Elmore Leonard - Author

About the Author

Elmore Leonard wrote more than forty books during his phenomenal career. Many have been made into successful movies, including Get Shorty with John Travolta, Out of Sight with George Clooney and Rum Punch, which became Tarantino's Jackie Brown. He died in August 2013.

 

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Below is a tribute to Elmore Leonard from Sophie Buchan, Commissioning Editor for Weidenfeld & Nicolson...

 

"Reading Elmore Leonard is the closest you can get to watching a movie without going to the cinema. He could sum up a character in a sentence, wrote some of the smartest dialogue ever committed to the pages of a novel and, to paraphrase his own 10 Rules of Writing, left out the bits that readers tend to skip. He famously once wrote ‘if it sounds like writing, rewrite it’. And you don’t read an Elmore Leonard novel; you live it.


Leonard’s novels will pick up you from your living room or train carriage and plonk you down in a smoke-filled backroom full of the slick-talking charlatans, plotting femmes fatales, and some of the wittiest baddies you’re likely to meet.

 

Publishing his novels was a joy not only because he was consistently brilliant but also because he was tremendously good fun, both on the page and in person. He surprised us constantly. At the age of 84, he delivered a novel that not only dealt with the – then – very topical Somali pirate crisis but also referenced Lady Gaga’s meat dress. I’d be lying if I said I’d expected that.

 

What has been unusual about the response to his death isn’t just the sheer depth of feeling but the range of people who have spoken of their admiration for this work. As tributes pour in authors including Ian Rankin, Martin Amis and Jackie Collins, I’d advise you – whatever you usually read – to discover Elmore Leonard."

Featured books by Elmore Leonard

Charlie Martz and Other Stories The Unpublished Stories of Elmore Leonard

Charlie Martz and Other Stories The Unpublished Stories of Elmore Leonard

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/06/2015

Largely written during his years as a copywriter at a Detroit advertising agency, these stories find Leonard exploring far-flung locations, from the bars of small-town New Mexico to a military base in Kuala Lumpur. They also introduce us to unforgettable Leonard characters, some of whom - like ageing lawman Charlie Martz and former matador Eladio Montoya - star in his other works but were born in these pages.

Be Cool

Be Cool

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/03/2010

The sequel to Chili Palmer's hit movie tanked and now Chili's itching for a comeback. So when a power lunch with record-label executive and former associate Tommy Athens ends in a mob hit, he soon finds himself in an unlikely alliance with organized-crime detective Darryl Holmes and the likely next target of Russian gangsters. But where others see danger, Chili Palmer sees story possibilities. Enter Linda Moon, a singer with aspirations that go further than her current gig in a Spice Girls cover band. Chili takes over as Linda's manager, entering the world of rock stars, pop divas, and hip-hop gangstas. As he wings his way to success in the music business with his trademark cool, Chili manipulates his adversaries and advances his friends, all the while basing the plot of his new film on the action that results.

Tishomingo Blues

Tishomingo Blues

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/03/2010

Daredevil Dennis Lenahan has brought his act to the Tishomingo Lodge & Casino in Tunica, Mississippi - diving off an eighty-foot ladder into nine feet of water for the amusement of gamblers, gangsters, and luscious belles. His riskiest feat, however, was witnessing a Dixie-style mob execution while atop his diving platform. Robert Taylor saw the hit also. A blues-loving Detroit hustler touring the Southland, Taylor's got his own secret agenda and he wants Dennis in on the game. And high-diver Dennis could be about to take a long, fatal fall - right into a mess of hoop skirts, Civil War play-acting...and more trouble than he ever dreamed possible.

Get Shorty

Get Shorty

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/11/2009

Collecting money for the Mob isn't too different from any other job, reckons Miami loan shark Chili Palmer. He soon finds himself ordered to collect on a bad debt from Leo Devoe, a guy who died in a plane crash. But it turns out Leo isn't dead - he's living it up in Las Vegas on the compensation money. So Chili follows him to Vegas and then on to Hollywood, where he gets drawn into the world of movies...

Out of Sight

Out of Sight

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/06/2008

Jack Foley was busting out of Florida's Glades Prison when he ran head-on into Karen Sisco with a shotgun. Suddenly the world-class gentleman felon was sharing a cramped car trunk with a disarmed federal marshal - whose Chanel suit cost more than the take from Foley's last bank job - and the chemistry was working overtime. Here's a lady Jack could fall for in a big way, if she weren't a dedicated representative of the law that he breaks for a living. And as soon as she escapes, he's already missing her. But there are some seriously bad men and a major score waiting for Jack in Motown. And there's a good chance that when his path crosses Karen's again, she's going to be there for business, not pleasure.

Rum Punch

Rum Punch

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/12/2004

Ordell Robbie makes a fine living selling illegal high-powered weaponry to the wrong people. Jackie Burke couriers Ordell's profits from Freeport to Miami. But the feds are on to Jackie - and now the aging, but still hot, flight attendant will have to do prison time or play ball, which makes her a prime 'loose end' that Ordell needs to tie up...permanently. Jackie, however, has other plans. And with the help of Max Cherry - an honest but disgruntled bail bondsman looking to get out - she could even end up with a serious nest egg in the process.

Other books by Elmore Leonard

Get Shorty

Get Shorty

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/08/2017

'A masterpiece' Martin Amis 'The coolest, hottest writer in America' Chicago Tribune A major Hollywood film starring John Travolta, GET SHORTY has also been adapted for TV with Chris O'Dowd and Ray Romano. Miami loan shark Chili Palmer is ice-cool, whether he's retrieving stolen property or collecting money for the mob. Chasing a bad debt leads him to the bright lights of Hollywood - and to a true story that would make a great movie. Soon he's pitching to Harry Zimm, a B-grade horror flick producer trying to make a comeback. As the lure of Tinseltown's dream-makers and gorgeous wannabe starlets becomes increasingly hard to resist, Chili gets caught up in murder,revenge and romance. Will his killer movie ever get made, or will it just get him killed . . . ? 'In Hollywood, home of movies, gorgeous women, players and fast operators - every move you make is a potential scene ... Nerve-shattering suspense, crackling dialogue and scathing wit from 'the hottest thriller writer in the US' Time Magazine 'One of the most hilarious and cynical Hollywood revenge novels ever written' Playboy 'Extremely funny, bursting with sustained passages of black comedy . . . a major American novel' Guardian

Charlie Martz and Other Stories The Unpublished Stories of Elmore Leonard

Charlie Martz and Other Stories The Unpublished Stories of Elmore Leonard

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/07/2016

'Elmore Leonard is the crime-writer's crime-writer, king of all he surveys. For sharp plots and spot-on dialogue, he's in a different league' Ian Rankin When Elmore Leonard died in 2013, he left behind a 60-year legacy of crime novels, many of which have become modern classics. He also left behind a treasure trove of unpublished early stories. Largely written during his years as a copywriter at a Detroit ad agency, these stories introduce us to unforgettable Leonard characters, some of whom star in his later works. Razor-sharp and effortlessly entertaining, this collection reveals a master who honed his craft from a young age, and reminds us why Leonard is so sorely missed.

