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Pagan Babies is classic crime fiction from the master of suspense, New York Times bestselling author Elmore Leonard. 

Father Terry Dunn thought he'd seen everything on the mean streets of Detroit, but that was before he went on a little retreat to Rwanda to evade a tax-fraud indictment. Now the whiskey-drinking, Nine Inch Nails T-shirt-wearing padre is back trying to hustle up a score to help the little orphans of Rwanda.

But the fund-raising gets complicated when a former tattletale cohort pops up on Terry's tail. And then there's the lovely Debbie Dewey. A freshly sprung ex-con turned stand-up comic, Debbie needs some fast cash, too, to settle an old score. Now they're in together for a bigger payoff than either could finagle alone. After all, it makes sense...unless Father Terry is working a con of his own.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Pagan Babies has the same fast pace, crackling dialogue, and dark ironies we’ve come to expect from every Elmore Leonard novel for the last twenty years...the book as a whole is a sharp exploration of loyalty and disloyalty, trust and betrayal.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “The pieces of this crime tale begin falling into place so handily that Mr. Leonard might as well have hung a ‘virtuoso at work’ shingle on his door...As it moves entertainingly up the gangland food chain, escalating from tax-free cigarettes to mob hits and a scam to extort damages from Randy’s restaurant, the story trots out an irresistible array of lowlifes.”

    New York Times

  • “God bless Elmore Leonard...In his wildly entertaining new novel, Leonard proves that he’s still a criminal mastermind...You can’t help but feel a visceral thrill.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Leonard is cool and darkly hilarious...Thanks to Leonard’s twisted worldview, everything leading to [the ending] is pure reading pleasure.”


  • “Leonard has raised the bar...a fast-paced, roller-coaster ride of a novel where deceiver and deceived are gloriously shifty signifiers.”

    Amazon.com editorial review

  • “Without a doubt, Elmore Leonard is not only one of the most accomplished authors around, he's inarguably the coolest...Leonard follows the phenomenal success of Be Cool with his thirty-sixth novel, Pagan Babies. And it emerges as Leonard’s funniest straight-faced novel to date—with its most devilish, irresistible hero.”

    Barnes and Noble editorial review

  • “Once again, Leonard proves his mastery at creating likable if very flawed characters, and nobody presents the running of the con game better than he does. His fans will enjoy his latest, making it essential for all public libraries.”

    Library Journal

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jack | 3/18/2011

    " Smart thriller where you can't trust anyone, and bad guys may turn out to be not so bad after all, depending on your definition of bad. Starts in Africa and moves for the greater portion of the novel to Detroit. It makes much of the genocide in Rwanda and the mutilation of the Tutsis. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kari | 1/20/2011

    " Usual quirky characters, but the plot was somewhat unbelievable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jessy | 1/6/2011

    " My first experience with Elmore Leonard....one of my favorite authors! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Mandy | 1/1/2011

    " given the last book i read, this was a nice bit of fluff. "

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