Elmore Leonard's effortless cool inspired generation of American writers, elevated crime genre

  • by: CHRIS TALBOTT , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 20, 2013 - 3:30 PM

Peter Leonard first figured out his father was cooler than most anyone else at an early age, when he was crawling around under the church pew and noticed Elmore Leonard's ultra-mod ankle boots — you know, the kind with the zipper on the side — back in the 1960s.

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