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.
"Elmore Leonard's 39th book ...finds one of America's most accomplished novelists presenting his most accomplished female characters in years."--USA Today "Rummaging through Leonard's attic via these nine stories revives some fond memories and turns up a couple of forgotten treasures."--Kirkus Reviews "If Leonard were a new kid instead of a past master, this fiction collection would make his name."--People