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Delacorte Press, Mar 1, 1976 - Fiction - 229 pages
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The plot is as straightforward as Leonard's writing. - Goodreads
The prose is sparse and simple. - Goodreads
That said, the plot is good and dialogue excellent. - Goodreads
Leonard is a terrific writer. - Goodreads
The plot moved quickly and the dialog is engaging. - Goodreads
This was my introduction to "the Dickens of Detroit." - Goodreads

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User Review  - Mark - Goodreads

Two lowlifes realize they can make a comfortable living doing low-level armed robberies of grocery and liquor stores. They get an apartment in a swingers apartment complex and throw parties with lots ... Read full review

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User Review  - Brian Hoff - Goodreads

Aside from the dizzying number of books that the late great Elmore Leonard penned in his time, more impressive is the characterization and the cleverness that each of his books manages with little ... Read full review

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About the author (1976)

Elmore John Leonard, Jr., popularly known as mystery and western writer Elmore Leonard, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 11, 1925. He served in the United States Naval Reserve from 1943 to 1946. He received a Ph.D. in English from the University of Detroit in 1950. After graduating, he wrote short stories and western novels as well as advertising and education film scripts. In 1967, he began to write full-time and received several awards including the 1977 Western Writers of America award and the 1984 Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe award. His other works include Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Hombre, Mr. Majestyk, 3:10 to Yuma, and Rum Punch. Many of his works were adapted into movies. He successfully conquered alcoholism in the 1970s; details of his struggle with the bottle appear in author Dennis Wholey's 1986 book The Courage to Change.

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