Derby Day

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, D. J. Taylor's novel captures the Victorian passion for horse racing, as enthusiasts from every walk of life converge on Epsom Down one summer. Much rides on the performance of proven winner Tiberius, but "sporting gentleman" George Happerton secretly wants his horse to lose so that he can win big at the betting window. A gripping tale rife with romance and rivalry, period detail and Dickensian scope.

July 23: Jessica Mitford died on this day in 1996.

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