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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...

July 24: On this day in 1725 John Newton, the slave trader-preacher who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace," was born.

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

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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.

Pastoral

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).