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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.
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 1 month 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 2 months ago by Frank
great characters and conflict a very typical Elmore Leonard story..Published 2 months ago by Terry A.
Elmore Leonard .. that says it. I'm only halfway through, but it is another solid Elmore offering.Published 2 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 4 months ago by AP Away
Probably few fans of Elmore Leonard's bestselling modern urban romps have ever read his formative western novels. Or wanted to. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Tom Gregg
Very good story. Held my interest. Would make a very good movie.Published 5 months ago by Scott Hunter