Soul of a Whore and Purvis

The visionary language and resonant humor Denis Johnson has displayed in award-winning novels like Tree of Smoke and Train Dreams are showcased in these two verse plays about desperate characters on both sides of the law.

July 23: Jessica Mitford died on this day in 1996.

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

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