What Dies in Summer

Tom Wrights's craftily seductive tale brings together two young people from broken homes -- quiet James and his feisty cousin L.A. -- in 1970s Texas, where they face a mysterious evil. A haunting coming-of-age story (and great beach read) with a tinge of the supernatural.

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.