Tuesday, August 20, 2013

RIP, Elmore Leonard

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Mystery writer Elmore Leonard has died at age 87.

From the Washington Post:

What made Mr. Leonard stand out among other chroniclers of crime and punishment was his voice — laconic, funny, unsentimental — and his ruthlessly coherent vision of life in the lower depths. As described in a 2008 Washington Post profile, Mr. Leonard’s world is “populated by cops who aren’t exactly good, crooks who aren’t exactly bad, and women who have an eye for the in-between.”

Via Wonkblog: How Elmore Leonard wrote all his books

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