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Nevada Author Ties Murder Mystery Book To Las Vegas

Death in Nostalgia City

Former UNLV professor Mark Bacon used his experience in Las Vegas public relations for his new novel "Death in Nostalgia City"

Nevada author Mark Bacon’s new book “Death in Nostalgia City” is a murder mystery that takes place in a 1960’s-themed amusement park in southern Arizona.

Left to investigate the series of unfortunate events happening at the park is Lyle Deming, a former police officer turned cab driver, and Kate Sorenson, a former communications director for a Las Vegas casino. 

A former UNLV journalism instructor, Bacon incorporated his own experience working in a theme park and in Las Vegas public relations into the narrative.

“Death in Nostalgia City” recently received a 2015 San Francisco Book Festival honorable mention, and Bacon will be signing copies of the book from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at BooksorBooks, 3460 E. Sunset Road.

Bacon will talk about unusual aspects of the murder mystery genre, where the writers get their inspirations and common mistakes made.

Mark Bacon, author

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Prior to taking on the role of Broadcast Operations Manager in January 2021, Rachel was the senior producer of KNPR's State of Nevada program for 6 years. She helped compile newscasts and provided coverage for and about the people of Southern Nevada, as well as major events such as the October 1 shooting on the Las Vegas strip, protests of racial injustice, elections and more. Rachel graduated with a bachelor's degree of journalism and mass communications from New Mexico State University.