes and try to get some guns from some hillbilly and he rescues an armadillo that was used as a target, and the dillo ends up being his friend's pet. also, one of the two dudes is either a PI or an ex cop, if I remember correctly.