By: Leonard, Elmore

Price: $30.00

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Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

signed edition. This book has been signed by the author, with an inscription, on the half title page. This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping to the spine ends of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "In 1969 his first crime story titled The Big Bounce was published by Gold Medal Books. Leonard was different from the well-known names writing in this genre, such as Raymond Chandler or any of the other famous noir writers no melodrama and pessimism, but more interested in his characters and in realistic dialogue. The stories were often located in Detroit, but apart from his favorite setting he also liked to use South Florida as a setting. La Brava, a novel set there published 1983, was also the occasion for a New York Times review, in which Leonard moved from mystery suspense short story writer to novelist. His next book, an Atlantic City gambling story published in 1985 and titled Glitz, was his breakout in the crime genre. It spent 16 weeks on The New York Times Bestseller list. Other crime novels that followed were all best sellers, as well. In his review of Glitz, Stephen King placed him in the same company as John MacDonald, Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett, but Leonard felt more influenced by Ernest Hemingway and John Steinbeck. " (from Wikipedia) ; Signed by Author


Author Name: Leonard, Elmore

Categories: Mystery,

Edition: 1st Trade Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: New York, Arbor House: 1987

ISBN Number: 0877958416

ISBN Number 13: 9780877958413

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

signed / inscribed: Signed by Author

Seller ID: A40364

Keywords: Mystery Elmore Leonard Crime Crime Fiction New Orleans, LA Louisiana Bandits mystery,