A Decker/Lazarus Novel
By Elmore Leonard
(HarperLuxe, Paperback, Large Print, 9780062134660, 321pp.)
Publication Date: January 2012
List Price: $26.99*
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The revered New York Times bestselling author, recognized as "America's greatest crime writer" (Newsweek), brings back U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, the laconic, Stetson-wearing, fast-drawing lawman of Pronto, Riding the Rap, and the hit FX series Justified in this dark and droll page-turner filled with the sparkling dialogue and sly suspense that are the hallmarks of this modern master.
“A punchy mix of crime and Kentucky coal-mine sociology . . . It’s one of Leonard’s best thrillers in years.”
“With a practised ease and the craft of more than half a century of novelistic composition, Leonard works like the Picasso of crime fiction . . . Raylan is as close as it gets to creating the complete illusion of unmediated entertainment on the page.”
-San Francisco Chronicle
“In addition to kinetic storytelling and spot-on dialogue, Leonard has a cool wit. . . . Characters roll from scene to scene, urged on by self-interest and greed, bumping against one another and building up steam until they’re smashing together in orgies of violence.”
-New York Times Book Review
“Raylan is Leonard’s best of the 21st century—good stuff from first page to last.”
-Los Angeles Times Book Review
“The smarter crooks give Raylan grudging respect; his fellow lawmen grant him their highest praise: ‘You’re doin’ a job the way we like to see it done.’ The same can be said of the 86-year-old Elmore Leonard.”
-Wall Street Journal
“[Leonard’s] finely honed sentences can sound as flinty/poetic as Hemingway or as hard-boiled as Raymond Chandler. His ear for the way people talk—or should—is peerless.”
“There is no greater writer of crime fiction than Elmore Leonard, and no one who has more resplendent energy. . . . Like pretty well every Leonard novel, Raylan is a delight.”
-The Guardian (UK)