“Elmore Leonard can write circles around almost anybody active in the crime novel today.”—New York Times Book Review With more than forty novels to his credit and still going strong, the legendary Elmore Leonard has well earned the title, “America’s greatest crime writer” (Newsweek). And U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (Pronto, Riding the Rap, Fire in

“Elmore Leonard can write circles around almost anybody active in the crime novel today.”
—New York Times Book Review

With more than forty novels to his credit and still going strong, the legendary Elmore Leonard has well earned the title, “America’s greatest crime writer” (Newsweek). And U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (Pronto, Riding the Rap, Fire in the Hole) is one of Leonard’s most popular creations, thanks in part to the phenomenal success of the hit TV series “Justified.” Leonard’s Raylan shines a spotlight once again on the dedicated, if somewhat trigger-happy lawman, this time in his familiar but not particularly cozy milieu of Harlan County, Kentucky, where the drug dealing Crowe brothers are branching out into the human body parts business. Suspenseful, darkly wry and riveting, and crackling with Leonard’s trademark electric dialogue, Raylan is prime Grand Master Leonard as you have always loved him and always will.

“Elmore Leonard can write circles around almost anybody active in the crime novel today.”
—New York Times Book Review

With more than forty novels to his credit and still going strong, the legendary Elmore Leonard has well earned the title, “America’s greatest crime writer” (Newsweek). And U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (Pronto, Riding the Rap, Fire in the Hole) is one of Leonard’s most popular creations, thanks in part to the phenomenal success of the hit TV series “Justified.” Leonard’s Raylan shines a spotlight once again on the dedicated, if somewhat trigger-happy lawman, this time in his familiar but not particularly cozy milieu of Harlan County, Kentucky, where the drug dealing Crowe brothers are branching out into the human body parts business. Suspenseful, darkly wry and riveting, and crackling with Leonard’s trademark electric dialogue, Raylan is prime Grand Master Leonard as you have always loved him and always will.

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mrliteral says:

Back on Track In the eternal argument about the chicken and the egg, the crux is on which came first. Similarly, those who read Elmore Leonard’s new novel, Raylan, may wonder which came first, the novel or the second season of the TV show Justified (also featuring recurring Leonard protagonist, U.S. Marshall Raylan Givens). There are clear similarities between the two, enough to make you wonder whether the TV show inspired the novel or vice versa. But there are also significant difference, making the book…

Robert Moore says:

The further adventures of Raylan Givens One of the best known characters created by Elmore Leonard is undoubtedly federal marshal Raylan Givens. Raylan’s fame, however, rests less on the role he plays in Leonard’s writings, than as the star of the brilliant F/X television series JUSTIFIED, easily one of the most critically acclaimed series on television. To the best of my knowledge (based on my own perhaps flawed reading) Raylan appears in three of Leonard’s novels and one of his short stories. He was initially in the novel PRONTO,…

Acontius "Acontius" says:

For me, not a page turner Very hard, even intimidating, to be writing a review of a book by the master of crime fiction, long one of my favorite writers. If I could gush, this would be an easier assignment.This book is basically two separate novellas, though the second one kind of diverges and can be counted as two stories also (for a total of three; such a deal!).Raylan makes a great character in a TV series, especially portrayed by an excellent actor. But this book barely glances at Raylan as…

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