The Evening Hour

In this extraordinary debut, Carter Sickels mines the beautiful, damaged landscape of West Virginia for fictional treasure. Sickels' characters are often trapped by greed and addiction, but for Cole Freeman, a drug-dealing nursing-home aide whose family land is being threatened by a big mining concern, there may be a light at the end of the tunnel.

July 26: On this day in 1602 "A booke called the Revenge of Hamlett Prince Denmarke" was entered in the Stationers' Register by printer James Robertes.

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