National Geographic Wants to Help You Plan Your Next Great Adventure to One of ‘100 Great American Parks’ [REVIEW]

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Yosemite National Park (Photo courtesy Canva)

I am often amazed when I talk to friends and hear that they have never visited any of America’s national parks. From the time I was a child, my parents took me to gasp in awe at Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, watch the bats fly out of Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico, and relax in Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas. But in Stephanie Pearson’s new book for National Geographic, 100 Great American Parks, she shows us that we don’t have to visit a national park to appreciate nature and have a little fun. There are loads of great places to choose from!

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A Killer Robs Couples of Their Happy Ever After in Jeffery Deaver’s ‘The Cutting Edge’ [REVIEW]

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A killer is ruining couples’ happiest moments. (Photo courtesy Canva)

In New York City, the murder rate has just skyrocketed. There’s a killer on the loose intent on destroying couples’ most cherished moments. Now the indomitable Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are on the case. But will they be able to stop the butcher from striking again? Find out in The Cutting Edge.

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Jeffery Deaver’s ‘The Midnight Lock’ May Turn You into an Insomniac [REVIEW]

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With “the Locksmith” on the loose, no one in New York is safe. (Photo courtesy Canva)

When New Yorkers lock their doors and go to bed, they never know what they will awaken to find in Jeffery Deaver’s latest Lincon Rhyme thriller, The Midnight Lock. This time around, Deaver has created a criminal mastermind so clever, no one is safe.

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RHAPSODY: Six Questions for Mitchell James Kaplan [INTERVIEW]

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Mitchell James Kaplan brings George Gershwin and the jazz age to dazzling life in Rhapsody. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Few musicians left as indelible a mark on the great American songbook as George Gershwin. But it was his epic masterpiece, Rhapsody in Blue, that made him an icon. From the first moment audiences heard the score’s opening wail, it was clear there were few musicians as adventurous or brilliant as Gershwin. Yet as with every artist, there is much more to his story than just his music. Now novelist Mitchell James Kaplan pulls back the curtain on the famed pianist’s fabled career in the forthcoming novel, Rhapsody, a book that is both vividly written and utterly compelling, and truly worthy of becoming our first Diamond Reviewed title for 2021. It shines a light not only on Gershwin’s discography, but also on his decade-long romance with another pianist, Kay Swift. We loved the book so much we couldn’t wait to sit down with Mitchell James Kaplan for this exclusive interview. Enjoy! —J&H

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Eve Dallas Celebrates Her 50th Full-Length Case in J.D. Robb’s ‘Golden in Death’ [REVIEW]

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When a deadly toxin is delivered to multiple New York City residents, it’s up to Eve Dallas to catch the sender in J.D. Robb’s Golden In Death. (Photo by Helena Lopes on Pexels.com)

An innocuous gift. A terrifying weapon. Now New York City’s Eve Dallas must discover the motive behind the attack. Will her latest case leave her baffled, or will she be able to stop the killer from striking again? Find out in J.D. Robb’s 50th bestseller, Golden In Death. Read more of this post