Charlie Martz and Other Stories: The Unpublished Stories

Paperback | March 8, 2016

byElmore Leonard

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A collection of fifteen stories, eleven of which have never been previously published, from the early career of bestselling American master Elmore Leonard.

Over his long and illustrious career, Elmore Leonard was recognized as one of the greatest crime writers of all time, the author of dozens of bestselling books—many adapted for the big screen—as well as a master of short fiction. A superb stylist whose crisp, tight prose crackled with trademark wit and sharp dialogue, Leonard remains the standard for crime fiction and a literary model for writers of every genre.

Marked by his unmistakable grit and humor, the stories in Charlie Martz and Other Stories—produced early in his career, when he was making his name particularly with westerns—reveal a writer in transition, exploring new voices and locations, from the bars of small-town New Mexico and Michigan to a film set in Hollywood, a hotel in Southern Spain, even a military base in Kuala Lumpur. They also introduce us to classic Leonard characters, some who recur throughout the collection, such as aging lawman Charlie Martz and weary former matador Eladio Montoya.

Devoted Leonard aficionados and fans new to his fiction will marvel at these early works that reveal an artist on the cusp of greatness.

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A collection of fifteen stories, eleven of which have never been previously published, from the early career of bestselling American master Elmore Leonard.Over his long and illustrious career, Elmore Leonard was recognized as one of the greatest crime writers of all time, the author of dozens of bestselling books—many adapted for the b...

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“Elmore Leonard is a classic of one.”—Dennis LehaneOver his long and illustrious career, Elmore Leonard was recognized as one of the greatest crime writers of all time, the author of dozens of bestselling books—many adapted for the big screen—as well as a master of short fiction. Leonard remains the standard for popular fiction and a l...

Elmore John Leonard, Jr. 10/11/25 -- 8/20/13 Elmore John Leonard, Jr., popularly known as mystery and western writer Elmore Leonard, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 11, 1925. He served in the United States Naval Reserve from 1943 to 1946. He received a Ph.D. in English from the University of Detroit in 1950. After graduat...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.61 inPublished:March 8, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062364936

ISBN - 13:9780062364937

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“There’s much to welcome in this posthumous assortment by an author Stephen King hailed as, “the great American writer.” . . . This collection certainly serves up another batch of those gravelly, authentic, fringe-dwelling lives.”