Maximum Bob

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Penguin, 1992 - Judges - 295 pages
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Someone is out to get redneck southern judge, nicknamed Maximum Bob, because of the lengthy sentences he hands out. He is the target of a whole chain gang of baddies and they all go to create comedy. The author has also written Glitz, Dutch Treat and Get Shorty.

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User Review  - lamour - LibraryThing

Probation officer, Kathy Baker, has one of her clients up before Judge Bob Gibbs. The judge, known as Maximum Bob for his severe sentencing hits on her. He claims his wife who is a former Weeki Wachee ... Read full review

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Better than average crime fiction. Elmore Leonard is one of the greatest living writers of crime fiction - perhaps even THE greatest living writer - so the reader goes in expecting good stuff. This ... Read full review


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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.

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