Pig's Foot

Cuban-born dancer Carlos Acosta has penned his first novel: one man's quest to find the story of his family tree, and the meaning behind an inherited swine hoof amulet.

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.