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"Elmore Leonard is in a class of one....The greatest crime writer who ever lived."
--Dennis Lehane

"Elmore Leonard is our greatest crime novelist...the best in the business."
--Washington Post

44 novels and still going strong! The incomparable Elmore Leonard--"The reigning King Daddy of crime writers" (Seattle Times)--is back with Djibouti, a gripping, twisting, playful, and always surprising tale of modern-day piracy. Djibouti sparkles with the trademark Leonard style, wit, and crackling dialogue that have made novels like Get Shorty, Out of Sight, and The Hot Kid crime fiction classics. This time Elmore's taking us to the Horn of Africa for an unforgettable confrontation with con men, crooked diplomats, documentary filmmakers, and pirates...and it's going to be a wild ride!

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2010
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780061735172
Branch Call Number: FIC Leona 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 279 p


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Mar 20, 2017


Rebecca75 May 25, 2014

Kind of a long drawn out book. It picks up a little in second half. Ending was lame and predictable.

Nov 26, 2012

Fantastic book with lots of laugh's. It's amazing to think that at his age, with the number of books he's written, he is still creative and growing as a writer.


Interesting look at Somali Pirates and al Queda operatives and the shady world of international terrorism, but Djibouti suffers from the same predicament of the main protagonist, a documentary film maker who can't decide if she is making a documentary or an action flick. Elmore is losing his touch, methinks.

debwalker Feb 21, 2011

Leonard's 44th "Novel is full of inside jokes - the famous ten rules of writing take a beating - but thankfully the Somalia pirate yarn takes over in the second half."
Jack Batten
Toronto Star Jan 23 2011

ParkRidgeRS Jan 20, 2011

Crime master Elmore Leonard branches out a bit (but not too much) in this tale of a documentary filmmaker who finds herself involved with, among others, an al Qaeda bad guy. The exotic setting in the titular location is attractive, as is the examination of piracy in that part of the world. In the end, nobody writes hardboilded dialog and characters like Leonard.

Nov 11, 2010

Sorry, just could not get into this book....

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