“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…
A light, funny, romantic mystery providing a Vegas escape appropriate for anyone looking for a good laugh. Get this can’t-put-it-down romp 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 THE LUCKY O’TOOLE VEGAS ADVENTURE SERIES
“Lucky’s story is funny, fast-paced, exuberant and brilliantly realized.” - Susan Wiggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“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 & USA Today bestselling author
"More fun than a winning streak in Vegas. Lucky O’Toole is a character with brains, beauty, and a wry sense of humor. Readers will want to meet her again—and soon." - Diane Mott Davidson, New York Times bestselling author
"Deborah Coonts...entrusts the sleuthing to a brainy beauty who sees the lighter side of human folly." - New York Times 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