Saturday, June 18

Books: Furtive Encounters (5#) -

An interview with the Italian author Roberto Saviano who wrote Gomorrah about the Naples Mafia syndicate and has been living under heavy police protection for the last three years by Alastair Smart at the Telegraph.

# A magic-touched police procedural set in contemporary London: Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch. It's been getting some word-of-mouth buzz.

# A new collection of French
short stories translated into English by
Helen Constantine is called Paris Metro Tales.

# A bit of a memoir by Jhumpa Lahiri
about how she became a writer. [NYer]

# Adam Woog's monthly Mystery Picks.