Death of Elmore Leonard

October 11, 1925 - August 20, 2013
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan | Age 87

Best-selling author dies at 87
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MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, The Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — He was the master of his genre, the Dickens of Detroit, the Chaucer of Crime.

Pretty much every novel Elmore Leonard wrote from the mid-1980s on was a best-seller, and every fan of crime stories knew his name. George Clooney was an admirer. So were Quentin Tarantino, Saul Bellow and Stephen King and millions of ordinary readers.

Leonard, who died Tuesday at age 87, helped achieve for crime writing what King did...

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