After I'm Gone

Baltimore gambling boss Felix Brewer vanished ten years ago, leaving behind both illegal business and respectable family.  Now his ex-girlfriend is found dead.  Is Felix back?  And why? Cold cases warm up under Laura Lippman's expert hand, and this one's no exception.

April 16: ""Blue pottery vases and bowls for flowers are most attractive, and certain blue books...will repeat and emphasize color."

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…