By Elmore Leonard
“Sharp as an ice pick….You will love this glorious book.”
—New York occasions ebook Review
Elmore Leonard is the undisputed grasp, the “King Daddy of crime writers” (Seattle Times), within the august corporation of the best-ever greats of mystery/noir/crime fiction style: John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, et al. The writer of such unforgettable classics as Stick, Out of Sight, and Get Shorty—not to say the nature of U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, in recent times of TV’s hit sequence Justified—Leonard is in positive shape with Mr. Paradise. A riveting Detroit-based mystery enlivened via Leonard’s trademark razor-sharp discussion, Mr. Paradise follows a wise Victoria’s mystery model’s try to ranking tremendous after surviving a double homicide in a millionaire’s mansion…with a lonely cop appearing as spoiler.
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Montez said, “There’s no game tonight. Understand? ” That was all. He knew better than to get his name and too much of his voice onto tape. FOUR JEROME LOOKED AT HIS STREET-MARKET Rolex. , fluorescent lights on in the squad room: Jerome sipping on a can of Pepsi-Cola in a swivel chair Delsa had brought over to put next to his desk, Delsa reading what he said was Jerome’s LEIN report. They were the only ones in the room. Jerome tried to figure out what LEIN meant and finally had to ask. “Law Enforcement Information Network,” Delsa said.
He was wearing a warm-up suit, the dark blue with yellow piping. He had glanced at Montez coming in the room and gone back to Pat and Vanna. ” “Not yet. ” Montez could say not always, but this was edgy enough. ” Montez waited a moment. ” The man was watching a sappy ad now about Mr. Goodwrench. ” “Come on, Mr. ” Lloyd, in the white shirt and black vest he wore with a black bow tie, was in the dining room clearing the table. ” Montez picked up the bottle of red, down more than half, and followed Lloyd to the kitchen.
How you know that? ” “I told you, I talk to people. Most of ’em want to help us, Jerome. I mean ordinary people, not just paid informants. Nobody wants a crack house on their block. Hear gunfire in the night. See innocent children, babies, killed in drive-bys. You know how many times in a drive-by they get the wrong 30 E LM O R E LE O N A R D house? You see a car cruise past a couple of times? Now here it comes back? ” Jerome grinned. He said, “Tell me something. ” “Depends on how good the information is.
Mr. Paradise: A Novel by Elmore Leonard