Articles by: Charles Taylor

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The Hollywood Trilogy

The Hollywood Trilogy

By DON CARPENTER

A lost master’s reissued gems balance grime and luster on the mean streets of Los Angeles.

Posted by × September 16, 2014 ×

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Michael Connelly: The Gods of Guilt

Michael Connelly: The Gods of Guilt

The creator of Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller on jazz, comparing American mystery writers to Scandinavian ones, and how crime novels report from society’s front lines.

Posted by × December 3, 2013 ×

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Complex 90

Complex 90

By MICKEY SPILLANE and MAX ALLAN COLLINS

A hard-boiled icon’s posthumous yarn hits the streets.

Posted by × June 26, 2013 ×

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Farther & Wilder: The Lost Weekends and Literary Dreams of Charles Jackson

Farther & Wilder: The Lost Weekends and Literary Dreams of Charles Jackson

by BLAKE BAILEY

Will the life and writing of a lost American genius receive a posthumous second act?

Posted by × May 7, 2013 ×

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Chain Reactions: An Interview with Jo Nesbø

Chain Reactions: An Interview with Jo Nesbø

The author of Phantom on Harry Hole’s struggle and the crime novel’s moral mission.

Posted by × November 29, 2012 ×

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Honky Tonk Girl: My Life in Lyrics

Honky Tonk Girl: My Life in Lyrics

By LORETTA LYNN

A new collection showcases the songwriting talents of the coal miner’s daughter and feminist pioneer.

Posted by × May 11, 2012 ×

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Raylan

Raylan

By ELMORE LEONARD

A writer famed for his chattering crooks turns again to his close-mouthed lawman.

Posted by × January 20, 2012 ×

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Ruth Rendell

Ruth Rendell

The creator of Inspector Wexford discusses her fictional alter ego.

Posted by × September 30, 2011 ×

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The Gentlemen’s Hour

The Gentlemen’s Hour

By DON WINSLOW

Murder haunts the waves in Don Winslow’s followup to The Dawn Patrol.

Posted by × August 15, 2011 ×

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The Passage

The Passage

By JUSTIN CRONIN

Justin Cronin’s hefty new work of modern fantasy promises to transport the reader away from everyday cares—but can it deliver?

Posted by × June 10, 2010 ×

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Role Models

Role Models

By JOHN WATERS

The filmmaker and provocateur transforms a lifetime of fascinations into a memorable and moving set of essays.

Posted by × May 21, 2010 ×

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Under the Dome

Under the Dome

By STEPHEN KING

A town’s mysterious encapsulation yields a nightmarish turn toward the brutal.

Posted by × November 10, 2009 ×

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Robert Altman: The Oral Biography

Robert Altman: The Oral Biography

By MITCHELL ZUCKOFF

A portrait of the auteur, through the lens of conversation.

Posted by × October 19, 2009 ×

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That Old Cape Magic

That Old Cape Magic

By RICHARD RUSSO

In the latest from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, summer memories retain their bittersweet grip.

Posted by × August 17, 2009 ×

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Love and Obstacles

Love and Obstacles

By ALEKSANDAR HEMON

Short tales that approach, in a sidelong fashion, the self-accounting of memoir.

Posted by × May 29, 2009 ×