Get Shorty

Author: 
Elmore Leonard
This crime novel is filled with charming but very eccentric characters led by loan shark Chili Palmer. Chili leaves his collection business in Miami behind to chase down deadbeat loser Leo, the chase leads to L.A where Chili gets involved with B- movie producer Harry Zimm and other assorted sleazy show business types. As Chili gets deeper in the movie scene, he decides with his previous skills that Show Business is right up his alley, and easier and more lucrative than his loan shark career. This is a fun breezy read for a weekend or plane flight.