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Geri (geejay) -
Subject: Elmore Leonard has died
Date Posted: 8/20/2013 5:19 PM ET
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Part of his obit

He was the master of his genre, the Dickens of Detroit, the Chaucer of Crime.

Pretty much every novel Elmore Leonard wrote from the mid-1980s on was a best-seller, and every fan of crime stories knew his name. George Clooney was an admirer. So were Quentin Tarantino, Saul Bellow and Stephen King and millions of ordinary readers.

Leonard, who died Tuesday at age 87, helped achieve for crime writing what King did for horror and Ray Bradbury for science fiction. He made it hip, and he made it respectable.

Date Posted: 8/22/2013 4:02 AM ET
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So many good mystery writers dying.



Last Edited on: 8/22/13 4:02 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/22/2013 10:15 AM ET
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Very sad to lose these talented people!

Date Posted: 8/29/2013 2:12 PM ET
Member Since: 8/18/2009
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RIP.



Last Edited on: 8/29/13 2:15 PM ET - Total times edited: 1