As History.com notes, on this day in 2013 Elmore Leonard, the author of City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit, 52 Pick Up, La Brava, Get Shorty, and other crime classics, died
On this day in 2013, the prolific, best-selling author Elmore Leonard, whose crime novels include “Get Shorty,” “Rum Punch” and “Out of Sight,” dies at age 87 in Bloomfield Village, Michigan. Known for his pitch-perfect dialogue, sparse prose and offbeat characters, Leonard penned dozens of novels and short stories, a number of which were adapted for film and TV.
You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:
Elmore Leonard was one of my favorite writers. You can also read my Crime Beat column on him via the below link: