Tishomingo Blues

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Harper Collins, Mar 17, 2009 - Fiction - 416 pages
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“Leonard delivers a certifiable masterpiece of such twisted ingenuity that he transcends even his own bad self….Tishomingo Blues is that good.”

—Baltimore Sun

 

Crime fiction Grand Master Elmore Leonard heads to the Deep South for a bracing dose of Tishomingo Blues—a wild, Leonard-esque ride featuring gamblers, mobsters, murderers, high divers, and Civil War re-enactors that the New York Times Book Review calls, “Leonard’s best work since Get Shorty.” Sparkling with trademark “Dutch” Leonard dialogue so sharp it could cut you, Tishomingo Blues is classic mystery, mayhem, and gritty noir fun from “the coolest, hottest thriller writer in America” (Chicago Tribune).

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User Review  - figre - LibraryThing

High-diver Dennis Lenahand winds up getting a job at a casino in Mississippi doing his high dive act as a promotion for the casino. While setting up the platform, Dennis is standing at the top when ... Read full review

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User Review  - AliceAnna - LibraryThing

Convoluted, cartoonish and no real mystery. A crime caper I suppose, but I didn't care about any of the characters, with the possible exception of Dennis. But Dennis wasn't enough to carry the book. A ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

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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