Search Results: "Elmore Leonard"


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LEONARD by Timothy  Penner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2012

"Well told, cleverly illustrated and beautifully supported with interactive surprises that make sense and are great fun, this is a stellar example of iPad storytelling. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Imagination makes all the difference in this story of one boy's quest for new friends. Read full book review >

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LEONARD by William Shatner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"A fond remembrance of Leonard Nimoy by one who knew him like no other."
In the original Star Trek series, Mr. Spock's contemplative temperament was balanced by Capt. Kirk's emotive and physical nature. Now it's the captain's turn to reflect. Read full book review >

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RAYLAN by Elmore Leonard
Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"A master's valedictory canter around a familiar track—an unimpressive job of carpentry that's still treasurable for Leonard's patented dialogue and some truly loopy situations handled with deadpan brio."
Raylan Givens, the U.S. Marshal who brought law and order to Pronto (1993), is back in a series of three interlinked stories disguised as a novel. Read full book review >

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THE TONTO WOMAN by Elmore Leonard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 1998

"Still, these lean and stirring action stories are among the best of Leonard's long career."
Superb rawhide shoot-'em-ups from Leonard's early years that not only stand tall beside his bestselling crime fiction (Out of Sight, 1996, etc.) but might even revive the moribund western literary genre. Read full book review >

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CUBA LIBRE by Elmore Leonard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 1998

"Top entertainment from the pro's pro (Out of Sight, 1996, etc.): a million greedy schemes with time-outs for war and sex."
Leonard goes back to his mots, and modern America's, in this rollicking Cuban western/suspenser, to be published on the 100th anniverary of the U.S.S. Maine's explosion. Read full book review >

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PRONTO by Elmore Leonard
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Spaghetti western a la Leonard—full of gusto and not to be missed."
Leonard toys with the crime genre now like an old tomcat with a favorite ball—batting it around with languid, skilled strokes, putting on nifty new spins. Read full book review >

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DJIBOUTI by Elmore Leonard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"Not your father's anti-terrorism yarn. Leonard's characters make James Bond look fidgety."
Leonard's company of stock character types—the veteran law enforcer, the savvy professional woman, the seen-it-all sidekick, the horny billionaire—are so cool that they can confront international terrorism without batting an eyelash. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE WOMEN COME OUT TO DANCE by Elmore Leonard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Fresh evidence why it's a mistake to pigeonhole Leonard as a writer of westerns or crime novels. Like his mentor, John D. McDonald, the man's interested in everybody who relishes a good fight, whether it's with sharp-tongued words or shotguns."
Rummaging through Leonard's attic via these nine stories revives some fond memories and turns up a couple of forgotten treasures. Read full book review >

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TISHOMINGO BLUES  by Elmore Leonard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2002

"Laid-back lowlifes struggle for power, survival, and their 15 minutes of fame in a plot as busy and chaotic as the original battle of Brice's Cross Roads."
Leonard's 37th backs smooth and easy into Tunica, Mississippi, site of the shaggiest crime tale he's spun since Maximum Bob (1991). Read full book review >

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OUT OF SIGHT by Elmore Leonard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"A master coasting is still a master, but nobody will take this for top-drawer Leonard."
Leonard's criminal farces tend to get derailed when his hero is a lady (Maximum Bob, 1991, etc.), and it happens again in his 33rd novel, a sweetly meandering fantasy spun out of the cutest meeting on record. Read full book review >

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FREAKY DEAKY by Elmore Leonard
Released: May 16, 1988

"And, crucially, at bottom this is formula Leonard—a well-done variation, sure, but of a theme that's beginning to lose its bloom, if not its commercial appeal."
All the Leonard fans who wisely boycotted last year's old dog of a parable, Touch, can rest easy: this—as the high-hip title announces—is vintage (if not stellar) Elmore, another edgy tale of crime and punishment in Detroit's outer limits that crackles with cool street-smarts and dark-humored urban ironies. Read full book review >

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THE LAW AT RANDADO by Elmore Leonard
Released: June 15, 1954

"A lean, laconic entertainment which wastes not and wants not."
Deputy Sheriff Kirby Frye, young in years but resolute, finds that the law has been taken out of his hands when some local citizens- headed by Phil Sundeen- set up a court and lynch two cattle thieves. Read full book review >