January 29, 2013 In softcover fiction and nonfiction, John Irving explores teen lust; Denise Mina delivers a murder mystery; David Maraniss looks at the young Barack Obama; Robert Kagan defends U.S. sovereignty; and Susan Cain stands up for introverts.
November 28, 2011 Critic Maureen Corrigan selects two of the best new works of fiction and criticism about The Great Detective, and offers recommendations for terrific novels featuring contemporary investigators who carry forward Holmes' trademark method of detection: "an observance of trifles."
Karin Slaughter is the author of nine novels, including Undone, Fractured, Beyond Reach and A Faint Cold Fear. She lives in Atlanta, Ga., where she set her thriller Triptych.
July 5, 2010 Slaughter is a master of the thriller genre; her latest book, Broken, is full of twists and turns and technical details. In the latest installment of our "Thrilled to Death" series, Slaughter talks with NPR's Michele Norris about the stories that keep her in suspense.
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August 11, 2008 Scottish criminologist-turned-crime writer Denise Mina writes about slums and public housing projects — and the unlikely, imperfect characters who make their homes there.
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