Fire in the Hole

Fire in the Hole


Book - 2012
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"[Leonard's] most satisfying book since Out of Sight....Top-notch work from one of our most gifted and consistently entertaining writers."

--New York Times Book Review

"Vintage Leonard....Nine stories with booze and shotguns and lowlifes...and lots of scenes that ought to be in movies."

--Detroit Free Press

Originally published as When the Women Came Out to Dance, Elmore Leonard's extraordinary story collection, Fire in the Hole reconfirms his standing as the "King Daddy of crime writers" (Seattle Times)--a true Grand Master in the legendary company of John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, and James M. Cain. These nine riveting tales of crime and (sometimes) punishment--including the title story starring U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, which was the basis for the smash hit TV series Justified--feature all the elements that have made the great Elmore Leonard great: superb writing, unforgettable characters, breathtaking twists, and the sharpest, coolest dialogue in the mystery-thriller genre.

Publisher: New York, NY : William Morow, 2012.
Edition: 1st William Morrow pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780062120342
Branch Call Number: F LEO
Characteristics: 240 p. ; 21 cm.


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May 04, 2014

This collection of short stories from the late Elmore Leonard is a good showcase of his sharp dialogue, colorful characters and criminals who are never quite as smart as they think they are. Karen Sisco from "Out of Sight" returns in one story, "When the Women Come Out to Dance" is one of his most sardonic and the title story, of course, is the inspiration for "Justified."


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