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He's been called "The Dickens of Detroit." Elmore Leonard broke in by writing pulp novels and advertising copy in the 1950s, but he's gone on to transcend either genre with such novels as Jackie Brown, Get Shorty, Be Cool, Rum Punch, The Big Bounce, Out of Sight, and Killshot. It was the success of the movie adaptation of his novel Hombre that allowed him to finally give up his day job, leave the advertising world behind, and dedicate himself to the world of hustlers, con men, pimps, and thieves that have enlivened his best works.

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