Nightingale Wood

If you're one of the many fans of Stella Gibbons's hilarious British satire Cold Comfort Farm, you'll be delighted to discover another gem from that comic novelist's pen, first written in 1938 and just reissued in paperback with an introduction by Sophie Dahl.

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.