Maximum Bob

Maximum Bob

by Elmore Leonard

Hardcover(Large Print)

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A character so outrageous he could only have come from the ingenious imagination of Elmore Leonard, lewd, lecherous, law-bending Florida jurist Judge Robert “Maximum Bob” Gibbs has been judged guilty by a grudge-bearing malefactor and sentenced to death—by alligator, if necessary. Maximum Bob is a delightfully dark classic thriller from “the greatest crime writer of our time, perhaps ever” (New York Times Book Review), and any reader who loved getting gleefully lost in criminal mayhem of Get Shorty, Rum Punch, Out of Sight, The Hot Kid, or any number of the inimitable Leonard’s numerous crime fiction masterworks will get maximum enjoyment out of this one.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385304566
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/01/1991
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 416

About the Author

Elmore Leonard wrote more than forty books during his long career, including the bestsellers Raylan, Tishomingo Blues, Be Cool, Get Shorty, and Rum Punch, as well as the acclaimed collection When the Women Come Out to Dance, which was a New York Times Notable Book. Many of his books have been made into movies, including Get Shorty and Out of Sight. The short story "Fire in the Hole," and three books, including Raylan, were the basis for the FX hit show Justified. Leonard received the Lifetime Achievement Award from PEN USA and the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He died in 2013.


Bloomfield Village, Michigan

Date of Birth:

October 11, 1925

Place of Birth:

New Orleans, Louisiana


B.Ph., University of Detroit, 1950

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Maximum Bob 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
mmtz on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is Elmore Leonard at his best. Judge Maximum Bob Gibbs hands down tough sentences once too often and some of his customers would like a little revenge. Meanwhile, he has his eye on probation officer Kathy Baker, who wants to know where the Judge¿a wife has gone and who put the alligator in his back yard.The novel was spun into a summer replacement televison series several years ago. starring Beau Bridges. I don¿t think the series did justice to Leonard¿s characters, but it was still better than most shows.Published in paperback by Dell.
hugh_ashton on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In my opinion, this is EL's finest. The mixture of cool cop, low-lifes, cracker judges and alligators makes me want to stay the hell out of Florida. The punch-in-the-gut ending makes for a memorable book, too.
asomers on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Quirky, offbeat mystery by the author of Get Shorty.
thegreattimsbooklist on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Holy crap. Literally. I won't bother giving a synopsis, since you can read one in the review below, but... Wow. I think this is the worst book I ever read. I don't normally feel compelled to trash a book, but this was just rough. The characters were clichéd and one dimensional. The plot was weak and a hodge-podge of genre staples. I guess what I'm trying to say is: please read something else by Elmore Leonard if you are going to read one of his books. I'm sure he has better. I have not read any myself (thanks to this book, I can't) but this prolific of an author must have something of more substance than Maximum Bob.
chenoatoney on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
At first I thought, maybe no so cool of a book, but come the middle through the end I was definitely sucked in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like the author, but this short book was predictable and boring
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It is interesting and funny at the same time.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
this is soooo cool
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the biggest waste of time I have ever spent reading a book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A den lined with moss, you have privacy.