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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd (25 Mar. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141009853
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141009858
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.5 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 64,900 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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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 37 novels, most recently TISHOMINGO BLUES, which was published in hardback by Viking in July 2002. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By CRP VINE VOICE on 8 April 2004
Format: Paperback
In recent years Leonard's form has been inconsistent, but this demonstrates a return to excellence. Perfectly crafted short stories where every word and sentence counts. And two characters from his better novels- Charlie Hoke from Tishomingo Blues and Karen Sisco from Out of Sight- are central to two stories here. There are also a couple of western stories that draw on Leonard's earlier repetoire. His style errs towards screen plays, but who cares..Elmore Leonard reconfirms his status as the pre-eminent US crime writer with this collection.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A. Ross TOP 500 REVIEWER on 7 Feb. 2005
Format: Paperback
This generally digestible and entertaining Leonard sampler collects two novellas and a seven short stories written over the last decade. For those who've never read any of his many many many books, it's a pretty representative introduction to his range and style. For those who are intimately familiar with his work, there are new sides of a few familiar faces. For those like me, who've read seven or eight of his novels, and found them diverting, this is more of the same, page-turning, if not particularly memorable, genre fiction. The stories can all be readily grouped into pairs.
Both the title story and the opening story are a shade under 20 pages and feature attractive rich women who are running some kind of scam. In "When the Women Come Out to Dance", we meet an exotic dancer who married a wealthy Pakistani doctor. A year later, sitting in the lap of luxury, she professes to be worried that she will meet the gruesome fate of other wives no longer desired by their traditional Pakistani husbands-being burned to death. Her new Colomian maid might be the solution to her problem... In "Sparks", the widow of a famous record producer is grilled by an insurance company adjuster following the suspicious destruction of her house during a California brush fire. The two stories chug along through small intrigues and banter, arriving at satisfying, yet predictable conclusions.
Two of the stories are twenty-page vignettes in the lives of characters who are features in full novels. "Chickasaw Charlie Hoke" is a humorous and colorful story about how the title character lands a job as celebrity greeter for a Vegas casino. What happens after this is detailed in Leonard's 2002 book, Tishomingo Blues, whose main protagonist Dennis Lenahan is also introduced off-stage in this story.
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By Mr. Iain R. Wear on 16 Jan. 2015
Format: Paperback
Even if you don’t read much, you may know the work of Elmore Leonard. After all, such is his reputation as a crime and thriller writer, that they’ve been making films of his novels since 1957. Tarantino turned his novel “Rum Punch” into “Jackie Brown”, and “Out of Sight” and “Get Shorty” (as well as the currently being made follow up “Be Cool”) were originally Elmore Leonard novels.

Having discovered the author by taking a chance on a recommendation, I’ve never looked back. After all, an Elmore Leonard novel is the written equivalent to a good action film – there’s always something happening, and it’s usually something you just can’t turn away from, even for a second. But when I picked up his latest “When the Women Come Out to Dance”, and discovered it was a collection of short stories, I was a little worried. He puts so much into his novels, I wondered if he could fit it all into anything shorter. Whilst the book was no smaller than his regular novels, it contains nine stories, and I couldn’t see how he could fit all the action and drama into that kind of space.

Oh, me of little faith! Elmore Leonard’s way of fitting a lot of action into not very few pages is to make the pace even more frenetic than usual.

“Sparks” is just a conversation between two people, nothing more. But it’s a quick-fire conversation about a specific subject between two people with little to lose and plenty of information to gain. There’s so little else that it’s almost like listening in to them talk in real time and it’s gone before you even know it.

“Hanging Out at the Buena Vista” is in a similar style, but it’s a lot slower paced, ably reflecting the difference in ages of the speakers relative to the opening story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By June Kay on 17 Aug. 2010
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Not very good at reviews but here goes.. They were all short stories but the one i wanted it for was Fire in the Hole as its what the tv series Justified is base on more or less same as book the rest of the stories are very good and all quite different dont no if any one else would like them but i did hope that ok
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Leonard's short stories may be better written than the full length novels. The latter often wander about and that can and is very entertaining, but in the short story format he seems more disciplined and provided some polished gems. My favorite is a short take on the Karen Sisco character who shows up as a main character in one of his novels. His fans will love this collection.
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