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Mr. Paradise

Mr. Paradise

Author(s): Elmore Leonard

Location(s): Detroit

Genre(s): Crime, Fiction

Era(s): early 200s

Mr Paradise pays Chloe and Kelly to play cheerleaders. To dance while he watches reruns of Michigan’s finest football games.

At least that’s the story that hired-help Montez Taylor tells cop Frank Delsa. Delsa’s called in to investigate a double homicide: old man Paradise and a girl dressed as a cheerleader. He’s got a witness – a second cheerleader – but she can’t decide whether her name’s Chloe or Kelly. Nobody it seems is playing it straight – least of all the two trigger-happy hit men cruising Detroit’s mean streets. But with a beautiful witness who might or might not want his protection, Delsa’s ready to play for time …

Elmore Leonard is in top form with Mr Paradise which is set right back in his home town of Detroit, Motor City, scene of many of his greatest books.

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