Get Shorty, Leonard, Elmore. Published by The Delacorte Press, U.S.A., 1990. First Edition. Signed by author without inscription to book plate pasted to title page. 8vo up to 9½” tall., 292 pp. Quarter white cloth over black paper boards, green spine titles. Both volume and unclipped jacket are in fine condition.
Elmore Leonard (1925-2013) was an American author of more than 40 novels. “By most appraisals, he had long since dethroned Raymond Chandler as the greatest of American crime writers. Many critics argued that, if anything, the reference to genre slighted his contributions. Martin Amis described him as “a literary genius,” and “the nearest America has to a national writer.” The Atlantic, February 15, 2014 3414 $40