| Jun 8, 2008
WHEN I WORKED at one of Manhattan's independent mystery book shops a few years back, a prospective customer came in every so often with a request for a true crime book. The first time this happened I bounded from behind the cash register to hunt for a...
| Jul 6, 2008
The serial novel conjures up images of a bygone century, of a time when Charles Dickens made his name by teasing out the life and death of Little Nell in monthly installments. But one need only look to the flurry of posts on Jacket Copy last month...
| Nov 1, 2009
|| Fiction || Weeks on list ||
|| 1. || Nine Dragons by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown : $27.99) An LAPD detective travels to Hong Kong to solve the murder of a Chinese immigrant. || 2 ||
|| 2. || The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown...
| Mar 15, 2009
|| Fiction || weeks on list ||
|| 1. || Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney (Amulet: $12.95) Greg's dad enlists him in organized sports in order to toughen him up. || 7 ||
|| 2. || Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer...
| Dec 4, 2011
A Reacher Novel
Delacorte Press, $28
Knuckle-busting crime-solver Jack Reacher returns with a story from his early years involving a murder near a military base and how he became a maverick hero.
After the Apocalypse
| Aug 30, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Summer might be drawing to a close, but don't worry — there's still plenty of time to squeeze in a few more chills provided by new mysteries and thrillers from Karin Fossum, Tana French and Thomas H. Cook.
An Edgar Allan Poe Award and numerous...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 12:20 PM
Patricia Cornwell won a judgment of $50.9 million against her former financial managers in federal court in Boston on Tuesday. Cornwell is the author of the bestselling Kay Scarpetta mystery novels.
Cornwell accused her former money management firm...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 11:10 AM
An unpublished manuscript by the 19th century Scottish poet William Topaz McGonagall is up for auction at Bonham's this spring, and is expected to fetch something in the neighborhood of $4,600, according to the Guardian. This price is not despite its...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 1:24 PM
To celebrate National Engineers Week -- of course you knew Feb. 17-23 is National Engineers Week, right? -- MIT Press interviews Matthew Wisnioski, author of their book "Engineers for Change: Competing Visions of Technology in 1960s America."