Delacorte Press, 1990. FIRST EDITION, first printing “1” in number line. Fine condition in original fine dust jacket not price clipped. (9 3/16 x 6 1/8 inches; 234 x 155 mm.) Original quarter white linen over black boards. Front cover stamped in blind with a palm tree. Spine lettered in green. "’The best American writer of crime fiction alive’ (Newsweek) outdoes himself in GET SHORTY, a novel that proves the successful crook has all the job skills required to make it in Hollywood. GET SHORTY features the real-life characters, scams, surprises, gunplay, and read-aloud dialogue you expect from Elmore Leonard, and something more: the benefit of his twenty years’ experience in the film industry" Chili Palmer, antihero from Elmore's Get Shorty Palmer, a Miami loan shark who wanted to become a film producer, realizes the movie biz isn't all it's cracked up to be. So he becomes the manager of an aspiring singer who's involved with the Russian mafia. Basis for the major motion picture starring John Travolta, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Uma Thurman , and Vince Vaughn. 292 pages.