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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 plot is so-so with the ending not so believable. - Goodreads
The prose is sparse and simple. - Goodreads
Excellent writing and plotting. - Goodreads
Super character development and story. - Goodreads
Pace, action, and fun packed in a short book. - Goodreads

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User Review  - The_Bookchemist - Goodreads

This is how you write a thriller: gritty, brutally real, fun fun fun, and SHORT by God, the kind of book you can read during an afternoon on the beach and still have time for a swim and a game of beach volley. Leonard's up there with the very best. Read full review

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User Review  - Amy Bastian - Goodreads

Read it for the dialogue and to get a feel for mid 1970s Detroit. 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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