Tag Archives: gritty realism

Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules

Elmore Leonard (credit: Getty Images)Elmore Leonard was America’s most famous writer of crime novels, noted for his gritty realism and strong dialogue. He died on August 20, 2013, at the age of 87, leaving behind a legacy of dozens of novels and short stories, twenty-six of which were turned into movies and TV shows. Among the best known: Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Hombre, Valdez Is Coming, The Moonshine War, 3:10 to Yuma. Continue reading