Chris Bohjalian: The Princess of Las Vegas

Pre-release celebration
Saturday, March 16, 2024 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
750 Pine Street
Burlington, VT 05401

Celebrate the launch of The Princess of Las Vegas with New York Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian at this special in-person, pre-release event at Lake Champlain Chocolates' Flagship Store in downtown Burlington! Chris will be in conversation with author Margot Harrison.  

THE PRINCESS IS FAKE. THE MURDERS ARE REAL.  A Princess Diana impersonator and her estranged sister find themselves drawn into a dangerous game of money and murder in this twisting tale of organized crime, cryptocurrency, and family secrets on the Las Vegas strip.

Crissy Dowling has created a world that suits her perfectly. She passes her days by the pool in a private cabana, she splurges on ice cream but never gains an ounce, and each evening she transforms into a Princess, performing her musical cabaret inspired by the life of the late Diana Spencer. Some might find her strange or even delusional, an American speaking with a British accent, hair feathered into a style thirty years old, living and working in a casino that has become a dated trash heap. On top of that, Crissy’s daily diet of Adderall and Valium leaves her more than a little tipsy, her Senator boyfriend has gone back to his wife, and her entire career rests on resembling a dead woman. And yet, fans see her for the gifted chameleon she is, showering her with gifts, letters, and standing ovations night after night. But when Crissy’s sister, Betsy, arrives in town with a new boyfriend and a teenage daughter, and when Richie Morley, the owner of the Buckingham Palace Casino, is savagely murdered, Crissy’s carefully constructed kingdom comes crashing down all around her. A riveting tale of identity, obsession, fintech, and high-tech mobsters, The Princess of Las Vegas is an addictive, wildly original thriller from one of our most extraordinary storytellers.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Chris Bohjalian is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty-four books, including The Lioness, Hour of the WitchMidwives, and The Flight Attendant, which has been made into a MAX limited series starring Kaley Cuoco. His other books include The Red Lotus, The Guest RoomClose Your Eyes, Hold HandsThe Sandcastle GirlsSkeletons at the Feastand The Double Bind. His novels Secrets of EdenMidwives, and Past the Bleachers were made into movies, and his work has been translated into more than thirty- five languages. He is also a playwright (Wingspan and Midwives). He lives in Vermont and can be found at or on Facebook, Instagram, X, TikTok, Litsy, and Goodreads.

DATE:  Saturday, March 16th, 6:30 pm

LOCATION:  Lake Champlain Chocolates, 750 Pine Street, Burlington, VT 05401

ADMISSION: This is a ticketed event. Tickets can be purchased at the bottom of this page.

Single: $40, includes general admission for one, and one hardcover copy of The Princess of Las Vegas
Double: $50, includes general admission for two, and one hardcover copy of The Princess of Las Vegas

A signing line will follow the event.

Additional copies of The Princess of Las Vegas will be available for sale at the event.  Lake Champlain Chocolates will be open for purchases of chocolate and gift items before and after the event.  The Cafe will be closed.

BOOKS:  Can't make it to the event but still want to purchase a signed, personalized copy of The Princess of Las Vegas?  Click HERE.  Copies pre-ordered through our website or in our stores before the morning of March 16, 2024 will be available on the release date of March 19, 2024.  If you ordered a book for store pick up, we will contact you as soon as it's ready.  If you ordered a book with shipping, please allow an additional 7-10 days for delivery.