The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

This latest installment in the exploits of Alan Moore's band of immortal protagonists from literature -- Haggard's Allan Quatermain, Stoker's Mina Harker, Woolf's Orlando, among others -- finds the crew far from the Victorian era of their birth and stranded in Swinging London circa 1969, at the mercy of a wicked, dying sorcerer looking to leap into a young body.  The vivid, Day-glo counterculture captured in Kevin O'Neill's brilliant art proves as deadly as any black magic in the Altamont-style climax.

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.