The Hunted (novel)
The Hunted is a crime novel written by Elmore Leonard and published in 1977. Al Rosen stuck his neck out to help the Detroit government put some goons in prison, only it didn't go according to plan, he is living in Israel off the checks sent his way by the company. The checks are brought to him by the untrusty sleazy lawyer Mel Bandy. Rosen spends his days hanging out in hotel lobbies, getting sun, just staying out of sight, but one fateful night there's a hotel fire that draws the attention of the media and Rosen gets photographed and wound up getting his face in the Detroit Free Press. Now Rosen's enemies know where he is and they descend on the Holy Land for the purpose of killing him. Sgt. David Davis is about to finish his tour with the marines; the big problem is. Now Rosen is on the run in Israel with three killers and a sleazy lawyer on his tail and a U. S. Marine for company. Can this Vietnam vet U. S. Marine keep Rosen safe..... Al Rosen – business man in the witness protection program Tali Rose – assistant to Rosen Edie Broder – Rosen's girlfriend Sgt.
David Davis – U. S. marine Mel Bandy – sleazy lawyer Gene Velenzuela – Detroit city mobsters leader Clarence Rashad – Detroit city mobster Teddy Cass – Detroit city mobsters explosive expert The Hunted at Elmore Leonard.com
City Primeval is a crime novel written by Elmore Leonard. The original novel takes place in Detroit and tells the story of a crazed'Oklahoma Wildman' Clement Mansell who knows how easy it is to get away with murder - thanks to some nifty courtroom moves by his beautiful, tough-as-nails lawyer Carolyn Wilder, but now the killer's senseless execution of a crooked Motown judge has inflamed the ire of homicide Detective Raymond Cruz, a good cop who believes in old-fashioned justice. When Mansell tries to extort money from the'Albanian' Skender Lulgjaraj, Cruz isn't about to let Mansell slip through the legal system's gaping holes a second time. If that means maneuvering the psycho into a wild Midwest showdown that only one of them is going to be walking away from... Clement Mansell – crazed'Oklahoma Wildman' Raymond Cruz – homicide detective Sandy Stanton – Clement's girlfriend Carolyn Wilder – Clement's lawyer Skender Lulgjaraj – Albanian City Primeval at Elmore Leonard.com
Unknown Man No. 89
Unknown Man #89 is a crime novel written by Elmore Leonard, published in 1977, just after his novel Swag, preceding The Hunted. It is a sequel to The Big Bounce; the novel follows the exploits of Detroit process server Jack Ryan, who has a reputation for finding men who don't want to be found. A string of unrelated crimes leads Ryan to the search for a missing stockholder known only as "unknown man #89," but his missing man isn't "unknown" to everyone: a pretty blonde hates his guts, a nasty dude named Virgil Royal wants him dead in the worst way; this is unfortunate for Jack, caught in the crossfire of a lethal triple-cross and becomes as much a target as his nameless prey. Along the way, Ryan butts heads with local police, including six-shooter-carrying Dick Speed; the book is best remembered for a sequence taken straight from The Godfather, where thug Virgil plants a shotgun in the meeting place of his victim, in this case, the fire escape of Bobby Lear's hotel room. Of note is homosexual wannabe gangster Lonnie, whose "superfly" haircut was emulated by several of Elmore Leonard's other characters.
Jack Ryan – Detroit process server Virgil Royal – nasty dude Tunafish – Associate of Virgil Royal Dick Speed – local police officer Jay Walt – Collection Agency Manager Denise Leary – Wife of Robert Leary, Jr. Mr. Perez – Businessman Raymond Gidre – Assistant to Mr. Perez According to the revised edition of "Hitchcock" by François Truffaut, Alfred Hitchcock was considering adapting Leonard's novel Unknown Man: No. 89, to which he had acquired the rights, as his follow-up film to Family Plot, his 53rd and final project. He abandoned that idea and considered some other novels, but in 1978 Hitchcock closed his offices and dismissed his staff. There never was a 54th film. In 1980 Hitchcock died. Unknown Man#89 at Elmore Leonard.com
The Hot Kid
The Hot Kid is a novel written by popular, contemporary crime-fiction author Elmore Leonard. It was released in 2005; this fictional story is set during The Great Depression and follows the career of Carl Webster, a crack shot, well respected, mannerful lawman who killed his first criminal at the ripe age of fifteen. The reader follows Carlos' career as he begins a long dance of death with Jack Belmont, an ambitious criminal who wants to become public enemy number one; the story follows other characters like Louly Brown, a woman who loves Carlos, but wants to be known as Pretty Boy Floyd's gal. There's writer Tony Antonelli, of True Detective magazine, who wants to write like a pro, wishes Elodie, a gal he likes, wasn't a whore; the novel is full of grade-A action and violence perpetrated through criminals, Tommy guns, bank robberies, hot cars, all falling against the backdrop of Prohibition. Carl Webster is presented as the son of Virgil Webster, introduced in Leonard's 1998 novel Cuba Libre.
