Quick Smatterings

Clea Simon has a grand time reading Elmore Leonard’s latest crime novel, UP IN HONEY’S ROOM.

Patrick Anderson wishes the plot had moved faster in Mark Mills’ second novel even if the writing was fine.

Janet Maslin declares yet more Jack Reacher love

Jenny Shanks makes sense of Sherman Alexie’s outraged reaction to her review of his new novel FLIGHT.

Via the Rap Sheet, Ian Rankin debuts in the NYT Magazine’s Funny Pages.

Shirley Dent asks about the best fights in fiction.

And finally, driving in Miami is not a good idea.