Extra Virginity

All E.V.O.O. is not created equal. Tom Mueller takes readers deep into the murky, high-stakes world behind a kitchen counter staple, where soaring demand has led to a thriving black market that deals in fake, sometimes toxic, olive oil. Eye-opening and thoroughly researched, this book beautifully blends a variety of ingredients (business, politics, history), progressing with surety through slippery territory.

July 28: Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin eloped on this day in 1814.

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