The Switch Brought to the Big Screen as Life of Crime

The Switch Brought to the Big Screen as Life of Crime

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/08/2014

Ordell Robbie and Louis Gara have lots in common - time in the same gaol, convictions for auto theft, and a grand plan. They're going to snatch the wife of a Detroit developer and collect some easy ransom money. At least that's what they think... What they haven't figured on is the fact that the husband has a secret mistress and has absolutely no desire to get his wife back. So now it's time for Plan B. With the help of one seriously ticked-off housewife they are going to take the scumbag for everything he's got... THE SWITCH has been adapted for the big screen as LIFE OF CRIME, starring Jennifer Aniston, Tim Robbins and Isla Fisher.

Raylan

Raylan

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/02/2013

The star of JUSTIFIED returns in a stunning new novel from 'the greatest crime writer who ever lived' [Dennis Lehane]. US Marshal Raylan Givens, star of the series JUSTIFIED, and protagonist of RIDING THE RAP, PRONTO and the story 'Fire in the Hole', is back in action, this time with a federal warrant to serve on a dope dealer named Angel Arenas, a man 'born in the U.S. but a hundred percent of him Hispanic'. The state troopers are impressed when the marshal struts into the convict's hotel room without drawing his gun, but Raylan soon finds that Angel's already been the victim of another crime, one that's way bigger than a few pot plants, and clearly the work of a professional ... RAYLAN shows Elmore Leonard at the height of his powers, as we follow one of his favourite protagonists through a series of adventures with unlikely villains. As ever, the work is filled with unexpected twists and the most vibrant, crackling dialogue currently available in the English language.

Stick

Stick

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: eBook Release Date: 10/04/2012

A little beauty of a story.A hot, fast read with pungent characters. Los Angeles TimesA slam-bang, no-bull action thrillerand nobody but nobody writes better dialogue. New York Daily NewsIts an established fact: Elmore Leonard is the uncontested master of the crime thriller (Washington Post ) who does crime fiction better than anyone (Cleveland Plain Dealer), and nowhere is this more obvious than in the pages of Stick. One of his most acclaimed noir masterworks, it is the story of ex-con Ernest Stick Stickley whos nudged from the straight-and-narrow path when a big time drug dealer randomly selects him to die and a perfect revenge/payday opportunity presents itself. The author of Raylan, featuring U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, the sometimes trigger-happy protagonist of TVs Justified, Leonard is indeed the king, holding court with the best of the best, including Coban and Connally, and the late great John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, and Robert B. Parker.

Bandits

Bandits

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: eBook Release Date: 10/04/2012

Almost unbearable suspense. Leonard has produced another winner.PeopleA wild ride with the coolest, hottest writer in America (Chicago Tribune), Bandits has everything Elmore Leonard fans love: non-stop thrills, unexpected twists and turns, unforgettable characters, and the most razor-sharp dialogue being rapidly exchanged anywhere in the crime fiction genre. Leonard stands tall among the all-time greats (John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain) and towers far above most of the writers currently plying the noir fiction trade. The master who created U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, currently of the hit TV series Justified, is at the top of his game, ensnaring readers in an ingenious plot hatched by a former jewel thief and a radical ex-nun to scam millions from a sadistic Nicaraguan colonel. In fact, the Philadelphia Inquirer says Bandits may well be his best. Read it and decide for yourself.

Touch

Touch

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: eBook Release Date: 10/04/2012

Touch is sensational suspense from the master of crime fiction, New York Times bestselling author Elmore Leonard.A Michigan woman was blind and now she can see, after being touched by a young man who calls himself Juvenal. Maybe it was just coincidence, but Bill Hillwho used to run the spectacular Uni-Faith Ministry in Dalton, Georgia, and now sells RVscan see dollar signs when he looks at this kid with the magic touch.The trouble is that others see them also, including a wacko fundamentalist fascist with his own private army of the faithful and an assortment of media leeches. But everyone whos looking to put the touch on the healer is in for a big surprisebecause Juvenals got a trick or two up his sleeve that nobody sees coming.

Freaky Deaky

Freaky Deaky

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: eBook Release Date: 10/04/2012

Wonderfully wickeda nonstop, pedal-to-the-metal romp. Chicago TribuneOver-the-hill former counter-culture SDS revolutionaries decide to turn bomb-makingand detonatingfrom a political statement to a profitable enterprise in the master Elmore Leonards electrifying and explosively funny thriller Freaky Deaky. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch calls Leonard, the worlds greatest cops n robbers novelist. The Seattle Times says, Leonard is more than just one of the all-time greats of crime fiction. Hes fast becoming an authentic American icon. No matter where you wish to place the man who created the character of U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, lately of TVs hit series Justified, in the pantheon of mystery and noir detective fiction demigodsJohn D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain and the likethere is no denying that nobody does it better than the Grand Master Elmore Leonard!

Swag

Swag

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: eBook Release Date: 10/04/2012

This brilliant caper (New York Times) from bestselling author Elmore Leonard is a rollicking tale of modern urban crime featuring a cast of small-time criminals with big-time dreams.Ernest Stickley Jr. figures his lucks about to change when Detroit used-car salesman Frank Ryan catches him trying to boost a ride from Ryans lot. Franks got some surefire schemes for getting rich quickall of them involving gunsand all Stickley has to do is follow Ryans Rules to share the wealth.But sometimes rules need to be bent, maybe even broken to succeed in the world of crime, especially when the brains of the operation knows less than nothing.

City Primeval

City Primeval

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: eBook Release Date: 10/04/2012

As gritty and hard-driving a thriller as youll find.The action never stops, the language sings and stings. Washington PostThe City Primeval in Elmore Leonards relentlessly gripping classic noir is Detroit, the authors much-maligned hometown and the setting for many of the Grand Masters acclaimed crime novels. The Alexander the Great of crime fiction (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) shines in these urban mean streets, setting up a downtown showdown between the psychopathic, thrill-killing Oklahoma Wildman and the dedicated city copy whos determined to take him down. The creator of U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens of TVs Justified fame, Elmore Leonard is the equal of any writer who has ever captivated readers with dark tales of heists, hijacks, double-crosses, and murderJohn D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, and Robert Parker includedand nobody then or now is better.

Split Images

Split Images

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: eBook Release Date: 10/04/2012

Constant action and top-notch writing. New York TimesA Palm Beach playboy who amuses himself with murder finds himself on a collision course with a vacationing Motown cop in Elmore Leonards Split Imagesa gripping and electrifying example of noir gold from the coolest, hottest writer in America (Chicago Tribune). Split Images is Grand Master Leonard at the top of his game, a bravura example of how exemplary crime fiction is done by a writer who stands tall among the all-time mystery greats: John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, et al. The brilliant creator of U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (of TVs Justified) now brings us a cast of vivid and unforgettable characters on both sides of the law, in a twisting masterwork of unrelenting suspense that the Washington Post calls, Brilliant...impressive...superb.

