To make baby back ribs in an hour, instead of the usual three to four hours, you'll need a pressure cooker. Photo Illustration by Ryan Kellman and Emily Bogle/NPR hide caption

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Ruth Rendell won countless awards for her work, including the Mystery Writers of America's Grand Master Award and the Crime Writers' Association Diamond Dagger for lifetime achievement. Jerry Bauer hide caption

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Terry Pratchett wrote more than 70 books. Rob Wilkins/Courtesy of Doubleday hide caption

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Recall and Given recasts the story of David Rector and Roz Alexander-Kasparik as a superhero comic. Roz Alexander-Kasparik hide caption

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Lev Grossman's bestselling Magicians series was inspired by the long wait between books five and six of the Harry Potter series. Mathieu Bourgois hide caption

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Twelve-year-old Hayley Lindsay spent almost a month working with her dad on this Toothless the Dragon costume. There are sawn-off crutches in the front legs so she can comfortably walk on all fours. Petra Mayer hide caption

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