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Elmore Leonard wrote more than forty books during his long career, including the bestsellers Raylan, Tishomingo Blues, Be Cool, Get Shorty, and Rum Punch, as well as the acclaimed collection When the Women Come Out to Dance, which was a New York Times Notable Book. Many of his books have been made into movies, including Get Shorty and Out of Sight. The short story "Fire in the Hole," and three books, including Raylan, were the basis for the FX hit show Justified. Leonard received the Lifetime Achievement Award from PEN USA and the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He died in 2013.
This story is about prisoners assigned to the old Territorial Prison, Yuma, AZ. The conflicts arise as two new convicts arrive at the facility one Black Civil War vet, and the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by J. Long
Nice light reading. Not quite a western and not quite a prison novel, but it blends the two genres nicely.Published 4 months ago by John A Bukowski
Forty Lashes Less One was a return to Leonard's western genre. Set in a desert prison, the story centers around the conflict-turned friendship between an African American and a... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Author Don Massenzio
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was easy to follow and enjoyable. The references to Yuma Territorial Prison (in which most of this book takes place) were also neat!Published 7 months ago by Ckay
great characters and conflict a very typical Elmore Leonard story..Published 7 months ago by Terry A.
Elmore Leonard .. that says it. I'm only halfway through, but it is another solid Elmore offering.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
The master at work. We lost Elmore over a year ago and this is one of his earlier works from his Western canon, published in 1972. Read morePublished 9 months ago by AP Away