Press Release

JUNE BOOK SIGNINGS AT THE MOB MUSEUM

Cathy Scott to Sign Copies of Murder in Beverly Hills June 7; Geoff Schumacher to Sign Nevada: 150 Years in the Silver State June 14

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LAS VEGAS (May 2014) – The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces two book signings for June. Author Cathy Scott will sign copies of her book, “Murder in Beverly Hills: The Mob-Style Execution of Susan Berman, Her Crime Boss Father and the Deadly Secret She Took to Her Grave,” on Saturday, June 7, and Geoff Schumacher, director of content development, The Mob Museum, will sign copies of “Nevada: 150 Years in the Silver State,” on Saturday, June 14. Both signings will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Museum’s gift shop.

About Murder in Beverly Hills

As a child, author and journalist Susan Berman was regarded as Las Vegas Mob royalty. The daughter of Flamingo executive and Mob figure Dave Berman, she was murdered execution-style in December 2000 at age 55 and the crime has never been solved. “Murder in Beverly Hills” chronicles her life and events leading up to her untimely death and presents exclusive information about the investigation and about Robert Durst, Berman’s longtime friend whom many suspect was involved in her homicide.

Scott, an award-winning journalist, is the bestselling author of “The Killing of Tupac Shakur” and “The Murder of Biggie Smalls.” “Murder in Beverly Hills” is her ninth book and is a re-release and update of “Murder of a Mafia Daughter.” Scott is currently co-writing the autobiography of former drug kingpin Freeway Rick Ross.

About Nevada: 150 Years in the Silver State

“Nevada: 150 Years in the Silver State” is the official book commemorating the state’s 150th birthday. Edited by Schumacher, the book delves into Nevada’s 19th century origins, its 20th century triumphs and its 21st century challenges. More than 70 Nevada writers capture the state’s rich history, diverse culture and amazing places. Their words are complemented by hundreds of photographs depicting Nevada’s gritty past, desert vistas and urban splendor.

Schumacher, a longtime Nevada journalist, is the director of content development for The Mob Museum in Las Vegas. He is the author of “Howard Hughes: Power, Paranoia & Palace Intrigue” and “Sun, Sin & Suburbia: The History of Modern Las Vegas.” During a 25-year newspaper career, Schumacher worked in various capacities for the Las Vegas Sun, Las Vegas CityLife, Las Vegas Mercury, Las Vegas Review-Journal and Ames (Iowa) Tribune. He has edited numerous books about Las Vegas.

For more information about this event and other programming at The Mob Museum, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.TheMobMuseum.org.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM

The Mob Museum is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. It presents an exciting and authentic view of the Mob’s impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on the world. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in a bold and contemporary style via engaging exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and more than 600 artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and related law enforcement memorabilia under one roof. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “Las Vegas’ Best New Attractions for 2012” by Travel + Leisure magazine, “9 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas” by CNNgo, a finalist for the “Best Wider World Project Award,” by the British Guild of Travel Writers and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Admission is $19.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. Museum hours are Sundays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/themobmuseum  and on Twitter: @TheMobMuseum.