A Mysterious Something in the Light

Drawing on British and American archives and previously unpublished letters, this definitive biography of Raymond Chandler sheds new light on the hard-boiled writer’s colorful, sometimes troubled existence.

April 15: "A page...will begin with some principles of astronomy, or the motion of the earth; then come the laws of sound..."

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…