Don Winslow’s Favorite Books

Don Winslow is an author and screenwriter best known for his novels The Power of the Dog and the sequel thereto, The Cartel (Vintage Crime: Black Lizard), which examine the DEA's war on drugs in Mexico and the brutal techniques utilized by drug cartels to instill fear and control over the Mexican people.  Below is a selection of …

Elmore Leonard’s Favorite Books

Elmore Leonard was a prolific author, best known for his western and crime fiction - many of his novels were subsequently adapted into films, including Jackie Brown (Tarantino), Out of Sight & Get Shorty. Many contemporary authors, including Dennis Lehane and George Pelecanos, credit Leonard's dialogue-driven prose and gritty depictions of the criminal underworld (at the center of …

Richard Price – Favorite Books

Richard Price's first novel, The Wanderers, is a coming-of-age story revolving around several young, violent gang members in 1960's New York.  The novel, which Price wrote in his early 20s, is oft-cited as a literary masterpiece amongst his peers. Since that time, Price published Clockers (subsequently adapted into a film directed by Spike Lee), Bloodbrothers, Freedomland, Lush Life, and The Whites (published under …