Both men reappear in Leonard's 2007 novel Up In Honey's Room. Real life contemporary bank robbers who make an appearance in the novel include Bonnie and Clyde, Pretty Boy Floyd, Machine Gun Kelly, John Dillinger and Baby Face Nelson Janet Maslin of The New York Times described the book as'far from being an exercise in nostalgia, this book reinvigorates what Mr. Leonard might have experienced at his most impressionable: the mythmaking process that turned commonplace crooks into figures of folklore' The Hot Kid at Elmore Leonard's Official Website
Glitz is a 1985 novel by author Elmore Leonard, following the story of Detective Vincent Mora, being stalked by Teddy Magyk, the serial rapist he put away. It was made into a 1988 television film starring Jimmy Smits. Psycho mama's boy Teddy Magyk has a serious jones for the Miami cop who put him away for raping a senior citizen — but he wants to hit Vincent Mora where it hurts before killing him. So when a beautiful Puerto Rican hooker takes a swan dive from an Atlantic City high-rise and Vincent shows up to investigate the questionable death of his "special friend," Teddy figures he's got his prey just where he wants him, but the A. C. dazzle is blinding the Magic Man to a couple of hard truths: Vincent Mora doesn't forgive and forget... and he doesn't die easy. Vincent Mora – Miami homicide investigator Teddy Magyk – crazy serial rapist Iris Ruiz – hooker Lorendo Paz – Puerto Rico criminal affairs investigator Linda Moon – singer, who becomes Vincent's girlfriend during the story. Dixie Davies – Atlantic City major crime squad homicide officer Tommy Donovan – Atlantic City casino owner Nancy Donovan, casino manager who becomes enamoured of Vincent Jacky Garbo – Atlantic City casino operator Sal Catalina – Atlantic City wise guy Ricky Catalina a.k.a. "the Zit" – collector LaDonna Padgett – Jacky's girlfriend and former Miss Oklahoma Frank Cingoro – wise guy DeLeon Johnson a.k.a.'Moose' – Ex-Nfl Player, working as minder for Jacky Writing in The New York Times in 1985, horror fiction writer Stephen King compared the novel favorably with works by John D. MacDonald, Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett.
In the film version for cable television, the Atlantic City detective Vincent Mora was played by Jimmy Smits, the villain Teddy Magyk by John Diehl and the lounge singer Linda Moon by Markie Post. Glitz at Elmore Leonard.com Glitz on IMDb
Los Angeles the City of Los Angeles and known by its initials L. A. is the most populous city in California, the second most populous city in the United States, after New York City, the third most populous city in North America. With an estimated population of four million, Los Angeles is the cultural and commercial center of Southern California; the city is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity and the entertainment industry, its sprawling metropolis. Los Angeles is the largest city on the West Coast of North America. Los Angeles is in a large basin bounded by the Pacific Ocean on one side and by mountains as high as 10,000 feet on the other; the city proper, which covers about 469 square miles, is the seat of Los Angeles County, the most populated county in the country. Los Angeles is the principal city of the Los Angeles metropolitan area, the second largest in the United States after that of New York City, with a population of 13.1 million. It is part of the Los Angeles-Long Beach combined statistical area the nation's second most populous area with a 2015 estimated population of 18.7 million.
Los Angeles is one of the most substantial economic engines within the United States, with a diverse economy in a broad range of professional and cultural fields. Los Angeles is famous as the home of Hollywood, a major center of the world entertainment industry. A global city, it has been ranked 6th in the Global Cities Index and 9th in the Global Economic Power Index; the Los Angeles metropolitan area has a gross metropolitan product of $1.044 trillion, making it the third-largest in the world, after the Tokyo and New York metropolitan areas. Los Angeles hosted the 1932 and 1984 Summer Olympics and will host the event for a third time in 2028; the city hosted the Miss Universe pageant twice, in 1990 and 2006, was one of 9 American cities to host the 1994 FIFA men's soccer World Cup and one of 8 to host the 1999 FIFA women's soccer World Cup, hosting the final match for both tournaments. Home to the Chumash and Tongva, Los Angeles was claimed by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo for Spain in 1542 along with the rest of what would become Alta California.
