November 24: Black Friday Book Signings with Nevada authors
Looking for the perfect holiday gift? How about an autographed copy of one – or all – books from four Nevada authors who will be signing their publications in the Museum’s retail store on Black Friday, November 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
11 AM – NOON | LAS VEGAS BABYLON and LOST LAS VEGAS BY JEFF BURBANK
Lost Las Vegas details the locations and buildings that have met with the wrecking ball over the years. Las Vegas Babylon is a compilation of stories chronicling the lives and times of Las Vegas.
NOON – 1 PM | DISCOVERING VINTAGE LAS VEGAS BY PAUL PAPA
Travel through time to discover the history and stories of classic spots found in Las Vegas.
1 PM – 2 PM | GETTING OFF ON FRANK SINATRA BY MEGAN EDWARDS
An aspiring journalist works to solve a murder mystery during a hot Las Vegas summer.
2 PM – 3 PM | THE HOUSE ALWAYS WINS BY BRIAN ROUFF
Part road trip, part coming-of-age saga, part mystery, part ghost story involving a dead wiseguy, this book is Rouff’s third Las Vegas novel.
Jeff Burbank 11 a.m. - noon
Lost Las Vegas traces the cherished places in the city that time and economics have swept aside before the National Register of Historic Places could save them from the wrecker’s ball or, in the case of Las Vegas, before the Neon Boneyard could claim them. Organized chronologically, the book details the many hotels and casinos that failed to move with the times and got swept away for something bigger, better, and brighter.
Las Vegas Babylon: What happens in Vegas doesn’t necessarily stay in Vegas and the proof is in this lively and entertaining compilation of stories chronicling decades of decadence, celebrity shenanigans, and political corruption, as well as the glitz and glamour of the casinos that pass for everyday life in Las Vegas.
Underneath the city’s present success lies many infamous tales of excess and debauchery. Using new information from recently released FBI documents, Jeff Burbank brings to life the Vegas Mob in its heyday, recounting never-before-heard tales of the mobsters who made Vegas what it is today.
Paul Papa noon - 1 p.m.
Discovering Vintage Las Vegas takes you back in time to all of the timeless classic spots this city has to offer. The book spotlights the charming stories that tell you what each place is like now and how it got that way from classic restaurants to shops to other establishments like the casinos that still thrive today and evoke the unique character of the city.
Megan Edwards 1-2 p.m.
A scorching Las Vegas summer is about to get even hotter. Aspiring journalist Copper Black has just found out that her boyfriend is responsible for his not-quite-ex-wife’s pregnancy. An unexpected house-sitting job at a notorious Las Vegas “party house” should provide not only a private swimming pool but also much-needed distraction.
While researching a story about an exclusive private school, Copper accidentally discovers the dead body of the school’s beloved founder. Now involved in a high-profile murder investigation, Copper turns to her brother, a civic-minded pastor who is overseeing the construction of a center for the homeless. An Indian medicine man claims the site is a sacred burial ground, attracting hordes of protesters.
As she tries to solve the murder, help her brother, advance her career, and sort out her love life, Copper stirs up a world of trouble. Her escapades as she evades a sociopath and a suspicious homicide detective make Megan Edwards’ rousing debut Getting Off on Frank Sinatra a nonstop roller coaster of a read.
Brian Rouff 2-3 p.m.
Anna Christiansen’s small-town life is about to go haywire. A young reporter stuck in a dead-end job, Anna falls head over heels for an interview subject, the bass player in an up-and-coming alternative band. In short order, she pulls up stakes, moves to Las Vegas, gets married and pregnant, and buys a big fixer-upper haunted by the ghost of a Sin City racketeer.
That’s when she gets notice from a corrupt casino owner that he’s buying up all the properties on her street to make way for a parking lot. But Anna has poured her heart and soul into the house, and digs in hard to fight the system, not the easiest of tasks in a city where bribery, mayhem, and murder are standard operating procedures.
Can Anna’s tough-guy ghost provide the help she needs to prevail in this dangerous cat-and mouse game? Will Anna’s life be left in ruins? Or worse? Part road trip, part coming-of-age saga, part mystery, part ghost story, The House Always Wins is all Vegas. This novel, Brian Rouff’s third Las Vegas novel, firmly establishes him as one of the keenest observers of life in Sin City.