Synopsis by Rob Ferrier
Each episode of Profile of a Writer explores the life and work of a prominent writer. Not just a dry recitation of fact, each episode is an exploration of the environment and people that shaped the writer's life and work. From interviews with family and friends, to glimpses of the artist at work, no stone is left unturned. In this particular episode, the life and work of Elmore Leonard, one of America's foremost crime novelists, is discussed. Viewers will follow the novelist around his hometown of Detroit as he points out the places and people that have come to populate his particular brand of fiction.