I've been a huge admirer of the late, great Elmore Leonard since the early 1980s and the first two Leonard crime novels I read - City Primeval and LaBrava - appear in the new collection of four of his novels from the 1980s.
Veteran journalist and author Joseph C. Goulden offers a good review of Elmore Leonard: Four Novels of the 1980s in the Washington Times.
Then he shifted to crime, in a city where the cops were tough and the criminals even tougher.
You can read the rest of the review via the below link:
You can also read my Crime Beat column on Elmore Leonard via the below link: