A Death in Vegas by Christopher Meeks Book Review

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A Death in Vegas Author Christopher Meeks

A Death in Vegas

A Death in Vegas is a great little mystery thriller. The story follows poor Patton Burch, wrongly accused of murder, as he has to work to solve the crime himself, and defend his actions to his wife, who thinks he cheated on her with the murder victim, and who is being investigated herself, after being involved in a shady deal involving money laundering. Drama, drama, drama!

Patton is charged with murder following the murder of his employee, which just happened to occur in his hotel room, which he was in at the time. It seems pretty suspicious, but of course we readers know Patton had nothing to do with it! Forced to hide from the authorities, he takes off on a crazy trip, trying desperately to clear his name and reconnect with his wife at the same time. There is rarely a dull moment in the whole book. I won’t reveal the ending, but I definitely did not see some of the twists coming. It was very entertaining.

This book was really well written, which made it really easy to read through. The only problems I had were that it wasn’t long enough, so the story didn’t get a chance to develop fully, or at least it felt that way to me. And the character of Tess, Patton’s wife, is just not good in the beginning. She comes off as a big jerk, but it feels really forced or weird. She is way out of proportion upset for the situation. I found that really irksome, but their relationship evolved a little around the middle of the book, so I got over it. I would still really recommend reading this one!

Rating: 4 out of 5 Hearts (Book Ratings Guide)

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About the Book:
In A Death in Vegas, the president of BenBugs, a company that specializes in beneficial bugs for organic gardening, discovers a young woman dead in his Las Vegas hotel suite. She had worked as a sexy lady bug at his convention booth—and he had nothing to do with her death.

While that’s being investigated, the FBI raids his booth on a money-laundering scam that he knows nothing about, either.

Soon, the coroner doesn’t have good news. The police and FBI are against him—and his wife cannot be found. He flees to find the answers.

  • Title: A Death in Vegas
  • Author: Christopher Meeks
  • Print: 176 pages
  • Publisher: White Whisker Books

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  1. Thanks for taking part in the tour. I’m so glad you enjoyed ‘A Death In Vegas’!

  2. This looks like a book that I would enjoy reading.

  3. Lisa Coomer Queen says

    This book has it all in it. Great review. Will definitely be reading.

  4. Dorothy Boucher says

    the book sounds very interesting, although its not my favorite thing to read, Just not a big fan of murder mysteries and such.. thanks for share

  5. This sounds like a very exciting book that I would enjoy reading. I will have to look for this book and find out who did it! I love a good mystery.

  6. I like murder mysteries and you said that this one has good surprise twists, which is good to hear since there is nothing worse for me than figuring it out way before the ending. I always want to figure it out, but not too soon.

  7. Jennifer Hiles says

    Sounds pretty intriguing. I really like the cover photo. I can’t imagine being falsely accused of murder! I’ll have to check this out.

  8. Sarah Matos says

    I love a good mystery book. Sounds interesting.

  9. A well written book is key for me. I would read this mystery thriller.

  10. Darlene Millen says

    love this book keep up the good work ty

  11. Maria Iemma says

    I love to read mysteries and this book sounds like it will catch my interest.

  12. MaryJo Tsitouris says

    A good mystery/thriller is hard to find these days, but I would read “A Death in Vegas” based on the reviews.

  13. laurie damrose says

    I have been a fan of mysteries since I was a kid,I would read this book.

  14. This book sounds awesome. I have gotten to review books in the past that were sent to me and it was fun. You must love it. I tend to judge books by their cover and I really like this books cover. It’s so cute.

  15. It sounds like there is quite a bit of action in the book. That’s what I like, if a story is too slow, I lose interest.

  16. What happens in Vegas stays in vegas

  17. I like mystery thrillers a lot in fact it is what I normally read. This sounds awfully good, I will have to see what its running on amazn!

  18. Esperanza Gailliard says

    I like a story that is long enough too, I want something fully developed. But short reads are nice too. Makes you feel that you accomplished something! :D

  19. I LOVE mysteries!! The more twist & turns, the better. I heard that there was a lot of profanity in this book. Too much profanity & in-depth sex descriptions turn me off in a mystery, but I can over look it if it adds to the plot. I added this book to my must read shelf in Goodreads.

  20. Deborah Curran says

    My favorite books are murder mysteries. When reading the comment about it being perhaps too short and not allowing the personalities to really develop made me wonder if it might make for a good movie?

  21. Lorna Patrick says

    This book sounds wonderful and would keep me interested. Thank you for the review!!!

  22. Angela A Simmons says

    sounds like a good read murder mystery’s are one of my favorites. The plot sounds very interesting thanks for sharing

  23. I love murder mysteries. I haven’t read anything by this author, but the book sounds interesting. Thanks for the brief review.

  24. Bertha Wilson says

    Mysteries and mystery thriller’s are my granddaughter’s type of books. But if it has any profanity in it, I would not read it or want my granddaughter to read it.

  25. Nena Sinclair says

    This sounds like an good read. My favorite books are murder mysteries or thrillers.

  26. Bertha Wilson says

    Sounds like a good interesting mystery book. I would put this on my to read list for the cold winter months.

  27. I love mysteries, and I’m always looking for new authors to try. I’ve never read anything by this author before so I’ll have to try it out!

  28. Yvette Figueroa says

    This looks/sounds like a great book!

  29. Deborah Curran says

    I love murder mysteries and this sounds interesting. will look for it on amazon. thanks

  30. Kelly Nicholson says

    I like mysterys so this book sounds interesting,my problem is finding time to read…i’m kinda like that guy from the twilight zone who had no time to read until a nuclear war…but then he broke his glasses…

  31. Velvet Hubler says

    Sounds like a good read my daughters and I would definitely enjoy

  32. I love thrillers and mysteries…so this book sounds perfect for me! Thanks for sharing.

  33. I love Mystery who-done-it books. I’ll add this one on my to-do Reading List!

  34. Shakeia Rieux says

    I love reading murder mysteries.I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this book,i know it’s going to be a good one worth reading

  35. Tina Bornheimer says

    I like reading these kinds of books and am now intrigued to read it to find out about this Tess character… what makes her a jerk lol. Thanks.. can’t wait to read it! ;)

  36. This sounds pretty good. I like a mystery novel. Especially if it’s very involved.

  37. Tanya White says

    My favorite types of books are mystery thrillers, they keep me on the edge of my seat. this sounds like a book I would enjoy.

  38. This book looks very interesting. Thank you for the review.

  39. Dennis Devaras says

    Hmm seems like a good interesting mystery book. I like investigations.

  40. this sounds like my kind of mysteries.. i would hate to know that i am falsely accused and makes me wonder what in the world i would do if was real life and about me.. cant wait to read!

  41. tamra gibson says

    I literally love books like this as well as true stories. I have thought many of times about people who are wrongly accused and how terrible it would be

  42. Richard Hicks says

    I would like to read this as mysteries are one of my favorite. And who doesn’t love a vegas setting!

  43. This book sounds like it would be interesting to read. I don’t normally read mysteries, but I have enjoyed some mystery movies and Tv shows though.

  44. This book sounds really good to read.

  45. maria carrasco says

    This sounds like a really good book to read. I love mysteries.

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