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Review: Climbing the crime career ladder in 'Live by Night'
Review: Climbing the crime career ladder in 'Live by Night'

--------------------LIVE BY NIGHTA Novelby Dennis LehaneWilliam Morrow: 416 p.p., $27.99--------------------In a recent interview, Dennis Lehane told fellow author Stephen Anable, "one of the reasons I write is because of all the Jimmy Cagney movies I watched when I was young. The gangster novel is my favorite sub-genre."Although his fame comes from a different sub-genre — a series of critically acclaimed private-eye novels — and the not-quite-ganglandish "Mystic River" and "Shutter Island," Lehane's new book is unquestionably a gangster novel. And, no surprise from a Boston-bred Cagney fan, its flawed protagonist is a cocky, fast-talking, Irish American, the youngest son of a...

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