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Editorial Reviews. Review. “The greatest crime writer of our time, perhaps ever!” From the Back Cover. Ordell Robbie and Louis Gara hit it off in prison, where. Editorial Reviews. Review. “It's hard to argue with the master of the craft. Clever line drawings by Joe Ciardiello spice things up.” About the Author. Elmore. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. ELMORE LEONARD is the author of Bandits , Touch, Kindle Store; ›; Kindle eBooks; ›; Literature & Fiction.

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Compre Elmore Leonard Raylan Givens 3-Book Collection: Pronto, Riding the Rap, Confira também os eBooks mais vendidos, lançamentos e livros digitais. Compre The Complete Western Stories of Elmore Leonard (English Edition) de Elmore Leonard na Confira também os eBooks mais vendidos. Elmore Leonard wrote more than forty books during his long career, including the bestsellers Raylan, Tishomingo Blues, Be Cool, Get Shorty, and Rum Punch.

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. 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 Trail of the Apache"—through five decades of classic Western tales, The Complete Western Stories of Elmore Leonard demonstrates the superb talent for language and gripping narrative that has made Leonard one of the most acclaimed and influential writers of our time. Many of his books have been made into movies, including Get Shorty and Out of Sight.

Coming now you have the Klan, not too many here today. Behind them it looks like some Bikers for Racism, better known as the Dixie Knights. We gonna move on ahead, fight through the crowd here.

Chili wondered if Leo was attracted to sweaty women in sundresses.

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A poor cover though. Chili is being stalked by a hitman while trying to get a movie deal together. This was two days after Joe Loop hit the Russian by mistake.

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You got to fuckin get in line to whack this guy. You know Chili Palmer? It got so bad shade trees were dying in town. The night Dillinger went to the movies it was a hundred and two in Chicago. It didn't take long for Hollywood to come knocking on Dutch's door.

More than half of the 45 novels he wrote have been adapted for both the big and small screen. Sometimes they would even call on him to write the screenplay himself. But enough eulogizing, Elmore Leonard's words speak for themselves. I'd wager "Dutch" would've wanted it that way anyway, and I'm sure that I've probably already broken enough of his " Rules for Writing " in this blog post.

Here's a Friday Five of books and movies by Elmore Leonard available from our collections. Novels by Elmore Leonard The Complete Western Stories of Elmore Leonard This is where it really all starts for Elmore Leonard, where he cut his teeth as an author and really learned to write, develop dialogue, and create characters.

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Thirty stories spanning over five decades are included in this collection, including his first published work, "Trail of the Apache", which is a sympathetic and non-stereotypical depiction of Native Americans for that time in history, and " to Yuma", a story about a determined sheriff who has to get a ruthless outlaw on an outbound train to prison. The story has been adapted for film twice in and respectively.

Read this great tribute to Elmore Leonard by a military vet and how this book helped him get through his tour of duty in Baghdad.

Swag Small-time criminal Ernest Stickley Jr. Lots of guns. As long as they follow "Ryan's Rules" a. The Detroit city dialect jumps right off of the page in this humorous, anti-hero crime caper.

Stick A sort of non-official sequel to Swag, Stick is back and is just trying to get his life on track after spending time in prison for armed robbery. He moves down to Florida and quickly gets mixed up in a drug deal gone bad and a revenge scam that only he would be crazy enough to try and carry out. The book is filled with Leonard's trademark colorful characters and a plot that will keep you turning pages and rooting for the protagonist.

Stick was also adapted for film in , starring Burt Reynolds and Candice Bergen. This time around, Chili is trying his hand in the music business by helping to resurrect a friend's record company, which also might make a good plot to Chili's next movie project.

This Kindle collection is a repackaging of three previously published Elmore Leonard books, all featuring Deputy U.

The first two works, Pronto and Riding the Rap, are novels originally published in and , repectively. If you're downloading this volume solely because you're a fan of Justified, you should be warned that Raylan is not necessarily the star of these books, but rather a member of an ensemble cast. In these novels the bad guys get just as much ink as he does, if not more. The third book in the Kindle file, Fire in the Hole, is a collection of short stories, first published in under the title When the Women Come Out to Dance.

Only one of the stories, entitled "Fire in the Hole," features Raylan Givens.

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The other eight stories cover a wide gamut within the crime and western genres and beyond. The feds, in an attempt to nail Arno's mobster boss, spread the rumor that Harry is stealing from his employers. Raylan is assigned to protect Harry, but when Harry flees for his life, thus becoming a fugitive, it's Raylan's job to apprehend him. Over the course of the book, much is revealed about Raylan's past in Harlan County, the Glynco Academy, and elsewhere.

Riding the Rap picks up where Pronto left off.

While Pronto was very much a character driven novel, in Riding the Rap the characters are already established and Leonard does little to develop them further. It is the least successful of the three books here, and not much is revealed about Raylan that we didn't already learn from the first book.

Despite all the twists and turns in the plot, there are few surprises, as Raylan spends the entire book working to find out things that Leonard has already revealed to the reader. Raylan, who has served the U. Marshal Service in Miami for several years, is sent back to Harlan County, Kentucky, where he was born and raised, to take part in a task force aiming to take down Raylan's former friend Boyd Crowder, a white supremacist who robs banks and blows up churches.

The story will be familiar to those who watch Justified, as the first few episodes of season one were quite faithful to Leonard's original narrative. The Fire in the Hole collection also contains several excellent short stories that have nothing to do with Raylan. You can click on my name to read more detailed reviews of the three books included in this Kindle collection.

Whether you're a fan of the Justified TV show or not, Leonard's skillfully crafted prose is a joy to read. He has a talent for elegant understatement and a brilliant knack for writing clever, snappy dialogue.

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These books have a lighthearted tone overall, with a wry sense of humor, yet the life-and-death confrontations in the book are still intensely suspenseful.

This Kindle file is well constructed, with a convenient table of contents that links to every chapter. There are about a dozen typographical errors in the entire three-book file, mostly in Pronto.

From the nature of the typos, it seems optical character recognition was used to construct the file, but the errors are not annoying enough to hinder your enjoyment of the work. If you're going to download one of these books, you might as well download all three, and in terms of convenience and price, this three-book collection is hard to beat.