Chili Palmer

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 140 ratings

Get Shorty Publisher's Summary

The book that Get Shorty, the film starring John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Rene Russo, and Danny DeVito, was based on.

Collecting money for the Mob isn't too different from any other job, reckons Miami loan shark Chili Palmer. He soon finds himself ordered to collect on a bad debt from Leo Devoe, a guy who died in a plane crash. But it turns out Leo isn't dead - he's living it up in Las Vegas on the compensation money. So Chili follows him to Vegas and then on to Hollywood, where he gets drawn into the world of movies....

Elmore Leonard was born in New Orleans on 11 October, 1925. He wrote 45 books during his phenomenal career, including the best sellers Mr Paradise, Tishomingo Blues, Be Cool and The Hot Kid. Many have been made into successful movies, including Get Shorty with John Travolta, Out of Sight with George Clooney, and Rum Punch, which became Tarantino's Jackie Brown. He is the recipient of the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award and the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award. He died on 20 August, 2013, in Detroit.

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  • Book 1

    • Get Shorty

    • By: Elmore Leonard
    • Narrated by: Nick Landrum
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Collecting money for the Mob isn't too different from any other job, reckons Miami loan shark Chili Palmer. He soon finds himself ordered to collect on a bad debt from Leo Devoe, a guy who died in a plane crash. But it turns out Leo isn't dead - he's living it up in Las Vegas on the compensation money. So Chili follows him to Vegas and then on to Hollywood, where he gets drawn into the world of movies....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great story great read

    • By Michael on 02-21-18

    Regular price: $15.98

  • Book 2

    • Be Cool

    • By: Elmore Leonard
    • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    The sequel to Chili Palmer's hit movie Get Leo tanked, and now Chili's itching for a comeback. So when a power-lunch with record label executive and former associate Tommy Athens ends in a mob hit, he soon finds himself in an unlikely alliance with organized crime detective Darryl Holmes and the likely next target of Russian gangsters. But where others see danger, Chili Palmer sees story possibilities.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic dialogue!

    • By Jerret on 09-04-05

    Regular price: $21.67