Before Elmore Leonard was writing some of the best crime fiction in
America, he wrote westerns. Some might argue that he has never
stopped writing westerns, as even his crime fiction contains all
the elements. What cannot be argued is that Leonard is one of the
best at what he does.
His new collection of of nineteen short stories --- THE TONTO WOMAN
AND OTHER WESTERN STORIES --- is a good introduction to Leonard's
style. He is a true literary craftsman who chooses his words
carefully and creates a fantastic mood by doing so.