Legendary crime novelist Elmore Leonard died on August 20, 2013.  If you’ve never read a book by Elmore Leonard, chances are you are familiar with his work through some of the many film and TV adaptions of his novels and short stories–most recently the acclaimed television series, Justified.

Here we’ve highlighted some of the many works by or associated with Elmore Leonard that can be borrowed through Minerva.


Movies & Television

“If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it.”
                                            –Elmore Leonard

Leonard is known for his mastery of dialogue, and his ability to write clean, visual prose without a lot of flourish and unnecessary description.  Perhaps that’s why his work has been made such great fodder for visual media.  Click on the cover image to go to the Minerva record for some of the most well-known movie & TV adaptations of Leonard’s work.

Selected Novels & Story Collections

“Skip the boring parts.”
                         –Elmore Leonard 

No boring parts here… Below are just some of the many books by Elmore Leonard that can be borrowed from the library.  Click on a book cover to go to the title’s catalog listing, or you can browse the complete library offerings of Elmore Leonard’s works here.