Front Cover
Dell Publishing Company, 1976 - Fiction - 240 pages
22 Reviews
Three guys with illegal expertise, a plan to snag a tax-free hundred grand, and a taste for summertime Detroit's sweet life. But it means committing armed robbery. And being smart enough to get away with it.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Review: Swag

User Review  - 0/5 - Goodreads

All around fantastic book, just brilliant. A must read for everyone of all ages. By the title, I figured the book would be mediocre, however the content blew me away. The style of writing by Elmore ... Read full review

Review: Swag

User Review  - Tony - Goodreads

SWAG. (1976). Elmore Leonard. ****. This is the second novel included in the recent volume from Library of America. We get to meet Ernest (Stick) and Frank, two low level hoods who decide to get into ... Read full review


Section 1
Section 2
Section 3

32 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1976)

Elmore John Leonard, Jr. 10/11/25 -- 8/20/13 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. Library of America recently announced plans to publish the first of a three-volume collection of his books beginning in the Fall of 2014. Leonard died on August 20, 2013 from complications of a stroke he had earlier. He was 87 years old.

Bibliographic information