Cat Chaser

Cat Chaser

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: eBook Release Date: 10/04/2012

Cat Chaser is just what one would expect from Elmore Leonardquirky, peopled with oddball charactersand more twists and turns than a roller coaster.Cleveland Plain DealerA superior example of gritty writing and violent action. New York Times There are numerous reasons why Grand Master Elmore Leonard is considered the coolest, hottest thriller writer in America (Chicago Tribune) and the greatest crime writer of our time, perhaps ever (New York Times Book Review). Cat Chaser is one of them. A gripping, lightning-paced tale of an ex-soldier-turned Florida motel owner whose dangerous affair with the mistress of a Dominican general in exilea former death squad leaderthreatens to have lethal consequencesespecially when drugs, double-cross, and murderous mob thugs are added into the mix. A classic thriller from crime fiction master who first brought us U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, currently of TVs Justified, Cat Chaser proves once more that when the true greats of mystery and suspense are mentionedJohn D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, Robert Parker, et alElmore Leonard tops the list.

Elmore Leonard Classic 3-Book Collection

Elmore Leonard Classic 3-Book Collection

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: eBook Release Date: 13/03/2012

New York Times bestselling author Elmore Leonard has written over forty books, including four about U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, the captivating hero of the hit FX series Justified. Now three of Leonards best novelsGet Shorty, Tishomingo Blues, and Killshotare together in one classic ebook collection.

Elmore Leonard Raylan Givens 3-Book Collection

Elmore Leonard Raylan Givens 3-Book Collection

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: eBook Release Date: 14/02/2012

New York Times bestselling author Elmore Leonard's U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is the mesmerizing hero of numerous books and the hit FX series Justified. Now the first three Raylan booksPronto, Riding the Rap, and Fire in the Holeare together in one ebook, along with an excerpt from Raylan, the brand new novel in the series.

Raylan

Raylan

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: eBook Release Date: 17/01/2012

With the closing of the Harlan County, Kentucky coalmines, marijuana has become the biggest cash crop in the state. A hundred pounds of it can gross three-hundred thousand dollars, but thats chump change compared to the quarter million a human body can get youespecially when its sold off piece-by-piece. So when Dickie and Coover Crowe, dope-dealing brothers known for sampling their own supply, decide to branch out into the body business, its up to U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens to stop them. But by the time Raylan finds out whos making the cuts, hes lying naked in a bathtub, with Layla the cool transplant nurse about to go for his kidneys.Dark and droll, Raylan is pure Elmore Leonarda page-turner filled with sparkling dialogue and sly suspense that are the hallmarks of this modern master.

Mr Paradise

Mr Paradise

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/03/2011

'Sharp as an ice pick . . . You will love this excellent book' New York Times 'Mr. Paradise is a perfect crime caper from a master . . . what more do you want?' Detroit Free Press Tony Paradiso - aka Mr Paradise - gets his kicks from watching old football games on TV accompanied by live entertainment: sexy cheerleaders shaking their pom-poms and doing rah-rah routines for his viewing pleasure. But for Chloe Robinette, playing dress-up doesn't end so well when she's caught in the crossfire of a contract hit. There are witnesses to the murders - Paradiso's right-hand man, Montez Taylor, and Chloe's roommate Kelly - but neither is giving too much away. Because Montez and Kelly have a score in mind, a big payoff from Mr Paradise's estate - if only Kelly can convince the cops she's someone else... 'Glittering black comedy, a razor-sharp cast of crooks and con men. Very funny, exceedingly tough . . . told in a dialogue sharp enough to draw blood' Literary Review

Killshot

Killshot

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/03/2011

The King of Cool returns with another thrilling tale of crime capers. Arman 'The Blackbird' Degas is a professional hitman: one shot, one kill. But when he's carjacked by ex-con Richie Nix, he finds himself with a lethal partner. Nix is on his way to shake down a realtor and the Blackbird is along for the ride. But they don't count on Carmen and Wayne Colson getting in their way. Exposed as eyewitnesses, the Colsons are placed in witness protection but soon discover the program contains as many predators as the underworld they're hiding from. But can they outrun the Blackbird...?

Bounty Hunters

Bounty Hunters

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: eBook Release Date: 23/11/2010

The old Apache renegade Soldado Viejo is hiding out in Mexico, and the Arizona Department Adjutant has selected two men to hunt him down. One -- Dave Flynn -- knows war, the land, and the nature of his prey. The other is a kid lieutenant named Bowers. But there's a different kind of war happening in Soyopa. And if Flynn and his young associate choose the wrong allies -- and the wrong enemy -- they won't be getting out alive.

Road Dogs

Road Dogs

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/11/2010

'Another gem . . . a masterpiece of duplicity' Washington Post 'Leonard provides the fizziest and cleverest dialogue in crime fiction. A total delight' The Times Every prison inmate needs a Road Dog - someone to watch their back, someone they can trust on the inside and out. For wealthy Cuban criminal Cundo Rey, that person is Jack Foley: charmer, ladies' man and infamous bank robber. With the services of a shark attorney and a whole heap of cash, Cundo engineers his buddy's early release, and Jack is soon living large in Cundo's house in Venice Beach, enjoying the attentions of his sexy wife, Dawn. But Dawn has ulterior motives and a plan: to relieve her husband of his considerable fortune... and she needs Jack's help. But with Cundo's release imminent and rogue FBI agent Lou Adams on his tail, just who can Jack trust if he's to pull off the biggest score of his life...?

Touch

Touch

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/11/2010

Miracle or scam...? An exhilarating tale from the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of ROAD DOGS. Ginny Worrel was blind but now can see after being touched by a young man called Juvenal. Suddenly the kid with the healing hands is flavour of the month in downtown Detroit. Bill Hill, a former minister turned RV salesman, has dollar signs in his eyes and a get-rich-quick scheme; the priests at the Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Centre want Juvenal to soothe the brows of their alcoholic inmates; and beautiful baton-twirler Lynn Faulkner simply wants him to soothe her. But with a slew of cash-hungry hucksters on his back, Juvenal's got a trick or two up his sleeve that nobody sees coming...

Moonshine War

Moonshine War

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: eBook Release Date: 09/11/2010

Leonard is tops in his field. New Orleans Times-PicayuneThe great Elmore Leonard, Americas pre-eminent crime fiction writer (Chicago Tribune), takes readers back to Prohibition days in the back hills of Kentucky in a rollicking story of guns, greed, and illegally brewed corn liquor. The Moonshine War is a tale of the chaos that ensues when a gang of city slickers sets out to steal thousands of dollars-worth of homemade whiskey from a hell-raising country boywho is anything but the easy mark they were expecting. A rediscovered Elmore Leonard classic, The Moonshine War is a wild ride bursting with the authors hallmark delights: the twisty plot, the gripping suspense, the wit and, of course, the razor-sharp dialogue. Its no wonder that the creator of U.S. Marshal Raylan Givenslately the star of the hit TV series Justifiedis always listed among the mystery and crime fiction elite, including John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, and Robert Parker, and often at the very top of the list.

Forty Lashes Less One

Forty Lashes Less One

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: eBook Release Date: 02/11/2010

The hell called Yuma Prison can destroy the soul of any man. And it's worse for those whose damning crime is the color of their skin. The law says Chiricahua Apache Raymond San Carlos and black-as-night former soldier Harold Jackson are murderers, and they'll stay behind bars until they're dead and rotting. But even in the worst place on Earth, there's hope. And for two hard and hated inmates -- first enemies, then allies by necessity -- it waits at the end of a mad and violent contest ... on a bloody trail that winds toward Arizona's five most dangerous men.

