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Elmore Leonard

'Bull Mountain,' A Conversation With Brian Panowich

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 07.07.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Brian Panowich is a firefighter and former musician. As an army brat, he grew up in Europe until the family settled in East Georgia. His debut novel, Bull Mountain, has received extensive praise from James Ellroy, C.J. Box, Wiley Cash, and John Connolly, among others.

Robert B. Parker's "Kickback": A Conversation With Ace Atkins

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.19.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Ace Atkins is well-known to thriller-lovers everywhere. He was a Pulitzer Prize nominated journalist, has written standalone novels, and is known for his Nick Travers and Quinn Colson series.

Why Crime-Thriller Fiction?

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.21.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

I'm often asked why I write crime-thriller novels. Sometimes, I think the answer is easy: I love to read them, so I write them, too.

Maureen Ryan

Six Reasons We'll Miss 'Justified'

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 04.15.2015 | Entertainment

Do not read on unless you’ve seen “The Promise,” the series finale of “Justified.” “Justified” was always about transcending somethi...

'The Stranger': A Conversation with Harlan Coben

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.25.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Harlan Coben is known to readers everywhere. His first novel was published when he was 26, and after two stand-alone thrillers, Play Dead in 1990 and Miracle Cure in 1991, he began writing the popular Myron Bolitar series.

Could 'Life Of Crime' Be Jennifer Aniston's Next Great Movie?

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.21.2014 | Entertainment

Jennifer Aniston's film career hasn't surprised us much since "The Good Girl," and that was in 2002. Now, with "Life of Crime," we're thrilled to see ...

In the Writing #4: Why Justified 's Dialogue is Best-in-Television

Jesse Damiani | Posted 02.25.2014 | Entertainment
Jesse Damiani

Justified's characterization has been one of the primary points of praise for the show, and, while acting shouldn't be disregarded, it is through subtext foremost that these characters become so instantly textured.

Movie Review: The Counselor

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Ridley Scott is one of those overrated directors who, every once in a while, puts together a hard-edged, lean little film that just delivers the goods. The Counselor, unfortunately, isn't one of those efforts.

The Magic of a Novel

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 11.30.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Artfully written, a novel can make you leave behind your world -- at least for the hours you spend reading -- and enter the one unfolding on the pages before you.

Ashley Woods

LOOK: Famed Crime Novelist's Estate Could Be Yours

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Woods | Posted 09.25.2013 | HuffPost Home

When famed crime novelist Elmore Leonard passed away in July at the age of 87, readers and moviegoers alike mourned the author of titles like "3:10 To...

Famous Author Job Search Tips

Roger Wright | Posted 11.10.2013 | Books
Roger Wright

What if reading Elmore Leonard, F. Scott Fitzgerald or any great author could help you find a job?Sounds crazy. Or at best a gimmick. Until you start thinking about what really helps people find jobs.

Live from Toronto International Film Festival: Sunday, Sept.8

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.09.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It was an unfortunate case of quantity over quality during my first day at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. While I saw six films, there were only a couple I could heartily recommend.

Cut the Hooptedoodle and Other Lessons I Learned from Elmore Leonard

Eric Kessler | Posted 10.27.2013 | Impact
Eric Kessler

To advance social missions in particular, we need clear, concise, persuasive writing, and plenty of effective storytelling. Yet far too often we're boring, sappy, or uninspiring -- which is why we should all take some advice from Elmore Leonard.

Elmore Leonard: A True Measure of the Man

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.27.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

About three weeks after having sent out the galleys, a letter arrived by mail. It was from none other than Elmore Leonard, the most famous of the authors whom I contacted.

Remembering Elmore

Rick Cleveland | Posted 10.23.2013 | Books
Rick Cleveland

This many years later, whenever I'm beginning to write anything new, whether it's an episode of a television series, or a new play, I'll often re-read one of Elmore's novels. For inspiration, and as a reminder of how it's done right.

Annapolis Noir, Baby

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 10.23.2013 | Books
Rob Hiaasen

Elmore Leonard died this week. He was 87 and was at work on his 46th novel. That's a book every other year if he had started writing fresh from the womb, which don't put past him.

WATCH: 'Justified' Producer Mourns Elmore Leonard

Posted 08.21.2013 | TV

The death of famed crime novelist Elmore Leonard is weighing heavily on the hearts of the team behind "Justified," the FX drama series based on Leonar...

Requiem for a Writer: Elmore Leonard

Michael Drew | Posted 10.21.2013 | Books
Michael Drew

Leonard did what literary writers do: he showed us the world. And he was literary in the best sense: he was a great writer who delivered the goods consistently and pleased millions of readers.

The Letter I Never Sent To Elmore Leonard

Ashley Woods | Posted 10.20.2013 | Detroit
Ashley Woods

When you work for The Huffington Post, your job is to cover breaking news, not cry over it. But that was my first impulse when I heard that Elmore Leonard, America's foremost mystery writer of the last century, had passed away at home Tuesday.

10 Essential Elmore Leonard Reads

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 08.20.2013 | Books

When revered writer Elmore Leonard died Tuesday due to complications from a stroke, he left behind not just family and loved ones, but a large communi...

Famed Novelist Elmore Leonard Dies

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.21.2013 | Books

Famed novelist Elmore Leonard died Tuesday morning after complications from a stroke at his home in Bloomfield Village. He was 87. His researcher ...

Famed Crime Novelist Hospitalized After Stroke

Posted 08.06.2013 | Detroit

Elmore Leonard, one of the most prolific and beloved crime novelists of the 20th century, is recovering in a Detroit-area hospital after a stroke, acc...

Why Jennifer Aniston Made This Director Cry

Posted 03.27.2013 | Entertainment

Jennifer Aniston hasn't appeared onscreen in over a year, but the actress could have her biggest role coming to theaters soon enough. Aniston, who ...

8 Writers Aged Over 80

| Greg Zimmerman | Posted 03.15.2013 | Books

First published on BookRiot Philip Roth may not exactly have been in his prime when he “retired” from writing last year at the spry age of 79, ...

The Messy World of Justified's Women

Morgan Glennon | Posted 04.15.2013 | TV
Morgan Glennon

From Harlan County criminals like Ava to Lexington marshals like Rachel (Erica Tazel), the women on Justified are just as messy, complicated, and ultimately tough as the gun-slinging male leads. And we wouldn't want them any other way.