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In “Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang,” Mike Ripley traces the 20th-century boom in British thrillers.

  • Sep 20, 2017

This new translation by David Ferry can be read with excitement and pleasure.

  • Sep 13, 2017

In “Draft No. 4,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer shows us how it’s done.

  • Sep 6, 2017

On the 120th anniversary of the classic, Stephen Baxter delivers a clever follow-up.

  • Aug 30, 2017

‘The Seventh Theory of Language’ is a delightful mash-up of literary theory and thriller.

  • Aug 23, 2017

‘From Holmes to Sherlock’ is the best account of Baker Street mania ever written.

  • Aug 16, 2017

Murder, they wrote: “The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books,” by Martin Edwards.

  • Aug 9, 2017

“Hitler’s Monsters” explores the fantastical theories that fueled the Third Reich.

  • Aug 2, 2017

Mysteries and fantastical tales selected by Michael Dirda

  • Jul 26, 2017

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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