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Week of November 11, 2013

In 1890s San Francisco, former Pinkerton operative Sabina Carpenter and her detective partner, ex-Secret Service agent John Quincannon, undertake what initially appear to be two unrelated investigations. The two cases eventually connect in surprising fashion, but not before two murders and other felonies complicate matters even further. And not before the two sleuths are hindered, assisted and exasperated by the bughouse Sherlock Holmes, in THE BUGHOUSE AFFAIR: A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini.

The National Book Critics Circle Awards 2012

The winners of the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Awards were announced on Thursday, February 28th at the New School's Tishman Auditorium.

Founded in 1974, the NBCC is a nonprofit organization of book reviewers and critics that honors outstanding writing and fosters a national conversation about reading, criticism, and literature, in part through annual awards for the year’s outstanding books. Books are directly nominated and chosen by leading book critics. The NBCC thus offers the unique opportunity for professional critics to recognize and reward literary excellence.