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Cool killer

Ace Atkins’s new novel is what the movie Public Enemies should have been.
Ace Atkins runs down Machine Gun Kelly
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  May 21, 2010
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Working girl

On USA’s nifty summer series In Plain Sight , Mary McCormack, as federal marshal Mary Shannon, joins the select league of those who’ve made jeans, tank tops, boots, and leather jackets into an American fashion statement.
In Plain Sight’s straight talk
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  July 15, 2008
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Western ways

The frontier West. That setting is as perilous as the human condition itself, the stark landscape a visual parable.
Thomas Cobb’s long road to Shavetail
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 20, 2008
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Shoot 'Em Up

I had hoped, America, that you and I had outgrown a knife in the face and a one-liner coup de grâce equal parts Elmore Leonard and Bruce Vilanch.
Screwing America one gun-slinger at a time
By CHIRS BRAIOTTA  |  September 12, 2007
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3:10 to Yuma

It seeped like a cancer into his modestly expanded take on Elmore Leonard’s short two-hander set within the confined time and space of a hotel room.
Claustrophobia
By BRETT MICHEL  |  September 05, 2007
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More the mystery

What’s the big deal about Kate Atkinson? If you read the rapturous reviews of her previous novel, Case Histories , you’d conclude she had written an engrossing mystery that was, you know, more than just a mystery.
Kate Atkinson’s fear of genre
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  December 05, 2006