Stephen King

When it came to writing about crooks, cops and the bizarre predicaments in which they can find themselves, Elmore Leonard was the Stephen King of his genre - or perhaps, as Time magazine once described him, "The Dickens of Detroit." Leonard published 45 novels, starting with The Bounty Hunters in 1953 and ending with Raylan in 2011. His work inspired scores of hit movies, including Fifty-Two Pickup, Mr. Majestyk,  Get Shorty, Out of Sight and Jackie Brown. The hit cable TV series Justified is based on two of his novels, Pronto and Riding the Rap.
The first must-watch TV series of the summer has arrived, and for a change it isn't airing on a niche cable network, appealing only to a demographic sliver. Under The Dome, which premieres Monday June 24 at 10 p.m. on CBS, is a big, broad crowd-pleaser that should pull a huge audience into its mysterious tent - and then trap us all inside.
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