Wednesday, October 11, 2017

On This Day In History The Late, Great Crime Writer Elmore Leonard Was Born

On This day in 1925 Elmore Leonard, one of my favorite writers, was born.

The late, great crime writer was the author of Get Shorty, City Primeval, 52 Pick up and other crime classics. He died in 2013 at the age of 87.

You can read about Elmore Leonard’s life and work and watch a video clip via the below link:

You can also read my Crime Beat column on Elmore Leonard via the below link:    


  1. Paul, I have also celebrated EL at my blog — — and I’m poised to read a collection of his early western stories. Perhaps you have favorites by EL; tell me about them at my blog.