Books The Best Elmore Leonard Books of All Time  

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List of the best Elmore Leonard books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. Early in his career Leonard primarily wrote Westerns, but eventually he moved onto writing suspense thrillers and crime fiction novels. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Elmore Leonard is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Elmore Leonard who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader. Elmore Leonard died on August 20th, 2013, after suffering a stoke.

This list includes LaBrava, Get Shorty and more. What are Elmore Leonard's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.
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LaBrava is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Elmore Leonard Books of All Time
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Rum Punch is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Elmore Leonard Books of All Time
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Out of Sight is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Elmore Leonard Books of All Time
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Get Shorty is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Elmore Leonard Books of All Time
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City Primaval is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Elmore Leonard Books of All Time
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Cuba Libre is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Elmore Leonard Books of All Time
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Killshot is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Elmore Leonard Books of All Time
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Swag is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Elmore Leonard Books of All Time
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Hombre is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Elmore Leonard Books of All Time
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Unknown Man No. 89 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Elmore Leonard Books of All Time
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Last Stand at Saber River is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Elmore Leonard Books of All Time
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Riding the Rap is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Elmore Leonard Books of All Time
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Pronto is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Elmore Leonard Books of All Time
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Cat chaser is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Elmore Leonard Books of All Time
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Mr. Majestyk is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Elmore Leonard Books of All Time
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Glitz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Elmore Leonard Books of All Time
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Split Images is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Elmore Leonard Books of All Time
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Gunsights is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Elmore Leonard Books of All Time
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The Hot Kid is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Elmore Leonard Books of All Time
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Pagan Babies is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Elmore Leonard Books of All Time
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The bounty hunters is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Elmore Leonard Books of All Time
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Escape from Five Shadows is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Elmore Leonard Books of All Time
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Valdez Is Coming Low Price is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Elmore Leonard Books of All Time

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The Moonshine War is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Elmore Leonard Books of All Time
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The Big Bounce is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Elmore Leonard Books of All Time
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The Law at Randado is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Elmore Leonard Books of All Time
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Be Cool is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Elmore Leonard Books of All Time
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The Switch is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Elmore Leonard Books of All Time
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A Coyote's in the House is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Elmore Leonard Books of All Time
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Forty Lashes Less One is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Elmore Leonard Books of All Time
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Gold Coast is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Elmore Leonard Books of All Time
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The Hunted is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Elmore Leonard Books of All Time
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Naked Came the Manatee is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Elmore Leonard Books of All Time
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