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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.
Very good story. Held my interest. Would make a very good movie.Published 1 month ago by Scott Hunter
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 3 months ago by Andrew P. Grose
Good western in confined spaces. This book has the perfect balance of action and humor. Elmore was a very gifted author.Published 3 months ago by Bob
The story is mainly about two prisoners in a Yuma jail who, due to their race, are victimized by several other inmates (who are planning a jail break). Read morePublished 4 months ago by Marvin C.
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