The Antiquarian

Peruvian journalist Faverón Patriau's debut novel confirms what we've long suspected: booksellers are secretly trafficking human organs in an underground marketplace. This dark fable recalls the works of Jorge Luis Borges and Roberto Bolano in its pairing of macabre mystery with ardor for literature and its creators.

July 24: On this day in 1725 John Newton, the slave trader-preacher who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace," was born.

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

advertisement