Nostalgia City Mysteries

Mark S. Bacon

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A killer party at the top of the world


The crystal waters of sky-high Lake Tahoe will be the scene for mysterious happenings Aug. 23.  “A Toast to Die For,” an evening of wine, music and mystery, will be sponsored by the Friends of the South Lake Tahoe Library in El Dorado County, Calif.

I’ll be talking about the history and techniques of mystery novels and will be joined by three other local mystery writers.

The evening includes a silent auction, wine tasting, live music, door prizes, refreshments and more.  Cost is $45 per person.  For more information, call the South Lake Tahoe Library at (530) 573-3185.



Two freebies today in Nostalgia City


This week’s installment features two giveaways—of sorts. First, I’m giving away a signed copy of Death in Nostalgia City. All you have to do is register on Here’s a link to the contest:

The deadline is midnight, Saturday, Oct. 18.

The second gift today is a 100-word flash fiction story from my ebook (available on Amazon, etc.), Cops, Crooks & Other Stories in 100 Words.

 Lionel’s New Game

 Gazing across the resort pool, nattily dressed Lionel spotted a familiar face. “Say Jake, didn’t I hear bad news about you last year?”

“No big deal. So, what con are you running in this ritzy place? You doing your old investment scheme or romancing some rich widow?”

“Alas, nothing with finesse. I’m working with a bellman. We go through rooms when guests are gone.  “Sad, huh? What do you think?”

“I think you’re going to do jail time.”

“What? Wait! I remember. You were caught!

“Yup. Red-handed. This very hotel. So I agreed–reluctantly mind you–to work for them.”

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