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Elmore Leonard


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Father of Peter Leonard

Elmore Leonard has written more than three dozen books including Cuba Libre, Rum Punch, and Get Shorty, and numerous screenplays. He has an unparalleled reputation among lovers of mayhem, suspense, and just plain wonderful writing. A Grand Master Award winner of the Mystery Writers of America, he has been likened to everyone from Balzac to Dostoevsky to Dickens to Dashiell Hammett -- but he is, in fact, entirely and entertainingly sui generis.
 

Genres: Western, Mystery
 
Series
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Frank Ryan
   1. Swag (1976)
     aka Ryan's Rules
   2. Stick (1983)
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Ordell Robbie & Louis Gara
   1. The Switch (1978)
   2. Rum Punch (1992)
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Chili Palmer
   1. Get Shorty (1990)
   Be Cool (1999)
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Raylan Givens
   1. Pronto (1993)
   2. Riding the Rap (1995)
   3. Raylan (2012)
   4. Fire in the Hole (2012)
     aka When the Women Came Out to Dance
   Pronto / Riding the Rap / Fire in the Hole (2012)
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Jack Foley
   1. Out of Sight (1996)
   2. Road Dogs (2009)
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Carl Webster
   1. The Hot Kid (2005)
   2. Up in Honey's Room (2006)
   Comfort To The Enemy (2009)
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Novels
   The Bounty Hunters (1953)
   The Law At Randado (1954)
   Escape from Five Shadows (1956)
   Last Stand At Saber River (1959)
   Hombre (1961)
   The Moonshine War (1969)
   Valdez Is Coming (1969)
   Forty Lashes Less One (1972)
   Mr. Majestyk (1974)
   Fifty-Two Pickup (1974)
   Three-Ten to Yuma (1975)
   The Hunted (1978)
   Gold Coast (1979)
   Gun Sights (1979)
   City Primeval (1980)
   Split Images (1981)
   Cat Chaser (1982)
   La Brava (1983)
   Glitz (1985)
   Bandits (1986)
   Touch (1987)
   Freaky Deaky (1988)
   Killshot (1989)
   Maximum Bob (1991)
   Naked Came the Manatee (1997) (with others)
   Jackie Brown (1997)
   Cuba Libre (1998)
   Pagan Babies (2000)
   Tishomingo Blues (2002)
   Mr. Paradise (2004)
   A Coyote's in the House (2004)
   Djibouti (2010)
   Blue Dreams (2014)
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Elmore Leonard recommends
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Sinner Man (2016)
Lawrence Block
"Block grabs you...and never lets go."
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Founders' Keeper (2015)
(David and Martin Yerxa, book 1)
Ed Markham
"A natural storyteller."
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You Know Who Killed Me (2014)
(Amos Walker, book 24)
Loren D Estleman
"Estleman turns Amos Walker loose in a plot, and it's pure private eye all the way. No one does it better."

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Anthologies containing stories by Elmore Leonard
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The Best American Mystery Stories 2016 (2016)
(Best American Mystery Stories)
edited by
Elizabeth George and Otto Penzler

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Awards
Edgar Awards Best Novel winner (1984) : La Brava


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