S-Town (PODCAST) Host: Brian Reed
The Serial and This American Life team has a new hit with a seven-part series set in a sleepy, seedy Alabama town. Reed, investigating an alleged murder, finds an intriguing tale involving the mysterious life of his original source.
Flame in the Mist (PUTNAM, MAY 16) by Renee Ahdieh
Ahdieh, whose previous book hit No. 1 on The New York Times best-seller list, returns with a tale pitched as Mulan meets Game of Thrones (and inspired by Asian folklore): A samurai's daughter joins a gang of assassins, the Black Clan, to gain revenge.
This story first appeared in the April 13 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.