"The mystery of just why and how Jim Thompson disappeared, and by the agency of whom, is one that persists still and probably always will." Silk Thread by Larry Wallace.
# John Le Carre's latest novel,
A Delicate Truth, is reviewed by Mark Lawson.
# A Neo-Noir offering from Akashic written with tongue in cheek by Jim Pascoe and Tom Fassbender, including illustrations by Paul Pope. It's the By the Balls Collection.
# John Leyden reports the latest
update on the LulzSec hackers.