A Gambling Man

A portrait of a king (Charles II) and his era (the Restoration) as rich and delightful as Uglow's earlier The Lunar Men. History does not get much more absorbing than this.

July 29: On this day in 1878 Don Marquis was born.

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