• TRUE CRIME

The Great Pearl Heist

In the summer of 1913, two brilliant minds -- a gentleman thief and a talented detective -- squared off when the "Mona Lisa of Pearls" disappeared in transit from Paris to London. This captivating account of the ensuing game of cat-and-mouse evokes the heist classics of Hitchcock and Hammett.

 

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  • TRUE CRIME

People Who Eat Darkness

In the summer of 2000, Lucie Blackman, a young British woman living in Japan, was abducted from the streets of Tokyo and found dismembered the following winter. Award-winning foreign correspondent Richard Lloyd Perry peers into the seedy underworld that swallowed her up and recounts the trial of her killer in this gripping true crime narrative.

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April 19: "What you see first, after the starting gun's crack, is a column of bobbing runners, thousands of them, surging downhill..."

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…

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