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Started Early, Took My Dog

The beloved private detective Jackson Brodie returns, with a four-legged assistant.

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The Death Instinct

A deadly bomber struck Wall Street in 1920, and the case was never solved. Jed Rubenfeld's historical thriller revisits the scene.

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Full Dark, No Stars

A new set of short works from the master storyteller, each highlighting a different persona.

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Rogue Island

An arsonist terrorizes a New England city in a thriller by turns taut and tongue-in-cheek.

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Three Stations

Arkady Renko, the hero of Gorky Park, fights age and a corrupt Moscow in a dark thriller.

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Bad Penny Blues

Cathi Unsworth's London-set crime novels lure readers into a sinister realm that is lurid, thrilling, and unforgettable.

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Sleepless

In Charlie Huston’s surreal new thriller, zombie-like Los Angelenos find themselves up all night.

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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.