“Sharp as an ice pick….You will love this excellent book.”
—New York Times Book Review
Elmore Leonard is the undisputed master, the “King Daddy of crime writers” (Seattle Times), in the august company of the all-time greats of mystery/noir/crime fiction genre: John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, et al. The creator of such unforgettable classics as Stick, Out of Sight, and Get Shorty—not to mention the character of U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, lately of TV’s hit series Justified—Leonard is in fine form with Mr. Paradise. A riveting Detroit-based thriller enlivened by Leonard’s trademark razor-sharp dialogue, Mr. Paradise follows a smart Victoria’s Secret model’s attempt to score big after surviving a double murder in a millionaire’s mansion…with a lonely cop acting as spoiler.
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Great yarn by my fellow Detroiter -- the usual crackling dialogue, enlivened by Leonard's uncanny ability to stay hip with popular culture, especially music. The reading by the inimitable Robert Forster (who played Max Cherry in "Jackie Brown," adapted from another Leonard novel) takes some getting used to, but he ropes you in, droll, cool, smart. I was rooting for Kelly and Frank to get together, just like I was for Max and Jackie.
I love Elmore Leonard's books. And this might be yet another great story. Unfortunately the person reading the book sounds like he is reading a menu. Completley lifeless monotone. To add insult to injury the actual recording sounds like it is overmodulated and is hard to hear over the background hiss. For the first time ever I simply deleted the book after fifteen minutes of listening. I am extrememley disappointed.