Don't mistake Ryū Murakami for Haruki. The author of Coin Locker Babies has a penchant for the violently macabre not shared with his more famous namesake. Akin to Patrick McGrath's "New Gothic" style, Ryū's latest plumbs the depths of erotic obsession.

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.