The Great Pearl Heist

In the summer of 1913, two brilliant minds -- a gentleman thief and a talented detective -- squared off when the "Mona Lisa of Pearls" disappeared in transit from Paris to London. This captivating account of the ensuing game of cat-and-mouse evokes the heist classics of Hitchcock and Hammett.

July 27: The American novelist and critic Elizabeth Hardwick was born on this day in 1916.

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