Scoundrels in Law

The most notorious law firm of the 19th century's Gilded Age is given its due in Cait Murphy's exuberant account of William Howe and Abraham Hummel, whose roster of clients in post-Civil War New York included corrupt politicians, Broadway stars, bank robbers, socialites, and gangsters.

July 25: On this day in 1834 Samuel Taylor Coleridge died of heart disease at the age of sixty-one.

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