Tuesday, October 24, 2006

A new Elmore Leonard novel

Good news from the official Elmore Leonard website:
New Elmore Leonard Novel - May 8, 2007

Elmore has just completed his 41st novel,

Up in Honey’s Room

It will be published by William Morrow on May 8, 2007.

The novel is part of what could be called, “The Webster Saga.” The Webster in question is of course Carl Webster, the Hot Kid of the Marshal Service, who in the novel, The Hot Kid, becomes a legendary lawman going after Depression era bandits and the like.

Carl’s legend continued in Comfort to the Enemy, a serial novel published by the New York Times in 2005. In this story, Carl helped the government find escaped German POWs in Oklahoma particularly at Deep Fork near his family home.

Now in, Up in Honey’s Room, Carl comes to Detroit to find a couple escaped German POWs and finds first a degenerate Nazi spy ring and some hot women who are as dangerous as they are fun. Plenty of surprises in this book.

The good folks at the Elmore Leonard site also approvingly picked up on my argument about Killshot as a feminist story. What a relief! I would be crushed if they had said I had it all wrong.

--Marshal Zeringue