Author(s): Elmore Leonard
Detroit businessman Harry Mitchell is a self-made man, happily married for over twenty-two years and a pillar of the community. But then he slips - he meets a young 'model' and begins an affair. One night he arrives at his girlfriend's apartment and finds more than he bargained for. Two masked men have caught his misdemeanours on camera and now they want a cool hundred grand. But they've picked the wrong man, because Harry Mitchell doesn't get mad - he gets even.
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, won numerous major prizes and was named as a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America Phoenix now has the rights to 11 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 W&N in autumn 2005 Many of Elmore Leonard's novels have been filmed, most notably Get Shorty and Rum Punch (called Jackie Brown and filmed by Quentin Tarantino) 'Elmore Leonard is the crime-writer's crime-writer, king of all he surveys. For sharp plots and spot-on dialogue, he's in a different league' Ian Rankin 'Not just a good storyteller, but also an important novelist...a model of action-writing at its best' Philip Kerr 'The crime laureate' Independent
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.