Crimes in Southern Indiana: Stories

Combining Jim Thompson-level darkness with Richard Ford-style insights into character and place, Frank Bill delivers a set of stories that dive into an economically depressed Midwest-via-Dante, chronicling a desperate realm of drug deals, murders, and familial bitterness. These are the rural noir tales behind the missing headlines the mainstream media won't print.

July 24: On this day in 1725 John Newton, the slave trader-preacher who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace," was born.

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