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  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: HarperTorch; Reprint edition (Jun. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060082186
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060082185
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 1.8 x 17.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,028,077 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Elmore Leonard was born in New Orleans on 11 October 1925. He wrote forty-five books during his phenomenal career, including the bestsellers Mr Paradise, Tishomingo Blues, Be Cool and The Hot Kid. Many have been made into successful movies, including Get Shorty with John Travolta, Out of Sight with George Clooney and Rum Punch, which became Tarantino's Jackie Brown. He is the recipient of the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award and the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award. He died on 20 August 2013 in Detroit.
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'Another low key, totally compelling piece of fiction' HUDDERSFIELD DAILY EXAMINER --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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A classic Leonard thriller featuring Raylan Givens - the inspiration behind the hit show JUSTIFIED. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Ocala Police picked up Dale Crowe Junior for weaving, two o'clock in the morning, crossing the center line and having a busted taillight. Read the first page
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michael Southgate on 28 Sept. 2013
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I like the style and the prose. A good read. This will encourage me to read more of his books
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By N. Bailey on 4 Feb. 2000
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Leonard revisits his three main characters from "Pronto" twelve months down the line. A change of pace from its predecessor - a traditional Leonard Stateside setting and more a detective tale than a chase, but just as enjoyable. New characters Bobby Deo & co are interesting additions to Elmore's growing cast of social misfits, and, in the right hands, this would make another great movie for the fans of "Get Shorty" and "Jackie Brown". Four stars if you read it on its own; five if you've enjoyed "Pronto" first.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 25 Aug. 1999
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Elmore Leonard is one of Quentin Tarantino's favourite authors and it's easy to see why. Cool, off-centre characters, slick, minimalist dialogue and casual, off-the-cuff violence is usually what Leonard's world is all about, and 'Riding The Rap' is no exception.
Set within the sleazy underbelly of South Florida's underworld, the book is populated by small-time lowlifes, lawmen who won't take no for an answer and a psychotic gardener (no, really)! As is the case with most Leonard novels, the plot is almost secondary with style definitely being preferred over content. This is not a deficiency in the author's writing ability, more a conscious decision to let the characters, dialogue and humour breath freely without the confines of a heavy, convoluted plot. This is all about fun it most certainly is at that. Add a dash of contempary pop-culture references and you have a book that is so cool it should be wearing shades, and which belies the author's 75 years.
Fans of Tarantino and the film 'Get Shorty' will at once feel at home within the confines of 'Riding The Rap'. As contemporary crime fiction goes, this is as slick as they come.
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By richard on 16 Jun. 2012
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Riding the rap is the latest Elmore Leonard book I have read. I have enjoyed all his easy flowing writing,this one is as good,if not better than those I have read up to now.I will continue reading these offerings from Elmore,until I have read them all!
Amazon sent this and all the other books I have purchased from them,within 24 hours!! anyone else beat that? I doubt it!
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Another brilliant Elmore Leonard book. I have worked my way through most of his catalogue of titles and always find myself gripped and entertained.

This will appeal to fans of writers such as Walter Mosley, Carl Hiaasen and Leonard Lynch.

Great dialogue and suspense! Recommended!
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By Sausage1 on 24 July 2013
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An absolutely riveting novel from start to finish. Classic Leonard, pacey throughout with cool characters and even cooler dialogue. Top class!
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By Tox on 27 Feb. 2013
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Elmore Leonard's characters walk off the page, you know what they look like, you know how they move, what they think.
Raylan and Harry Arno are back stirring up the chancers and killers. Dialogue to die for ... are you cool?
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By Christopher Long on 27 Feb. 2013
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I can't remember how I found the TV show Justified. I'm guessing Deadwood had a hand in it. Well, three series in and I'm hooked. So why Raylan came out last year I knew I had to check it out. It was brilliant. Sure, it played with time lines and characters differently but I didn't care. Elmore can do as he pleases, he created this guy. Soon after I knew I had to read Pronto and, while it took a little longer to grab me, I was still hooked by it. For me Riding the Rap is the weakest of the three but weak is a little harsh really. It's a sense of scale. While it doesn't race or grab you like the book behind it or the book ahead of it, it still works. The plot is just as tangled and the characters are just as realised and the style is just as cool. It's just missing a certain something for me. Still, if you're a fan of either Givens or Leonard, I suggest you check this out.
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