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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.
I found this book tight, tense and sparingly written..Makes a mockery of an old west missionary/warden.
For the Westerns genre this book is my favorite.
Maybe I don't know his old western stuff that well. Pretty good story. Good character development. Dialogue just OK.Published 1 month ago by Andrew P. Grose
Some minor spoilers included
When I was looking at the synopsis for this book it said it was about a Native American and an African American Union Soldier who were both... Read more
One of Leonard's best; set in the old West Yuma prison. Down and out convicts get redemption, revenge, and freedom in an odd twist of fate. The really bad guys go down. Read morePublished 8 months ago by John C Collins
Elmore Leonard's writing was always pleased me. I e\specially love his early work. As they say, "It is all good".Published 8 months ago by Philip Logiudice