Under the Poppy

After several years devoted to producing innovative YA novels, Kathe Koja returns to the mode that first earned her literary recognition: weird and kinky surrealism for adults. A kind of Weimar decadence overspreads this tale of a late-19th-century Brussels brothel and its bizarre habitués.

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.