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The author of Get Shorty, Elmore Leonard writes of a world that is all-too-real, too frighteningly formidable. In Swag, he takes us down the streets of summertime Detroit where life is not so sweet - unless you're handy at crime.

His three "heroes" boast an expertise in things illegal. They conjure up a plan that will reap a tax-free $100,000. All it takes is an armed robbery and the street-savvy to get away with it. It's a brilliant caper with a finely timed finale.

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Overview

The author of Get Shorty, Elmore Leonard writes of a world that is all-too-real, too frighteningly formidable. In Swag, he takes us down the streets of summertime Detroit where life is not so sweet - unless you're handy at crime.

His three "heroes" boast an expertise in things illegal. They conjure up a plan that will reap a tax-free $100,000. All it takes is an armed robbery and the street-savvy to get away with it. It's a brilliant caper with a finely timed finale.

"Elmore Leonard can write circles around almost anybody active in the crime novel today." (The New York Times)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780440084495
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/28/1976
  • Pages: 240

Meet the Author

Elmore Leonard

Elmore Leonard wrote forty-five novels and nearly as many western and crime short stories across his highly successful career that spanned more than six decades. Some of his bestsellers include Road Dogs, Up in Honey’s Room, The Hot Kid, Mr. Paradise, Tishomingo Blues, and the critically acclaimed collection of short stories Fire in the Hole. Many of his books have been made into movies, including Get Shorty, Out of Sight, and Rum Punch, which became Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie BrownJustified, the hit series from FX, is based on Leonard’s character Raylan Givens, who appears in Riding the Rap, Pronto, Raylan and the short story “Fire in the Hole”. He was a recipient of the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the Lifetime Achievement Award from PEN USA, and the Grand Master Award of the Mystery Writers of America. He was known to many as the ‘Dickens of Detroit’ and was a long-time resident of the Detroit area.

Biography

Elmore Leonard has written more than three dozen books during his highly successful writing career, including the bestsellers Be Cool, Get Shorty and Rum Punch. Many of his books have been made into movies, including Get Shorty and Out of Sight. He is the recipient of the Grand Master Award of the Mystery Writers of America. He lives with his wife in Bloomfield Village, Michigan.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Elmore John Leonard Jr.
      Elmore Leonard
    2. Hometown:
      Bloomfield Village, Michigan
    1. Date of Birth:
      October 11, 1925
    2. Place of Birth:
      New Orleans, Louisiana
    1. Education:
      B.Ph., University of Detroit, 1950
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2013

    Madi

    Jesse?

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 22, 2010

    Loved it

    Very entertaining read; lots of action, dry humor and realistic characters. Loved the storyline and the ending as well! If you enjoy this author, you may also like Lee Child, the Trac McGee series by John D. MacDonald, the James Bond series by Ian Fleming, and anything by Ross McDonald.

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    Posted April 1, 2014

    Hazelfur

    Giggles and carries the kits back to camp

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    Posted April 1, 2014

    APRIL FOOLS

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2014

    Swag

    Swag uh yeah swag swag uh swag yeah SKYDOESMINECRAFT

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  • Posted January 31, 2014

    great!

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    Posted December 23, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2013

    Swaggy

    Thiz
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    I LOVE IT:)

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    Posted June 28, 2013

    Sam

    Im slim shady yes imthe real shady all u other slim shady are just imatateing si will the reall slim shady plz stand up plz stand up plz stand up

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    Posted June 13, 2013

    Bw to john

    Omg heyy!! Lol. And im eh...hbu?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2013

    Shinji

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    Posted May 26, 2013

    Jay

    Hey Everyone[•_~]

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    Posted May 24, 2013

    Ella to John

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    Posted May 21, 2013

    To active from anastacia

    Hi, :)

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    Posted May 25, 2013

    Maddie to bw

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    Posted May 19, 2013

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    Posted May 19, 2013

    Cathrinee

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    Posted May 19, 2013

    Any girls bi here?

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