Mr. Paradise (2004) You might assume that mixing a hooker, a lingerie model, a rich old man (said Mr. Paradise), and some mean-as-snakes murderers would get you at… 2004-01-13 Mystery and Thriller
Review

Mr. Paradise (2004)

EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: Jan 13, 2004; Writer: Elmore Leonard; Genre: Mystery and Thriller

You might assume that mixing a hooker, a lingerie model, a rich old man (said Mr. Paradise), and some mean-as-snakes murderers would get you at least a semi-interesting story, especially in the vaunted hands of Leonard. But what your mother always warned you about the word assume is applicable here; this is a flaccid nonmystery that seems amateurish even for a first-time author. Luckily, with 38 books preceding this one, there's enough old Leonard to go around until his next effort, which we (dare we say it?) assume will be better.

Originally posted Jan 09, 2004 Published in issue #745 Jan 09, 2004 Order article reprints