For $1.4 Million, You Can Buy James Ellroy's House (Books Not Included)

Here’s the just the place to pen your first/next noir masterpiece: James Ellroy’s Hollywood Hills home. The author of L.A. Confidential and The Black Dahlia is selling his three-bedroom 1920s abode for just under $1.4 million. Not included: multiple bookshelves filled with his own works. » 6/23/15 4:00pm 6/23/15 4:00pm

The Charles Dickens Cinematic Universe Begins in New BBC TV Series

It is a good day to be English literature nerds! Because the BBC is currently filming Dickensian, a 20-episode TV series where all of Charles Dickens’ characters essentially live together in Victorian London, including Oliver Twist, Fagin, Ebeneezer Scrooge, Miss Havisham from Great Expectations, and more. » 6/01/15 1:45pm 6/01/15 1:45pm

This Action-Packed Book About A Female Ghostbuster Will Blow Your Mind

In Molly Tanzer’s excellent debut novel Vermilion, Elouise ‘Lou’ Merriweather works the dead of San Francisco: she’s a psychopomp, helping souls find eternal rest. When Chinese immigrants begin vanishing, she sets off to discover what happened to them, only to discover a larger plot that places her in mortal peril. » 5/31/15 12:45pm 5/31/15 12:45pm

Author Paolo Bacigalupi Shares Thoughts On Optimistic Science Fiction

Hugo-Award winning author Paolo Bacigalupi is on tour in support of The Water Knife, and at his event yesterday in Brookline, Mass., he was asked about the disparity between “optimistic” scifi and “pessimistic” scifi. One of his observations: “Science fiction hunts for the techno fix, not the social fix.” » 5/31/15 8:30am 5/31/15 8:30am

Edgar Award-Winning Crime Book Takes On An Unsolved Hollywood Mystery

Fans of true crime books know the Edgar Awards offer great inspiration for one’s reading list, and this year’s crop of “Best Fact Crime” nominees was particularly robust. The winner, announced yesterday, takes on the still-unsolved 1922 murder of director William Desmond Taylor. » 4/30/15 8:00pm 4/30/15 8:00pm