52 Pickup

52 Pickup

by Elmore Leonard
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52 Pickup by Elmore Leonard

Detroit businessman Harry Mitchell had had only one affair in his twenty-two years of happy matrimony. Unfortunately someone caught his indiscretion on film and now wants Harry to fork over one hundred grand to keep his infidelity a secret. And if Harry doesn't pay up, the blackmailer and his associates plan to press a lot harder — up to and including homicide, if necessary. But the psychos picked the wrong pigeon for their murderous scam. Because Harry Mitchell doesn'tget mad...he gets even.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780440031536
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/01/1974
Pages: 254

About the Author

Elmore Leonard wrote more than forty books during his long career, including the bestsellers Raylan, Tishomingo Blues, Be Cool, Get Shorty, and Rum Punch, as well as the acclaimed collection When the Women Come Out to Dance, which was a New York Times Notable Book. Many of his books have been made into movies, including Get Shorty and Out of Sight. The short story "Fire in the Hole," and three books, including Raylan, were the basis for the FX hit show Justified. Leonard received the Lifetime Achievement Award from PEN USA and the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He died in 2013.


Bloomfield Village, Michigan

Date of Birth:

October 11, 1925

Place of Birth:

New Orleans, Louisiana


B.Ph., University of Detroit, 1950

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52 Pickup 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bio is at Ethics res 7.
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gregrosine More than 1 year ago
Elmore Leonard's writing always has great characters with matching dialog. This is no exception. Reading this book I know that I have met these people along 8 mile road and southern Macomb county. He makes it real.
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McCarthy92 More than 1 year ago
I started reading the great works of Elmore Leonard about a year ago, and I've never been disappointed. I've also realized that it's nearly impossible for me to name a favorite Leonard novel, their all so good, mainly for their characters and mastery of dialogue. However, most of the novels of his that I've read are from the 90's, making 52 Pickup, a tale of blackmail, murder, and more, the earliest of his works I've read so far. The book was excellent and definitely worth a look.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Why didn't he just say its the Switch, only this time, HE WANTS THE GIRL. I like all Elmore Leonard but if your gonna buy this one: don't just buy the Switch instead.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a rip-off. When I bought this book for my Nook I figured I'd get reacquainted with an author I hadn't read in quite a while. I should have gotten a sample before I bought it... the first 50 pages were ads and samples of other books Leonard has written. If I had known that I would have skipped buying it, and paid more for a better book by another author instead.