A Discovey of Witches

The ivory tower blushes bright red in Deborah Harkness's addictively readable debut novel, in which daemons, witches, and vampires ancient and modern descend upon Oxford's Bodleian Library when a bewitched alchemical manuscript is discovered. Smart, vivid fun.

July 25: On this day in 1834 Samuel Taylor Coleridge died of heart disease at the age of sixty-one.

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