Before he brilliantly traversed the gritty landscapes of
underworld Detroit and Miami, Elmore Leonard wrote breathtaking
adventures set in America''s nineteenth-century western
frontier-elevating a popular genre with his now-trademark twisting
plots, rich characterizations, and scalpel-sharp dialogue.
No author has ever written more evocatively of the dusty, gutsy
heyday of the American West than Elmore Leonard. This complete
collection of his thirty-one Western tales will thrill lovers of
the genre, his die-hard fans, and everyone in between. From his
very first story ever published-"The Trail of the Apache"-through
five decades of classic Western tales, The Complete Western
Stories of Elmore Leonard demonstrates the superb talent for
language and gripping narrative that has made Leonard one of the
most acclaimed and influential writers of our time.