The event was held at the same location as the first McGregor book launch, Pamela’s Tea Room in Southern California, which was renamed “Pamela’s Las Vegas Casino” for the party. A fake business license made the gambling site legit for the day.
A horse racing form featured horses owned by characters in the book. Party favor packs included playing cards, poker chips, dice, and a fortune in fake money.
As always, the food was incredible. Broccoli-cheddar quiche, sausage rolls, turkey-cranberry-cream cheese sandwiches, salad, scones, and lots of tea. Dessert was a cake decorated with an icing picture of the book cover.
Detective McGregor’s third case is set in Washington state’s Puget Sound. I’m already kicking around ideas for that launch party.