| Apr 24, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Tweets from the L.A. Times Festival of Books today at UCLA: @Hanhonymous Author Richard Wrangham says a woman on a raw food diet can't breed. Men's level of sexual interest wanes. #latfob @Hanhonymous Wrangham: Linguistic diversity is being lost. Also.......
| Apr 9, 2010
Gar Anthony Haywood's new novel, "Cemetery Road," his first in a decade, opens in the winter of 1979, with three young men -- Errol "Handy" White, the story's narrator, and his trusted homeboys R.J. Burrow and O'Neal Holden (usually known simply as O) --...
| Jun 6, 2010
The Dark End of the Street
New Stories of Sex and Crime by Today's Top Authors
Edited by Jonathan Santlofer and S.J. Rozan
Illustrations by Jonathan Santlofer
Bloomsbury: 292 pp., $16 paper
To a fan, there's nothing like a good mystery anthology....
| May 29, 2010
If it was a bright sign that plenty of iPads lit up BookExpo America, the publishing industry's annual trade show and convention held at Manhattan's Jacob Javits Center this week, it was equally telling that the hot trend for fall books is dystopian...
| Mar 25, 2011
| 11:06 AM
| Apr 3, 2011
I do not envy those who desire to break in to writing fiction about cops. Although private-eye novels are enough on the commercial downswing that it's high time for a proper revival of the subgenre, police procedurals are in the midst of a mass media...
| Apr 3, 2011
Words & Ideas
Compiled by Grace Krilanovich.
Sikivu Hutchinson: The author of "Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics and Value Wars" will discuss and sign her new book. Revolution Books/Libros Revolución, 5726 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. 2 p....
| Apr 5, 2011
Michael Connelly's richly entertaining new novel, "The Fifth Witness," features defense attorney Mickey Haller, who operates out of the big armor-plated Lincoln he acquired from some lowlife in lieu of a fee and who seems, for the moment, to have replaced...
| Apr 24, 2011
The San Fernando Valley is 260 square miles of suburbia. Actually, make that suburbia on nutritional supplements. And antidepressants. With perhaps a little cosmetic surgery south of Ventura Boulevard, where the big money is. Or maybe — now that it'...
| Nov 26, 2010
Finding "Naked Heat" by Richard Castle simmering on the bestseller list wouldn't be unusual — it's the second in a mystery series, with a sexy cover and a blurb from author Michael Connelly — but for one thing: There is no Richard Castle. He's...
| Dec 23, 2010
NEW YORK — For someone steeped in murder, grift and shady characters, Otto Penzler is remarkably cheerful.
"I'm the happiest person you know. I am an optimist, I'm happy, I love life, I love friends, I love my job," he says in his book-lined...