Charlie Martz and other stories : the unpublished stories
by Leonard, Elmore, 1925-2013,
|Format:||Print Book 2015|
|Availability:||Available at 16 Libraries 16 of 16 copies|
A collection of fifteen stories, eleven of which have never been previously published, from the early career of bestselling American master Elmore Leonard.
Over his long and illustrious career, Elmore Leonard was recognized as one of the greatest crime writers of all time, the author of dozens of bestselling books--many adapted for the big screen--as well as a master of short fiction. A superb stylist whose crisp, tight prose crackled with trademark wit and sharp dialogue, Leonard remains the standard for crime fiction and a literary model for writers of every genre.
Marked by his unmistakable grit and humor, the stories in Charlie Martz and Other Stories--produced early in his career, when he was making his name particularly with westerns--reveal a writer in transition, exploring new voices and locations, from the bars of small-town New Mexico and Michigan to a film set in Hollywood, a hotel in Southern Spain, even a military base in Kuala Lumpur. They also introduce us to classic Leonard characters, some who recur throughout the collection, such as aging lawman Charlie Martz and weary former matador Eladio Montoya.
Devoted Leonard aficionados and fans new to his fiction will marvel at these early works that reveal an artist on the cusp of greatness.
Siesta in Paloverde
Time of terror
A happy, lighthearted people
Arma virumque cano
Evenings away from home
For something to do
The Italian cut
The only good Syrian foot soldier is a dead one
The line rider
The bull ring at Blisston
Rebel on the run.
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|Publisher|| New York, NY :William Morrow,2015
|Other Titles|| Short stories.
ix, 237 pages ; 24 cm