Elmore Leonard’s Hometown Tour

“On a nice day in Detroit, you might take your kids to Bell Isle, near downtown, to feed the geese. Or, if you’re a crime writer, you might set a scene here. Perhaps, in the icy dark, a murder weapon goes into the Detroit River, or a car blows up on the bridge. … ‘That house was on fire last time I saw it,’ Leonard says, pointing at a red house. ‘That’s the opening scene in Mr. Paradise. Three bodies.'”