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Leonard back on form,
This review is from: When the Women Come Out to Dance (Paperback)
In recent years Leonard's form has been inconsistent, but this demonstrates a return to excellence. Perfectly crafted short stories where every word and sentence counts. And two characters from his better novels- Charlie Hoke from Tishomingo Blues and Karen Sisco from Out of Sight- are central to two stories here. There are also a couple of western stories that draw on Leonard's earlier repetoire. His style errs towards screen plays, but who cares..Elmore Leonard reconfirms his status as the pre-eminent US crime writer with this collection.