Louis Begley: A Society Scribe Shifts to Thrillers

March 26, 2015 7:44 PM

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Louis Begley: A Society Scribe Shifts to Thrillers

In the cosseted world of Louis Begley’s novels, bad behavior usually means an extramarital affair or sharp-elbowed office politics. But the prizewinning author delves into more sinister territory in his latest book, “Killer, Come Hither.”

The thriller, out April 7 from Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, is a new genre for the 81-year-old New York lawyer-turned-novelist. His usual mise en scène, dissected in books that include “About Schmidt,” “Schmidt Delivered,” and “Schmidt Steps Back,” is intrigue among the well-heeled and wayward in New Yo...

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