Monday, July 23, 2012

EVENT: Authors Elmore & Peter Leonard at Bloomfield Township Library, July 26th!

Book Beat is pleased to welcome legendary author, screenwriter, and beloved Detroiter Elmore Leonard, along with his son, author Peter Leonard, to the Bloomfield Township Library (1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Township, MI 48302) on Thursday, July 26th at 7pm.


Elmore and Peter will be discussing their adventures in Hollywood, working on such critically-acclaimed series as Justified. Join us for this rare opportunity to hear the inside story on some of the classic productions based on Elmore's novels and stories, (Hombre3:10 to YumaMr. MajestykGet ShortyOut of Sight).  Included is his latest title, Raylan, featuring Raylan Givens of JustifedThe event is free and open to the public, but you must register to ensure seating. Please call the library (248) 642-5800 ext. 171 to register. Books by both authors will be available for purchase and signing at the event. Please call Book Beat (248) 968-1190 for more info or to reserve copies of these titles.


"Elmore Leonard can write circles around almost anybody active in the crime novel today."—New York Times Book Review



"Elmore Leonard is our greatest crime novelist… the best in the business."–Washington Post


Elmore Leonard is the author of dozens of popular novels including Get Shorty,Rum PunchOut of SightHombreMr. MajestykBig Bounce, and 52 Pick-Up. Many of his novels have been adapted into films, including his short story3:10 to Yuma. He is most well-known for his gritty crime novels- many set in and around metro Detroit- that feature break-neck pacing and strong dialogue. He has been called "the great American writer" by Stephen King.


Peter Leonard is the author of QuiverTrust MeVoices of the Dead and his latest title, All He Saw Was the Girl. Peter Leonard returns to Europe with his latest thriller starring an ex-hockey player from Detroit and a bumbling set of mafioso who kidnap the wrong victim.  Sure to please fans of terse and exciting fiction.


"Lean and tight, All He Saw Was the Girl is one of those novels you don't read so much as glide through, grinning and snorting." - The Guardian UK

Book Beat is an independent locally owned bookstore serving the metro Detroit area since 1982. We appreciate your support and comments. Special orders are always welcome! For more information please call 248-968-1190 during store hours Mon.-Fri. 10 am-9 pm, Sat. 10 am-7 pm & Sun. 12-5pm. Visit us in person at 26010 Greenfield in Oak Park, MI 48237 or online 24/7 at - Thank you for reading!

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