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Best Elmore Leonard Books You Should Enjoy

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!

1. Fire in the Hole: Stories (2012)

 Best Elmore Leonard Books You Should Enjoy“[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 his standing as the “King Daddy of crime writers” (Seattle Times)—a true Grand Master in the legendary company of John D….
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2. Rum Punch: A Novel (2011)

 Best Elmore Leonard Books You Should Enjoy“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. Leonard’s story of a not-altogether-blameless flight attendant on the run from her vicious gun-running sometime employer who sees her as a troublesome loose end, Rum Punch is “the King Daddy of crime writers” (Seattle Times) at his sharpest and most ingeniously entertaining. In fact,…
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3. The Complete Western Stories of Elmore Leonard (2007)

 Best Elmore Leonard Books You Should EnjoyBefore 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. This complete collection of his thirty-one Western tales will thrill lovers of the genre, his die-hard fans, and everyone in between. From his very first story ever published—”The…
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4. The Moonshine War: A Novel (2012)

 Best Elmore Leonard Books You Should Enjoy“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. 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 boy—who is anything but the easy mark they were expecting….
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5. Swag: A Novel (2012)

 Best Elmore Leonard Books You Should EnjoyThis "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. Frank's got some surefire schemes for getting rich quick—all of them involving guns—and all Stickley has to do is follow "Ryan's Rules" to share the wealth.But sometimes…
Author(s): Elmore Leonard

6. Raylan: A Novel (2012)

 Best Elmore Leonard Books You Should Enjoy“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. Marshal Raylan Givens (Pronto, Riding the Rap, Fire in the Hole) is one of Leonard’s most popular creations, thanks in part to the phenomenal success of the hit TV series “Justified.” Leonard’s Raylan shines a spotlight once again on the dedicated, if somewhat trigger-happy…
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7. Pronto: A Novel (2012)

 Best Elmore Leonard Books You Should Enjoy“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. 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…
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8. RUM PUNCH. (1992)

 Best Elmore Leonard Books You Should EnjoyPaperback 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 in Contemporary Literature & Fiction Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
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9. The Unhappy Medium ()

 Best Elmore Leonard Books You Should EnjoySize: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. So, when his reputation is trashed, his life stolen and his universe rendered catastrophically pear-shaped, the last thing he wants to discover is that the spirit world he has spent his whole life rubbishing is not only laughably real, it’s about to give him an offer he is in no position to refuse….
Author(s): Baker Pub Group/Baker Books/brown T J

10. Plan B Omnibus: a mystery and crime anthology (2014)

 Best Elmore Leonard Books You Should EnjoyFifty-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. Lee Laird Long Josh MacLeod S.R. Mastrantone Michael McGlade Tekla Dennison Miller Mike Miner Kou K. Nelson Mike O’Reilly Jeff Poole Jed Power Eryk Pruitt C.D. Reimer Stephen D. Rogers Wayne Scheer Tom…
Author(s): Various, Darusha Wehm

11. The Switch: A Novel (2012)

 Best Elmore Leonard Books You Should Enjoy“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…or terribly right, depending on how you look at it. The Grand Master whom the New York Times Book Review calls,…
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12. LaBrava: A Novel (2012)

 Best Elmore Leonard Books You Should EnjoyNew 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 deadly dangerous.Fast-moving, pitch-perfect, and utterly irresistible, LaBrava is, “vintage Leonard: a blend of the true-to-life and the totally make-believe, the cinematic and the suspenseful, the world we know and a…
Author(s): Elmore Leonard

13. Maximum Bob (2010)

 Best Elmore Leonard Books You Should EnjoyA 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. Maximum Bob is a delightfully dark classic thriller from “the greatest crime writer of our time, perhaps ever” (New York Times Book Review), and any reader who loved getting gleefully lost in criminal mayhem of Get Shorty, Rum Punch, Out of Sight, The Hot Kid, or any number of the…
Author(s): Elmore Leonard

14. City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit (2012)

 Best Elmore Leonard Books You Should Enjoy“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. 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…
Author(s): Elmore Leonard

Best Elmore Leonard Books You Should Enjoy

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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

Riding the Rap

Author(s): Elmore Leonard
ID: 818031, Publisher: Harper, Year: 2010, Size: 310 Kb, Format: mobi

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