AS_2192Earlier this summer, we ran a post called “Dutch Treat,” about how the great crime novelist Elmore Leonard, author of GET SHORTY and FREAKY DEAKY and GOLD COAST and RUM PUNCH and so many others, found out about us and shipped us a set of his books so we’d have some great pulp fiction to appreciate all summer long.  Little did we know, we wouldn’t have Elmore Leonard with us all summer long.

The man was 87, a good age for anyone to reach. But that doesn’t make his death earlier today less shocking.  His books are so full of life.  And so was he, right up to the end.

We described him in our earlier post as a living legend.

He’s still a legend.