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The Streak

Elmore Leonard on fire.

 

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Complex 90

A hard-boiled icon's posthumous yarn hits the streets.

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The Paris Deadline

A mystery of the City of Light in the Jazz Age.

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Grandad, There's a Head on the Beach

A crime reporter uncovers a big story in a novel that suggests Wodehouse in Thailand.

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Beastly Things

Butchery of more than one kind is at the heart of Commissario Guido Brunetti's latest case.

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Death Comes to Pemberley

A murder mystery set in the world of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

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The Secret in Their Eyes

The solution to a murder is overlaid with shadows from Argentina's darkest years.

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The Taint of Midas

A murder on an island in the Aegean attracts the attention of a very unorthodox detective.

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Death and the Penguin

An obituary writer and his avian companion face down corruption and murder in post-Soviet Russia.

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Sherlock Lives!

Two new creations summon the spirit of the most famous fictional character of all.

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Our Kind of Traitor

The author of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy returns with a characteristically compelling tale of the defection of a Russian billionaire.

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Noir

A master of the sentence sends a P.I. in pursuit of the mysteries lurking in the detective novel. Read more...

April 18: "[W]ould it be too bold to imagine that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament…?"

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…

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Poems That Make Grown Men Cry

And women too.  Luminaries from Colin Firth to Nick Cave and Jonathan Franzen chose the poems that bring them to tears, and the result is a stunning collection of poignant verse from writers like Auden, Whitman, Bishop, Larkin, Neruda and many others.  Warning: choking-up hazard.

The King of Pain

Trapped beneath his entertainment system, reality TV mastermind Rick Salter reflects on his life and tries to piece together the events of the previous evening. Seth Kaufman’s romp is an outrageous meditation on pain and entertainment in a deranged world in which the two are often interchangeable.

The Good Inn

Frank Black, frontman for the Pixies, has written a transgressive historical fiction with shades of Thomas Pynchon (focused as it is on the history of explosives and cinematic pornography), all set in a hallucinatory Edwardian Europe.