James offers you an opportunity to get to know each of the suspects in full before the murderer's identity is revealed. And so you feel a kind of intense shock at the climax of a novel.
Lobel could have done his little gay readers an immeasurable and un-parallelled service. Instead, he set us up for perpetual disappointment.
A splendid collection of tales of Southerners traveling abroad and children of immigrants living in the South and reflecting on their heritage.
Now a parent herself, Carpenter asks how her father, such a gifted man, became so ruined.
Thomas Ricks's 2009 book The Gamble predicted that the 'surge' was far from the end of the Iraq War.
Daniel Levine finds the unique in what we thought was very familiar.
Joe Strummer cycled through a wardrobe's worth of personas in his career; but it never changed his fundamental authenticity or optimism.
These two events grappled energetically with Ireland’s scruffily banging-through post-Celtic Tiger present and the not-so-buried wounds of its terrorized past.
This packed-room symposium quickly turned from three writers talking about their novels to a thoughtful state of the union on the purposes and thrills of modern crime fiction.
Little can put you more in the proper mood for book-minded conversation than the faint drizzle and grey skies of Ireland.