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Curtis McCoy, Private Investigator is approached by the beautiful Janux to solve her partner's murder. This is his first case.
A.S. Kristy’s Great Idea 1986 While you could start mid-series and figure out what’s going on pretty easily, Martin’s BSC debut lets you see her characters at their purest. We get a first hint of Claudia’s fashion sense, Stacey’s diabetes is reveal
The journalist Ariel Levy has the rare gift of seeing herself with fierce, unforgiving clarity, and deploys prose to match in her memoir.
The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P 2013 In the Brooklyn milieu of Ivy League and Oberlinish grads, the question is whether a durable relationship in a free romantic market can be made strictly on the basis of intellectual résumés. Adelle Waldman’s meri
SARAH BEGLEY CERTAIN BOOKS LEAVE READERS FEELING THEY KNOW EVERY MINUTE detail of a character’s inner life, as if they were lifelong companions and daily confidants. Paul Auster’s massive new novel, 4 3 2 1, is such a book. The concept behind the 8
S.B. Like many of his novels, Spanish author Javier Marías’ new book, Thus Bad Begins, isn’t exactly a mystery, though it is mysterious. Here, the 65-year-old perennial Nobel favorite tells the story of Juan de Vere, a young man working for a film d
WHEN HE ADDRESSES entrepreneurs at Inc. conferences, Bob Parsons, the irascible, ingenious founder of GoDaddy and Parsons Xtreme Golf, tells of his service as a Marine rifleman in Vietnam. The day he arrived in a combat zone—a green replacement in a
SARAH BEGLEY ADULTS TEND TO FRET about how kids will handle the death of a loved one. How much can they understand about permanence? What should they be told about the possibility of an afterlife? How will they move on? The children’s books that st
SARAH BEGLEY THE MURDER OF AISLINN MURRAY LOOKS LIKE A BIG OPPORTUNITY for Detective Antoinette Conway. She usually covers domestic disputes turned fatal, with clear perpetrators. This one is different. The victim in Tana French’s new novel, The Tre
After helping bring her college roommate’s killer to justice, she now takes on ‘unsolvable’ cases, giving hope to families of victims who want answers
RADHIKA JONES THE PARTY SCENE THAT OPENS Ann Patchett’s new novel unspools like a home movie. A lawyer from the L.A. district attorney’s office, Albert Cousins, crashes the christening celebration of baby Frances, second daughter of L.A. cop Fix Kea
After being fired from a residency program at Creighton University School of Medicine, Dr. Anthony Garcia is convicted of murdering 4 innocent victims in a twisted plot of vengeance
FOR 60-PLUS YEARS, the Paris Review has asked writers just what they do every day. Judging from the excerpts below, a whole lot of them spend their time thinking—and arguing—about plot.
The D.C.-born, New York City–dwelling Alam took “Write what you know” and tipped it sideways for his fun but trenchant summer novel, Rich and Pretty, starring two young women, lots of beautiful furniture and our notions of class
The bodies of at least 10 victims have been found on New York’s Gilgo Beach. Are they connected? Now the FBI has joined the hunt in hopes of bringing a sadistic killer to justice
Kern County, where Francisco Serna died Monday, had the highest per-capita rate of killings by officers in 2015.
DANIEL D’ADDARIO A COLLEGE KID BORROWS THE FAMILY CAR TO GO out partying—but that car is a New York City cab, and its off-duty light is broken. Soon, the kid’s got a passenger, a beautiful young woman who gets him high, plays knife games with him an
SADIE STEIN ENDINGS ARE VERY, VERY HARD—the greater question is less why books disappoint than why any succeed. Each of these is a good book written by someone of great skill who, for whatever reason, choked, rushed, or otherwise ran a narrative off
TRUMP’S CLOSED BORDERS CREATED CHAOS, UNCERTAINTY—AND FEAR—FOR SCORES OF TRAVELERS. THESE ARE SOME OF THEIR STORIES
KIRSTEN SALYER THE BOOKS WE READ WHEN WE’RE young have a special sort of power: they can inspire us to be brave and resilient (Matilda by Roald Dahl), take us on thrilling adventures (Divergent by Veronica Roth) and even introduce us to tragedy (The
After Kala Brown is rescued from being chained inside a storage container for 2 months, police uncover at least 3 bodies nearby—and her murderous captor’s chilling secrets
ORENTHAL JAMES SIMPSON, THE man at the center of ESPN’s five-part documentary O.J.: Made in America, was great at two things in particular: running and wanting. On the football field, Simpson was a genius of evasion. His deftness at avoiding opponent
After a string of racially charged police shootings—as well as fatal attacks on officers—Police Lt. Robert McGarner moves through his community aware that there are lives still to be saved and wounds still to heal
Nearly 2 decades after the 6-year-old was found dead in her Colorado home, the case continues to haunt her family and the nation. Inside the ongoing investigation of her horrific death—and the search for her killer
Ioan Grillo In a barrio of San Salvador, Mayor Nayib Bukele stands on a renovated soccer pitch defending penalty kicks from a line of kids. Most are approaching the age when many local youths join feared street gangs, known here as maras. But Bukele
LIZ McNEIL Three months ago Hollywood hair colorist Michelle Pugh found herself in the spotlight after news broke that she was the reason Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne’s 34-year marriage had hit a rough patch. “I never wanted to be a public person,” Pugh
Tulsa, Okla., police killed Terence Crutcher in cold blood. The video is hard to watch. You see a black man with his hands up, walking toward his stalled vehicle and posing little threat to the officer, who has her weapon drawn. He was unarmed. Withi
Reporting by Pernilla Cedenheim, Jodi Guglielmi, Lindsay Kimble, Linda Marx and Mike Miller AFTER A SUMMER OF SHOCKING ALLEGATIONS and continuous legal squabbles, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s bitter divorce is now becoming notable for what isn’t ha
Edgar Maddison Welch accepted a plea deal over his armed confrontation at the Comet Ping Pong restaurant in Washington, D.C., last year. The North Carolina man says he was motivated by online rumors.
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