Elmore Leonard at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial, Feb 29

Wayne County Community College District and the Grosse Pointe Public Library are presenting an evening with legendary crime author Elmore Leonard. He will be at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial (32 Lake Shore Drive, GP Farms) on Wednesday, February 29 at 7:30 pm. Leonard will  be presenting his lastest crime novel Raylan, based on his character Marshal Raylan Givens.  This event is free of cost but you must reserve a ticket in advance.  Click here to fill out the reservation for tickets or visit the Grosse Pointe Public Library.  Books will be available for sale at the event from Book Beat. You can also call us at 248-968-11190 or order online.

“Elmore Leonard can write circles around almost anybody active in the crime novel today.”
—New York Times Book Review

“Elmore Leonard is an awfully good writer of a sneaky sort; he is so good you don’t even notice what he’s up to.”
Washington Post Book World

“A superb craftsman . . . his writing is pure pleasure.”
Los Angeles Times Book Review

“Elmore Leonard is our greatest crime novelist… the best in the business.”
Washington Post

Elmore is helping to promote the release of his latest novel Raylan (book #45!) which continues the story of US Marshall Raylan Givens, who previously appeared in Leonard’s books Pronto, and Riding the Rap, as well as his shorty story “Fire in the Hole,” and who currently is the central character in the hit FX tv show Justified. Played by the actor Timothy Olyphant, Raylan is one of Leonard’s most unforgettable characters. “Dark and droll, Raylan is pure Elmore Leonard—a page-turner filled with the sparkling dialogue and sly suspense that are the hallmarks of this modern master.”

The writers for the TV show “Justified” have blue wristbands that say WWED: “What Would Elmore Do”? -The Wall Street Journal

Elmore Leonard is the author of dozens of popular novels including Freaky Deaky, Get Shorty, Rum Punch, Out of Sight, Hombre, Mr. Majestyk, Big Bounce, and 52 Pick-Up. Many of his novels have been adapted into films, including his short story 3:10 to Yuma. He is most well-known for his gritty crime novels- many set in and around metro Detroit- that feature break-neck pacing and strong dialogue. He has been called “the great American writer” by Stephen King.

The Master of hardboiled fiction on his 10 Rules for Writing”.

Q & A with the crime master on his new novel Raylan & Justified

The Book Beat will be selling books at the event and have a good stock of Leonard’s backlist titles available. For More information or to reserve books please call: 248-968-1190. Thank you for your support!


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