Up in Honey's Room by Elmore Leonard
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The odd thing about Walter Schoen, German born but now running a butcher shop in Detroit, he's a dead ringer for Heinrich Himmler, head of the SS and the Gestapo. They even share the same birthday.

Honey Deal, Walter's American wife, doesn't know that Walter is a member of a spy ring that sends U.S. war production data to Germany and gives shelter to escaped German prisoners of war. But she's tired of telling him jokes he doesn't understand—it's time to get a divorce.

Along comes Carl Webster, the hot kid of the Marshals Service. He's looking for Jurgen Schrenk, a former Afrika Korps officer who escaped from a POW camp in Oklahoma. Carl's pretty sure Walter's involved with keeping Schrenk hidden, so Carl gets to know Honey, hoping she'll take him to Walter. Carl then meets Vera Mezwa, the nifty Ukrainian head of the spy ring who's better looking than Mata Hari, and her tricky lover Bohdan with the Buster Brown haircut and a sly way of killing.

Honey's a free spirit; she likes the hot kid marshal and doesn't much care that he's married. But all Carl wants is to get Jurgen Schrenk without getting shot. And then there's Otto—the Waffen-SS major who runs away with a nice Jewish girl. It's Elmore Leonard's world—gritty, funny, and full of surprises.

 

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 October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 318 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, War, Crime, Romance. Fiction

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The upshot is that the SS escapees are hiding in plain sight with Walter and company while Carl circles in frustration, unable to get any closer to them than Honey, who’s perfectly willing to go to bed with both him and Jurgen.

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Publishers Weekly

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Set in the waning days of WWII, bestseller Leonard's disappointing 40th novel finds gunslinging U.S. marshal Carl Webster, introduced in 2005's The Hot Kid</EMPHASIS

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Publishers Weekly

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Set in the waning days of WWII, bestseller Leonard's disappointing 40th novel finds gunslinging U.S. marshal Carl Webster, introduced in 2005's The Hot Kid , on the trail of Jurgen Schrenk and Otto Penzler, German POWs escaped from their Okmulgee, Okla., detention camp.

Apr 02 2007 | Read Full Review of Up in Honey's Room: A Novel

Book Reporter

ThePhiladelphia Inquirer once suggested that the Swedish Academy should give the Nobel Prize for Literature to Elmore Leonard.

Jan 24 2011 | Read Full Review of Up in Honey's Room: A Novel

Bestsellersworld

He’s in the book both because he’s a marvelous character who I’m sure Leonard felt deserved another appearance in one of his novels, and because he’s hot on the trail of the two escaped Nazis.

Mar 17 2013 | Read Full Review of Up in Honey's Room: A Novel

Bookmarks Magazine

During the waning days of World War II, U.S. Marshal Carl Webster, who starred in The Hot Kid ( 4 of 5 Stars Selection July/Aug 2005), chases down two German POWs in Detroit.

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