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The Art of the English Murder: From Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes to Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock

by Lucy Worsley

A vivid account of the art of British murder rendered with style and aplomb.

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Deadline

by John Sandford

Another funny Virgil Flowers mystery, which follows his investigations into dognappings, a meth lab and corrupt school officials.

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Cast Away on the Letter A: A Philemon Adventure

by Fred

This wild graphic novel adventure, which integrates Greek mythology references, offers food for thought and a feast for the eyes.

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The Lodger

by Louisa Treger

A lively debut novel about H.G. Wells's lover, the rebellious Dorothy Richardson.

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Raising Girls in Bohemia: Meditations of an American Father

by Richard Katrovas

A poet's take on raising his daughters in two countries is an insightful rumination on being human across geographical and emotional divisions.

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Crooked River

by Valerie Geary

Two young sisters learning the challenges of adulthood and the essence of family while they solve a murder mystery.

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Dick Francis's Damage

by Felix Francis

A rollicking, very British tale of modern horse-racing, murder and intrigue by Dick Francis's son and heir to his literary empire.

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The Only Thing to Fear

by Caroline Tung Richmond

In this engrossing alternate history/science fiction debut, one girl takes on a worldwide Nazi Empire in 2024.

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Never Can Say Goodbye: Writers on Their Unshakeable Love for New York

by Sari Botton, editor

An eclectic collection of essays praising life in New York City, in counterpoint to editor Botton's previous collection about leaving the city.

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The Wilds: Stories

by Julia Elliott

A collection of short stories that pushes the boundaries of conventional storytelling, from a new voice in fiction.

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Gotham: Playing Big by Tara Mohr

Media Heat

Thursday, October 16, 2014

On KCRW's Bookworm: David Mitchell, author of The Bone Clocks (Random House, $30, 9781400065677).

On the Diane Rehm Show: Colm Toibin, author of Nora Webster: A Novel (Scribner, $27, 9781439138335).

On the Daily Show: Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption (Spiegel & Grau, $28, 9780812994520).

On the Colbert Report: William Deresiewicz, author of Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life (Free Press, $26, 9781476702711).

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

On Diane Rehm: Suki Kim, author of Without You, There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea's Elite (Crown, $24, 9780307720658).

On the Daily Show: Bill O'Reilly, co-author of Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General (Holt, $30, 9780805096682).

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

On Fresh Air: James Risen, author of Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $28, 9780544341418).

On the Diane Rehm Show: Leon Panetta, co-author of Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace (Penguin Press, $36, 9781594205965).

On the Colbert Report: Neil Young, author of Special Deluxe: A Memoir of Life & Cars (Blue Rider, $32, 9780399172083).

Monday, October 13, 2014

On NPR's Morning Edition: Dan Pashman, author of Eat More Better: How to Make Every Bite More Delicious (Simon & Schuster, $24.99, 9781451689730).

On the Diane Rehm Show: Danny Aiello, author of I Only Know Who I Am When I Am Somebody Else: My Life on the Street, On the Stage, and in the Movies (Gallery Books, $26, 9781476751900).

Thursday, October 9, 2014

On the Diane Rehm Show: Yochi Dreazen, author of The Invisible Front: Love and Loss in an Era of Endless War (Crown, $26, 9780385347839).

On Fresh Air: Jake Halpern, author of Bad Paper: Chasing Debt from Wall Street to the Underworld (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $25, 9780374108236).

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