“Evanovich…with a dash of CSI.” – Publishers Weekly (review of Lucky Stiff)
Some People Never Catch a Break
For Lucky O’Toole it’s a break from murder.
As the Chief Problem Solver for the Babylon, Las Vegas’s most over-the-top destination, Lucky is used to cracking heads and cracking jokes.
Besides, it’s Christmas.
But even Santa can’t give Lucky what she wishes for.
Holt Box, a beloved country singer on the comeback trail is killed in Lucky’s lover, Jean-Charles’s, kitchen.
Mr. Box dies in Lucky’s father’s arms.
Her former lover, Teddie, is accused of the murder.
A heavy-hitter in the Macanese underworld is working over Lucky’s father.
An old nemesis salivating for revenge gets out of jail on a technicality.
Lucky’s mother is ramping up an ill-advised political campaign.
And the holidays are racing to a crescendo.
And then things get really messy…
Get this can’t-put-it-down romp today!
Wanna Get Lucky? (The Lucky O’Toole Vegas Adventure Series Book 1)
Lucky Stiff (The Lucky O’Toole Vegas Adventure Series Book 2)
Lucky in Love (A Lucky O’Toole Original Novella 1)
So Damn Lucky (The Lucky O’Toole Vegas Adventure Series Book 3)
Lucky Bang (A Lucky O’Toole Original Novella 2)
Lucky Now and Then: Parts One and Two (A Lucky O’Toole Original Novella 3-4)
Lucky Bastard (The Lucky O’Toole Vegas Adventure Series Book 4)
Lucky Catch (The Lucky O’Toole Vegas Adventure Series Book 5)
Lucky Flash (A Lucky O’Toole Original Novella 5)
Lucky Break (The Lucky O’Toole Vegas Adventure Series Book 6)
Lucky the Hard Way (The Lucky O’Toole Vegas Adventure Series Book 7)
AN INTERVIEW WITH DEBORAH COONTS
Why did you decide to write humor?
I’m not sure I decided to add snark to the Lucky, books, specifically to Lucky’s own voice, it just happened that way. When I was a kid, my mouth always got me into trouble. Finally, I’ve found a way to harness the sarcasm for the Forces of Good–or at least in a way not to anger my grandmother. And when Lucky started talking to me, she had a strong dose of sass in her.
The Lucky O’Toole Vegas Adventure series is hard to categorize. Is that by design?
When I set out to write Wanna Get Lucky?, I knew I wanted to write a romp through Las Vegas. I had the characters and the setting but no real understanding of narrative drive. So, I threw a young woman out of a tour helicopter into the middle of the Pirate Show and let the story unfold. A bit of murder to keep the plot moving, some wisecracking and Vegas mischief to make you laugh, and some romance to keep it interesting. A bit of a mash up, but it works.
Praise for The Lucky O’Toole Vegas Adventure Series:
“Lucky’s story is funny, fast-paced, exuberant and brilliantly realized.” – Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling author of Family Tree
“Get ready to win big–with a novel that will keep you glued to the pages all the way to the end.” – Brenda Novak, New York Times bestselling author of Trust Me, Stop Me, and Watch Me
“More fun than a winning streak in Vegas.” – Diane Mott Davidson, author of Fatally Flakey
“Deborah Coonts…entrusts the sleuthing to a brainy beauty who sees the lighter side of human folly.” – NYT Book Review
“Las Vegas is the perfect setting for this witty tale of misdirection and larger-than-life characters. Fans of J. A . Konrath’s Jack Daniels series will love this.” – Library Journal, starred review
“A whirlwind of a kooky crime novel, and readers will enjoy every minute of it. Coonts provides the perfect solution for readers waiting for the next Stephanie Plum book.” – Booklist