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The Bounty Hunters
The Law at Randado
Escape from Five Shadows
Last Stand at Saber River
The Big Bounce
The Moonshine War
Valdez is Coming
Forty Lashes Less One
Mr. Majestyk
Fifty-Two Pickup
Unknown Man No. 89
The Hunted
The Switch
City Primeval
Gold Coast
Split Images
Cat Chaser
Freaky Deaky
Get Shorty
Maximum Bob
Rum Punch
Riding the Rap
Out of Sight
Cuba Libre
Be Cool
Pagan Babies
Tishomingo Blues
Mr. Paradise
A Coyote’s in the House
The Hot Kid
Comfort to the Enemy
Up in Honey’s Room
Road Dogs


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

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Weidenfeld & Nicolson Acquires The Unpublished Stories Of Elmore Leonard

Weidenfeld & Nicolson and The Orion Publishing Group are delighted to announce they have acquired a collection of fifteen unpublished stories by Elmore Leonard.

Sophie Buchan at Weidenfeld & Nicolson bought UK & Commonwealth rights from Stephanie Derbyshire at the Wylie Agency. The Unpublished Stories are scheduled for publication in Autumn 2015, with HarperCollins publishing in America.

When Elmore Leonard passed away last year, he left behind a 60-year legacy of crime novels which transcended genre fiction. He also left behind a trove of unpublished early stories. Largely written during his years as a copywriter at a Detroit advertising agency, these stories find Leonard exploring far-flung locations – from the bars of small-town New Mexico to a military base in Kuala Lumpur – and unforgettable characters, several of whom recur in his published work. With razor-sharp dialogue and headlong pacing, these stories reveal a master who honed his craft from a very young age.

Sophie Buchan, Commissioning Editor at Weidenfeld & Nicolson says: ‘I didn’t think I’d ever have the chance to read original Leonard fiction again. And it’s wonderful to be wrong about that. Leonard wrote dialogue like a screenwriter; could build a character you can picture in just a few lines. And it’s astonishing that, so early in his career, these gifts are already on display. This collection reminds us why Leonard is so sorely missed.’

Elmore Leonard was born in New Orleans on 11 October 1925. He wrote 45 books during his phenomenal career, including the bestsellers Mr Paradise, Tishomingo Blues, 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 is the recipient of the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award and the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award. He died on 20 August 2013 in Detroit. The latest film based on his work, Life of Crime (inspired by The Switch) is out in September.


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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
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