The Silent Land

A new novel from the elegant, sophisticated, unclassifiable writer of fantastika, Graham Joyce, is always a reason to celebrate. His scenario this time out involves a married couple trapped by an avalanche in the French Pyrenees, and the Twilight-Zone creepiness that follows. A haunting meditation on individuals removed from all societal frameworks and stranded in the strange core of being.

July 24: On this day in 1725 John Newton, the slave trader-preacher who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace," was born.

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