Tag Archives: Elmore Leonard

Rediscovered: Cowboy Elmore

Our pal Nathan Ward is keeping his hand in with this and that, after knocking out his bio of Hammett way back in 2015. Mean Streets Up and Downers no doubt will be interested in reading a blurb he just … Continue reading

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Hammett: A Really Old and Highly Inaccurate News Flash

Suddenly people are popping me links to a 2011 article from The Guardian about Hammett’s Lost Works Found in Texas — must have surfaced on Facebook or someplace. Yeah, yeah. I knew about it at the time and ignored it, … Continue reading

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Death Lit: Treasure Coast by Tom Kakonis

Today’s the day — official release date for the first new novel by Tom Kakonis to hit print in many years. I believe it also serves as the launch date for the first thirty or so titles from Brash Books, … Continue reading

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Sinister Cinema: Giamatti Is “Hoke”

Surfing around the net as I drink coffee and try to wake up, what ho! News that Charles Willeford’s existential cop Hoke Moseley will return with Paul Giamatti in the title role. At least for a pilot — with any … Continue reading

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Mort: Adios, Elmore

Just heard the news that Elmore Leonard passed away today — probably not a lot of titans left in the hard-boiled field, now. While technically I didn’t meet Elmore, I got to hear him do an interview, live, and once got … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: More Contrappasso

Recently a 1977 issue of The Diversifier that I’d never seen before passed through my hands. It included a memoir of Edmond Hamilton by E. Hoffmann Price and a two-pager I hadn’t known about, in which Fritz Leiber discussed his tribulations … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Zane Grey on Kindle

A couple of years ago I got a Kindle as a gift from Vince Emery, so I could check out how The Dashiell Hammett Tour book looked in that format — now, suddenly, highly ironic. On my own, I probably … Continue reading

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Death Lit: The Torch is Passed, Kakonis to Levison

You have to poke around some on this site to find it, but if you do there’s an enthusiastic endorsement for the crime novels of Tom Kakonis. And I guess some people may surf right in to that page, because Kakonis’s … Continue reading

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Posse McMillan: A Hammett Shout-Out from Pelecanos

Our frequent Guest Blogger Terry Zobeck is back, making sure you don’t miss out on a Hammett plug in the new novel by George Pelecanos. Last time I saw George, we were in Philly, he’d snuck in on the edges … Continue reading

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Frisco Beat: Almost, Elmore

These mean streets have seen some of the best. Dashiell Hammett. Charles Willeford. And we almost had Elmore Leonard, too, according to a new interview. Of his life in the Detroit area, Elmore said, “There’s no reason to move. I thought … Continue reading

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