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Fifty-Two Pickup
Unknown Man No. 89
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Cat Chaser
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Get Shorty
Maximum Bob
Rum Punch
Riding the Rap
Out of Sight
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Be Cool
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Tishomingo Blues
Mr. Paradise
A Coyote’s in the House
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Comfort to the Enemy
Up in Honey’s Room
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The Complete Western Stories of Elmore Leonard
The Tonto Woman and Other Western Stories
When the Women Come Out to Dance
Trail of the Apache
Apache Medicine
You Never See Apaches…
Red Hell Hits Canyon Diablo
The Colonel’s Lady
Law of the Hunted One
Cavalry Boots
Under the Friar’s Ledge
The Rustlers
Three Ten to Yuma
The Big Hunt
Long Night
The Boy Who Smiled
The Hard Way
The Last Shot
Blood Money
Trouble at Rindo’s Station
Saint with a Six-Gun
The Captives
No Man’s Guns
The Rancher’s Lady
Moment of Vengeance
Man with the Iron Arm
The Longest Day of his Life
The Nagual
The Kid
The Treasure of Mungo’s Landing
The Bull Ring at Blisston
Only Good Ones
The Tonto Woman
Hurrah for Captain Early
Karen Makes Out
The Odyssey
Hanging Out at the Buena Vista
Fire in the Hole
Chickasaw Charlie Hoke
When the Women Come Out to Dance
Showdown at Checotah
Louly and Pretty Boy
Chick Killer (2011)
Ice Man

Film and TV

Moment of Vengeance
3:10 to Yuma
The Tall T
The Big Bounce (I)
The Moonshine War
Valdez is Coming
Joe Kidd
Mr. Majestyk
High Noon, Part II
52 Pickup
The Rosary Murders
Glitz (TV)
Cat Chaser
Border Shootout
Split Images
Get Shorty
Last Stand at Saber River
Elmore Leonard’s Gold Coast (TV)
Jackie Brown
Maximum Bob
Out of Sight
Karen Sisco
The Big Bounce (II)
Be Cool (2005)
The Ambassador
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Killshot (2009)
Freaky Deaky
The Tonto Woman
Life of Crime

Janet Maslin Review of Tishomingo Blues

The New York Times
Leaving Out the Parts Readers Skip


  Elmore Leonard’s latest book features a cool operator with a laid-back style, a wry, sneaky observer of human nature. He enjoys inhabiting the world of crime. He’s a smoothly calculating guy who plays all the angles. And if he takes his time getting what he wants, the important thing is that he knows how to get it.
That describes a character named Robert Taylor, the principal conniver in “Tishomingo Blues.” But of course we’re talking about the author, too. Mr. Leonard, sharp as ever, has concocted another deft, funny book about dueling miscreants, and this time he has staged the duel in costume-party style. There are ways to explain where this fits into the wide panorama of his earlier work, and why this book is a particular success. But Mr. Leonard has stated, in a list of suggestions to other writers, that it’s smart to leave out the parts that readers skip.

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Buried on his birthday. Inscription : The Dickens of Detroit. Elmore asked: What would if I had been from Buffalo?……
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Elmore's Rule #9: "Don't go into great detail describing places and things" "Unless [you]...write landscapes in the style of Jim Harrison."
"Don't go into great detail describing places and things. Unless [you] ...write landscapes in the style of Jim Harrison." Elmore's Rule #9.
RIP Jim Harrison. Elmore and Jim were good friends. Elmore was a great admirer of Jim's poetry and fiction and anything else the man wrote.
@AdviceToWriters Jon: Do you have the name of the photographer that took the photo of Elmore at his desk? Gregg Sutter
In Dec, 2012, Dutch said Peyton Manning was the living person he most admired. He had a signed photo of Peyton on his mantel. Just saying...
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