Elmore Leonard, Crime Writer, Passes at 87 Years Old

Elmore LeonardThe New York Times is one of several outlets reporting that crime novelist Elmore Leonard has passed away at 87 years old.

According to the article, Leonard had his first story published in 1951 and “60 years later, was still churning out a book a year.” He is known for novels such as ‘Glitz’ and ‘Get Shorty,’ some of which were also adapted for movie and television.

I personally haven’t read much by Elmore Leonard, but I know my father is a fan of his work, and I am sure he will be missed in literary world.

2 Comments on Elmore Leonard, Crime Writer, Passes at 87 Years Old

  1. His nickname? Friends called Elmore Leonard as “Dutch”, a nickname that somehow stuck on Leonard from childhood, but it had nothing to do with his own ancestry but with the ancestry of a pitcher at the time with the Washington Senators, Emil “Dutch” Leonard.

  2. PS: The baseball player Emil Leonard’s nickname ‘Dutch’ was also taken in his honor by crime novelist Elmore Leonard, and was tattooed as such during his time in the SeaBees.

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