The greatest book about baseball — one of the greatest books about anything — was written by a baseball player. His name was Jim Bouton. He died at the age of 80.
As John Sandford fans know, Minnesota-based U.S. marshal Lucas often calls in fellow marshals Rae and Bob to help him, with their presence increasing in each of the past few books.
Old Austinites and fans of the lively Texas capital will undoubtedly miss the bygone eras revisited in this overdue chronicle of the city’s liberal cultural scene. Even more, they might also feel like they missed the boat on many occasions.
In 'Big Sky,' a dozen main characters appear in a web of duplicity, human misery, betrayal and murder that author Kate Atkinson skillfully relates from multiple points of view.
“The Sentence Is Death” is Horowitz’s fast-paced, lively sequel to “The Word Is Murder.” In both mysteries, he mashes up fact and fiction, telling the story through a character based closely on himself.
Families are complicated — a phrase and a fact that has imbued many a mystery plot. The vagaries of families provide a sturdy foundation for Edgar winner Lori Roy’s fifth outstanding standalone.
Carol Oates, one of America’s greatest living writers, has created many unforgettable characters in her scores of novels, novellas and short stories.
The stories, perhaps best read in small doses, contain wisdom, humor and warning. “The Woman Who Thought Her Mirror Was Broken” comes to terms with a divorce and other midlife changes
Erin Somers’ compelling debut novel takes place over a brief period — the Memorial Day weekend following the final taping of a fictional long-running late night comedy show.