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In this Sept. 17 file photo, author Elmore Leonard, 86, smiles during an interview at his home in Bloomfield Township, Mich. Leonard, a former adman who later in life became one of America's foremost crime writers, has died. He was 87. His researcher says he died Tuesday morning from complications from a stroke. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Best-selling author Elmore Leonard dies at 87

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By MIKE HOUSEHOLDER

Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) -- He was the master of his genre, the Dickens of Detroit, the Chaucer of Crime.

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