Comfort to the Enemy and Other Carl Webster Stories

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Harper Collins, Sep 28, 2010 - Fiction - 224 pages
23 Reviews

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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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)

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Can't believe I only just discovered Elmore Leonard. Luckily there's plenty more where this came from. 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 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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