Gunsights

Gunsights

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: eBook Release Date: 02/11/2010

Brendan Early and Dana Moon have tracked renegade Apaches together and gunned down scalp hunters to become Arizona legends. But now they face each other from opposite sides of what newspapers are calling The Rincon Mountain War. Brendan and a gang of mining company gun thugs are dead set on running Dana and the People of the Mountain from their land. The characters are unforgettable, the plot packed with action and gunfights from beginning to end.

Cuba Libre

Cuba Libre

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: eBook Release Date: 12/10/2010

A wild ride through Cuba during the Spanish-American War. Miami HeraldNot only his finest novel but one that transcends the limits of its genre and is worthy of being evaluated as literary fiction. Houston ChronicleBefore Grand Master Elmore Leonard earned his well-deserved reputation as the best writer of crime fiction alive (Newsweek), he penned some of the finest western fiction to ever appear in print. (The classics Hombre, Valdez is Coming, and 3:10 to Yuma were just a few of his notable works.) With his extraordinary Cuba Libre, Leonard ingeniously combines all of his many talents and delivers a historical adventure/caper/western/noir like none other. The creator of U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, star of Raylan, Pronto, Riding the Rap, and TVs Justified, spins a gloriously exciting yarn about an American horse wrangler who escapes a date with a Cuban firing squad to join forces with a powerful sugar barons lady looking to make waves and score big in and around Spanish-American War-torn Havana in 1898. Everything you love about Leonards fictionand moreis evident in Cuba Libre. No wonder the New York Times Book Review enthusiastically declared him a literary genius.

Out of Sight

Out of Sight

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: eBook Release Date: 12/10/2010

Before there was Raylan, there was Sisco... U.S. Marshal Karen Sisco is on the hunt for world-class gentleman felon Jack Foley in Out of Sight, New York Times bestselling author Elmore Leonards sexy thriller that moves from Miami to the Motor City.Based on Miami, Floridas Gold Coast, U.S. Marshal Karen Sisco isnt about to let a expert criminal like Jack Foley successfully bust out of Floridas Glades Prison. But theres a major score waiting for him in Detroit, and a shotgun-wielding marshal isnt going to stop Foley from getting it.Neither counted on sharing a cramped car trunkor on a sizzling chemistry thats working overtime. As soon as Sisco escapes, Foley is already missing her.Sisco cant forget Foley eitherand she isnt about to let him go. Too bad the next time their paths cross, its going to be about business, not pleasure.

Pagan Babies

Pagan Babies

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: eBook Release Date: 12/10/2010

Pagan Babies is classic crime fiction from the master of suspense, New York Times bestselling author Elmore Leonard.Father Terry Dunn thought hed seen everything on the mean streets of Detroit, but that was before he went on a little retreat to Rwanda to evade a tax-fraud indictment. Now the whiskey-drinking, Nine Inch Nails T-shirt-wearing padre is back trying to hustle up a score to help the little orphans of Rwanda.But the fund-raising gets complicated when a former tattletale cohort pops up on Terrys tail. And then theres the lovely Debbie Dewey. A freshly sprung ex-con turned stand-up comic, Debbie needs some fast cash, too, to settle an old score. Now theyre in together for a bigger payoff than either could finagle alone. After all, it makes sense...unless Father Terry is working a con of his own.

Riding the Rap

Riding the Rap

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: eBook Release Date: 12/10/2010

Wicked and irresistible.Elmore Leonard is a literary genius. New York Times Book ReviewBefore U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens began electrifying TV viewers across America (in the hit series Justified), he starred in Elmore Leonards Riding the Rapan explosive, twisty tale of a brazen Florida kidnap caper gone outrageously wrong. Chock full of wildly eccentric and deliciously criminal charactersincluding a psycho enforcer with a green thumb, a Bahamian bad man, and the beautiful, unabashedly greedy psychic Reverend DawnRiding the Rap dazzles with Leonards trademark ingenious plot turns and razor-keen dialogue. Gripping, surprising, and unforgettable, it is a crime fiction gem that any thriller writerfrom past masters John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, and James M. Cain to the bestselling mystery auteurs of todaywould be thrilled to call his own.

Comfort to the Enemy and Other Carl Webster Stories

Comfort to the Enemy and Other Carl Webster Stories

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: eBook Release Date: 12/10/2010

An excellent read.Concrete evidence of a master crime writer still at the top of his game.Russel D. McLean, author of The Good SonThe reigning King Daddy of crime writers (Seattle Times), Elmore Leonard first introduced quick-triggered legendary lawman Carl Webster in the New York Times bestseller, The Hot Kid, and brought him back for an encore Up in Honeys Room. In Comfort to the Enemy and Other Carl Webster Stories, the loose cannon U.S. marshal struts his stuff once more in three electrifying new tales. Comfort to the Enemy is more indisputable proof that Elmore Leonard is indeed, as Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Shutter Island) puts it, The greatest crime writer who ever lived.

Pronto

Pronto

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: eBook Release Date: 05/10/2010

Speedy, exhilarating, and smooth. Nobody does it better. Washington PostThe man knows how to grab youand Pronto is one of the best grabbers in years. Entertainment WeeklyFans of U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens of the hit TV series Justified are in for a major treat. The unstoppable manhunter with the very itchy trigger finger stars in Pronto, a crime fiction gem from the one and only Elmore Leonard, the greatest crime writer of our time, perhaps ever (New York Times Book Review). The Grand Master justifies the overwhelming acclaim he has received over the course of his remarkable career with an electrifying thriller that sends the indomitable Raylan racing to Italy on the trail of a fugitive bookie whos hiding from the vengeful Miami mob. The legendary Leonard, whom the Seattle Times lauds as the King Daddy of crime writers, proves that all comparisons to American noir icons John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, and James M. Cain are well deserved with this tale of very dirty doings and extremely dangerous men coming together in the birthplace of Puccini, Garibaldi, and La Cosa Nostra.

Hunted

Hunted

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: eBook Release Date: 17/08/2010

Wonderfulrazor-sharp. Los Angeles Times Book ReviewExcellent.A plot and a chase as good as anything he has ever written.Bergan RecordIn Elmore Leonards The Hunted, crime fictions greatest living practitioner (Washington Post) carries the action far from his usual Detroit, Miami, and Los Angeles milieus, all the way to the Middle East. There no lack of excitement and suspenseand the trademark Leonard dialoguein this superior tale of a fugitive hiding under the radar in Israel, until a well-publicized Good Samaritan act attracts the unwanted attention of well-armed Motown mobsters who are now coming to get him. The author who introduced the world to U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (in his novels Pronto and Riding the Rap, before the lawman became the star of the hit TV drama Justified), the Grand Master shows why the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel calls him the all-time king of the whack job crime novelists, and goes on to say that Elmore Leonard tops them allincluding John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, Robert B. Parker, and quite possibly every major mystery writer the U.S. has ever produced.

