Search Results: "Elmore Leonard"


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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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52 PICKUP by Elmore Leonard
Released: April 15, 1974

"Mitchell is one of those stubborn, unintimidatable types who likes to handle things alone without benefit of counsel or the police and the story Leonard tells is new enough to be different — an armtwisting pageturner of considerable excitement."
Mitchell, a man of wealth even if it's all tied up in his automobile accessory plant, commits one of those meaningless indiscretions after 22 years of marriage in the form of Cini whom he picks up in a bar-brothel. Read full book review >

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RUM PUNCH by Elmore Leonard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 3, 1992

"Like the title says, it's a heady brew."
Leonard's 30th novel—a thicket of sting and countersting—finds him in fine fettle, his piquant characters aging along with him but losing none of their edge as they look for that one big score before death shuts them down. Read full book review >

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MR. PARADISE by Elmore Leonard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"This time, in fact, the hero and heroine have a pretty easy time of it. Nice for them, anyway."
Leonard (Tishomingo Blues, 2001, etc.) returns to his Detroit roots for another unlikely romance amid the thorns of crime. Read full book review >

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THE HOT KID by Elmore Leonard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2005

"The whole sepia-toned caravan, in fact, is so relaxed that even the most violent felonies may leave you smiling. Leonard's gentle epic is as restorative as a month in the country."
Leonard's 40th novel sweetly revisits the Depression, when every Oklahoma kid dreamed of growing up to be a lawman or a gangster. Read full book review >

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THE MOONSHINE WAR by Elmore Leonard
Released: July 11, 1969

"EWSLUGOK on screen than in print where there's been better fussin' and feudin' for more tolerable reasons."
"Son" Martin ran the kind of still that got raided twice a month. . . by a thirsty congenial cop and happy deputies. Read full book review >

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SWAG by Elmore Leonard
Released: March 8, 1976

"Flat and familiar—a Fifty-Two Pickup letdown."
Teaming up as business partners are car salesman Frank Ryan and Ernest Stickley, Jr., the unemployed cement-truck driver who had the gall to rip him off right on the lot. Read full book review >

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GET SHORTY by Elmore Leonard
Released: Aug. 16, 1990

"Very smart and twisty and funny: a Leonard classic."
Leonard's solid-gold pen squirts acid all over Hollywood—for which he's written several screenplays—in this multilayered, superbly entertaining crime thriller. 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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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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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 >