Jun 17, 2013 — The capital of Northern Ireland is no longer the city of snipers that it was before the Good Friday Agreement, but novelist Stuart Neville still draws inspiration from the decades of violence. In The Ghosts of Belfast, he examines the shattered life of an IRA killer in the aftermath of The Troubles.
Jun 14, 2013 — The new Stephen King whodunit, Joyland, debuts at No. 1.
May 28, 2013 — "The more carny it got, the better I liked it," King says of his new thriller, Joyland. The book, set in a North Carolina amusement park in 1973, is part horror novel and part supernatural thriller. King talks with Fresh Air's Terry Gross about his career writing horror, and about what scares him now.
Aug 7, 2012 — More than 75,000 of you voted for your favorite young-adult fiction. Now, after all the nominating, sorting and counting, the final results are in. Here are the 100 best teen novels, chosen by the NPR audience.
Dec 11, 2009 — Holiday season have you feeling a touch homicidal? Critic Maureen Corrigan offers a selection of sleuth stories and hard-boiled whodunits to satisfy all your deepest literary desires.
Dec 11, 2009 — Gerry Fegan has a lot of ghosts — 12 to be exact. When Fegan, a former IRA hitman, cannot escape his past, he decides the only way to free himself is to kill the men who used to be his leaders. The novel is the debut of author Stuart Neville.
Sep 29, 2009 — The author of The Time Traveler's Wife says she has always been attracted to themes of death and dying. Audrey Niffenegger's new novel, Her Fearful Symmetry, features identical twin sisters living in a haunted London flat.
Jun 9, 2009 — Author Sarah Waters doesn't believe in ghosts in real life, but that didn't stop her from setting her new novel, The Little Stranger, in a crumbling Warwickshire manor house where mysterious spirits cause havoc.
Jun 5, 2009 — Although her past works have focused on lesbian themes, class anxiety is the animating force behind Sarah Waters' The Little Stranger, a chilling and psychologically layered haunted-house story set in the aftermath of World War II.
Jan 13, 2009 — The ABC series Lost may focus on a mystical island, but it's also about larger themes like religious faith and the importance of community — the stuff of memorable novels.