The Switch by Elmore Leonard [FIRST EDITION • FIRST PRINTING] 1978 • Bantam

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The Switch by Elmore Leonard 


*Rare true first edition!  First published in 1978 by Bantam Books as a mass market paperback original. 

Book is in absolutely stunning condition!   Like new w/ only extremely minor trace wear to cover and the faintest trace of creasing to spine.  Reads like new.  Gorgeous! 

Dangerously eccentric characters, razor-sharp black humor, brilliant dialog, and suspense all rolled into one tight package—that’s The Switch, Elmore Leonard’s classic tale of a kidnapping gone wrong…or terribly right, depending on how you look at it. The Grand Master whom the New York Times Book Review calls, “the greatest crime writer of our time, perhaps ever,” has written a wry and twisting tale that any of the other all-time greats—Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, John D. MacDonald, James M. Cain, Robert Parker…every noir author who ever walked a detective, cop, or criminal into a shadowy alley—would be thrilled to call their own. Leonard is at his storytelling best, as a spurned wife decides to take a rightful—and profitable—revenge on her deceiving hubby by teaming up with the two thugs he hired to abduct her.