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German-born Walter Schoen, now living in Detroit, is a dead ringer for Heinrich Himmler. Walter's American wife, Honey Deal, doesn't know he's a German spy, but she's tired of telling him jokes he doesn't understand--it's time for a divorce. Along comes Carl Webster, the hot kid of the Marshals Service. He's looking for a German officer who escaped from a POW camp in Oklahoma. Carl's pretty sure Walter's involved, so Carl gets to know Honey, hoping she'll take him to Walter. Honey likes Carl and doesn't much care that he's married. But all Carl wants is to get his man without getting shot. It's Elmore Leonard's world--gritty, funny, and full of surprises.
“Combines everything we love about Leonard’s works--big guns, morally clueless murderers, sexy dames and handsome lawmen. A masterpiece.”
“When you read Elmore Leonard, you enter Mr. Leonard’s world. A trip like that is its own kind of vacation.”
-New York Times
“Reading UP IN HONEY’S ROOM is like dancing with the stars and Elmore Leonard’s the star.”
“Bullets fly, but as with most ELmore Leonard novels, things really move when the dialogue gets going. Grade A.”
-Christian Science Monitor
“Proof that (Leonard) is at the top of his game.”
“The dialogue flows as fast and smooth as any words ever uttered in the service of a story.”
-Booklist (starred review)
“Elmore Leonard is still at the top of his game.”
“It’s the cast of characters that makes readers keep turning the pages.”
“Leonard’s writing--line by line--is as sharp as ever.”
“With Dashiell Hammett-type wit (Leonard) has once again created characters who live far beyond their storylines.”
“Honey Deal is hot, hot, hot. Classic Leonard.”
“No American author has a better ear for dialogue. Leonard is as straight a shooter as his hot-kid hero.”
“A best-selling bet. Dead-perfect dialogue, deadpan humor and dead-on vivid characters typical of Leonard.”
-Cleveland Plain Dealer
“The wisecracks and sexy patter and vivid characters are what make Leonard a guy we’re always happy to see.”
-St. Petersburg Times
“The kind of delicious drama that will keep you coming back for more.”
“A great summer read.”
“UP IN HONEY’S ROOM is a fun read. Leonard’s gift for dialogue is as shiny as ever.”
“As usual, (Elmore Leonard) tells his story in his flawlessly colloquial prose style, with pitch-perfect dialogue.
“So compulsive, so entertaining, so satisfying. Dialogue as imaginative, unpredictable and witty as we have come to expect from Leonard.”
-The Times (London)
“Action-packed and pricelessly funny.”
-The Age (Melbourne, Australia)
“The pacing is fast. The dialogue is dead-on. This is vintage Leonard.”