Elmore Leonard Four Novels of the 1970s Fifty-Two Pickup • Swag • Unknown Man No. 89 • The Switch

Blending gritty toughness and unpredictable violence with wild humor and an uncanny ear for the rhythms of ordinary speech, Elmore Leonard (1925–2013) was the most widely and enthusiastically admired crime novelist of his time. His genius for scene and dialogue led Time magazine to describe him as “a Dickens of Detroit,” and Newsweek called him […]