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Criminal Minds

The author of a new book on Dorothy L. Sayers reflects on the magic born of the novelist’s collaboration with her fellow Oxford women

Murder, They Wrote

Marie Kondo

On the titles worth keeping on your magically tidied-up bookshelf

Dead Prime Ministers Society

A rare look inside Eton, Britain’s most respected (and reviled) boarding school

Wanderers in the Woods

Africa’s World War

Leslie Jamison

On the books worth obsessing over

Party On

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Fiend

Yalta Diaries

Vive Maigret!

The complete adventures of Georges Simenon’s beloved inspector are now available in one stylish set

The North Korean Job

The author of the first English-language book on Kim Jong Un explains the dotard-trolling dictator’s mysterious rise

Bad Romance

The author of a new book on the Borgias’ infamous personal lives uncovers the facts behind the Italian family’s long-standing myths

Identity Crisis

Some Like It Hot

Face Value

A new book considers the fate of our most human aspects—the mystery of the brain, the expressiveness of the face—in our tech-bent future

Max Hastings

On the best work of Sir Michael Howard, the British historian who dealt high intellect and common sense in equal measure

The Mitford Spirit

On the Spectrum

Murder, They Wrote

Chasing Rainbows

This Town

A new book of photographs chronicles the evolution of New York City’s downtown over a century, from Radio Row to a post-9/11 World Trade Center

Olivia Chantecaille

Start them young: on the best children’s books for budding activists

Women of the Resistance