Friday, February 4, 2011

Peter Leonard

Peter Leonard is the son of Elmore Leonard, the grand master of crime fiction. He lives in Birmingham, Michigan. His novels include Quiver and Trust Me.

From his Q & A with novelist Declan Burke at Crime Always Pays:

What crime novel would you most like to have written?

THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE by George V. Higgins. My father, Elmore Leonard, gave me the book right after it came out. He said, “Read this. You won’t believe how good it is.” And he was right.

What fictional character would you most like to have been?

James Bond. Looks like he has a pretty good time.

Who do you read for guilty pleasures?

I read ‘People’ magazine, which chronicles the comings and goings of American movie stars, important stuff like who’s dating whom, where they vacation, what clubs they frequent.

Most satisfying writing moment?

My...[read on]
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