This literary biography follows John Horne Burns, a briefly successful 1940s novelist who led an unconventional life during the age of conformity, with his Irish Catholic roots and sexuality clashing in wondrous and tragic ways.

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.