Writer Elmore Leonard, who refined the crime thriller, dies at 87

The known novelist and screenwriter, Elmore Leonard, died at the age 87.

Elmore Leonard

Elmore Leonard focused on writing crime fiction and suspense thrillers. Some of his works include:

  • 2001 Fire in the Hole
  • 2002 When the Women Come Out to Dance Anthology (includes Fire in the Hole) Tishomingo Blues
  • 2004 A Coyote’s in the House
  • 2004 Mr. Paradise
  • 2005 The Hot Kid
  • 2006 Comfort to the Enemy Published serially in New York Times
  • 2007 Up in Honey’s Room
  • 2009 Road Dogs
  • 2010 Djibouti
  • 2012 Raylan

He also received some awards:

  • 1992 Grand Master Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America
  • 2006 Louisiana Writer Award
  • 2008 F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Award for outstanding achievement in American literature
  • 2011 Peabody Award, FX’s “Justified”
  • 2012 National Book Award, Medal for Distinguished Contribution

May he rest in peace!

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I had been suffering from high fever, colds, migraine and allergic rhinitis (not to mention my ethmoidal sinusitis) the past 4 consecutive days. In fact, I was able to be absent from my classes since last Monday afternoon and on Tuesday, the whole day. Just because I thought and wanted to get well the soonest, I double dosed all my medicines – anti-histamine, except for my migraine. And as a result, I slept the whole Monday afternoon, night and Tuesday whole day. If I wasn’t reminded by my classmate, I forgot I still have a more than 100-paged examination on Wednesday.Aside from that exam, I also forgot the school paper works to be done and also my online articles to be submitted. Whew! And here goes one of my cousins asking for a published article like those of the Article Alley but specifically on science of gene technology.

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