Elmore Leonard has an unparalleled reputation in the world of crime fiction. Published alongside CUBA LIBRE. He has won numerous awards, including the prestigious Crime Writers' Association Diamond Dagger 2006. Many of his novels have been made into movie blockbusters. OUT OF SIGHT was nominated for 2 Oscars. In also won another 11 awards and six nominations. Elmore Leonard always gets wonderful reviews: 'Elmore Leonard can write circles around almost anybody active in the crime novel today' New York Times Book Review. 'The best writer of crime fiction today' USA Today. 'Leonard is the real thing...he raises the hard-boiled suspense novel beyond the limits of the genre' Washington Post. 'Elmore Leonard is the crime-writer's crime-writer, king of all he surveys' Ian Rankin. 'The hottest thriller in the US' Time.
Elmore Leonard has written more than three dozen books during his highly successful career, and many of his novels have been made into bestselling films. He has been named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America and lives in Bloomfield Village, Michigan, with his wife Christine.
PW gave a starred review to this story of romance between a cop and a con. To be a Universal Pictures film. (Aug.)
"sits firmly in the upper echelons of Leonadr's work" GOOD BOOK GUIDE
U.S. Marshal Karen Sisco, 29, wearing a $3500 Chanel suit, meets escaping con, bank robber Jack Foley, 47, and can't get him out of her mind. The attraction is mutual, and as their paths diverge and converge, the Leonard-ian plot predictably gets more convoluted and the characters more bizarre. Foley and Co.'s hit on the house of an ex-junk bond trader who reportedly has a million stashed away there brings the star-crossed lovers together once more, but without Leonard's typical happy ending for the "good" bad guys. Scheduled for filmdom by the Get Shorty team, this has the requisite quirkiness but lacks the trademark black humor. Still, you'll want it for your Leonard fans. [Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 5/1/96.]‘Francine Fialkoff, "Library Journal"
YA‘This novel stands out for two reasons: one is Deputy U.S. Marshal Karen Sisco and the other is the sense of untarnished justice. A 29-year-old Florida native, Karen wears Chanel suits and carries a Sig Sauer .38 pistol as her "evening-wear piece." She also carts around leg irons, handcuffs, and a pump-action shotgun in the trunk of her car. She will use the weapons if necessary, and fearlessly, but its her brain that is her primary weapon. While waiting to serve a summons at Florida's Glades Prison, she meets Jack Foley, bank robber, escaping from a tunnel. He and his ex-con friend, Buddy, who is waiting for him, toss her in the trunk of her car. Foley climbs in with her and the story begins. Jack is attracted to Karen; admires her wit, courage, and knowledge of old movies; and wonders what might have happened if they had met under "different circumstances." Karen finds herself unaccountably attracted to him, as well, but she always sees him for exactly what he is. Nevertheless, she escapes, Foley and Buddy go on to become involved in a crime beyond their control, and Karen relentlessly tracks their movements. YAs will enjoy this fast-paced novel that features a heroine who is a delightful stereotype breaker.‘Carol DeAngelo, formerly at Fairfax County Public Library, VA