The holiday season is a good time to indulge in delectable treats, and my secret indulgence is the In Death series by J. D. Robb (the pseudonym for prolific romance writer Nora Roberts). I wouldn’t be caught dead reading a romance novel (not that there’s anything wrong with them), but I’ve become hooked on this futuristic thriller series featuring street-tough police lieutenant Eve Dallas and sexy billionaire businessman Roarke. Set in New York City in 2058, the series is fast-paced, features intriguing crimes and personalities, and offers a unique blend of thriller action and character interaction and development. Now 32 books strong, the series provides hours of entertainment. Start with the first, Naked in Death (Putnam, 2004).
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.