The city was founded on September 4, 1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. It became a part of Mexico in 1821 following the Mexican War of Independence. In 1848, at the end of the Mexican–American War, Los Angeles and the rest of California were purchased as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, becoming part of the United States. Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4, 1850, five months before California achieved statehood; the discovery of oil in the 1890s brought rapid growth to the city. The completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913, delivering water from Eastern California assured the city's continued rapid growth; the Los Angeles coastal area was settled by the Chumash tribes. A Gabrieleño settlement in the area was called iyáangẚ, meaning "poison oak place". Maritime explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo claimed the area of southern California for the Spanish Empire in 1542 while on an official military exploring expedition moving north along the Pacific coast from earlier colonizing bases of New Spain in Central and South America.
Gaspar de Portolà and Franciscan missionary Juan Crespí, reached the present site of Los Angeles on August 2, 1769. In 1771, Franciscan friar Junípero Serra directed the building of the Mission San Gabriel Arcángel, the first mission in the area. On September 4, 1781, a group of forty-four settlers known as "Los Pobladores" founded the pueblo they called El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles,'The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels'; the present-day city has the largest Roman Catholic Archdiocese in the United States. Two-thirds of the Mexican or settlers were mestizo or mulatto, a mixture of African and European ancestry; the settlement remained a small ranch town for decades, but by 1820, the population had increased to about 650 residents. Today, the pueblo is commemorated in the historic district of Los Angeles Pueblo Plaza and Olvera Street, the oldest part of Los Angeles. New Spain achieved its independence from the Spanish Empire in 1821, the pueblo continued as a part of Mexico.
During Mexican rule, Governor Pío Pico made Los Angeles Alta California's regional capital. Mexican rule ended during the Mexican–American War: Americans took control from the Californios after a series of battles, culminating with the signing of the Treaty of Cahuenga on January 13, 1847. Railroads arrived with the completion of the transcontinental Southern Pacific line to Los Angeles in 1876 and the Santa Fe Railroad in 1885. Petroleum was discovered in the city and surrounding area in 1892, by 1923, the discoveries had helped California become the country's largest oil producer, accounting for about one-quarter of the world's petroleum output. By 1900, the population had grown to more than 102,000; the completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913, under the supervision of William Mulholland, assured the continued growth of the city. Due to clauses in the city's charter that prevented the City of Los Angeles from selling or providing water from the aqueduct to any area outside its borders, many adjacent city and communities became compelled to annex themselves into Los Angeles.
Los Angeles created the first municipal zoning ordinance in the United States. On September 14, 1908, the Los Angeles City Council promulgated residential and industrial land use zones; the new ordinance established three residential zones of a single type, where industrial uses were
Life of Crime (film)
Life of Crime is a 2013 American black comedy crime film written and directed by Daniel Schechter, based on Elmore Leonard's novel The Switch, which includes characters revisited in his novel Rum Punch, adapted into the Quentin Tarantino film Jackie Brown. Life of Crime was screened on the closing night 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, on the opening day of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, at the 2014 Traverse City Film Festival and released in theaters on August 29, 2014. In Detroit in 1978, stoic socialite Mickey Dawson becomes the target of an ill-planned kidnapping plot by a pair of fumbling ex-cons, Ordell Robbie and Louis Gara, looking for a get-rich-quick scheme. However, things become complicated for the duo when her wealthy husband, refuses to pay the ransom, as he is on the cusp of filing for divorce to make way for his mistress, Melanie Ralston; the two kidnappers have to figure out how to turn the tables before their time runs out. Dennis Quaid was cast as Frank Dawson, Mickey's husband.
Principal photography lasted 26 days. The major portion of the film was shot in Connecticut. Three time Academy Award nominee Tod A. Maitland did the sound mixing. Life of Crime has received positive reviews from critics. Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 65% based on reviews from 74 critics, with an average rating of 5.9/10. The site's consensus reads: "It may not stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the best Elmore Leonard adaptations, but Life of Crime has enough ambling charm—and a sharp enough cast—to get by." Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score from 1 to 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, gave the film a 60 based on 28 critics. Life of Crime on IMDb Life of Crime at Metacritic Life of Crime at Rotten Tomatoes