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Appreciating Elmore Leonard: More Than A Crime Writer

Several years ago, as I made my way over to the Barnes and Noble store on the upper West Side, I wondered if anyone else would show up to see the guest author, Elmore Leonard, appearing on such a chilly winter midweek evening.

Maybe I’ll have him all to myself, I thought, anticipating meeting one of my writing heroes, the author of dozens of crime and Western novels – yet someone I thought wasn’t well known enough to the masses to draw a crowd.

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