Book Review: A Death in Vegas by Christopher Meeks

10-5-2014 5-39-55 PMTitle: A Death in Vegas

Author: Christopher Meeks

Publisher: White Whisker Books (August 15, 2014)
Category: Mystery
Available in: Print & ebook, 176 Pages

Book Description:

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.


I received an Advance Reader’s Copy for an honest review.

I have always liked mystery/suspense novels but I enjoyed this one even more than usual. Christoper Meeks’ writing is just what I like: he tells a good story and he gets right to the point. You have to read every word or you’ll miss something important.

The main character, Patton Burch, is a regular nice guy with a big heart in a stagnant marriage. When he’s accused of murder by the police and cheating by his wife, he sets out to find out the truth. Suddenly, this bug man has to become a super sleuth. He made me a nervous wreck! 

A Death in Vegas is a fast read full of mystery and suspense. It has a few twists which is always fun. I highly recommend it.

About the Author:

Chris-Headshot-at-USC-240x300Christopher Meeks has four novels and two collections of short fiction published. His most recent novel before this was the acclaimed thriller, “Blood Drama.” His novel “The Brightest Moon of the Century” made the list of three book critics’ Ten Best Book of 2009. “Love at Absolute Zero” also made three Best Books lists of 2011, as well as earning a ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Finalist award.

He has had stories published in several literary journals, and they have been included in the collections “Months and Seasons” and “The Middle-Aged Man and the Sea.” Mr. Meeks has had three full-length plays mounted in Los Angeles, and one, “Who Lives?” had been nominated for five Ovation Awards, Los Angeles’ top theatre prize.

Mr. Meeks teaches English and fiction writing at Santa Monica College, and Children’s Literature at the Art Center College of Design. To read more of his books visit his website at:

Christopher at the Red Room

3 thoughts on “Book Review: A Death in Vegas by Christopher Meeks

  1. Teddy Rose (@teddyrose1) October 10, 2014 / 1:18 pm

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


  2. Christopher Meeks October 10, 2014 / 1:37 pm

    I just received a link to your review, and I had to laugh when I read the book made you a nervous wreck–and it made me pleased. I’m also happy you saw how tight the story is and you have to read every word. Thank you.


    • sleepygirl2 October 10, 2014 / 1:44 pm

      I’m glad I could make you laugh! I look forward to reading more of your books.


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