Meet Raylan Givens – Pronto

Elmore Leonard is simply one of the best crime writers around – sharp, funny, and a keen observer of the human condition. I don’t think he can write a bad book. But, in my opinion, Pronto is not one of his best. It is, however, notable for introducing Raylan Givens, a wonderful character that ended up starring in the TV series, Justified, and maybe that’s reason enough to read it.

Pronto is certainly entertaining but if you’ve never read anything by Elmore Leonard, start elsewhere, perhaps Get Shorty or Rum Punch.

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About Patricia Dusenbury

Patricia Dusenbury grew up in the Northeast, went to college in the South, and married a southerner. After a lifetime on the east coast, she recently moved to San Francisco. In her previous career, Pat was an economist and the author of numerous dry publications. She is hoping to atone by writing mystery stories that people read for pleasure. The Electronic Publishing Industry Coalition named A Perfect Victim, Book 1 of her Claire Marshall trilogy, 2015's best mystery. Book 2, Secrets, Lies & Homicide, was a finalist for the 2016 EPIC award. Book 3, A House of Her Own, is out and completes the trilogy. The first book in Pat's new series, working title Two Weeks in Geary, is a Claymore Award finalist. When she isn’t writing, Pat is reading, gardening, babysitting or exploring San Francisco, the fabulous city that is now her home.
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