Murder in Vegas

Murder in Vegas

By Michael Connelly

  • Release Date: 2007-04-01
  • Genre: Short Stories
Score: 3
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Description

Las Vegas. Lost Wages. Sin City. An artificial oasis of pleasure, spectacle, and entertainment, the gambling capital of America has reinvented itself so many times that its doubtful that anyone knows for sure what's real and what isn't in the miles of neon and scorching heat. Las Vegas is considered the ultimate players destination-no matter what your game. Almost anything is available-for a price, mind you, and sometimes losers walk away from the tables with even less than just an empty wallet or purse-sometimes they don't walk away at all.

Now the International Association of Crime Writers and New York Times-bestselling author Michael Connelly have gathered twenty-two crime and mystery stories about the ultimate playground, Las Vegas, and what can happen behind the glitz and glamour. From a gambler who must-must-win at the roulette table to stay alive to a courier who's only mistake was accepting a package with Las Vegas as the final destination, come to the true city that never sleeps, where fortunes are made and lost every day, and where snake-eyes aren't found just on a pair of dice.

Murder in Vegas features stories by:James Swain, S.J. Rozan, Wendy Hornsby, Michael Collins, T.P Keating, J. Madison Davis, Sue Pike, Joan Richter, Libby Hellmann, Tom Savage, Edward Wellen, K.j.a. Wishnia, Linda Kerslake, John Wessel, Lise McClendon, Ronnie Klaskin, Ruth Cavin, A.B. Robbins , Gay Toltl Kinman, Micki Marz, Rick Mofina, Jeremiah Healy

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Reviews

  • Waste of time

    2
    By C1951A
    Only one Michael Connolly short story. Others by unfamiliar authors. I was expecting a novel. Very disappointed
  • Not enough research/reality

    2
    By Curlie Queue
    Some of the stories were better than others, of course. But the ones that bugged me were the ones that just didn't get Las Vegas. If you're going to write about Vegas, there are some things you really should get right. For one thing, 98 degrees in Vegas in the summer is exceptionally cool. 105 to 110 is the norm. If you're trying to make the point that it's hot - you'd have been much better off with reality. And prostitution is NOT legal in Vegas. It's not legal anywhere in Clark County. You've got to go to Nye County for that. Finally, you'll NEVER see slot machines in bathrooms because it's illegal to have cameras in bathrooms, and there are NO slot machines, anywhere, that don't have at least one camera on them. The occasional really good story suffered for the company it was in. There were more mediocre tales here than good ones.

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