THIS WEEK’S GIVEAWAY: MURDER BY THE BOOK by CLAIRE HARMAN Mar29

THIS WEEK’S GIVEAWAY: MURDER BY THE BOOK by ...

From the acclaimed biographer–the fascinating, little-known story of a Victorian-era murder that rocked literary London, leading Charles Dickens, William Thackeray, and Queen Victoria herself to wonder: Can a novel kill? In May 1840, Lord William Russell, well known in London’s highest social circles, was found with his throat cut. The brutal murder had the whole city talking. The police suspected Russell’s valet, Courvoisier, but the evidence was weak. The missing clue, it turned out, lay in the unlikeliest place: what Courvoisier had been reading. In the years just before the murder, new printing methods had made books cheap and abundant,...

Summer Reading List from Murder By The Book in Houston May26

Summer Reading List from Murder By The Book in Hou...

I reached out to the good folks at Murder by the Book for what they think will be books not to miss this summer, here’s the list they gave us. If you have not shopped at this wonderful store I would recommend it highly, great and well read staff and a beautiful place to get lost looking for books. They are great about online orders as well. John’s Picks Goodnight June by Sarah Jio (Plume; $16) The Secret Life of Violet Grant (Putnam; $26.95) John’s Paranormal Picks The Given by Vicki Pettersson (Voyager; $14.99) A Barricade in Hell by Jaime Lee Moyer (Tor; $25.99) John’s Young Reader Picks Knightley & Son by...