Nostalgia City Mysteries

By Mark S. Bacon

Classic car quiz and much more

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Can you identify this car? Tell me the make, model and year.

What’s happening here
Lots of things are happening around Baconsmysteries.com. There’s a whole new look. If you’re reading this on email, check out the new site. As you move through the pages you’ll notice the main photo at the top of the page changes occasionally with different views of my new theme, Nostalgia City.

Nostalgia City is a re-creation of an entire small town from the early 1970s. It has period stores, clothes, music, cars, hotels, restaurants—everything you’d need to relive the past. And it’s all authentic. Drenda Adair, Ph.D., vice president of history and culture, ensures the accuracy of everything you see and hear. Of course visiting the most elaborate theme park in the world is not inexpensive. You can, however, rent classic cars from the 1960s and 1970s, just like the one in today’s quiz.

But there’s trouble. There were not supposed to be accidents. People were not supposed to be killed.
(See home page.)

Visit here often
New posts will include:
– More installments of mystery flash fiction
– Reviews and previews of mystery and suspense novels
– Quizzes and other brain drainers about ’60s and ’70s music,  cars, culture and news events
– Information on other amusement parks
– Further details about Death in Nostalgia City (to be published in early October.)

New mystery releases

Deadly Assets
Wendy Tyson
Henery Press
296 pages
Philadelphia’s premier image consultant, Allison Campbell, helps others reinvent themselves. But on the same day, two of her clients disappear: an eccentric Italian heiress and an eighteen-year-old pop star from Scranton. What do they have in common? Allison’s colleague Vaughn is the last to have seen each of them. This is the second in the gripping Allison Campbell series.

The Black Hour
Lori Rader-Day
Seventh Street Books
331 pages
Sociology professor Amelia Emmet is shot by a student she didn’t know who then kills himself. She’s left with a walking cane and a search for a reason why.

Courier
Terry Irving
Exhibit A
336 pages
It’s 1972. Vietnam vet Rick Putnam races at breakneck speed through the streets of Washington, D.C. as a motorcycle courier.   When he picks up film from a news crew interviewing a government worker with a hot story, his life begins to unravel as everyone involved in the story dies within hours of the interview and Rick realizes he is the next target.

Eat What You Kill
Ted Scofield
St. Martins
304 pages
Evan Stoess is a struggling young Wall Street analyst obsessed with fortune and fame. A trailer park kid who attended an exclusive prep school through a lucky twist of fate, Evan’s unusual past leaves him an alien in both worlds, an outsider who desperately wants to belong. When a small stock he discovers becomes an overnight sensation, he is poised to make millions, but disaster strikes.

 

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention
My hard drive crashed two weeks ago. The folks who constructed my desktop computer sent someone out to replace the drive (under my 2-year warranty) and I had back ups. But nothing’s ever the same. After a week of reinstalling software and tweaking settings on programs I use every day, I can now say that I still hate computers.

Now I’m investigating cloud back up services. Sounds like the ideal automatic back up. The downside? Two months of 24/7 uploading to get started. (I have a lot of picture files.) Now if my upload speed matched my download speed, I’d have it backed up in a few days.

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