Pocket Kings

A failed novelist develops a taste for online poker, but trouble starts when opponents call his bluff in the real world. Ted Heller's inventive, incisive comedy finds his hapless hero going all-in, as the stakes grow higher than at any Vegas table.

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.