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Fire in the Hole: Stories (Paperback)
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[Leonards] most satisfying book since Out of Sight
.Top-notch work from one of our most gifted and consistently entertaining writers.
.Nine stories with booze and shotguns and lowlifes
and lots of scenes that ought to be in movies.
Originally published as When the Women Came Out to Dance, Elmore Leonards extraordinary story collection, Fire in the Hole reconfirms his standing as the King Daddy of crime writers (Seattle Times)a true Grand Master in the legendary company of John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, and James M. Cain. These nine riveting tales of crime and (sometimes) punishmentincluding the title story starring U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, which was the basis for the smash hit TV series Justifiedfeature all the elements that have made the great Elmore Leonard great: superb writing, unforgettable characters, breathtaking twists, and the sharpest, coolest dialogue in the mystery-thriller genre.
About the Author
Elmore Leonard has written more than forty books during his highly successful writing career, including the bestsellers Road Dogs, Up in Honey's Room, The Hot Kid, Mr. Paradise, Tishomingo Blues, and the critically acclaimed collection of short stories When the Women Come Out to Dance. Many of his books have been made into movies, including Get Shorty, Out of Sight, and Be Cool. Justified, the hit series from FX, is based on Leonard's character Raylan Givens, who appears in Riding the Rap, Pronto, the short story "Fire in the Hole," and Raylan. Leonard is the recipient of the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the Lifetime Achievement Award from PEN USA, and the Grand Master Award of the Mystery Writers of America. He lives in Bloomfield Village, Michigan.
Praise for Fire in the Hole: Stories…
“If Leonard were a new kid instead of a past master, this fiction collection would make his name.”