Books S. J. Bolton Books by S. J. Bolton S. J. Bolton has written books about: Mysteries, Thrillers & Crime Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about S. J. Bolton Chris Silas Neal Critics' Lists: Summer 2010 Librarian Nancy Pearl Picks 'Under The Radar' Reads August 3, 2010 As a librarian and a reader, Nancy Pearl scours the shelves in search of hidden treasures — titles you may have missed. Her findings include two chilling thrillers, one exquisite 1960s memoir, a lively biography of George Orwell, an example of historical fiction at its very best, and much more fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Librarian Nancy Pearl Picks 'Under The Radar' Reads Listen· 7:20 7:20 Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/128823435/128946557" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Excerpts: Recommended Books Excerpt: 'Awakening' May 26, 2009 In S. J. Bolton's Awakening, someone in a quaint English village is stashing poisonous snakes in closets, beds and even a baby's crib. Critics' Lists: Summer '09 For Summer Sleuths: Best Mystery, Crime Novels May 26, 2009 Book critic Maureen Corrigan recommends five gripping works of fiction to keep you on the edge of your seat this summer. From serial killers to stashed jewels to snakes on the loose, these mysteries have it all.