Mark Frost talks with the LA Times’ Scott Timberg about using WWII as a backdrop for his newest page-turning thriller.

The Rap Sheet presents part II of its overlooked/unappreciated series.

Boris Akunin answers the Financial Times’ questions about reading work on audio, ideal readers and what’s next. (link via.)

Was Ryszard Kapuscinski a spy?

Alexander McCall Smith tells the Scotsman why the poetry of WH Auden means a great deal to him.

Daniel Wood leads a gumshoe’s tour of Los Angeles
for the Christian Science Monitor.

One of the many Khaled Hosseni interviews to come appears in in the Globe and Mail.

And finally, a hit man with a conscience.