Gregg Sutter first met Elmore Leonard in 1979 and began working for him in 1981. He is currently at work on a biography of Leonard, from his unique perspective as his full-time researcher for more than thirty years. He is the editor of The Library of America’s three-volume edition of Leonard’s novels.
&;A Hollywood hit&;.Taut, inimitable prose and characters who could have only sprung from the mind of Elmore Leonard.&; &;Detroit News
The Chicago Tribune has dubbed Elmore Leonard, &;the coolest, hottest writer in America.&; In the same league as the legendary great ones&;John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain&;the &;King Daddy of crime writers&; (Seattle Times) demonstrates his remarkable mastery with Get Shorty, one of the most adored of his forty-plus novels. The basis of the hit movie starring John Travolta and Danny DeVito, Get Shorty chronicles the over-the-top, sometimes violent Hollywood misadventures of a Florida mob loan shark who chases a deadbeat client all the way to Tinseltown and decides to stick around and make movies. Get Shorty&;s shylock protagonist, Chili Palmer, is a truly inspired creation&;as memorable as another unforgettable Leonard hero, U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens of the hit TV series Justified&;and readers will relish his moves and countermoves in this electrifying, funny, bullet train-paced winner from &;the greatest crime writer of our time, perhaps ever!&; (New York Times Book Review)