Ill Met by Moonlight

W. Stanley Moss's true story of one of the Second World War's most daring adventures unfolds on the island of Crete, where British commandos and Greek resistance fighters kidnap Nazi General Heinrich Kreipe and spirit him away to British-occupled Egypt. Added to the thrill of the caper itself is the reader's delight in realizing that standing tall among its ingenious heroes is one of the best English prose writers of modern times, Patrick Leigh Fermor.

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.