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August 20th, 2013
09:21 PM ET

Best-selling author Elmore Leonard dead at 87

Best-selling author Elmore Leonard died today. Leonard was known for his gritty realism, forceful dialogue, and as the "Dickens of Detroit.'

Elmore Leonard, writer of sharp, colorful crime stories, dead at 87

Twenty-six of his books have been adapted for the screen, including box office hits like "Get Shorty", "Out of Sight" and "3:10 to Yuma".

How do you pay tribute to someone many consider one of America's great writers. The best way - is to hear from the man himself, in his own words.


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  1. Jorie

    Reblogged this on Jorie's Reads by Starry Night Elf and commented:
    Wow, what a cool guy! I've only read Elmore Leonard's "Get Shorty." Yet, I can say I've enjoyed Leonard's characters – Chilly Palmer, Karen Sisco, and Juvenal in different films. RIP.

    August 21, 2013 at 2:37 pm | Reply

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