Parlor Games

Is May Dugas a glamorous baroness, or a con artist named the world's ''most dangerous woman'' by her foes at the Pinkerton Detective Agency? Based on true events, Maryka Biaggio's novel tracks a grifter's daring ruse through early 20th century high society.

July 24: On this day in 1725 John Newton, the slave trader-preacher who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace," was born.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.