Mr. Paradise
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Mr. Paradise

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"Sharp as an ice pick....You will love this excellent book."
--New York Times Book Review

Elmore Leonard is the undisputed master, the "King Daddy of crime writers" (Seattle Times), in the august company of the all-time greats of mystery/noir/crime fiction genre: John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, et al. The creator of such unforgettable classics as Stick, Out of Sight, and Get Shorty--not to mention the character of U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, lately of TV's hit series Justified--Leonard is in fine form with Mr. Paradise. A riveting Detroit-based thriller enlivened by Leonard's trademark razor-sharp dialogue, Mr. Paradise follows a smart Victoria's Secret model's attempt to score big after surviving a double murder in a millionaire's mansion...with a lonely cop acting as spoiler.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 366 pages
  • 132.08 x 198.12 x 25.4mm | 272.15g
  • William Morrow & Company
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0062119052
  • 9780062119056

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It s a blast. --San Jose Mercury News"
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Back cover copy

In hindsight, lingerie model Kelly Barr realizes it was a very bad idea to accompany her call girl roommate, Chloe, to Tony Paradiso's palatial Detroit home. A wealthy eighty-four-year-old ex-Motor 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 Kelly's off elsewhere with Tony's right-hand man. But just maybe Kelly can walk away from it all with a big score. First she needs to convince the cops she's somebody else--and 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.
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2,909 ratings
3.53 out of 5 stars
5 13% (381)
4 37% (1,073)
3 41% (1,202)
2 7% (215)
1 1% (38)
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