Bandit Love

Massimo Carlotto's taut noir novel features an ex-con turned private eye who gets entangled in nasty doings while investigating a drug heist from the laboratories of the University of Padua.

April 18: "[W]ould it be too bold to imagine that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament…?"

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…