The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities

Having presided over a previous volume of imaginary diseases, the prolific pedant Thackery T. Lambshead is invoked once again by award-winning editors Anne and Jeff Vandermeer.  They call upon a legion of writers -- including Naomi Novik, Minister Faust, China Mieville, Alan Moore, Lev Grossman, and Charles Yu – to pry open a packrat's trove of arcane memorabilia that evokes the spirits of Gorey and Lovecraft.  An awesomely bizarre catalog of horrifying, spellbinding fun.

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.