Comfort to the Enemy and Other Carl Webster Stories (Google eBook)

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HarperCollins, Sep 28, 2010 - Fiction - 224 pages
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The "Hot Kid" of the U.S. Marshals Service, Carl Webster maintains the law with a cool, showdown attitude. He's one of the richest creations in Elmore Leonard's half century of delivering the goods. From his appearances in the critically acclaimed novels The Hot Kid and Up in Honey's Room, Carl returns to lay down the law in a novella that originally appeared as a serial in the New York Times Sunday Magazine.

The title novella—plus two Carl Webster short stories—traces Carl's career from his run-in with 1930's gangsters to his investigation of a murder at a German POW camp in Oklahoma. This time it's Carl against war-seasoned Afrika Korps Nazis. With its pitch-perfect dialogue, compelling characters, and classic charm, Comfort to the Enemy is vintage Leonard.

  

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User Review  - Athenable - LibraryThing

I love Elmore Leonard's writing and this book did not disappoint. Good stories written in that tough, charming way that Leonard has perfected. It's full of characters you may already know and love from other Carl Webster stories. I won my copy through First Reads. Read full review

Review: Comfort to the Enemy and Other Carl Webster Stories (Carl Webster #3)

User Review  - Novel Destination - Goodreads

Okay...I had read "The Hot Kid" and stumbled upon "Up In Honey's Room." Those are the full-length novels by Elmore Leonard that center around Carlos/Carl Webster. I read "The Hot Kid" years ago so did ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
33
Section 2
55
Section 3
65
Section 4
75
Section 5
84
Section 6
93
Section 7
102
Section 8
111
Section 11
138
Section 12
146
Section 13
155
Section 14
164
Section 15
174
Section 16
185
Section 17
195
Section 18
201

Section 9
120
Section 10
129
Section 19
203
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About the author (2010)

Elmore Leonard wrote forty-five novels and nearly as many western and crime short stories across his highly successful career that spanned more than six decades. Some of his bestsellers include Road Dogs, Up in Honey’s Room, The Hot Kid, Mr. Paradise, Tishomingo Blues, and the critically acclaimed collection of short stories Fire in the Hole. Many of his books have been made into movies, including Get Shorty, Out of Sight, and Rum Punch, which became Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown. Justified, the hit series from FX, is based on Leonard’s character Raylan Givens, who appears in Riding the Rap, Pronto, Raylan and the short story “Fire in the Hole”. He was a recipient of the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the Lifetime Achievement Award from PEN USA, and the Grand Master Award of the Mystery Writers of America. He was known to many as the ‘Dickens of Detroit’ and was a long-time resident of the Detroit area.

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