RARA-AVIS: Re: Savage Bride in Vegas

From: Richard Moore ( moorich@aol.com)
Date: 12 Dec 2006

Great Vegas wedding story. The last time I was in Vegas (for Bouchercon) we stayed at the Riveria, said to be one of the last remaining examples of the type of casino/hotel design that flourished in the rat pack era. My preference was always for Reno but its been years since I've visited that city and it may now just be a little Vegas.

My memory is that Savage Bride is one of Woolrich's weaker novels. I'm a Woolrich fan but some of his stuff hits a whinny tone that I have trouble finishing.

Richard Moore
--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Jeff Vorzimmer" <jvorzimmer@...> wrote:
> Thanks for the suggestions on bookstores in Vegas. I went last
weekend and
> picked up a copy of Cornell Woolrich's Savage Bride (Gold Medal) at
> They had a sizeable collectible mystery section.
> We did a lot of interesting things and one of them was a trip to
The Gun
> Store (2900 E Tropicana Ave). I had heard they had a big selection
> machine guns to rent and I was reading a book on the AK-47 and so I
> I should fire off a few rounds. I also wanted to shoot one of those
> Thompsons that are always featured in
> gangster movies in the 30s. I was amazed at how easy to handle the
AK was.
> Had one of those only-in-Vegas moments when a whole bridal party
came in to
> shoot an Uzi dressed in their gowns. They were all gorgeous and
seemed to
> handle the weapon like they had some experience with it. Now that I
> about they certainly looked like they could have been Israeli.
> Jeff

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