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Summer Books 2008

Crime In The City

Jassy Mackenzie's Johannesburg crime novels star a law-breaking private investigator, Jade de Jong.

Hardcore With A Heart: Joburg Thrillers Star A Spunky P.I.

Jassy Mackenzie's Johannesburg crime novels star a law-breaking private investigator, Jade de Jong.

Tarquin Hall's mystery novels star Punjabi detective Vish Puri, "India's most private investigator."

Mystery Series' Portly P.I. Peels Back The Layers Of Delhi Society

Tarquin Hall's mystery novels star Punjabi detective Vish Puri, "India's most private investigator."

In Ben Winters' mysteries, the earth braces for an asteroid as a New Hampshire cop fights for order.

Awaiting The Apocalypse In The Quiet Town Of Concord

In Ben Winters' mysteries, the earth braces for an asteroid as a New Hampshire cop fights for order.

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Critics' Lists: Summer 2008

Sifting Through Summer, Page By Page

Labor Day is fast approaching and Karen Grigsby Bates plans to catch up on her summer reading.

Carry-On Books To Take You Up, Up And Away

Nancy Pearl hates being stuck on a plane without a good book to read.

Holy Bookworms! Superheroes Take To The Page

This summer, nowhere is safe from superheroes — not even your local bookstore.

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Cooking And Cookbooks

Nigella Lawson: Simple, Not Plain, Summer Fare

Summer food is casual, but Nigella Lawson says there's room for a little bit of elegance, too.

Recipes: 'Simply Organic'

Highlight seasonal flavors with Asparagus and Scallops and, for dessert, the Basil-Lemon Cake.

Recipes: 'Raising the Salad Bar'

Try an Arugula and Avocado Salad, or a Chicken Salad with Fruit and Toasted Pecans.

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Summer Books 2008: Excerpts

Excerpt: 'Strange Bedfellows'

Russell Peterson pits the Colbert Report against CNN in this insightful piece of media analysis.

Excerpt: 'Out'

Just your ordinary tale about death, dismemberment, and womanly bonding.

Excerpt: 'The Last Embrace'

Against a glamorous backdrop, a grisly murder is committed in Hollywood.

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