A Death in Vegas
by Christopher Meeks
Genre: MysteryPublished by: White Whisker BooksPublication Date: August 15, 2014Number of Pages: 176ISBN: 978-0-9836329-9-3
In A Death in Vegas, the president of BenBugs, a company that specializes in beneficial bugs for organic gardening, 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, either. Soon, the coroner doesn’t have good news. The police and FBI are against him—and his wife cannot be found. He flees to find the answers.
This book is filled with action right from the get go with the murder of the girl who was dressed as a lady bug in this show that they had in Las Vegas. The only reason that Patton had let her stay in his room at the hotel was because she was complaining of being sick and having trouble breathing. Finding her dead the next day starts a storm that continues to set off explosive secrets and events from that point on.
Bad luck seems to follow Patton when even his own wife doesn't trust him or seem to believe in him. So, he hires a lawyer and then decides to investigate on his own and that is when the action really heats up and the dust really hits the fan and lots of people are left shaken in the aftermath of all the secrets and lies that come to light.
If you love murder/mystery type books that are filled with lots of action and the real killer is not apparent for quite awhile, then this is going to be a book that you will really love to read. It's a great who done it kind of book that will keep you in suspense until the very end.
PRAISE FOR A DEATH IN VEGAS:
“With his tongue planted firmly in cheek, Christopher Meeks spins a charming and surprisingly sexy tale of murder, betrayal, and the importance of beneficial insects.”
– Mark Haskell Smith, author of Baked and Raw: A Love Story
“I've never, ever wanted to go to Vegas. I don't care if what happens there, stays there. But Christopher Meeks makes me want to go so I can find out who done it. A fun, exciting read, with Chris's usual wonderful writing and great sense of humor.“
– Jessica Barksdale Inclan, author of Her Daughter's Eyes and How to Bake a Man.
“Christopher Meeks had me at page three. I couldn’t wait to find out how Patton Burch was going to explain the naked body he woke up to in his Las Vegas hotel room – first to the cops and then to his wife.”
– Sam Sattler, Book Chase
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Christopher Meeks has four novels and two collections of short fiction published.
His most recent novel before this was the acclaimed thriller, "Blood Drama."
His novel "The Brightest Moon of the Century" made the list of three book critics’ Ten Best Book of 2009. "Love at Absolute Zero" also made three Best Books lists of 2011, as well as earning a ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Finalist award.
He has had stories published in several literary journals, and they have been included in the collections "Months and Seasons" and "The Middle-Aged Man and the Sea."
Mr. Meeks has had three full-length plays mounted in Los Angeles, and one, "Who Lives?" had been nominated for five Ovation Awards, Los Angeles’ top theatre prize. Mr. Meeks teaches English and fiction writing at Santa Monica College, and Children’s Literature at the Art Center College of Design. To read more of his books visit his website at: www.chrismeeks.com.