The Lantern

Reading like a blend of Daphne du Maurier, Umberto Eco, and Peter Mayle, this overstuffed gothic romp prompts hasty page-turning to discover whether lovers Dom and Eve will make a go of their relationship, and whether they will ever solve the many spooky mysteries of the house in southern France known as The Junipers, where ghosts roam and errant shadows cluster.

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.