A fictional re-imagining of Machine Gun Kelly and the wild heyday of Depression-era gangsters, written by Ace Atkins, a novelist Michael Connelly calls "one of the best crime writers at work today."

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Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…