Elmore Leonard dies at 87; master of the hard-boiled crime novel
His ear for dialogue and stable of oddball characters made Elmore Leonard a bestselling author and one of Hollywood’s favorite storytellers.
“Elmore Leonard, whose character- and dialogue-driven urban tales of con men, hustlers and killers such as “Glitz,” “Get Shorty” and “Out of Sight” earned him a reputation as one of America’s greatest crime novelists and one of Hollywood’s favorite storytellers, died Tuesday. He was 87…”
LATIMES.COM, By Dennis McLellan
August 20, 2013