The Double

In his second outing, George Pelecanos's D.C. private eye Spero Lucas confronts internet scammers, gigolo blackmailers, murderers and art thieves in a whirlwind of sleuthing, violence, and passion on the side.

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…