Leaving the Sea

The iconoclastic Ben Marcus (The Flame Alphabet) takes flight in bold short stories of cruise ship infidelity, obsessive inter-office relations, and portraits of families devoted and otherwise.

July 24: On this day in 1725 John Newton, the slave trader-preacher who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace," was born.

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