Mary Beth Keane.

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US crime novelist Elmore Leonard known for his works Get Shorty and Out of Sight has died aged 87 at home.  Photograph: Vince Bucci/Getty Images

American author Elmore Leonard, whose ear for gritty, realistic dialogue helped bring dozens of hard-bitten crooks, cops and cowboys to life in nearl(...)