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Elmore Leonard's son in talks to complete author's final novel

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Aug 25, 2013 | 1:28pm EDT

Late author Elmore Leonard's son has announced he hopes to complete the literary legend's last novel. Leonard, who wrote the books that inspired films like Get Shorty and Out of Sight, died on Tuesday (20Aug13) after suffering a stroke. He was 87. The writer was working on his 46th novel, Blue Dreams, at the time of his death and now his son Peter tells the BBC he is keen to complete the tome. He says, "It's been discussed among family members and I've talked to Greg Sutter, Elmore's longtime researcher (about it)." Leonard was laid to rest in his hometown of Birmingham, Michigan on Saturday (24Aug13). At the funeral his son Bill told mourners, "Everyone knows that Elmore was a great writer. But only a few of us know that he was a great father - funny, patient and incredibly generous."

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