the coolest crime writer in America, dead at 87. The creator of characters such as Chili Palmer, Raylan Givens, Jackie Brown and others, in books/movies like Get Shorty, 3:10 To Yuma, Joe Kidd, Mr Majestyk, Out Of Sight et al. An American original:

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