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    52 Pickup by Elmore Leonard

Detroit businessman Harry Mitchell has had only one affair in his twenty-two years of happy matrimony. Unfortunately, someone caught his indiscretion on film and now wants Harry to fork over one hundred grand to keep his infidelity a secret. And if Harry doesn't pay up, the blackmailer plans to press a lot harder--up to and including homicide, if necessary.

Year: 1974
Genre: Crime FictionExtortion

    Swag by Elmore Leonard

The smallest of small-time criminals, Ernest Stickley Jr. figures his luck's about to change when Detroit used car salesman Frank Ryan catches him trying to boost a ride from Ryan's lot. Frank's got some surefire schemes for getting rich quick—all of them involving guns—and all Stickley has to do is follow "Ryan's Rules" to share the wealth.

Year: 1976
Genre: Crime Fiction

    Unknown Man #89 by Elmore Leonard

The twisty tale of a Detroit process server whose search for a missing stockholder leads him into more serious peril than he ever imagined possible, Unknown Man #89 is a gourmet stew of mystery, suspense, and double and triple cross, peppered with the razor sharp dialogue for which Grand Master Leonard is justifiably famous.

Year: 1977
Genre: MysterySuspense

    The Switch by Elmore Leonard

Ordell Robbie and Louis Gara hit it off in prison, where they were both doing time for grand theft auto. Now that they're out, they're joining forces for one big score. The plan is to kidnap the wife of a wealthy Detroit developer and hold her for ransom. But they didn't figure the lowlife husband wouldn't want his lady back.

Year: 1978
Genre: KidnappingRevenge

    City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit by Elmore Leonard

Clement Mansell knows how easy it is to get away with murder. The seriously crazed killer is already back on the Detroit streets - thanks to some nifty courtroom moves by his crafty looker of a lawyer - and he's feeling invincible enough to execute a crooked Motown judge on a whim.

Year: 1980
Genre: Crime Fiction

    Freaky Deaky by Elmore Leonard

He used to be on the bomb squad, but it's not until he transfers out that Chris Mankowski really begins juggling with dynamite. Rape and revenge are just the tip of the iceberg in a twisty tale that brings Detroit's denizens to life - and occasional death - in all their seedy glory. Electrifying, explosive, and unexpected, this is Elmore Leonard at his suspenseful best.

Year: 1988
Genre: Revenge

    Out of Sight by Elmore Leonard

World-class gentleman felon Jack Foley is busting out of Florida's Glades Prison when he runs head on into a shotgun-wielding Karen Sisco. Suddenly he's sharing a cramped car trunk with the classy, disarmed federal marshal and the chemistry is working overtime--and as soon as she escapes, he's already missing her. But there are bad men and a major score waiting for Jack in Motown. And the next time his path crosses Karen's, chances are she's going to be there for business, not pleasure.

Year: 1996
Genre: Crime Fiction

    Pagan Babies by Elmore Leonard

Father Terry Dunn thought he'd seen everything on the mean streets of Detroit, but that was before he went on a little retreat to Rwanda to evade a tax-fraud indictment. Now the whiskey-drinking, Nine Inch Nails T-shirt-wearing padre is back trying to hustle up a score to help the little orphans of Rwanda.

Year: 2000
Genre: Crime Fiction

    Mr. Paradise by Elmore Leonard

Roommates Kelly and Chloe are enjoying their lives and their downtown Detroit loft just fine. Kelly is a Victoria's Secret catalog model. Chloe is an escort, until she decides to ditch her varied clientele in favor of a steady gig as girlfriend to eighty-four-year-old retired lawyer Tony Paradiso, a.k.a. Mr. Paradise. With a cool cast, snappy dialogue, and all the twists and turns fans crave, Mr. Paradise is Elmore Leonard at home in Detroit and sharper than ever.

Year: 2004
Genre: Murder Mystery




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197452 Pickup by Elmore Leonard Crime Fiction, Extortion, Detroit
1976Swag by Elmore Leonard Crime Fiction, Detroit
1977Unknown Man #89 by Elmore Leonard Mystery, Suspense, Detroit
1978The Switch by Elmore Leonard Kidnapping, Revenge, Detroit
1980City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit by Elmore Leonard Crime Fiction, Detroit
1988Freaky Deaky by Elmore Leonard Revenge, Detroit
1996Out of Sight by Elmore Leonard Crime Fiction, Detroit, Florida
2000Pagan Babies by Elmore Leonard Crime Fiction, Detroit
2004Mr. Paradise by Elmore Leonard Murder Mystery, Detroit





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