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Book reviews and concert previews brought to you by Betsy Burton, co-owner of The King's English Bookshop, and Austen Diamond, producer of 13% Salt. Books & Beats airs Saturdays at 7:35 a.m. and 9:35 a.m. during NPR's Weekend Edition.

Books & Beats: July 2, 2016

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Femi Kuti & The Positive Force play at The Urban Lounge on Tuesday, July 5.

Manon Bradshaw is the star of Susie Steiner’s new mystery Missing, Presumed (Random House).  She’s a lonely detective who’s tried internet dating, and she’s getting close to despair.  Then a woman disappears, and Bradshaw throws herself into the case.  Betsy Burton says “the potential for a series is here, given the characters, the setting, Steiner’s agility with plot, her ability to create characters, and the pulsing tension that courses through the book.”

Then, Femi Kuti got the chance of a lifetime when his dad couldn’t make a gig.  Femi played in his place.  He’ll bring his politically engaged music to Urban Lounge on Tuesday, July 5th.

Music from this Books & Beats:

Intro: “She Reminds Me of You” by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

1: “Oyimbo” by Femi Kuti

2: “Missing Link” by Femi Kuti and Common

3: “The World is Changing” by Femi Kuti

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