Mr. Paradise (Paperback)

By Elmore Leonard

Harper Paperbacks, 9780062119056, 366pp.

Publication Date: October 18, 2011

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"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

“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.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“It’s a blast.”
-San Jose Mercury News

“You will love this excellent book.”
-New York Times Book Review

“Brilliantly constructed, wise and tough, this book ...offers a master class in how to write a novel.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)



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