Here is a list of the best Elmore Leonard books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!
- Fire in the Hole: Stories (2012)
- Rum Punch: A Novel (2011)
- The Complete Western Stories of Elmore Leonard (2007)
- The Moonshine War: A Novel (2012)
- Swag: A Novel (2012)
- Raylan: A Novel (2012)
- Pronto: A Novel (2012)
- RUM PUNCH. (1992)
- The Unhappy Medium ()
- Plan B Omnibus: a mystery and crime anthology (2014)
- The Switch: A Novel (2012)
- LaBrava: A Novel (2012)
- Maximum Bob (2010)
- City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit (2012)
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Fire in the Hole: Stories (2012)
“[Leonard’s] most satisfying book since Out of Sight….Top-notch work from one of our most gifted and consistently entertaining writers.”—New York Times Book Review“Vintage Leonard….Nine stories with booze and shotguns and lowlifes…and lots of scenes that ought to be in movies.”—Detroit Free PressOriginally published as When the Women Came Out to Dance, Elmore Leonard’s extraordinary story collection, Fire in the Hole reconfirms hi…
Rum Punch: A Novel (2011)
“Powerful…clever…astonishing…a delicious read.” —Detroit Free PressRum Punch is classic Elmore Leonard—the electrifying thriller that served as the basis for the acclaimed film Jackie Brown by director Quentin Tarantino, starring Pam Grier, Robert DeNiro, and Samuel L. Jackson.
The Complete Western Stories of Elmore Leonard (2007)
Before he brilliantly traversed the gritty landscapes of underworld Detroit and Miami, Elmore Leonard wrote breathtaking adventures set in America’s nineteenth-century western frontier—elevating a popular genre with his now-trademark twisting plots, rich characterizations, and scalpel-sharp dialogue. No author has ever written more evocatively of the dusty, gutsy heyday of the American West than Elmore Leonard.
The Moonshine War: A Novel (2012)
“Leonard is tops in his field.” —New Orleans Times-PicayuneThe great Elmore Leonard, “America’s 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.
Swag: A Novel (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 luck's about to change when Detroit used-car salesman Frank Ryan catches him trying to boost a ride from Ryan's lot.
Raylan: A Novel (2012)
“Elmore Leonard can write circles around almost anybody active in the crime novel today.”—New York Times Book ReviewWith more than forty novels to his credit and still going strong, the legendary Elmore Leonard has well earned the title, “America’s greatest crime writer” (Newsweek). And U.S.
Pronto: A Novel (2012)
“Speedy, exhilarating, and smooth. Nobody does it better.” —Washington Post“The man knows how to grab you—and 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.
RUM PUNCH. (1992)
Paperback Publisher: Harper Collins; First Edition edition (1992) ISBN-10: 0440214157 ISBN-13: 978-0440214151 ASIN: B001P0082E Package Dimensions: 6.6 x 4.2 x 1.1 inches Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #180,661 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #5066 i…
The Unhappy Medium ()
Size:Paperback Product Description Meet Newton Barlow. Skeptical, cool, outspoken. And wrong. Very, very wrong. TV boffin, Dr Newton Barlow likes his world rational, his universe ordered, and his life cleansed of every last trace of superstition.
Plan B Omnibus: a mystery and crime anthology (2014)
Fifty-two plans gone wrong from Plan B Magazine. Featuring stories by: Patti Abbott Ed Ahern Nick Andreychuk Tom Barlow Aislinn Batstone Doug Black Craig Faustus Buck Frank Byrns Gary Cahill Sally Carpenter Sarah M. Chen Ian Creasey Peter DiChellis Jim Downer Kevin R. Doyle John H. Dromey MJ Gardner Robert Guffey Michael Haynes Martin Roy Hill Adam Howe Ahmed A. Khan BV Lawson Mary Ann B.
The Switch: A Novel (2012)
“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 News“The best writer of crime fiction alive.” —NewsweekDangerously eccentric characters, razor-sharp black humor, brilliant dialog, and suspense all rolled into one tight package—that’s The Switch, Elmore Leonard’s classic tale of a kidnapping gone wrong&#…
LaBrava: A Novel (2012)
New York Times bestselling author Elmore Leonard delivers his trademark blend of action, sex, violence, humor, and hard-boiled suspense in this thrilling crime classic, LaBrava.Joe La Brava is an ex–Secret Service agent who gets mixed up in a South Miami Beach scam involving a redneck former cop, a Cuban hit man who moonlights as a go-go dancer, and a one-time movie queen whose world is part make-believe, part…
Maximum Bob (2010)
A character so outrageous he could only have come from the ingenious imagination of Elmore Leonard, lewd, lecherous, law-bending Florida jurist Judge Robert “Maximum Bob” Gibbs has been judged guilty by a grudge-bearing malefactor and sentenced to death—by alligator, if necessary.
City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit (2012)
“As gritty and hard-driving a thriller as you’ll find….The action never stops, the language sings and stings.” —Washington PostThe City Primeval in Elmore Leonard’s relentlessly gripping classic noir is Detroit, the author’s much-maligned hometown and the setting for many of the Grand Master’s acclaimed crime novels.
Best Elmore Leonard Books You Should Enjoy
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Critical Essays on Elmore Leonard: If it sounds like writing
Author(s): Rzepka, Charles J.;
ID: 3382822, Publisher: Wiley, Year: 2020, Size: 826 Kb, Format: epub
Being Cool: the Work of Elmore Leonard
Author(s): Leonard, Elmore;Rzepka, Charles J
ID: 2714463, Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press, Year: 2014;2013, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub
Author(s): Elmore Leonard
ID: 818029, Publisher: William Morrow, Year: 2012, Size: 368 Kb, Format: mobi
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