THE MARIJUANA MURDERS
Author: Mark S. Bacon, who is a Fresno State journalism graduate Description: Nostalgia City executive Kate Sorensen finds the body of a mechanic crushed under an automobile hoist in the theme park’s garage. Is it an accident or murder, and how will it impact Kate’s decision to become an adviser for one of two campaigns to legalize marijuana in Arizona?
When the death is ruled a homicide and the DEA stages a surprise raid, park cab driver Lyle Deming is recruited to help solve the murder and find out if the park’s garage is being used to smuggle drugs. The anxiety-ridden ex-cop is soon poking around a Mexican border town looking for a park contractor who might be a drug mule. Or he might be dead.
Meanwhile, Sorensen, a 6-foot-2 former college basketball star, is dragged into a dangerous, highstakes race to control the legal pot market in Arizona. Amid setbacks and threats, she and Deming sort through interwoven crimes, a tangle of evidence, and dark suspects.
Then there’s another murder.
“The Marijuana Murders” is the third novel in this mystery series set in Nostalgia City, a theme park that recreates a small town from the 1970s. (Black Opal Books, 291 pages.)
Available on Amazon, $3.99 for e-book, baconsmysteries.com.
Fresno State grad Mark Bacon’s “The Marijuana Murders” is the third novel in a mystery series.
Fresno children’s book author Carla Stoner-Brito will hold a reading at Gillis Branch Library on April 20.