"'Elmore Leonard is the Muhammed Ali of mystery novelists: the greatest. The man doesn't know how to write a bad sentence' Carl Hiassen"
Murder, mayhem, scams and cheerleaders... Another exemplary crime thriller from the grandmaster of US fiction.
Tony Paradiso - aka Mr Paradise - gets his kicks from watching old football games on TV accompanied by live entertainment: sexy cheerleaders shaking their pom-poms and doing rah-rah routines for his viewing pleasure. But for Chloe Robinette, playing dress-up doesn't end so well when she's caught in the crossfire of a contract hit. There are witnesses to the murders - Paradiso's right-hand man, Montez Taylor, and Chloe's roommate Kelly - but neither is giving too much away. Because Montez and Kelly have a score in mind, a big payoff from Mr Paradise's estate - if only Kelly can convince the cops she's someone else...
About the Author
Elmore Leonard was born in New Orleans in 1925, but has spent most of his adult life in Detroit. A former advertising copywriter, he has written thirty-eight novels, most recently Tishomingo Blues. Many of his books have been filmed, including the hugely successful Get Shorty, Rum Punch (as Jackie Brown) and Out of Sight. He lives with his wife Christine in Detroit, Michigan.