The House Always Wins

The House Always Wins

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"A Vegas Ghost Story... 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 alt band. In short order, she pulls up stakes, moves to Las Vegas, gets married and pregnant, and moves into a big fixer-upper haunted by the ghost of a Sin City racketeer. That's when she receives a letter 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." -- back cover.
Topical Term: Married women
Haunted houses
Casinos
Organized crime
Publisher: Las Vegas, Nevada : Huntington Press, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781944877064
1944877061
Branch Call Number: F
F
Characteristics: viii, 324 pages ; 22 cm

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Local author Rouff chose a downtown Vegas fixer-upper as the setting for this ghost story.

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lvccld_dan Jul 13, 2018

When Anna leaves her small-town life for the bright lights of Las Vegas, she doesn't realize she's moving into a house that's haunted by the ghost of a Sin City racketeer.


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Jul 24, 2018

The House Always Wins, by Brian Rouff, is an enjoyable, fast moving book with an engaging ghost out of the storied Las Vegas past. The author displays his love for Las Vegas and its citizens and urban legends. Recommended.

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