Stick: A Novel

Paperback | April 10, 2012

byElmore Leonard

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“A little beauty of a story….A hot, fast read with pungent characters.”
Los Angeles Times

“A slam-bang, no-bull action thriller…and nobody but nobody writes better dialogue.”
New York Daily News

It’s an established fact: Elmore Leonard is “the uncontested master of the crime thriller” (Washington Post ) who “does crime fiction better than anyone” (Cleveland Plain Dealer), and nowhere is this more obvious than in the pages of Stick. One of his most acclaimed noir masterworks, it is the story of ex-con Ernest “Stick” Stickley who’s nudged from the straight-and-narrow path when a big time drug dealer randomly selects him to die and a perfect revenge/payday opportunity presents itself. The author of Raylan, featuring  U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, the sometimes trigger-happy protagonist of TV’s Justified, Leonard is indeed the king, holding court with the best of the best, including Coban and Connally, and the late great John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, and Robert B. Parker.

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“A little beauty of a story….A hot, fast read with pungent characters.” —Los Angeles Times“A slam-bang, no-bull action thriller…and nobody but nobody writes better dialogue.” —New York Daily NewsIt’s an established fact: Elmore Leonard is “the uncontested master of the crime thriller” (Washington Post ) who “does crime fiction better t...

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After serving time for armed robbery, Ernest “Stick” Stickley is back on the outside and trying to stay legit. But it's tough staying straight in a crooked town—and Miami is a pirate's paradise, where investment fat cats and lowlife drug dealers hold hands and dance. And when a crazed player chooses Stick at random to die for another m...

Elmore Leonard wrote more than forty books during his long career, including the bestsellersRaylan,Tishomingo Blues,Be Cool,Get Shorty, andRum Punch, as well as the acclaimed collectionWhen the Women Come Out to Dance, which was aNew York TimesNotable Book. Many of his books have been made into movies, includingGet ShortyandOut of Sigh...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.9 inPublished:April 10, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062184350

ISBN - 13:9780062184351

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