Serial murder investigation
Jun 22, 2013 — Patterson is best-known for his thrillers, but he also takes readers into the gritty, perilous underbelly of summer camp. His new book for young readers, Middle School: How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill, features childhood bullying, "loser" campers and fart jokes.
Jul 23, 2012 — The Norwegian author does his best to show NPR's Eric Westervelt that Oslo really does have a seedy side. In his fiction, at least, Nesbo's city is full of shady characters who draw the attention of the reckless, alcoholic detective Harry Hole.
Apr 18, 2012 — Norwegian crime writer Jo Nesbo is back, along with filmmaker Albert Brooks, whose first novel is about America in the year 2030. There's also Jo Ann Beard's debut novel about a 14-year-old in the 1970s; James Tate's selected poems; and technology writer Stephen Baker's look at the computer that competed against humans on Jeopardy!
Mar 19, 2012 — If you want to know anything about America's greatest city, you've got to be willing to get grimy, says critic Maureen Corrigan. Two new books about New York — a novel and a narrative history — do more than put up with filth, they positively wallow in it.
Nov 14, 2011 — Society has a fascination with crime — we can't seem to look away from the yellow police tape. Author Duane Swierczynski recommends three thrilling crime stories told in graphic-novel form.
Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Snowman by Jo Nesbo. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jun 1, 2011 — Craving some cold-blooded thrills this summer? These detective novels offer twists and turns to help you beat the heat.
May 26, 2009 — Crime reporter Jack McEvoy is being forced out of The Los Angeles Times, but that doesn't stop him from tracking down a serial killer who wraps his female victims in plastic and implicates other men as the murderer.
Feb 27, 2008 — In the early 1990s, a quiet Colorado town was shocked by the abduction and murder of a local 13-year-old girl. Hello Charlie documents the letters exchanged between the killer and two law enforcement officials that slowly revealed his grisly, 30-year killing spree.