Feb 1, 2013 — Robert Crais' Suspect pairs a grieving cop with a traumatized dog. It debuts at No. 7.
Dec 14, 2012 — At No. 8, Michael Connelly's The Black Box links a recent crime to an unsolved 1992 murder.
Aug 20, 2012 — From murder in the Venice canals to human trafficking in the desert, Los Angeles serves as the perfect setting for Robert Crais' noir novels, starring Elvis Cole and Joe Pike, two PIs who are desperately seeking normal — both for their clients and themselves.
Apr 23, 2012 — In his new memoir, Rodney King explains why he gave his famous "Can we get along?" speech when riots erupted after police officers were acquitted in his beating. His lawyers had drafted a far angrier script for him. He also reflects on his life since the trial: "Things have changed for me," he says.
Apr 10, 2012 — The violence in Los Angeles was explosive in 2002 when crisis intervention expert Jorja Leap ventured into the city's most gang-saturated territories. The stories of the gang members she met are part of her new book, Jumped In: What Gangs Taught Me About Violence, Drugs, Love, and Redemption.
Feb 29, 2012 — Former Los Angeles prosecutor Marcia Clark debuts as a mystery writer, and Julian Barnes returns with stories of love. Robert Putnam and David Campbell look at American religion, Ron Rosenbaum warns of the potential for nuclear war, and Bing West evaluates military failures in Afghanistan.
Feb 2, 2012 — In Taken, two undercover detectives infiltrate the world of human trafficking. It debuts at No. 7.
Dec 8, 2011 — An LAPD detective makes chilling discoveries in Michael Connelly's The Drop, which debuts at No. 2.
Aug 17, 2011 — Fiction ranges from Mona Simpson's look at mommies and nannies in Hollywood to Julia Stuart's tale of an English menagerie to Barry Eisler's newest Ben Treven thriller. In nonfiction, there's Siddhartha Mukherjee's Pulitzer Prize-winning "biography of cancer" and a memoir by Bill Clegg.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of You Don't Love Me Yet by Jonathan Lethem. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.