Elmore Leonard. This is another one who writes so well that there are classes about it. He invented Raylan Givens (of TV's Justified), but he also wrote a bunch of others: Get Shorty, Out of Sight, 3:10 to Yuma, The Big Bounce. In short, you've probably seen the movies, and they're nowhere near as good as the books (except Justified). Check out When the Women Come Out to Dance short story collection, too. ElmoreLeonard.com has the full bibliography and lots more.