The Twelve

Justin Cronin's The Passage introduced a post-apocalyptic world laid low by a bioengineered vampire plague, recalling the best of Stephen King and Michael Crichton. The Twelve propels his saga forward but also peers into the heretofore unrevealed origins of the virus.

July 25: On this day in 1834 Samuel Taylor Coleridge died of heart disease at the age of sixty-one.

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