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The "Hot Kid" of the U.S. Marshals Service, Carl Webster maintains the law with a cool, showdown attitude. He's one of the richest creations in Elmore Leonard's half century of delivering the goods. From his appearances in the critically acclaimed novels The Hot Kid and Up in Honey's Room, Carl returns to lay down the law in a novella that originally appeared as a serial in the New York Times Sunday Magazine.
The title novella—plus two Carl Webster short stories—traces Carl's career from his run-in with 1930's gangsters to his investigation of a murder at a German POW camp in Oklahoma. This time it's Carl against war-seasoned Afrika Korps Nazis. With its pitch-perfect dialogue, compelling characters, and classic charm, Comfort to the Enemy is vintage Leonard.
Elmore Leonard wrote forty-five novels and nearly as many western and crime short stories across his highly successful career that spanned more than six decades. Some of his bestsellers include Road Dogs, Up in Honey’s Room, The Hot Kid, Mr. Paradise, Tishomingo Blues, and the critically acclaimed collection of short stories Fire in the Hole. Many of his books have been made into movies, including Get Shorty, Out of Sight, and Rum Punch, which became Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown. Justified, the hit series from FX, is based on Leonard’s character Raylan Givens, who appears in Riding the Rap, Pronto, Raylan and the short story “Fire in the Hole”. He was a recipient of the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the Lifetime Achievement Award from PEN USA, and the Grand Master Award of the Mystery Writers of America. He was known to many as the ‘Dickens of Detroit’ and was a long-time resident of the Detroit area.
Typical Leonard story. Characters are interesting and believable. Only wish is that it ran longer and concluded. Maybe a sequel is in order.Published 8 months ago by Kindle Customer
Love everything Elmore Leonard ever wrote, so my review is sort of worthless. But loved it!Published 11 months ago by Mark S. Bridge Vmd
I never get enough of Leonard his characters and stories are fascinating and it is always a pleasure no matter how old these books arePublished 13 months ago by Harvey Geller
Okay...I had read "The Hot Kid" and stumbled upon "Up In Honey's Room." Those are the full-length novels by Elmore Leonard that center around Carlos/Carl Webster. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Novel Destination~Used Book Emporium
Leonard had a way of spicing up his stories with his style that I always enjoyed.
this one is no exception and better than most.
Carl Webster is a great character. Books with this book's characters include Honey's Room, The Hot Shot kid and Cuba Libre.Published on September 23, 2013 by Kenneth A Johansen Jr