Rum Punch was made into the film Jackie Brown by Quentin Tarantino Elmore Leonard is a fantastic addition to our list of quality crime writing. An iconic figure, he has written well over 20 novels, award-winning film scripts, and won numerous major prizes Phoenix now has the rights to 15 backlist titles and we will be bringing the books out over the course of 2004-6 with a great series cover look. We also have a new hardback coming out in autumn 2005 The critics love him: 'Not just a good storyteller, but also an important novelist...a model of action-writing at its best' Philip Kerr 'He's the boss, the grandmaster, the chief, the big cheese, and anyone with even the faintest interest in crime fiction cannot afford to ignore him' New Musical Express 'Elmore Leonard can write circles around almost anybody active in the crime novel today' New York Times Book Review
Elmore Leonard has written more than three dozen books during his highly successful career, and many of his novels have been made into bestselling films. He has been named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America and lives in Bloomfield Village, Michigan, with his wife Christine.
Chances offered, taken and passed up are the leitmotif in Leonard's latest bittersweet evocation of petty criminals on the periphery, a five-week PW bestseller and a BOMC featured alternate selection in cloth. (Aug.)
"The greatest crime writer of our time, perhaps ever!"--The New York Times Book Review