The 21st novel in John Sandford’s Prey series featuring Minneapolis police investigator Lucas Davenport is one of his strongest. Buried Prey (Putnam Adult, $28) opens with the construction-site discovery of the bodies of two young girls, murdered 25 years earlier. Davenport was a rookie street cop then, eager to become a plainclothes detective. His instincts told him the schizophrenic homeless man charged with the crime was not the real perpetrator, but he had neither the experience nor the political leverage to make his case. Now he’s a top investigator with both the skills and the clout to ensure that the real murderer is brought to justice. Older Lucas redeems young Lucas.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.