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Books of The Times: ‘Irène,’ by Pierre Lemaitre, a French Crime Novel

December 25, 2014 - 1:47pm
Pierre Lemaitre’s “Irène,” from France, could be called a hard-boiled intellectual police procedural.






Janet Evanovich: By the Book

December 25, 2014 - 7:00am
The author, most recently, of “The Job” is a big fan of Scrooge McDuck. “I still aspire to have a money bin like Scrooge and push my spare change around with a bulldozer.”






Janet Evanovich: By the Book

December 25, 2014 - 7:00am
The author, most recently, of “The Job” is a big fan of Scrooge McDuck. “I still aspire to have a money bin like Scrooge and push my spare change around with a bulldozer.”






Books of The Times: ‘The World of Raymond Chandler,’ Edited by Barry Day

December 24, 2014 - 6:41pm
“The World of Raymond Chandler: In His Own Words” looks at the world and the works of that detective novelist.






Carleton Mabee, Biographer of Morse, Dies at 99

December 24, 2014 - 5:41pm
Mr. Mabee, a history professor, won a Pulitzer Prize 70 years ago for his unsparing biography of the inventor and painter Samuel F. B. Morse.






Q&A: Graphic Design That Encapsulates the Golden State

December 24, 2014 - 3:34pm
Louise Sandhaus wrote the book “Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires & Riots: California Graphic Design, 1936-1986” to chronicle the visual legacy of a state “where big dramatic changes happen.”






Stephen May’s ‘Wake Up Happy Every Day,’ and More

December 24, 2014 - 2:43pm
New books by Diego De Silva, José Saramago, Stephen May, Audur Ava Olafsdottir, Dimitry Elias Léger and Priya Parmar.






Books of The Times: 'When Books Went to War’ by Molly Guptill Manning

December 24, 2014 - 2:13pm
Molly Guptill Manning’s “When Books Went to War: The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II” feels like the bibliophile’s equivalent of “It’s a Wonderful Life.”






Magical Creatures

December 24, 2014 - 11:36am
New picture books include “Julia’s House for Lost Creatures” and “Night Sky Dragons.”