Death in Nostalgia City

By Mark S. Bacon

Retro mystery novel

Enjoy your stay in Nostalgia City;

you probably won’t get killed

Ex-cop Lyle Deming is on edge. That’s been his default setting for years, but his new job, driving a cab in a theme park,Nostalgia City Book Cover Front Final smaller  071814 CMYK promises to cure his chronic anxieties. Nostalgia City is the ultimate resort for anyone who wants to visit the past. A meticulous recreation of an entire small town from the early 1970s, it’s complete with period, cars, music, clothes, shops, restaurants, hotels–the works.

The relaxed, theme-park atmosphere is just what Lyle needs–until rides are sabotaged and tourists killed. Then park founder, billionaire “Max” Maxwell, drafts Lyle into investigating—unofficially.   As the violence escalates and employees get rattled, Lyle gets help. Kate Sorensen, the park’s PR director–and former college basketball player–becomes another incognito investigator. Except that she’s 6’ 2½” and drop-dead gorgeous. So much for incognito.

Together, Lyle and Kate must unravel a conspiracy of corporate greed and murder.


Death in Nostalgia City coming in September from Black Opal Books.


Death in Nostalgia City is a fascinating mystery set in a highly authentic world of 60s & 70s nostalgia – and the story works compellingly on both levels. It’s an excellent read that’s loaded with iconic touchstones of ‘60s-‘70s pop culture – music, fashion, TV, movies. Death in Nostalgia City is a blast!”

Dick Bartley,  host of radio’s “The Classic Countdown” and “Rock & Roll’s Greatest Hits” – member of the Radio Hall of Fame.


“Just as baby boomers love nostalgia and trivia, they will love Death in Nostalgia City. It’s a twisty mystery set in a retro theme park in the Arizona desert. The fast-paced story travels to Boston and back as we meet a diverse blend of intriguing characters, all with something to hide.

“Off-beat ex-cop Lyle Deming pursues suspects with an intensity bordering on obsession.   He frustrates his younger partner with his questionable logic and his puzzling references to ‘60s and ‘70s trivia he knows well. Reading this theme park thriller is more fun than winning a trivia contest and riding your favorite wooden coaster on the same day!”

Wilson Casey, syndicated columnist, author and Guinness World Record trivia guy


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“The Nostalgia City theme park has it all—music, food, cars, and rides from the 1970s. Did I mention a terror campaign of deliberate sabotage, of corporate blackmail, and murder? Bacon takes us on a wild ride with former cop Lyle Deming who uncovers plenty of greedy and vengeful suspects. Take a read on a wild ride!”

Susan Whitfield, author of The Logan Hunter Mysteries



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