Switch

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Author: Elmore Leonard Format: eBook Release Date: 17/08/2010

My favorite Leonard book.He writes the way Hammett and Chandler might write today, if they sharpened their senses of ironic humor and grew better ears for dialogue. Dallas Morning NewsThe best writer of crime fiction alive. NewsweekDangerously eccentric characters, razor-sharp black humor, brilliant dialog, and suspense all rolled into one tight packagethats The Switch, Elmore Leonards classic tale of a kidnapping gone wrongor terribly right, depending on how you look at it. The Grand Master whom the New York Times Book Review calls, the greatest crime writer of our time, perhaps ever, has written a wry and twisting tale that any of the other all-time greatsDashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, John D. MacDonald, James M. Cain, Robert Parkerevery noir author who ever walked a detective, cop, or criminal into a shadowy alleywould be thrilled to call their own. Leonard, the man who has given us U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (currently starring in TVs Justified) is at his storytelling best, as a spurned wife decides to take a rightfuland profitablerevenge on her deceiving hubby by teaming up with the two thugs he hired to abduct her.

Gold Coast

Gold Coast

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: eBook Release Date: 17/08/2010

Lean, mean, darkly funny. Boston Globe A zingy thriller by the master of hard-boiled suspense. Dallas Morning NewsElmore Leonard may be the greatest crime novelist in the world, declares the Seattle Times, and truer words have never been written. Just follow the Grand Master of mystery and suspense to Floridas Gold Coast and youll quickly discover that its so. In this classic Elmore Leonard thriller, a beautiful mafia widow stands to lose everything her late mob boss husband left her if she succumbs to her desire for an attractive Detroit ex-conso the two conspire to outwit the thugs the dead capo assigned to make sure she stays chaste. Superior crime fiction in the vein of John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, and Robert Parkerchock full of the eccentric characters, black humor, and razor-sharp dialogue for which the acclaimed creator of U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (of TVs Justified) is justifiably famousGold Coast is gold standard Leonard.

Mr. Majestyk

Mr. Majestyk

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: eBook Release Date: 27/07/2010

Splendidentirely engrossing.Los Angeles TimesFirst-ratean excellent thrillerwell-plotted and smoothly writtencrackles with suspense.Bergan RecordA classic crime novel, Mr. Majestyk is vintage Elmore Leonardan edgy, dark, fiendishly compelling tale of a quiet man making a whole lot of noise. The best writer of crime fiction today (USA Today)the acclaimed author who brought the world Raylan Givens, the trigger-happy U.S. Marshal who lights up TV screens across America in the hit series JustifiedLeonard makes a big noise himself with this timeless noir tale of personal justice and brutal vengeance. When a war veteran Arizona farmer loses everything, ruined by the local mob, he decides to fight back in this masterful crime fiction thrillerearly proof that Leonard not only belongs in the company of John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, Robert B. Parker and the other great names in American mystery and suspensehe is, in fact, The King Daddy of crime writers (Seattle Times).

Comfort To The Enemy

Comfort To The Enemy

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2010

A trio of short stories featuring legendary lawman Carl Webster - star of THE HOT KID. 1940s' Oklahoma. Germans in a stateside POW camp have murdered one of their own and US Marshal Carl Webster, back from a tour of duty in the Pacific, is called in to investigate. Among others, he comes across a Jewish gangster bent on revenge for the Holocaust; a rodeo bull rider turned lawman; and a former Nazi guard who is a persistent runaway. Befriending the escapee, Carl becomes embroiled in a tale of gangsters' molls, enemy lines, espionage, double-crossing and a lovers' wartime promise that could to more trouble than he ever imagined...

Bandits

Bandits

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2010

An ex con, an ex nun and an ex cop form an unlikely dreamteam of bandits in this enthralling tale from the grandmaster of American crime fiction. Reformed jewel thief Jack Delaney was going straight - until he met sexy ex nun Lucy Nichols. Jack's in the funeral business and when he's sent to collect a body from a leper hospital, he finds it in Sister Lucy's care - and very much alive. Lucy's on a goodwill mission, hoping to smuggle the 'deceased' away from her dangerous ex, a Nicaraguan colonel with guns and goons aplenty. And it just so happens the colonel's also got several million dollars that could aid Lucy's quest to help mankind. With a crazy plan in hand and ex cop Roy Hicks on board, they plot to rob the colonel's coffers, and they're sure to make out like bandits - if they live that long...

Be Cool

Be Cool

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/03/2010

The sequel to Chili Palmer's hit movie tanked and now Chili's itching for a comeback. So when a power lunch with record-label executive and former associate Tommy Athens ends in a mob hit, he soon finds himself in an unlikely alliance with organized-crime detective Darryl Holmes and the likely next target of Russian gangsters. But where others see danger, Chili Palmer sees story possibilities. Enter Linda Moon, a singer with aspirations that go further than her current gig in a Spice Girls cover band. Chili takes over as Linda's manager, entering the world of rock stars, pop divas, and hip-hop gangstas. As he wings his way to success in the music business with his trademark cool, Chili manipulates his adversaries and advances his friends, all the while basing the plot of his new film on the action that results.

Tishomingo Blues

Tishomingo Blues

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/03/2010

Daredevil Dennis Lenahan has brought his act to the Tishomingo Lodge & Casino in Tunica, Mississippi - diving off an eighty-foot ladder into nine feet of water for the amusement of gamblers, gangsters, and luscious belles. His riskiest feat, however, was witnessing a Dixie-style mob execution while atop his diving platform. Robert Taylor saw the hit also. A blues-loving Detroit hustler touring the Southland, Taylor's got his own secret agenda and he wants Dennis in on the game. And high-diver Dennis could be about to take a long, fatal fall - right into a mess of hoop skirts, Civil War play-acting...and more trouble than he ever dreamed possible.

Freaky Deaky

Freaky Deaky

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/11/2009

An explosive thriller from the 'greatest living writer of crime fiction' [NEW YORK TIMES]. Way back when revolution was the thing, bombs were Robin Abbott and Skip Gibbs's bag - until they were sent to prison. Now they're out and looking to put their skills to profitable use. Their target: Woody Ricks - who Robin thinks ratted them out to the Feds. But Motown cop Chris Mankowski has his eye on Woody, and as a former golden boy of the bomb squad, it's only fitting he'll be around when the nasty stuff starts going down? or blowing up.

Get Shorty

Get Shorty

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/11/2009

Collecting money for the Mob isn't too different from any other job, reckons Miami loan shark Chili Palmer. He soon finds himself ordered to collect on a bad debt from Leo Devoe, a guy who died in a plane crash. But it turns out Leo isn't dead - he's living it up in Las Vegas on the compensation money. So Chili follows him to Vegas and then on to Hollywood, where he gets drawn into the world of movies...

Road Dogs

Road Dogs

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: eBook Release Date: 12/05/2009

Road Dogs is terrific, and Elmore Leonard is in a class of one.Dennis Lehane, author of Shutter Island and Mystic RiverYou know from the first sentence that youre in the hands of the original Daddy Cool....This onell kill you.Stephen KingElmore Leonard is eternal. In Road Dogs, the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award winner and Americas greatest crime master (Newsweek) brings back three of his favorite charactersJack Foley from Out of Sight, Cundo Rey from La Brava, and Dawn Navarro from Riding the Rapfor a twisting, explosive, always surprising masterwork of crime fiction the San Francisco Chronicle calls, a sly, violent, funny and superbly written story of friendship, greed, and betrayal.

