Screwing Sinatra

It’s 1960 and Frank Sinatra is the king of showbiz as he, Jack Kennedy and mobster Sam Giancana criminally conspire to fix the presidential election. Then in a mind-blowing twist, Sinatra’s perfect world comes crashing down on him as he is betrayed by both the mob and the White House.

Dead Ringer

VEGAS 1967. Twisted crime fiction as the mob, the Mormon church and tycoon Howard Hughes fight a bloody war for control of the Strip.

THE HOUDINI KILLER

A female serial killer terrorizes New York City until an ill-fated love affair with a cop puts her in the crosshairs of an explosive showdown.

Vegas Tabloid

A twisted, fast-paced thriller about a wisecracking con man and his sideshow troupe of small time criminals who accidentally become the most popular performers on the Las Vegas Strip.

Who is P Moss?

P Moss is an author of twisted fiction whose short stories have appeared in several magazines and anthologies, and his latest novel Screwing Sinatra is due out September 2024. He is a musician and songwriter whose band Bloodcocks UK, the only American band never never to play in America, recently played their final show after eight wild tours of Japan. A film noir and pulp fiction enthusiast, he is also a prominent name in the nightlife world as owner of the popular Double Down Saloons in Las Vegas and New York City, and Frankie’s Tiki Room in Vegas.

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My Bars

Double Down Saloon

Known the world over as the Happiest Place On Earth, the Double Down Saloon has been the world’s most popular punk rock dive since 1992. A 24/7 haven for the lunatic fringe, Double Down is the birthplace of the Bacon Martini and home of the fabled Ass Juice. Live music, pool and pinball. Always expect the unexpected.

Frankie's Tiki Room

One of the world’s top tiki bar destinations, Frankie’s Tiki Room is a unique combination of south seas exotica and Las Vegas kitsch. Open 24/7, the classic Polynesian drinks are as delicious as any you will ever come across, but it’s the Frankie’s originals that will send you into orbit.

Double Down NYC

Located at 14 Avenue A
in New York’s East Village

Triple Down Bar

Located inside the Punk Rock Museum at
1422 Western Avenue in Las Vegas

12th Street Ale House

Located at 12th Street & 2nd Avenue,
it is the best corner bar in New York City

Vegas True or False

True or False

Prostitution is legal in Las Vegas.

False!

Although advertisements along the Strip make good on their promise to deliver hot naked girls to your hotel room 24/7, prostitution (wink wink) is illegal in Las Vegas. Legal brothels, however, flourish less than an hour limo ride away in Nye County.

True or False

The Flamingo was the first hotel built on the Las Vegas Strip.

False!

Thomas Hull opened his El Rancho Vegas on the corner of Highway 91 (now Las Vegas Blvd.) and San Francisco (now Sahara Avenue) in 1941, with rooms starting at $4 a night. The hotel burned to the ground in 1960, and the site remains vacant to this day.

True or False

Las Vegas is not in Las Vegas.

True!

The entire Las Vegas Strip is located outside the city of Las Vegas, in unincorporated Clark County.

True or False

The Beatles played at the Sahara Hotel in 1964.

False!

Though the Beatles stayed at the Sahara, the sponsoring hotel, their two show gig took place down the street at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

True or False

Princess Fatima was the Caesars Palace staff prostitute in the 1970s.

True!

It was a code name for available prostitutes. When a Caesars pit boss required sex for a high roller, he picked up a house phone and quickly an operator’s voice could be heard throughout the casino, “Paging Princess Fatima. Princess Fatima, please”.

True or False

Dean Martin was the owner of the Sands when the Rat Pack ruled the Copa Room.

True...

...sort of. The hotel had almost two dozen owners of record in the early 1960s, with Dino owning one percent.

True or False

Walt Disney was the creative genius behind Circus Circus.

False!

Jay Sarno was the first person to realize that fantasy attracted tourists even more than gambling and, backed by mob money, the ultimate showman opened Caesars Palace in 1966. He sold out and built the then casino-only Circus Circus two years later.

True or False

Gangster Bugsy Siegel built the Flamingo Hotel & Casino.

False!

The Flamingo was the vision of Hollywood Reporter and Los Angeles nightclub owner Billy Wilkerson, a compulsive gambler who ran out of money with construction of his hotel half finished. Out of necessity he partnered with mobster Bugsy Siegel, only to later be strong-armed away from the project. Although Siegel did all he could to make himself the sole public face of the Flamingo, Wilkerson’s name was on the matchbooks when the casino opened on Christmas Eve 1946.