Moulin Rouge


My new novel:  “Lights Out at the Moulin Rouge” was inspired by true events surrounding the iconic 1955 Las Vegas Moulin Rouge Casino.  Why not take a few minutes to check out some interesting facts about this untold piece of African American history in Las Vegas Nevada.



April Mae March had always been intrigued by the mysterious happenings surrounding the 1955 Las Vegas Moulin Rouge.  Ever since she became a writer, she wanted nothing better than to learn the truth about Nevada’s first racially integrated casino.  It gave her joy to picture entertainers like Sammy Davis Jr., Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald, sitting in an audience and enjoying the all-black chorus line and other shows.  The reason for the rise and fall of the popular Las Vegas night spot had always been a sixty-two-year-old mystery.  None of the details related to the historical events could explain the million-dollar question.  Why did the successful and thriving casino go out of business the same year it opened?  Mob bosses, corrupt politicians, sleazy business owners; all the opposition had something to gain when the casino conveniently closed.  April suspects that one or more of the conspiracy theories about the casino is true.  With little regard for any possible element of danger, she plans to write a novel about the story.

When April takes a trip to Las Vegas for more research, unexplainable events seem to suddenly occur.  While nothing is exactly as it appears, April’s fears continue to grow.   After going through some archives in the library, she goes outside for a break, only to catch two strange men staring at her.  Could searching for the truth about such a controversial story be putting her in danger?  She convinces herself that she’s being ridiculous, but later, the same men end up chasing April.  When she flees and finds a safe place to hide, that’s when things really start to get interesting…






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