In his spirited, darkly funny debut novel, Adam Wilson introduces soft-bellied slacker Eli Schwartz, whose couch-potato life is upended when wheelchair-bound former TV star Seymour J. Kahn rolls through and tucks Eli under his peculiar wing. Perverse, subversive, and hilariously outrageous, the book delivers memorable characters, a rollicking plot, and a new voice that comes across as anything but flat.

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.