These two paperbacks are both in very good condition - tight and unmarked with minor wear at the edges and light to moderate spine creasing.
Be Cool: Dell, 2000, 1st printing. Synopsis: Movie-producer and former loan shark Chili Palmer thinks he can find success again after his latest film, "Get Lost", turned out to be a box-office flop. His attention is soon diverted from film when an old friend is shot execution-style, and a Russian mobster is found dead. Leonard offers more of his trademark mixture of organized crime, dangerous sex, and a cast of deadly eccentrics that includes Raji, the territorial record producer, and his gay Samoan bodyguard, Elliot. A New York Times Notable Book of 1999.
The Hot Kid: HarperTorch, 2006, 1st printing. Synopsis: The ambitions and desires of three men collide in this felicitous blend of Western and crime novel set in the 1930s. Carlos "Carl" Webster, an up-and-coming US marshal and crack shot, pursues Jack Belmont, an oilman's bad-seed son who aspires to become America's most notorious gangster; meanwhile, reporter Tony Antonelli writes up their exploits for True Detective Mystery magazine.
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