Tishomingo Blues by Elmore Leonard

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Without ever meaning to, the classic noir hero gets drawn into the darkness beneath his feet. Elmore Leonard doesn't write noir, exactly, but few authors understand the terrors and pleasures of the fall from grace quite so well, as Leonard's latest, Tishomingo Blues, continues to demonstrate.
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“Leonard delivers a certifiable masterpiece of such twisted ingenuity that he transcends even his own bad self….Tishomingo Blues is that good.”

Baltimore Sun

 

Crime fiction Grand Master Elmore Leonard heads to the Deep South for a bracing dose of Tishomingo Blues—a wild, Leonard-esque ride featuring gamblers, mobsters, murderers, high divers, and Civil War re-enactors that the New York Times Book Review calls, “Leonard’s best work since Get Shorty.” Sparkling with trademark “Dutch” Leonard dialogue so sharp it could cut you, Tishomingo Blues is classic mystery, mayhem, and gritty noir fun from “the coolest, hottest thriller writer in America” (Chicago Tribune).

 

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 March 17, 2009 by William Morrow. 400 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime. Fiction
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Reviewed by Keith Phipps on Mar 29 2015

Without ever meaning to, the classic noir hero gets drawn into the darkness beneath his feet. Elmore Leonard doesn't write noir, exactly, but few authors understand the terrors and pleasures of the fall from grace quite so well, as Leonard's latest, Tishomingo Blues, continues to demonstrate.

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