Gold Coast: A Novel

By Elmore Leonard

“Lean, suggest, darkly funny.”
Boston Globe

“A zingy mystery by way of the grasp of hard-boiled suspense.”
Dallas Morning News

“Elmore Leonard could be the maximum crime novelist within the world,” announces the Seattle Times, and more true phrases have by no means been written. simply keep on with the Grand grasp of poser and suspense to Florida’s Gold Coast and you’ll quick notice that it’s so. during this vintage Elmore Leonard mystery, a stunning mafia widow stands to lose every thing her past due mob boss husband left her if she succumbs to her wish for an enticing Detroit ex-con—so the 2 conspire to outwit the thugs the useless capo assigned to ensure she remains chaste. more suitable crime fiction within the vein of John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, and Robert Parker—chock choked with the eccentric characters, black humor, and razor-sharp discussion for which the acclaimed author of U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (of TV’s Justified) is justifiably famous—Gold Coast is most efficient Leonard.

Show description

Quick preview of Gold Coast: A Novel PDF

Similar Crime books


While attractive, prosperous Yukiko and low-born artist Noriyoshi are came upon drowned jointly in a shinju, or ritual double suicide, every body believes the perpetrator was once forbidden love. everybody yet newly appointed yoriki Sano Ichiro. regardless of the reputable verdict and warnings from his superiors, the shogun's such a lot Honorable Investigator of occasions, events, and other people suspects the deaths were not only a tragedy -- they have been homicide.

Riding the Rap: A Novel

“Wicked and irresistible…. Elmore Leonard is a literary genius. ” —New York occasions booklet ReviewBefore U. S. Marshal Raylan Givens started electrifying television audience throughout the USA (in the hit sequence Justified), he “starred” in Elmore Leonard’s driving the Rap—an explosive, twisty story of a brazen Florida kidnap caper long past outrageously unsuitable.

The 3rd Woman: A Thriller

Journalist Madison Webb is captivated with exposing lies and corruption. yet she by no means concept she’d be investigating her personal sister’s homicide. Madison refuses to simply accept the legitimate line that Abigail’s demise used to be an remoted crime. She uncovers facts that implies her sister used to be the 3rd sufferer in a chain of killings hushed up as a part of an enormous conspiracy.

The Bone Thief: A Body Farm Novel

It kind of feels a regimen case for Dr. invoice Brockton, the exhumation of a physique to acquire a bone pattern for a DNA paternity attempt. yet a stunning discovery awaits Brockton and his colleagues whilst the coffin is opened: the corpse within has been horribly violated. The grisly locate embroils the physique Farm's founder in a perilous research right into a flourishing black marketplace in physique components, as Brockton is recruited for an FBI sting to convey down a postmortem chop shop—using corpses from the physique Farm as bait.

Additional info for Gold Coast: A Novel

Show sample text content

What’s the problem? ” “I don’t are looking to be alone,” Marta acknowledged, “if Roland comes. ” “I proposal your brother selections up the tape. ” “Remember, I tole you he doesn’t do it anymore. ” “Well, it’s as much as you,” Karen acknowledged. “But when you don’t are looking to open the door while he comes, then don’t. ” “That wouldn’t cease him. ” “Maybe no longer. it sort of feels humorous, although, to offer you advice,” Karen stated. “I attempted that can assist you sooner than. You had an opportunity to have him arrested and also you didn’t. ” “Of path. for a similar cause I don’t are looking to be by myself with him. I’m scared, I don’t be aware of what to do. ” “And I don’t be aware of what to inform you,” Karen stated. “You’re afraid to allow him in and you’re afraid to not. ” “I want issues often is the similar, how it used to be,” Marta acknowledged. “Wouldn’t it's nice,” Karen stated. “So, are you going to offer him the tape? ” “I bet so. ” Karen jiggled her keys, getting the single for the Seville prepared. She stated, “Well, i must go,” yet remained through the kitchen desk, taking a look at Marta. “I imagine what i'd do, I’d go away the tape for him outdoor the door and break out from the following for awhile. might be a couple of days. you recognize? rather than placing your self in the course of whatever that actually doesn’t difficulty you. ” “Leave the following? ” “Why no longer? What’s somebody performed for you recently? ” simply in time. Roland wheeled his Coupe de Ville into the force as Marta was once chickening out, observed her brakelights flash and, earlier than she knew it, used to be pressed opposed to her rear bumper. Out of the automobile Roland stated, “Hey, don’t go away on my account. the place we going? ” He seemed towards the open storage doorways and on the apartment, up on the second-floor home windows, as if he may possibly trap an individual staring at him. Roland picked up the envelope along with his identify on it—ROLAND, in colossal blue letters—from the stairs and moved apart to allow Marta liberate the door. “There’s no one home,” she stated. “Don’t appear like it,” Roland stated. “I ain’t gonna play condominium with you at the present time, sugar, i need to take advantage of your phone. ” He dialed the only within the kitchen, waited, acknowledged, “Son of a bitch,” and hung up. “Where’s Karen at? ” “She went out to dinner. ” “Who with? ” “Nobody. by myself. ” “ ‘Less she’s assembly him, huh? Let’s move on your bed room and hear this one,” Roland acknowledged, protecting up the envelope. “Many calls this day? ” “Only a few,” Marta acknowledged. mins later, in Marta’s room, after taking part in the tape and listening to not anything, Roland acknowledged, “I’d say that’s lower than a couple of. otherwise this here’s the incorrect one. ” “I took it out of the machine,” Marta stated. “And i do know you wouldn’t deceive me,” Roland acknowledged, straightening up from the recorder at the chair, status just about Marta, the mattress at the back of her. “Would you? ” “I don't have any cause to lie,” she acknowledged. “You obtained a pleasant physique, you recognize it? ” Marta stood inflexible, her head became clear of his chest. “But I don’t have time simply now to make you cheerful. Your tricky luck,” Roland acknowledged, going into the kitchen. He picked up the wall telephone and dialed back. This time he acknowledged, “You dink, the place you been? ” Lionel’s voice acknowledged, “I was once within the bathroom a minute. ” “Drinking beer—how many you have got?

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.28 of 5 – based on 7 votes