Re: RARA-AVIS: Elmore Leonard

Mark Sullivan (
Wed, 24 Mar 1999 13:13:20 -0500 (EST) You may have noticed references in Rum Punch to when the bad guys knew
each other about 17 years before. Well, that caper was chronicled in
Switch (published about 17 years before), a variation of the Ransom of
Red Chief plot, where they kidnap a society woman only to have the
husband say keep her, hoping they will kill her and he can ride off into
the sunset with his mistress.

Also, Stick apears in Swag/Ryan's Rules before the novel named after

I always found it intriguing that Leonard will use the same last name
for different characters. For instance, Ryan is used more than once:
one is Stick's partner, another is the lead character of Unknown Man
#89, if I remember correctly. It's been a long time since I read those


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