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The Only Girl in the Game

Thumbtack    The Only Girl in the Game by John D. MacDonald

Her employers are the high priests of Las Vegas and she is their handmaiden. Her job is to lead the lambs to the sacrifice, to keep them happy at the tables, where her partners slaughter the suckers. She longs to be free of the entertainers rubbing elbows with thugs at the craps tables, and the little white balls bouncing along the roulette wheels twenty-four hours a day. She's fated to be caught for ever backstage in the sick glitter of the infamous strip with nothing but sand and neon and money, money, everywhere.

Year: 1960
Genre: Noir Fiction

Fools Die

Thumbtack    Fools Die by Mario Puzo

Played out in the underground worlds of high-stakes gambling, publishing, and the film industry, this epic thriller follows two brothers, Merlyn and Arite, as they delve into the dangerous underbelly of American life. From Las Vegas to New York to Hollywood, there is one thing that remains constant: organized crime and the law are simply two sides of the same coin...

Year: 1978
Genre: Organized Crime

The Desert Rose

Thumbtack    The Desert Rose by Larry McMurtry

Pulitzer Prize-winner Larry McMurtry writes novels set in the American heartland, but his real territory is the heart itself. His gift for writing about women--their love for reckless, hopeless men; their ability to see the good in losers; and their peculiar combination of emotional strength and sudden weakness--makes The Desert Rose the bittersweet, funny, and touching book that it is.

Year: 1983
Genre: Family Drama

Leaving Las Vegas

Thumbtack    Leaving Las Vegas by John O'Brien

Leaving Las Vegas, the first novel by John O'Brien, is the disturbing and emotionally wrenching story of a woman who embraces life and a man who rejects it.

Year: 1990
Genre: Noir Fiction

Last Call

Thumbtack    Last Call by Tim Powers

In Last Call, the Locus Fantasy Award and World Fantasy Award winner by Tim Powers, ex-professional gambler Scott Crane hasn't returned to Las Vegas, or held a hand of cards, in ten years. But nightmares about a strange poker game he once attended--a contest he believed he walked away from a big winner--are drawing him back to the magical city... because the mythic game did not end that night in 1969. And the price of his winnings was his soul.

Year: 1992
Genre: FantasyThriller

The Late Child

Thumbtack    The Late Child by Larry McMurtry

An unforgettable addition to his widely acclaimed body of work, The Late Child is Larry McMurtry's tender, funny, and poignant sequel to The Desert Rose--McMurtry delivers another rich cast of characters and a heartfelt, bittersweet story that unfolds on the open road, in one woman's search for strength, understanding, and hope.

Year: 1995
Genre: Family Drama


Thumbtack    Chance by Robert B. Parker

Mafia princess Shirley Meeker wants her husband back. So does her father the kingpin and a few other shady characters. Spenser and hawk head to Vegas to find Anthony Meeker and to confirm their suspicion that all these people aren't just missing Anthony's smile. And Spenser has to make some sense of some very disorganized crime...

Year: 1996
Genre: Private Eye




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Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1960The Only Girl in the Game by John D. MacDonald Noir Fiction, Las Vegas
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1978Fools Die by Mario Puzo Organized Crime, Hollywood, Las Vegas, New York City
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1983The Desert Rose by Larry McMurtry Family Drama, Las Vegas
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1990Leaving Las Vegas by John O'Brien Noir Fiction, Las Vegas
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1992Last Call by Tim Powers Fantasy, Thriller, Fault Lines, Las Vegas
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1995The Late Child by Larry McMurtry Family Drama, Las Vegas
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1996Chance by Robert B. Parker Private Eye, Spenser, Las Vegas





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