|Get Shorty (1990) [Novel]|
by Elmore Leonard
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Series: Chili Palmer
(From the publisher):
Mob-connected loanshark Chili Palmer is sick of the Miami grind — plus his "friends" have a bad habit of dying there. So when he chases a deadbeat client out to Hollywood, Chili figures he might like to stay. This town with its dreammakers, glitter, hucksters, and liars — plus gorgeous, partially clad would-be starlets everywhere you look — seems ideal for an enterprising criminal with a taste for the cinematic. Besides, Chili's got an idea for a killer movie — though it could very possibly kill him to get it made.
Original title: Get Shorty
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Crime/Caper