Labrava ebook

by Elmore Leonard

This one’s for Swanie, bless his heart. Evelyn said, LaBrava.

This one’s for Swanie, bless his heart. Why does that sound familiar? She was looking at Maurice’s tan scalp as he lowered his head, peered at her over his glasses, then pushed them up on his nose: a gesture, like tipping his hat.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. New York Times bestselling author Elmore Leonard delivers his trademark blend of action, sex, violence.

Can LaBrava get to the bottom of things before he winds up dead? When it comes to Elmore Leonard books, they're either awesome or just okay. This one is definitely closer to okay. The plot was pretty good.

Elmore John Leonard Jr. (October 11, 1925 – August 20, 2013) was an American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter. His earliest novels, published in the 1950s, were Westerns, but he went on to specialize in crime fiction and suspense thrillers, many of which have been adapted into motion pictures. Among his best-known works are Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Swag, Hombre, Mr. Majestyk, and Rum Punch (adapted as the film Jackie Brown).

Having lunch on the front porch of the Cardozo Hotel with a movie star out of his memory. She wore dark glasses, round black ones, and a wide-brimmed Panama straight across her eyes. He watched her take dainty bites of marinated conch, raising the fork in her left hand upside down, her moves unhurried.

10/11/25 - 8/20/13 Elmore John Leonard, J. popularly known as mystery and western writer Elmore Leonard, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 11, 1925.

Ex-secret service agent, Joe LaBrava, first fell in love with femme fatale movie queen Jean Shaw in a darkened theater when he was twelve. Now he's finally meeting his dream woman in the flesh, albeit in a rundown Miami crisis center. Cleaned up and sober, though, she still makes LaBrava's heart race. 10/11/25 - 8/20/13 Elmore John Leonard, J. He served in the United States Naval Reserve from 1943 to 1946. in English from the University of Detroit in 1950.

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Read Labrava, by Elmore Leonard online on Bookmate – New York Times bestselling author Elmore Leonard delivers his trademark blend of action, sex, violence, humor, and hard-boiled suspense in this . Fast-moving, pitch-perfect, and utterly irresistible, LaBrava is, vintage Leonard: a blend of the true-to-life and the totally make-believe, the cinematic and the suspenseful, the world we know and a whole lot of worlds we’re glad we don’t. Only Leonard can concoct such a potent cocktail. Thriller & Crime. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Elmore Leonard Elmore Leonard wrote more than forty books during his long career . Many of his books have been made into movies, including Get Shorty and Out of Sight.

Elmore Leonard wrote more than forty books during his long career, including the bestsellers Raylan, Tishomingo Blues, Be Cool, Get Shorty, and Rum Punch, as well as the acclaimed collection When the Women Come Out to Dance, which was a New York Times Notable Book. The short story "Fire in the Hole," and three books, including Raylan, were the basis for the FX hit show Justified.

Joe LaBrava first fell in love with femme fatale movie queen Jean Shaw in a darkened theater when he was twelve

A crackling page-turner. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 10 years ago. Joe LaBrava is an archetypal Leonard protagonist/hero who exudes that special air of quiet competence and integrity, always able to skate on the thin ice of danger and produce a result. You would want him on your side. The action is amplified by the brilliant dialogue and the sure touch that the author has for subtleties of characterisation and idiom.

List of the best Elmore Leonard books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. This list includes LaBrava, Get Shorty and more. What are Elmore Leonard's best novels?

List of the best Elmore Leonard books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. Early in his career Leonard primarily wrote Westerns, but eventually he moved onto writing suspense thrillers and crime fiction novels. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Elmore Leonard is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. What are Elmore Leonard's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.

Ex-Secret Service agent Joe LaBrava is ensnared in a South Miami Beach scheme involving a redneck former policeman, a Cuban hit man moolighting as a go-go dancer, and a onetime movie queen who lives in a dangerous fantasy world. Reprint.
Classic Leonard. Elmore has the knack of creating characters that jump right off the page. This is a 1950's style noir novel, with a 50's movie actress who stared in noir films as the centerpiece. LaBrava and Maurice are a little close to characters of Leonard's that I have appeared in other books, but that's okay. he gives them a unique flair. The bad guys are amusing and sinister, the heroine is sexy but dangerous, and the good girl is a bit seedy but manages to seem chaste despite the fact she's not. Never say that Leonard's characters aren't multifaceted!

The plot is so well done that I never saw the real angle of the crime until I was hit in the head with it. Well worth a read!
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An intriguing tale of the ambiguity of love. Staged on Miami Beach before the beautiful people moved there and the fabulous Art Deco Hotels were crumbling retirement homes for aging snowbirds.This tale of manipulation, betrayal, obsession, and convenience all in the name of love touches all of the human quirks and frailties Elmore Leonard captures so well.

Everyone has an angle, agenda, and undeniable need, to be satiated at any cost. Miami Beach itself becomes a metaphor for the nature of survival and reinvention, what we lose and what we value, all in the quest for security and a facade of respectability.
If it walks like james M. Cain and it tastes like James M. Cain, then it must be Elmore Leonard. After reading the ten or twelve most recent Leonard novels and short story collections as they were published and thoroughly enjoying them, it became time to try some of his earlier work. LaBrava was the first, published more than twenty years ago. I was floored by the atmosphere of South Beach in the early eighties, so reminiscent of James M. Cain's noir novels like The Postman Always Rings Twice, Butterfly, and Serenade, published in the 1940s, with their elaborate, devious plot twists, photographic detail, and brilliant flawed characters. To those qualities Leonard adds his ear for dialogue. The plot revolves around ex secret service agent turned photographer Joe LaBrava, his fairly elderly former bookie friend turned hotel operator, and a slightly faded starlet. 'Nuff said. It's perhaps Leonard's best.
Being a fan of Justified on TV I decided to give one of Elmore Leonard's books a try. Wasn't sure in the first couple chapters I was going to like this book, but before long I was sucked in and hooked A real page turner that gives you a peek at the dark side of Miami. A retired movie actress , a shady private cop, a wealthy hotel owner, and LaBrava who is former Secret Service agent are the main players in this story. Kidnapping extortion, and murder all add up to big trouble for LaBrava who is out to put an end to it. Hang on for the ride!
Nicely written mystery set in Miami, a little slow getting started, but the pace soon picked up and kept the interest going throughout the story.
Clever and witty, Labrava, an ex-detective turned photographer, keeps the story moving with several twists in the plot.
Anyone living in or visiting Miami would love the book, and any photographer would find the camera information fun. The closer it gets to the end of the story, the more you want to read. Would be interested in more Elmore Leonard stories.
Another accomplished read from Leonard not a word wasted fast-moving tale with a host of well-realised characters, Jean, the former Hollywood actress, is particularly well-done. I particularly liked the Miami South Beach setting.
Top notch. Joe LaBrava is someone you'd like to hang out with. This is a funny story with lots of twists and turns and of course filled with wonderful dialog that only Mr. Leonard could write.
The story centres around a young photographer meeting a film star, some years his senior, who was reasonably famous as the bad woman in film noirs of the 40's and 50's. I found it interesting as it refers to some famous titles, stars and story lines of this genre. There is the usual intersection of low life not very successful criminals out to scam those with money and the aging film star has money problems of her she tries to solve by reusing a plot and dialogue from one of her old crime movies. It has the usual Leonard attractions in the dialogue and the no frills prose style. But the pacing is rather slow and the resolution somewhat predictable.
Labrava ebook
Elmore Leonard
Thrillers & Suspense
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William Morrow & Co (May 1, 1998)
283 pages
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