This is a complete list of Elmore Leonard books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series or category.
Elmore Leonard (Elmore John Leonard Jr.) was born on October 11th, 1925. Elmore passed away August 20th, 2013 at 87 years old. Elmore Leonard was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Leonard attended University of Detroit where he received a B.A. English and Philosophy.
Elmore Leonard (Elmore John Leonard Jr.) is probably best known for his Standalone Novels. There are currently 31 novels available. The first standalone was released in 1953 with the novel The Bounty Hunters. The most recently released novel was Confession which was released in 2013.
Elmore Leonard also wrote the Short Story Collections series which has 10 books including Three-Ten to Yuma and Other Stories and The Tonto Woman and Other Western Stories.
Elmore Leonard has made the Kono Mystery ga Sugoi list in Japan once. Freaky Deaky made #4 on the list in 1989.
Elmore Leonard has won multiple awards including: The Edgar Award, Grand Master, in 1992 and the Owen Wister Award, Saddleman Award, in 2009.
Leonard's books have also won multiple awards, LaBrava won the Edgar Award, Best Mystery Novel, in 1984 as well as the Swedish Crime Writer’s Academy Awards - The Martin Beck Award in 1985. Maximum Bob won the Hammett Prize, Best Crime Novel, in 1991. Tishomingo Blues won the Audie Award, Best Male Narrator, in 2003. Books to Die For won the Agatha Award, Best Non-fiction, in 2012 as well as the Anthony Award - Best Non-Fiction Book in 2013, Macavity Award - Best Mystery Critical/Biographical in 2013.
Elmore Leonard books have also been nominated for multiple awards, The Switch was nominated for the Edgar Award, Best Paperback Original, in 1979. Split Images was nominated for the Edgar Award, Best Mystery Novel, in 1983. Naked Came the Manatee was nominated for the Edgar Award, Best First Novel, in 2000. Books to Die For was nominated for the Edgar Award, Best Critical/Biographical Work, in 2013 as well as the Edgar Award - Best Critical/Biographical Work in 2013.
The highest rated book by Elmore Leonard on Book Notification is 52 Pick Up, a Standalone novel.
The most read book by Elmore Leonard on Book Notification is Pronto, the 1st novel in the Raylan Givens series.
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Before I read his books, I heard people praising Elmore Leonard’s gritty realism and strong dialog. Actually, his Wikipedia page says the same thing. I was reading it to try and get a sense of his writing style.
These days, most of us are picky. Our busy schedules won’t allow us to waste hours or even minutes on books that do not suit us. I wanted to ensure that Leonard was my cup of tea before I started buying his books. Do you know what I learned?
This man wrote the story that Hollywood adapted when they created Justified, the greatest piece of western-inspired entertainment of the modern age. So, yes, I’m sold. I intend to read every Elmore Leonard novel on this list.
“PRONTO” – Have you ever been reading a book and you can’t wait to finish it? Not because it was good, but it was BAD! Yes, that is this book. I just couldn’t get into this book. The only reason I read it because of the TV series (Justified) a few years (and the up start of the series again) ago with the character Raylan Givens. I loved the show, but this book stinks (although this is not the book the series was loosely based on). The story is boring, the characters a boring (except Givens), little to no action, etc…
I believe there are only four books in this series, so I guess I will give them a read. I sure hope the next book is better. In my opinion, don’t bother with this one.
RIDING THE RAP – Well, I will say this book was better than “Pronto”, but not by much. It kept my interest way more that the afore mentioned book. The action (what little there was) was better. The ending was underwhelming. I guess I will still read the remaining three books since I’ve already started the series. I won’t be in any hurry though.
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