Riding the Rap

Riding the Rap

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/04/2009

'Wicked and irresistible . . . Leonard is a genius' New York Times Palm Beach playboy Chip Ganz needs money - fast. He has spiralling debts, and his mother's gravy-train has just derailed. So he has a plan: he's going to find somebody rich, and take them hostage. With the help of an ex-con, a psycho gardener and the beautiful psychic Reverend Dawn, he chooses bookmaker Harry Arno as the lucky victim. The trouble is, Harry can scam with the best of them. And that's not the only problem. US Marshal Raylan Givens is sleeping with Harry's ex girlfriend, Joyce, and she wants Harry found...

The Big Bounce

The Big Bounce

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/04/2009

The beguiling story of a man, a woman and a nasty crime, from 'the hottest thriller writer in the US' [Time]. But the whole deal, staying and going along with her idea, both, depended really on how much nerve he had. Which she would have to find out... Nancy Hayes has plenty of feminine charm - and the instincts of a shark. Jack Ryan is handy with his fists, and has all the cunning of an ex-con. Now, in a Michigan resort town, a rich man wants Jack gone and Nancy for himself. For Jack, the choice is clear: Nancy's promises of pleasure, her crazy, thrill-seeking schemes of breaking into homes, shooting guns and maybe stealing a whole lot of money is driving him mad. But there is one thing Jack doesn't know yet. Nancy is planning the deadliest thrill of all...

Pagan Babies

Pagan Babies

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/09/2008

A vintage roller-coaster ride from 'the hottest thriller writer in the US' [Time] Father Terry Dunn thought he'd seen everything on the mean streets of Detroit, but that was before he went on a little retreat to Rwanda to evade a tax-fraud indictment. Now the whiskey-drinking, Nine Inch Nails T-shirt-wearing padre is back trying to hustle up a score to help the orphans of Rwanda. But the fund-raising gets complicated when a former tattletale cohort pops up on Terry's tail. And then there's the lovely Debbie Dewey. A freshly sprung ex-con turned stand-up comic, Debbie needs some fast cash, too, to settle an old score. Now they're in together for a bigger payoff than either could finagle alone. After all, it makes sense . . . unless Father Terry is working a con of his own.

Pronto

Pronto

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/09/2008

A tale of taut suspense from 'the best writer in crime fiction today' [USA Today] Harry Arno runs a South Miami Beach gambling operation. To protect his position, he was forced to cut a deal with the local muscle, Jimmy Capotorto (Jumbo Jimmy Cap), an even fifty-fifty split. For years Harry had been padding his own stake by skimming off the top. Now a couple of local detectives - wise to sticky fingers - try to bag Jimmy by putting the squeeze on Harry. U.S. Marshalls deliver Harry to court to testify at Jimmy's trial. Even though he's a step slower than he used to be, Harry's no fool - he slips out of the country pronto. With Jimmy Cap's men following and the Feds close behind, the three sides end up in Italy, watching their own backs while keeping abreast of Harry's. But it's not until the chase leads back to Miami that the real winners and losers are revealed ...

Up In Honey's Room

Up In Honey's Room

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/09/2008

'America's greatest crime writer' (Newsweek) brings his genius for characterisation, his rich ear for dialogue, and his piercing psychological insight to a gripping story set in an era he's never before explored: the years of the Second World War. The odd thing about Walter Schoen is he's a dead ringer for Heinrich Himmler. Walter is a member of a spy ring that sends US war production data to Germany and gives shelter to escaped German prisoners of war. Honey Deal, Walter's American wife, has given up trying to make him over as a regular guy. She decides it's time to stop telling him jokes he doesn't understand and get a divorce. Along comes Carl Webster, the Hot Kid of the Marshals Service, looking for an escaped POW. Carl uses Honey to meet Walter, who Carl believes is hiding the POW. Honey's a free spirit; she likes the hot kid marshal and doesn't care much that he's married. But all Carl wants is to do his job without getting shot...

Out of Sight

Out of Sight

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/06/2008

Jack Foley was busting out of Florida's Glades Prison when he ran head-on into Karen Sisco with a shotgun. Suddenly the world-class gentleman felon was sharing a cramped car trunk with a disarmed federal marshal - whose Chanel suit cost more than the take from Foley's last bank job - and the chemistry was working overtime. Here's a lady Jack could fall for in a big way, if she weren't a dedicated representative of the law that he breaks for a living. And as soon as she escapes, he's already missing her. But there are some seriously bad men and a major score waiting for Jack in Motown. And there's a good chance that when his path crosses Karen's again, she's going to be there for business, not pleasure.

Cuba Libre

Cuba Libre

Author: Elmore Leonard, Tim Marrs Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/06/2008

The New York Times bestselling author of BE COOL and GET SHORTY. War in Cuba isn't Ben Tyler's concern. Still, sailing mares and guns into Havana harbor in 1898 - right past the submerged wreckage of the U.S. battleship Maine - may not be the smartest thing the recently prison-sprung horse wrangler ever did. Neither is shooting one of the local Guardia, though the pompous peacock deserved it. Now Tyler's sitting tight in a vermin-infested Cuban stockade waiting to face a firing squad. But he's not dying until he gets the money he's owed from a two-timing American sugar baron. And there's one smart, pistol-hot lady at the rich man's side who could help Ben get everything he's got rightfully coming...even when the whole damn island's going straight to hell.

Gold Coast

Gold Coast

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/10/2007

A gripping mob thriller from the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of BE COOL and GET SHORTY. Gorgeous widow Karen DiCilia just found out what it really means to be married to the mob. Her Mafia husband Frank left her millions and a Florida Gold Coast mansion. He also left orders that she'd lose everything the day she slept with another man. With his boys as enforcers, Karen was soon a lonely lady. Then she met Detroit's Cal Maguire, a sexy, street-smart ex-con with a scam to get Karen her money and her freedom - or get them both killed.

Maximum Bob

Maximum Bob

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/10/2007

The New York Times bestselling author of Be Cool and Get Shorty When someone delivers an alligator to Judge Bob Gibbs' porch, there's no shortage of suspects - hard-sentencing, womanising redneck 'Maximum Bob' is pretty much the most unpopular man in Florida. Throw into the mix the Crowe clan - about as primitive and aggressive as any alligator - a doped-up doctor on early release with a tag, quick-witted probation officer Kathy Baker, a mermaid and a long-dead slave girl called Wanda, and things get a tad complicated. And inevitably, they don't work out the way you might expect'

Three-Ten to Yuma

Three-Ten to Yuma

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: eBook Release Date: 04/09/2007

Best-selling author Elmore Leonard launched his career as a writer of Westerns. This classic story is the basis for the 1957 film starring Glenn Ford and Van Heflin, and the 2007 film starring Russell Crowe and Christian Bale.

The Complete Western Stories

The Complete Western Stories

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/08/2007

A bull's-eye of a short fiction collection that spans the master's career. In 1950, fresh out of college and keen to make his name as a writer, Elmore Leonard decided he needed to pick a market, a big one, which would give him a better chance to be published while he learned to write. In choosing between crime and Westerns, the latter had an irresistible pull - Leonard loved movies set in the West. As he researched deeper into settings, Arizona in the 1880s captured his imagination: the Spanish influence, the stand-offs and shoot-outs between Apache Indians and the US cavalry. This is a fantastic collection of over five decades' worth of stories.

