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Elmore Leonard: Master of verbal tics and black humor

Acclaimed American writer who praised plain writing achieved literary daring across 60-year publishing career Although the death of the American writer Elmore Leonard – on Tuesday, aged 87, in Detroit, from complications from a recent stroke – is certainly a matter for sadness and regret, the writer would not want…

Crime novelist Elmore Leonard dies at age 87

American crime writer Elmore Leonard, author of 45 novels, many of which inspired hit Hollywood films, died Tuesday at the age of 87, according to his official website. Leonard, who had suffered a stroke late last month, passed away at 7:15 AM (1115 GMT) at his Detroit home “surrounded by…