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  • Seeking Justice in 1973 Texas: PW Talks with Lisa Sandlin

    In Sandlin’s first novel, "The Do-Right," Delpha Wade, newly released from Gatesville Women’s Prison after serving 14 years for manslaughter, goes to work for Tom Phelan, who has just opened a detective agency in Beaumont, Tex.

  • Q & A with Erin Bowman

    Erin Bowman had always dreamed of writing her own western novel, but it wasn't until her husband regaled her with the legend of the Lost Dutchman mine in the aptly named Superstition Mountains that she found the spark for 'Vengeance Road.'

  • People Behaving Badly but Politely: PW Talks with Ashley Weaver

    In Weaver’s second traditional mystery starring amateur sleuth Amory Ames, "Death Wears a Mask," Amory and her husband, Milo, search for a murderer among the glitterati of 1932 London.

  • History and Mystery: PW Talks with Kate Morton

    In Morton’s fifth novel, "The Lake House," the toddler son of an aristocratic English family disappears in 1933 during the annual midsummer party on a wooded estate in Cornwall.

  • Q & A with Ursula Vernon

    Ursula Vernon has a new series debuting this month, Hamster Princess, starting with 'Harriet the Invincible,' and her first standalone novel, 'Castle Hangnail.'

  • Q & A with Alison McGhee

    Alison McGhee's most recent book, 'Firefly Hollow,' is a middle-grade novel about a lonely boy and a vole, cricket, and firefly, kindred restless spirits who first find each other – and then try to find where they belong.

  • Mélanie Watt’s 'Bug in a Vacuum'

    The author of popular series starring Scaredy Squirrel and Chester the cat, Mélanie Watt showcases a considerably smaller creature in 'Bug in a Vacuum,' due out next month from Tundra Books.

  • PW Talks with Bill Willingham

    Bill Willingham’s longrunning Fables comics series ends on July 22 with periodical issue #150—but as those who have been reading the most recent issues already know, there’s no fairy-tale ending.

  • Q & A with Patrice Kindl

    Set a year after the events in Patrice Kindl's beguiling 'Keeping the Castle,' 'A School for Brides' has opened in the same damp hamlet of Lesser Hoo.

  • Stranger Danger: PW Talks with Richard Beck

    In his new book, "We Believe the Children," Beck recounts the feverish years when Reagan-era America panicked over allegations of ritualistic sexual abuse visited upon children by networks of secretly Satanist daycare workers.

  • Illuminating Our National History: PW Talks with Donald Smith

    Colonial North America serves as the setting for journalist Smith’s first novel, "The Constable’s Tale."

  • Jokes at a Funeral: PW Talks with Jesse Eisenberg

    Actor and playwright Eisenberg makes his fiction debut with the collection "Bream Gives Me Hiccups."

  • Q & A with Abby Hanlon

    First-grader Dory makes an actual friend in a Abby Hanlon's 'Dory and the Real True Friend,' the sequel to last fall's 'Dory Fantasmagory.'

  • Writing Under Armed Guard: PW Talks with Roberto Saviano

    In 'ZeroZeroZero,' Italian investigative reporter Saviano probes the worldwide cocaine trade.

  • Think Like an Engineer: PW Talks with Guru Madhavan

    In "Applied Minds: How Engineers Think," biomedical engineer Madhavan shows how engineering techniques are useful in everyday life.

  • Dream Weaver: PW Talks with Hester Young

    In Young’s debut, "The Gates of Evangeline," disturbing dreams plunge a single mother (whose four-year-old son has recently died) into the Louisiana bayou—and the unsolved disappearance of another boy decades earlier.

  • Four Questions for...Antoinette Portis

    Antoinette Portis's 'Wait,' is an affectionate look at a mother who's in a hurry and a toddler who says "Wait!"

  • Diplomacy Instead of War: PW Talks with Todd Moss

    Moss’s second thriller starring U.S. diplomat Judd Ryker, "Minute Zero," focuses on unrest in Zimbabwe.

  • Four Questions for...Jacqueline Kelly

    It’s been six years since Jacqueline Kelly's first novel, 'The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate,' burst on the scene, but now to the relief of her many fans, Calpurnia reappears in a sequel.

  • Four Questions for...Shaun Usher

    The British author's 2014 blog-turned-book, 'Letters of Note,' has now evolved into a new book, this month's 'Lists of Note,' as well as a theatrical project that has drawn stars ranging from Benedict Cumberbatch to Gillian Anderson.

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