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Fans of Gores's peerless DKA Associates p.i. procedurals (Contract Null and Void, 1996, etc.) will want this collection of 14 reprints (195891) no matter what. Others should be warned that although Gores is the master of many voices and formulasfrom hipster (``The Second Coming,'' about two cool cats who want to witness an execution) to sci-fi (``The Andrech Samples,'' whose heroic couple struggle to protect a baby whose birth is a crime), from Twilight Zone (``Quit Screaming,'' whose hired killer ventures a little too deep into a Florida swamp) to affectionate parody (``Sleep the Big Sleep''a nerdy wannabe shamus gets his shot at a big case)most of the stories here expertly embody their formulas rather than transcend them. Gores-watchers won't be surprised that the stories most limited by their conventions are the whodunits (``Plot It Yourself'') and the portraits of cunning killers (``Watch for It,'' ``Killer Man''), the most satisfying the stories that pull off utterly unexpected surprises (``You're Putting Me OnAren't You?'') or that make do with no surprises at all (the Edgar-winning ``Goodbye, Pops''). All in all, the collection demonstrates the variety of Gores's pitches while reminding you that he kept his best stuff for his novels. -- Copyright ©1999, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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