The tenth encounter of Jo Nesbø’s Oslo cop Harry Hole with the Nordic crime scene finds the wounded detective bed-bound on the edge of death, while friends and co-workers carry the thrilling tale of serial cop assassination to its grim and unforgettable conclusion.

April 19: "What you see first, after the starting gun's crack, is a column of bobbing runners, thousands of them, surging downhill..."

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…