Mr. Paradise (Paperback)

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Description


In hindsight, lingerie model Kelly Barr realizes it was a very bad idea to accompany her call girl roommate, Chloe, to Tony Paradisos palatial Detroit home. A wealthy eighty-four-year-old exMotor City lawyer, Mr. Paradise enjoys watching old Michigan football games on TV while a sexy companion prances around his bedroom topless in a cheerleader outfit. On this particular night, however, two intruders decide to join the party, leaving Chloe and the old man dead while Kellys off elsewhere with Tonys right-hand man. But just maybe Kelly can walk away from it all with a big score. First she needs to convince the cops shes somebody elseand investigating Detective Frank Delsa, while good-hearted and lonely, is not stupid. That good heart, though, could get him into a lot more trouble than he ever bargained for.

About the Author


Elmore Leonard wrote forty-five novels and nearly as many western and crime short stories across his highly successful career that spanned more than six decades. Some of his bestsellers include Road Dogs, Up in Honey's Room, The Hot Kid, Mr. Paradise, Tishomingo Blues, and the critically acclaimed collection of short stories Fire in the Hole. Many of his books have been made into movies, including Get Shorty, Out of Sight, and Rum Punch, which became Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown. Justified, the hit series from FX, is based on Leonard's character Raylan Givens, who appears in Riding the Rap, Pronto, Raylan and the short story "Fire in the Hole." He was a recipient of the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the Lifetime Achievement Award from PEN USA, and the Grand Master Award of the Mystery Writers of America. He was known to many as the 'Dickens of Detroit' and was a long-time resident of the Detroit area.

Praise For…


“The dialogue and the characters crackle ...MR. PARADISE is a perfect crime caper from a master.”
-Detroit Free Press

“Leonard returns to his Detroit roots for another unlikely romance amid the thorns of crime.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“It’s a blast.”
-San Jose Mercury News

“You will love this excellent book.”
-New York Times Book Review

“Brilliantly constructed, wise and tough, this book ...offers a master class in how to write a novel.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062119056
ISBN-10: 0062119052
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Publication Date: October 18th, 2011
Pages: 366
Language: English