Detroit

Elmore Leonard, Novelist, Dead at 87

"Dickens of Detroit"

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Elmore Leonard, one of America's greatest crime novelists and dubbed the "Dickens of Detroit" has died, his longtime researcher Gregg Sutter confirmed. He was 87.

Surrounded by family, Leonard died at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday at his Bloomfield Village home from complications of a stroke. He had been hospitalized since suffering the stroke in early August.