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“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!
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 Lucky Bastard
“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
At the start of Coonts's lively fourth Lucky O'Toole novel (after 2012's So Damn Lucky), a young woman turns up dead on the hood of a sports car at the Ferrari dealership housed within Las Vegas's swanky Babylon casino resort, where Lucky is the head of customer relations. Putting out fires is all part of a day's work for Lucky, but after the appearance of a second body and then a third, she has to wonder whether she can handle all the drama. In addition, she must deal with her qualms about her burgeoning romantic relationship with the Babylon's new chef, Jean-Charles, a charming Frenchman; the dogged persistence of her old flame, Teddie; and a dark-haired mystery woman in a dead woman's red shoes. Lucky's sass and snark make for fun reading, but the lack of urgency in her actions to find the killer dampens the mystery.
Love the whole series
What can I saw I am hooked. This is my fourth in the series and I’m ready for the next one. Love the Lucky character, she is why I come back
Love the whole series!