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W&N Fiction Crime and Thriller HB / ETPB June £18.99 / £13.99 320pp 978 0 297 60979 7 / 978 0 297 60980 3 eBook: £18.99 / 978 0 297 60981 0

ELMORE LEONARD Charlie Martz and Other Stories

A major publishing event: previously unpublished stories by Elmore Leonard. To include an introduction from a high-profile fan, and a moving note from his son, crime writer Peter Leonard, describing how his father developed his world-famous writing style. When Elmore Leonard died in 2013, he left behind a treasure trove of unpublished early stories. Their razor-sharp dialogue and headlong pacing reveal a master who honed his craft from a young age. Largely written during his years as a copywriter at a Detroit advertising agency, these stories find Leonard exploring far-flung locations and giving birth to some of his most iconic characters. They remind us of why Leonard is so sorely missed. Elmore Leonard was born in New Orleans in 1925. He wrote forty-five books during his phenomenal career, including Mr Paradise, Be Cool and The Hot Kid. Many have been made into successful movies, including Get Shorty with John Travolta, Out of Sight with George Clooney and Rum Punch, which became Tarantino’s Jackie Brown. He died in 2013.


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W&N Fiction • June 2015

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