Latest from Michael Dirda

‘Crime Fiction of the 1920s’ and other new collections are a welcome respite from real life.

  • Nov 14, 2018

Rediscovering “Bretherton,” by W.F. Morris, and the works of Erich Maria Remarque and others.

  • Nov 7, 2018

“Astounding,” by Alec Nevala-Lee, celebrates the golden age of the genre.

  • Oct 31, 2018

Don’t miss Dennis Wheatley’s classic “The Devil Rides Out,” “The Penguin Book of Hell” and other ghoulish tales.

  • Oct 24, 2018

“Empire of Enchantment” explores magic’s roots in India (though you’ll have to forgive the typos).

  • Oct 17, 2018

In a world of fast-buck bestsellers, “Questioning Minds” is an unapologetically scholarly work — and a great read.

  • Oct 10, 2018

The NBA legend delves into the story of the detective’s brother in “Mycroft and Sherlock.”

  • Oct 3, 2018

James Mustich’s encyclopedic and entertaining book will keep you busy for a while.

  • Sep 26, 2018

Walter de la Mare wrote poetry, eerie stories and the ad­ven­ture tale “The Three Mulla-Mulgars.”

  • Sep 19, 2018

Not only was he one of the greatest of all writers of science fiction and fantasy, he also was one of the most beloved.

  • Jun 6, 2012
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