Comfort to the Enemy and Other Carl Webster Stories

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Harper Collins, Sep 28, 2010 - Fiction - 224 pages
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“An excellent read….Concrete evidence of a master crime writer still at the top of his game.”
—Russel D. McLean, author of The Good Son

“The reigning King Daddy of crime writers” (Seattle Times), Elmore Leonard first introduced quick-triggered legendary lawman Carl Webster  in the New York Times bestseller, The Hot Kid, and brought him back for an encore Up in Honey’s Room. In Comfort to the Enemy and Other Carl Webster Stories, the loose cannon U.S. marshal struts his stuff once more in three electrifying new tales. Comfort to the Enemy is more indisputable proof that Elmore Leonard is indeed, as Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Shutter Island) puts it, “The greatest crime writer who ever lived.”

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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

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User Review  - TiedGame - LibraryThing

This 2010 book, which runs just 224 pages in a generous font, is a good read for those looking for a shot of Leonard. The title novella originally appeared in serial format in the New York Times ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Elmore Leonard wrote more than forty books during his long career, including the bestsellers Raylan, Tishomingo Blues, Be Cool, Get Shorty, and Rum Punch, as well as the acclaimed collection When the Women Come Out to Dance, which was a New York Times Notable Book. Many of his books have been made into movies, including Get Shorty and Out of Sight. The short story "Fire in the Hole," and three books, including Raylan, were the basis for the FX hit show Justified. Leonard received the Lifetime Achievement Award from PEN USA and the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He died in 2013.

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