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A Murder in Hollywood: The Untold Story of Tinseltown’s Most Shocking Crime

A well-researched and new take on one of Hollywood’s most notorious mysteries. True-crime fans and celebrity mavens will enjoy.

Jane’s Patisserie: Deliciously Customizable Cakes, Bakes, and Treats

While there is no dearth of cookbooks dedicated to the yummy treats of Great Britain (the books by contestants and judges on the Great British Bake Off alone would fill a small-sized library), beginning bakers, especially fans of Dunn’s blog, will appreciate her approachable writing style and easy-to-follow recipes.

The Grift: The Downward Spiral of Black Republicans from the Party of Lincoln to the Cult of Trump

A timely addition. Cane covers a lot of ground in this title about several politicians, especially Black Republicans, and makes an enormous effort to cite multiple resources, which lean toward popular versus academic sources, such as encyclopedias, websites, and newspapers. But some readers may believe he falls short of substantiating all his claims and may disagree with the labels that he applies to those with opposing views.

Butter, Flour, Sugar, Joy: Simple Sweet Desserts for Everyone

Kartes offers a refreshing and relaxed approach that is especially suitable for medium-level bakers. Both the decadent recipes and heartfelt stories about their origins will entice fans of Paula Deen and Taste of Home magazine.

I Am a Killer: What Makes a Murderer; Their Shocking Stories in Their Own Words

Fans of true crime and Netflix’s I Am a Killer series will enjoy this well-written, well-researched book, but some readers may find portions disturbing.

Parenting Like an Australian: One Family’s Quest To Fight Fear and Dive into a Better, Braver Life

A captivating glimpse at the lessons that can surface from studying parents in Australia. Ideal for parents focused on the power of grit, perseverance, and calculated risk-taking.

Jews in the Garden: A Holocaust Survivor, the Fate of His Family, and the Secret History of Poland in World War II

An engrossing, engagingly written, highly researched account of a journey to find out the truth of what happened to a specific family during the Holocaust. A fantastic title to give to readers interested in Jewish, European, and World War II history.

The Einstein Effect: How the World’s Favorite Genius Got into Our Cars, Our Bathrooms, and Our Minds

Readers won’t find a livelier celebration of Einstein’s work and life. A great recommendation for teens and adults alike.

Behold the Monster: Confronting America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer

Fans of true crime will relish this book. A good read-alike is I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara.

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