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#8: A Death In Vegas - Christopher Meeks

In A Death in Vegas, the president of a company that specializes in beneficial bugs for organic gardeners discovers a young woman dead in his Las Vegas hotel suite. She had worked as a sexy lady bug at his convention booth -- and he had nothing to do with her death. While that's being investigated, the FBI raids his booth on a money-laundering scam that he knows nothing about. Soon, the coroner doesn't have good news, either. Who has set him up? Why? With the police and FBI are against him, and his wife missing, he flees to find answers and his wife. 

Paperback: 180 pages
Publisher: White Whisker Books (Aug. 15 2014)
ISBN: 9780983632993

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AUTHOR BIO:
Christopher Meeks was born in Minnesota, earned degrees from the University of Denver and USC, and has lived in Los Angeles since 1977. He's taught English at Santa Monica College, and creative writing at CalArts, UCLA Extension, Art Center College of Design, and USC. His fiction has appeared often in Rosebud magazine as well as other literary journals, and his books have won several awards. His short works have been collected into two volumes, "The Middle-Aged Man and the Sea" and "Months and Seasons," the latter which appeared on the long list for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. He's had three plays produced, and "Who Lives?: A Drama" is published. His focus is now on longer fiction. His first novel is "The Brightest Moon of the Century," and his second, "Love At Absolute Zero."


REVIEW:
A fantastic whodunit!
I really like Patton. He's the character that gets the job done. If it wasn't for Patton, there'd really be no story. He is literally both the cause and effect.
Reading along trying to piece together the story was fun. I thought I had it a couple of times, only to find I was dead wrong. I'm quite impressed with the mind-bending ending. I expected it once, then was thrown way off, so when things really did happen I was in aw and thrilled.
Great writing for such a small story, especially to have the impact that it did. Mystery lovers will devour this one in a couple of hours, tops!

4/5

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