Comfort to the Enemy and Other Carl Webster Stories by Elmore Leonard

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“An excellent read….Concrete evidence of a master crime writer still at the top of his game.”
—Russel D. McLean, author of The Good Son

“The reigning King Daddy of crime writers” (Seattle Times), Elmore Leonard first introduced quick-triggered legendary lawman Carl Webster  in the New York Times bestseller, The Hot Kid, and brought him back for an encore Up in Honey’s Room. In Comfort to the Enemy and Other Carl Webster Stories, the loose cannon U.S. marshal struts his stuff once more in three electrifying new tales. Comfort to the Enemy is more indisputable proof that Elmore Leonard is indeed, as Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Shutter Island) puts it, “The greatest crime writer who ever lived.”

 

About Elmore Leonard

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Elmore Leonard has written more than forty books during his highly successful writing career, including the bestsellers Road Dogs, Up in Honey's Room, The Hot Kid, Mr. Paradise, Tishomingo Blues, and the critically acclaimed collection of short stories When the Women Come Out to Dance. Many of his books have been made into movies, including Get Shorty, Out of Sight, and Be Cool. Justified, the hit series from FX, is based on Leonard's character Raylan Givens, who appears in Riding the Rap, Pronto, the short story "Fire in the Hole," and Raylan. Leonard is the recipient of the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the Lifetime Achievement Award from PEN USA, and the Grand Master Award of the Mystery Writers of America. He lives in Bloomfield Village, Michigan.
 
Published September 28, 2010 by William Morrow Paperbacks. 228 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Since Leonard’s lawmen don’t exactly excel at investigating, it’s no surprise when Carl gets diverted into a search for perennial prison-camp escapee Jurgen Schrenk, who’s clearly keeping company with Shemane Morrissey, a former Tulsa society daughter who lost some of her debutante’s sheen when s...

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In addition to the deliciously tongue-in-cheek novella “Comfort to the Enemy” there are two Carl Webster short stories that track his career beginning with the sardonic “Showdown at Checotah,” which tells “how Carlos Webster changed his name to Carl and became a famous Okahoma lawman.” Only Mr. L...

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The Telegraph

Although there is no indication that this book is not all new material, the two short stories, which describe how Carl joins the Marshal Service and meets his wife Louly, have been lifted practically unaltered from the opening chapters of The Hot Kid.

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Oregon Live

Carl's real name is Carlos, and how he became Carl is told in "Showdown at Checotah," one of two stories included with the novella "Comfort to the Enemy" in a new paperback edition.

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