Mr Majestyk

Mr Majestyk

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/05/2007

The New York Times bestselling author of Be Cool and Get Shorty Killer man Vincent Majestyk had his belly-full of killing in Asia. It was his job and he was one of the best, but when he stripped off his uniform he never wanted to go back to it. Now he works under the open skies of the American Southwest, growing melons on his farm, where nobody knows about his past. And that was why a cheap crook named Kopas, a hard-nosed cop named McAllen, and a big-time, high-priced hit man named Renda all figured Majestyk was another local yokel to be pushed around. Majestyk was about to go to war again...

Stick

Stick

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/05/2007

Ex-cons, armed robberies and scams in Miami - another classic crime thriller from the masterful Elmore Leonard. After serving time for armed robbery, Ernest 'Stick' Stickley is back on the outside and trying to stay legit. But it's tough staying straight in a crooked town - and Miami is a pirate's paradise, where investment fat cats and lowlife drug dealers hold hands and dance. And when a crazed player chooses Stick at random to die for another man's sins, the struggling ex-con is left with no choice but to dive right back into the game. Besides, Stick knows a good thing when he sees it - and a golden opportunity to run a very profitable sweet-revenge scam seems much too tasty to pass up

Up in Honey's Room

Up in Honey's Room

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: eBook Release Date: 08/05/2007

The Odd Thingabout Walter Schoen, German born but now running a butcher shop in Detroit, he's a dead ringer for Heinrich Himmler, head of the SS and the Gestapo. Honey Deal, Walter's American wife, doesn't know that Walter is a member of a spy ring and gives shelter to escaped German POWs. But she's tired of telling him jokes he doesn't understandit's time for a divorce.Along comes Carl Webster, the Hot Kid of the Marshals Service. He's looking for Jurgen Schrenk. Carl's pretty sure Walter's involved with keeping Schrenk hidden so he gets to know Honey, hoping she'll lead him to Walter. Honey likes the hot kid marshal and doesn't much care that he's married. But all Carl wants is to get Jurgen without getting shot. Next, Carl meets Vera Mezwa, the Ukrainian head of the spy ring, and her lover Bohdan, with a sly way of killing. And then there's Ottothe Waffen-SS major who runs away with a nice Jewish girl. It's Elmore Leonard's worldgritty, funny, and full of surprises.

Split Images

Split Images

Author: Elmore Leonard, Tim Marrs Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/09/2006

Robbie Daniels is a Palm Beach playboy. He's the kind of guy who gets away with everything - even murder - until a vacationing Motown cop, Bryan Hurd, starts asking questions. When this millionaire reptile reveals the psychopath beneath his slippery skin, Hurd finds out this is one helluva way for an out-of-town lawman to spend his vacation.

La Brava

La Brava

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/09/2006

A vintage title by Elmore Leonard - The New York Times bestselling author of Be Cool and Get Shorty Photographer Joe LaBrava specialises in capturing the soul of Miami's street life - and since he used to do dirty jobs for the Government, he understands his subject very well. So when his friend Maury enlists his help to sort out a problem with an ex-film star Joe fell for when he was twelve, the low-grade hustlers behind a ransom scam would need to be a lot smarter than they seem to pull it off. But there's a surprise in the bag for Joe - some people really are smarter than they seem.

The Hot Kid

The Hot Kid

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2006

Gun molls, speakeasies, bank robbers and murder ... Another fantastic thriller from the grandmaster of US crime fiction. Set in Oklahoma during the 1930s, THE HOT KID is a powerfully entertaining story and introduces Carl Webster, one of the coolest lawmen ever to draw on a fugitive felon. At 21, Carl Webster's on his way to becoming the most famous Deputy US Marshal in America. He has shot and killed notorious bank robber Emmet Long and is now tracking Jack Belmont, the no-good son of an oil millionaire with dreams of becoming Public Enemy Number One. True Detective writer Tony Antonelli is following the story, and this one's big, full of beautiful women, Tommy guns and a former lawman who believes in vigilante justice. THE HOT KID is an exhilarating story played out against the flapper period of gun molls and Prohibition.

Glitz

Glitz

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/03/2006

'The night Vincent was shot he saw it coming...' After being shot by a mugger, Lt. Vincent Mora is convalescing in Puerto Rico. There he meets Iris, a beautiful young woman who is bored and frustrated, looking for excitement and a new life. Then she is offered a job as a 'hostess' at a casino in Atlantic city by Tommy Donovan. But Vincent figures out there is more to this job than Iris realises and he decides to pay Donovan a visit. To complicate matters, Iris isn't the only one interested in Vincent - he is being stalked by a man he sent down seven and a half years before, a man out to get his revenge.

Unknown Man Number 89

Unknown Man Number 89

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/03/2006

Tough guy Jack Ryan goes looking for a missing lowlife and finds himself in a whole lot of trouble... Motor city process server and ex-thug Jack Ryan is very good at finding people - especially people who don't want to be found. now he's being offered large bucks to locate a lost lowlife named Robert Leary, aka Bobby Lear. But this hunt is leading Ryan back into very bad company - and into beds where he doesn't belong. Then suddenly he's on someone's hitlist for some undisclosed reason, with all the big money numbers adding up to double-cross. And if Jack doesn't watch his back, he's going to find himself missing...permanently.

The Hunted

The Hunted

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/03/2006

'Wonderful . . . razor-sharp' LA Times Al Rosen was doing just fine, hiding out in Israel - until he decided to play Good Samaritan and rescue some elderly tourists from a hotel fire. Now his picture's been published in the press, and the guys he's been hiding from know exactly where he is. What's more, they're coming to find him - crooked lawyers, men with guns and money, and assorted members of the Detroit mob who are harbouring a serious grudge. Playtime in paradise is officially over; Rosen's a million miles from home but with a bull's-eye on his back. His only ally is a US marine who's been looking for war ... and has now found one.

Last Stand at Saber River

Last Stand at Saber River

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/11/2005

A nail-biting, tough-talking classic western from the author of GET SHORTY and JACKIE BROWN. In LAST STAND AT SABER RIVER, a Civil War veteran returns home to find a Yankee's private army living on his land, while another enemy waits to strike... Paul Cable has fought - and lost - for the Confederacy but when he returns home he finds that his own war is far from over. The Union Army and two brothers - and a beautiful woman - have taken over Cable's spread and are refusing to give it back. But Cable is determined that no one is going to take his future away - not with words, not with treachery, and not with guns.

Hombre

Hombre

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/11/2005

A classic tale of the American west from the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author. John Russell has been raised as an Apache. Now he's on his way to live as a white man. But when the stagecoach passengers learn who he is, they want nothing to do with him. That is, until outlaws ride down on them and they must rely on Russell's guns and his ability to lead them out of the desert. He can't ride with them, but they must walk with him or die...

Valdez is Coming

Valdez is Coming

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/11/2005

No writer chronicles the battles of misfits, underdogs and renegades like Elmore Leonard ... VALDEZ IS COMING is a stunning stale of morality and justice in which a simple, honest man is transformed into a killer - and begins a long journey of revenge against those who scarred his soul for ever. Elmore Leonard's Western novels stand as some of the most vivid writing of his career. With all of his trademark sharp dialogue and set against a beautifully evoked landscape, this is a classic work that captures the wild and glorious spirit of the American West.

