“Evanovich…with a dash of CSI.” – Publishers Weekly (review of Lucky Stiff)
Everyone Has a Hidden Talent
As the Chief Problem Solver for the Babylon, Las Vegas’s most over-the-top destination, solving the occasional murder is in Lucky’s job description.
A rapier wit, her weapon of choice.
Tonight, someone turned a young woman, a Jimmy Choo embedded in her carotid, into a hood ornament for the latest Ferrari in the Babylon’s dealership.
And one of the big-name players in a huge poker tournament ends up dead.
Are the two deaths related?
Lucky starts making connections putting her in the crosshairs of a killer.
Her former lover, Teddie, comes back from his rock tour to deliver a bombshell.
Then life deals another major complication to her personal life…and it’s not going to be pretty.
Can Lucky handle the fallout and catch a killer?
A light, funny, romantic mystery providing a Vegas escape appropriate for anyone looking for a good laugh. Get your copy today!
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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.
“If you’re entertained by sex, innuendo and a few fantasies you’d like to see played out—and who isn’t?—you ought to have Lucky and her extended Vegas family (So Damn Lucky, 2012, etc.) on speed dial.” – Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“This fast, funny, frantic Vegas-set series offers great laughs as well as compelling mystery and intriguing continuing characters. You’ll want to spend more time with Lucky, the daughter of a former madam and a mobster.” – RT Book Reviews
“…the talented Coonts takes the reader on another wild ride through Sin City.” – Booklist
“Lucky’s sass and snark make for fun reading…” – Publishers Weekly