Monday, April 02, 2012
Grit on wry: A dinner with Elmore and Peter Leonard By Ann O’Neill, CNN
Birmingham, Michigan (CNN)—People who write about crime for a living have a curious appetite when it comes to dinner conversation. As they pass the potatoes, they dwell on the unsavory details of hookers and pimps, junkies and bookies, crime scenes and corpses.
An invitation to dine with novelists Elmore and Peter Leonard promised healthy servings of grit on wry—and a rare opportunity to learn how these masters of crime fiction spin it into gold. Oh, the stories they told.