Mr. Paradise (Mass Market Paperback)
HarperTorch, 9780060083960, 384pp.
Publication Date: June 1, 2005
"Sharp as an ice pick....You will love this excellent book."
--New York Times Book Review
Elmore Leonard is the undisputed master, the "King Daddy of crime writers" (Seattle Times), in the august company of the all-time greats of mystery/noir/crime fiction genre: John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, et al. The creator of such unforgettable classics as Stick, Out of Sight, and Get Shorty--not to mention the character of U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, lately of TV's hit series Justified--Leonard is in fine form with Mr. Paradise. A riveting Detroit-based thriller enlivened by Leonard's trademark razor-sharp dialogue, Mr. Paradise follows a smart Victoria's Secret model's attempt to score big after surviving a double murder in a millionaire's mansion...with a lonely cop acting as spoiler.
Praise For Mr. Paradise…
“Brilliantly constructed, wise and tough, this book ...offers a master class in how to write a novel.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“You will love this excellent book.”
-New York Times Book Review
“It’s a blast.”
-San Jose Mercury News
“The dialogue and the characters crackle ...MR. PARADISE is a perfect crime caper from a master.”
-Detroit Free Press
“Leonard returns to his Detroit roots for another unlikely romance amid the thorns of crime.”