Mr Paradise

Mr Paradise

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2005

Mr Paradise pays Chloe and Kelly to play cheerleaders. To dance while he watches reruns of Michigan's finest football games. At least that's the story that hired-help Montez Taylor tells cop Frank Delsa. Delsa's called in to investigate a double homicide: old man Paradise and a girl dressed as a cheerleader. He's got a witness - a second cheerleader - but she can't decide whether her name's Chloe or Kelly. Nobody it seems is playing it straight - least of all the two trigger-happy hit men cruising Detroit's mean streets. But with a beautiful witness who might or might not want his protection, Delsa's ready to play for time ... Elmore Leonard is in top form with Mr Paradise which is set right back in his home town of Detroit, Motor City, scene of many of his greatest books.

Hot Kid

Hot Kid

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2005

Carl Webster, the hot kid of the marshals service, is polite, respects his elders, and can shoot a man driving away in an Essex at four hundred yards. Carl works out of the Tulsa, Oklahoma, federal courthouse in the 1930s, the period of America's most notorious bank robbers. Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, those guys.Carl wants to be America's most famous lawman. He shot his first felon when he was fifteen years old. With a Winchester.Jack Belmont wants to rob banks, become public enemy number one, and show his dad, an oil millionaire, he can make it on his own.With tommy guns, hot cars, speakeasies, cops and robbers, and a former lawman who believes in vigilante justice, all played out against the flapper period of gun molls and Prohibition, The Hot Kid is Elmore Leonard -- the true master -- at his best.Performed by Arliss Howard

Cat Chaser

Cat Chaser

Author: Elmore Leonard, Tim Marrs Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/03/2005

A lean and mean thriller about one man and the Mob from 'the crime laureate' INDEPENDENT. The last time Florida motel owner George Moran was in the Dominican Republic he was in a uniform and people were shooting at him. Years later he's back looking for a girl he lost - and finding one he'd be better off without. Mary de Boya may be beautiful, but she's also the wife of a former death squad general in exile with mob connections. So much for the trip down memory lane - now Moran finds himself in a cat's cradle of drug deals, swindles, vengeance and murder. 'Dialogue like broken glass, sharp and glittering, and a raft of low-lifes individualised in primary colours like hard-edged pop art' Independent

City Primeval

City Primeval

Author: Elmore Leonard, Tim Marrs Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/03/2005

'As gritty and hard-driving a thriller as you'll find . . . The action never stops, the language sings and stings' Washington Post Clement Mansell knows how easy it is to get away with murder. The crazed killer is back on the Detroit streets - thanks to some nifty courtroom moves by his lawyer - and this time he's feeling invincible enough to execute a crooked Motown judge. Homicide Detective Raymond Cruz thinks the 'Oklahoma Wildman' crossed the line long before this latest outrage, and he's determined to see that the psycho does not slip through the legal system's loopholes a second time. But that means a good cop is going to have to play somewhat fast and loose with the rules - in order to manoeuvre Mansell into a showdown that he won't be walking away from.

52 Pickup

52 Pickup

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/03/2005

From the bestselling author of GET SHORTY and JACKIE BROWN a thriller spiced with blackmail and revenge. Detroit businessman Harry Mitchell is a self-made man, happily married for over twenty-two years and a pillar of the community. But then he slips - he meets a young 'model' and begins an affair. One night he arrives at his girlfriend's apartment and finds more than he bargained for. Two masked men have caught his misdemeanours on camera and now they want a cool hundred grand. But they've picked the wrong man, because Harry Mitchell doesn't get mad - he gets even.

Be Cool

Be Cool

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: eBook Release Date: 25/01/2005

Get Shortys Chili Palmer is back in Be Cool, a classic novel of suspense from New York Times bestselling author Elmore Leonard. But this time its no more Mr. Nice Guy.After a smash hit and a flop, B-movie-producer Chili Palmer is looking for another score. Lunching with a record company executive, Chilis exploring a hot new ideauntil the exec, a former associate from Chilis Brooklyn days, gets whacked.Segue from real life to reel life. Chilis found his plot. Its a slam-bang opener: the rubout of a record company mogul. Cut to an ambitious wannabe singer named Linda Moon. She has attitude and a band. Shes perfect. Zoom in to reality. Lindas manager thinks Chilis poaching and hes out to get even, with the help of his switch-hitting Samoan bodyguard.But somebody else beat them to the punch, as Chili discovers when he gets home and finds a corpse at his desk. Somebody made a mistake...

The Switch

The Switch

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/12/2004

Ordell Robbie and Louis Gara have lots in common - time in the same gaol, convictions for auto theft, and a grand plan. They're going to snatch the wife of a Detroit developer and collect some easy ransom money. At least that's what they think... What they haven't figured on is the fact that the husband has a secret mistress and has absolutely no desire to get his wife back. So now it's time for Plan B. With the help of one seriously ticked-off housewife they are going to take the scumbag for everything he's got... THE SWITCH has been adapted for the big screen as LIFE OF CRIME, starring Jennifer Aniston, Tim Robbins and Isla Fisher.

Rum Punch

Rum Punch

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/12/2004

Ordell Robbie makes a fine living selling illegal high-powered weaponry to the wrong people. Jackie Burke couriers Ordell's profits from Freeport to Miami. But the feds are on to Jackie - and now the aging, but still hot, flight attendant will have to do prison time or play ball, which makes her a prime 'loose end' that Ordell needs to tie up...permanently. Jackie, however, has other plans. And with the help of Max Cherry - an honest but disgruntled bail bondsman looking to get out - she could even end up with a serious nest egg in the process.

Swag

Swag

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/12/2004

Elmore Leonard is 'the man other crime writers call the Boss' DAILY TELEGRAPH. There aren't any textbooks on armed robbery. The only way to learn is through experience, and small-time crooks Frank and Stick are determined to do as much learning on the job as possible. In 1970s' Detroit they embark on a crime spree, holding up liquor stores and supermarkets. They invent their 'Ten Golden Rules for Successful Armed Robbery' and for a short time the cash is rolling in. But then they bend their own rules, and it looks like trouble is heading their way...

Big Bounce

Big Bounce

Author: Elmore Leonard Format: eBook Release Date: 03/08/2004

The greatest crime writer of our time, perhaps ever!New York Times Book ReviewWhen the all-time greats of mystery/noir/crime fiction are mentioned (John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, Robert Parker, etc.), Elmore Leonards name invariably tops the list. A true Leonard classic, The Big Bounce showcases all of the Grand Masters acclaimed skillstwisty plotting, unforgettable characters, dialogue so razor sharp it could draw bloodas he chronicles the misadventures of a larcenous young man in a Michigan resort town whos irresistibly drawn to a dangerous femme fatale, a rich mans plaything, and the nasty little caper they plan to pull off togetherif they can somehow manage to survive each other. The acclaimed creator of Raylan (aka U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, lately of TVs smash hit Justified), Leonard has never lost the mojo that makes him the King Daddy of crime writers (Seattle Times).

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