Pirate King

Sherlock Holmes in Hollywood? Not quite. But the legendary sleuth does fall into a baffling case involving the British silent film industry, on location in Portugal, in this eleventh installment of the delightful series, which finds Holmes married to the stalwart Mary Russell. Laurie R. King once again proves a blessing to those of us who long to follow the Great Detective beyond Baker Street.

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Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…