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When the Women Come Out to Dance: And Other Stories

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In his more than three dozen books, Elmore Leonard has captured the imagination of millions of readers as few writers can. A literary icon praised by The New York Times Book Review as "the greatest crime writer of our time, perhaps ever," he has influenced many contemporary writers and is known for both the quality and the accessibility of his writing.

In this collection of new and recently published short fiction, Leonard demonstrates the superb characterizations, dead-on dialogue, vivid atmosphere, and driving plotting that have made him a household name. And once more this master of crime illustrates that the line between the law and the lawbreakers is not as firm as we might think.

Federal marshal Karen Sisco, from the bestselling novel Out of Sight, returns in "Karen Makes Out," once again inadvertently mixing pleasure with business. In "Fire in the Hole," Raylan Givens, last seen in Riding the Rap and Pronto, meets up with an old friend, but they're now on different sides of the law. In the title story, "When the Women Come Out to Dance," Mrs. Mahmood gets more than she bargains for when she conspires with her maid to end her unhappy marriage. In all nine stories — each unique in their own right — reluctant heroes and laid-back lowlifes struggle for power, survival, and their fifteen minutes of fame.

Vivid, hilarious, and unfailingly human, these stories ring true with Elmore Leonard's signature deadpan social observations and diabolical eye for the foibles of the good guys and the bad.

Review:

"Fresh evidence why it's a mistake to pigeonhole Leonard as a writer of westerns or crime novels. Like his mentor, John D. McDonald, the man's interested in everybody who relishes a good fight, whether it's with sharp-tongued words or shotguns." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"There are other writers who approach Leonard's mastery of a certain deadpan American vernacular...but none who surpass him....As if to offer proof of the concision that is Leonard's forte, When the Women Come Out to Dance is his most satisfying book since Out of Sight....In terms of flawless craft and, more important, in terms of pleasure, When the Women Come Out to Dance is top-notch work from one of our most gifted and consistently entertaining writers." Charles Taylor, The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"[H]ighly original premises and fresh, three-dimensional characters....But perhaps Leonard's greatest accomplishment is in transforming a notoriously underread form — the short story — into something with mass appeal." Keir Graff, Booklist

Review:

"[L]ongtime aficionados will relish the desperate men, heat-packing dames, and punchy dialogue that Leonard can deliver in his sleep. It might just be enough to tide you over till he reloads with a full clip." Ben Goldstein, Maxim Online

Synopsis:

In more than 30 books spanning half a century, Elmore Leonard has captured the imagination of millions as few writers can. A literary icon praised by the New York Times Book Review as “ the greatest crime writer of our time, perhaps ever, ” he has influenced many contemporary writers and is known for both the quality and accessibility of his writing. In this first collection of short pieces, including two novella-length works, since his western anthology Tonto Woman, Leonard demonstrates the superb characterization, dead-on dialogue, vivid atmosphere, and driving plotting that have made him a household name.

About the Author

Elmore Leonard has written more than three dozen books including Cuba Libre, Rum Punch, and Get Shorty, and numerous screenplays. He has an unparalleled reputation among lovers of mayhem, suspense, and just plain wonderful writing. A Grand Master Award winner of the Mystery Writers of America, he has been likened to everyone from Balzac to Dostoevsky to Dickens to Dashiell Hammett — but he is, in fact, entirely and entertainingly sui generis.

He lives in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060083977
Subtitle:
Stories
Author:
Leonard, Elmore
Author:
by Elmore Leonard
Publisher:
William Morrow
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories, American
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
November 2002
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.06x6.36x.93 in. 1.10 lbs.

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Product details 240 pages William Morrow & Company - English 9780060083977 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Fresh evidence why it's a mistake to pigeonhole Leonard as a writer of westerns or crime novels. Like his mentor, John D. McDonald, the man's interested in everybody who relishes a good fight, whether it's with sharp-tongued words or shotguns." Kirkus Reviews
"Review" by , "There are other writers who approach Leonard's mastery of a certain deadpan American vernacular...but none who surpass him....As if to offer proof of the concision that is Leonard's forte, When the Women Come Out to Dance is his most satisfying book since Out of Sight....In terms of flawless craft and, more important, in terms of pleasure, When the Women Come Out to Dance is top-notch work from one of our most gifted and consistently entertaining writers."
"Review" by , "[H]ighly original premises and fresh, three-dimensional characters....But perhaps Leonard's greatest accomplishment is in transforming a notoriously underread form — the short story — into something with mass appeal."
"Review" by , "[L]ongtime aficionados will relish the desperate men, heat-packing dames, and punchy dialogue that Leonard can deliver in his sleep. It might just be enough to tide you over till he reloads with a full clip."
"Synopsis" by , In more than 30 books spanning half a century, Elmore Leonard has captured the imagination of millions as few writers can. A literary icon praised by the New York Times Book Review as “ the greatest crime writer of our time, perhaps ever, ” he has influenced many contemporary writers and is known for both the quality and accessibility of his writing. In this first collection of short pieces, including two novella-length works, since his western anthology Tonto Woman, Leonard demonstrates the superb characterization, dead-on dialogue, vivid atmosphere, and driving plotting that have made him a household name.
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