Death in Nostalgia City was recommended this month for book clubs by the American Library Association’s Book Club Central.
The book was selected for its fresh start theme. In Death in Nostalgia City, one of my two protagonists is ex-cop Lyle Deming. His wife divorced him then he was dismissed from the police department, in part for his erratic behavior. Anxiety is his default setting. Desperate for a stress-free job that has nothing to do with consoling murder victims’ families, Lyle becomes a cab driver—in a theme park.
Nostalgia City is no ordinary theme park. Covering several square miles in central Arizona, the park is a re-creation of an entire small town from the mid-1970s. Peace and relaxation reigns–until someone starts sabotaging rides and killing tourists.
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