Displaying articles for: July 2010

The Terrorists

A new edition of the classic crime series from Sweden is a chance to revisit the exploits of Stockholm sleuth Martin Beck.



The seventeenth and latest volume from one of America’s most esteemed poets explores realms of conscience and consciousness.


Talking to Girls About Duran Duran

In his second mix tape of a memoir, Rob Sheffield looks to Duran Duran to guide him through his adolescence, and the 80s.


Fur, Fortune, and Empire

A new history of the fur trade in America puts the trapper at the center of our nation’s emergence onto the world stage.


Red Hook Road

When a young couple is killed, their parents are left to pick up the pieces -- and bridge the gap between them. Read more...

So Cold the River

Evil haunts a picturesque Indiana town in this ghostly thriller.


Thieves of Manhattan

An ingenious literary fraud takes an unexpected turn in this blackly comic tale.


July 23: Jessica Mitford died on this day in 1996.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

Books, CDs, DVDs to know about now
Paradise and Elsewhere

Canadian short story marvel Kathy Page emerges as the Alice Munro of the supernatural from these heartfelt tales of shapeshifting swimmers, mild-mannered cannibals, and personality-shifting viruses transmitted through kisses.


When a persuasive pastor arrives in a sleepy farm town, his sage influence has otherworldly results (talking sheep, a mayor who walks on water). But can he pull off the miracle of finding kindly local Liz Denny the love of her life?  Small wonder looms large in this charmer from Andre Alexis.

The Hundred-Year House

When a poetry scholar goes digging through the decrepit estate of his wife's family to uncover a bygone arts colony's strange mysteries, he awakens a tenacious monster: his mother-in-law. A wickedly funny take on aging aristocracies from author Rebecca Makkai (The Borrower).