Traitors to All

Why do nice folks keep turning up dead in the same Milanese canal? Detective Lamberti suspects the corrupt lawyer with whom he once shared a prison cell. Giorgio Scerbanenco's reissued 1966 crime noir is a perfect beach read, and cooler than a chilled Negroni.

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.