Lucky Stiff - Deborah Coonts - Deborah Coonts

Lucky Stiff

  • Release Date:     ISBN: 3646645631006387604
  • Book Genre: Women Sleuths
Lucky Stiff - Deborah Coonts Book Score: 4.5 0 5
4.5 star
78 Ratings

Lucky Stiff Book Summary

"Evanovich...with a dash of CSI." - Publishers Weekly

Everyone Has a Hidden Talent

For Lucky O'Toole it's murder...solving it.

Surviving in Sin City takes cunning, a pair of five-inch heels, and a wiseass attitude. Lucky has mastered them all and has a pair of legs she uses to kick butt and turn heads.

As the Chief Problem Solver for the Babylon, Las Vegas's most over-the-top destination, mischief is in her job description.

She's good at her job.

She's less good at life. But who has time for a life when there's a killer on the loose?

LUCKY STIFF

Someone fed Numbers Neidermeyer to the tiger shark in the tank at Mandalay Bay resort.

Lucky's friend, the Beautiful Jeremy Whitlock, is suspect Numero Uno.

Miss P, Jeremy's squeeze and Lucky's partner in crime, is in a tailspin.

A tractor-trailer full of honeybees jackknifes on the Strip in front of the Babylon, spilling its load.

The district attorney--apparently the odd man out in a threesome--is hiding in the buff in a laundry room.

And Lucky's mother decides to auction a young woman's virginity.

Can Lucky get Jeremy out of the hot seat, handle the new hot French chef and her mother...and restore order in her life?

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READING ORDER 

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)
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 4)
Lucky Break (The Lucky O'Toole Vegas Adventure Series Book 6)
Lucky the Hard Way (The Lucky O'Toole Vegas Adventure Series Book 7)
Lucky Ride (The Lucky O'Toole Vegas Adventure Series Book 8)
Lucky Score (The Lucky O'Toole Vegas Adventure Series Book 9)

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 Stiff

"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

"Coonts covers Sin City territory with a dash of CSI and Janet Evanovich in her second glitzy, lighthearted novel." - Publishers Weekly

"Fast-paced, witty, and full of colorful characters, Lucky Stiff is a sure bet to be a readers' favorite." - Booklist 

"A prize fight, a pop star and a virginity auction. Could we be anywhere else but Las Vegas?...[Lucky Stiff] is as lively and endearingly wacky as Wanna Get Lucky?" - Kirkus Reviews

"This wonderfully funny and entertaining mystery stars Lucky O'Toole, head of customer relations at a Las Vegas resort. Readers who like cozy mysteries with a lot of sass, great dialogue and a plot that flies will love this." - RT Book Reviews

"Renée Raudman [the audiobook narrator], clearly having lots of fun, delivers a delightful portrayal of each of the zany characters, all gifted with great monikers, who comprise Lucky's round-the-clock world. Each character's accent is spot-on. This is an audio hoot." - AudioFile

"Deb Coonts' Lucky Stiff is a postcard of Las Vegas like you've never seen it, populated by outrageously imaginative characters embroiled in raucous high-stakes action. Toss in sizzling love affairs, deadly enemies, naughty humor and never-saw-it-coming twists and you've got a winning mystery with a heart of gold. Coonts has a gift for showcasing the darker realms of human nature against a wickedly funny backdrop. Irresistible!" - Sophie Littlefield, Anthony and RT Books award-winning author



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Lucky Stiff - Deborah Coonts Book Reviews

  • Lucky Stiff (mfur1023)

    Enjoyed this book immensely. Coonts’s deftly drawn Las Vegas sets the mood and is so accurate you feel as though you grew up there.
  • Enjoy the first book very much (Lmisu)

    Want to read more
  • Excellent Read! (CqTaylor)

    I through enjoyed this novel from beginning to end. Lucky’s quick wit and sarcastic personality drew me in immediately. Love the characters and the plot.
  • Lucky Stiff funny & fun (Retired&Active)

    Easy read. Humor keeps coming.
  • Mystery and humor (Issy's MomMom)

    Romance and suspense, without being graphic or explicit. Disappointed for the second book in the Lucky O’Toole series to end, but excited that there are plenty more waiting!
  • Personality To Spare (Sirca222)

    The characters are well-rounded and likable. The story is so non-stop that it rushes you on, from one event to the next. Well-written. Great book!
  • Lucky"s stories are page turners! (TrishStamps)

    When you begin to read these stories you become enthralled and then before you know it you're staying awake all night to get to the next par....I will eagerly await the next book in this series?! Great writing that keeps you turning the pages.
  • Lucky Stiff (Mknadle75)

    I've read two, so looking forward to reading the next Lucky novel.
  • Lucky to have the Lucky stories!!!! (Nancy-Kent's mom)

    What fun! So many of these books I download I delete after not being able to get into them. Not Lucky's stories!!! I stayed up all night reading this one and am going to work exhausted!!! Lucky is tough. Lucky is vulnerable. Lucky lives in a tough man's world and still maintains her feminine side and in the next second is dealing with a drunk chauvinist pig. Keep writing her stories!!!!
  • Lucky Stuff is just a fun read (BrookeMel)

    I love Lucky (and Teddy) and all her antics! Deborah Coontz gives us another fun and interesting read with Lucky Stiff! Always interesting and forever a smart aleck, Lucky is just plain charming! Thank you for putting her in romantic situations without the pornographic details! I just bought your next one in the series. Also, keeps my attention as Coontz is intelligent!
  • mfur1023
    5 stars
    Lucky Stiff. Enjoyed this book immensely. Coonts’s deftly drawn Las Vegas sets the mood and is so accurate you feel as though you grew up there.
  • Lmisu
    5 stars
    Enjoy the first book very much. Want to read more
  • CqTaylor
    5 stars
    Excellent Read!. I through enjoyed this novel from beginning to end. Lucky’s quick wit and sarcastic personality drew me in immediately. Love the characters and the plot.
  • Retired&Active
    5 stars
    Lucky Stiff funny & fun. Easy read. Humor keeps coming.
  • Issy's MomMom
    5 stars
    Mystery and humor. Romance and suspense, without being graphic or explicit. Disappointed for the second book in the Lucky O’Toole series to end, but excited that there are plenty more waiting!
  • Sirca222
    5 stars
    Personality To Spare. The characters are well-rounded and likable. The story is so non-stop that it rushes you on, from one event to the next. Well-written. Great book!
  • TrishStamps
    5 stars
    Lucky"s stories are page turners!. When you begin to read these stories you become enthralled and then before you know it you're staying awake all night to get to the next par....I will eagerly await the next book in this series?! Great writing that keeps you turning the pages.
  • Mknadle75
    5 stars
    Lucky Stiff. I've read two, so looking forward to reading the next Lucky novel.
  • Nancy-Kent's mom
    5 stars
    Lucky to have the Lucky stories!!!!. What fun! So many of these books I download I delete after not being able to get into them. Not Lucky's stories!!! I stayed up all night reading this one and am going to work exhausted!!! Lucky is tough. Lucky is vulnerable. Lucky lives in a tough man's world and still maintains her feminine side and in the next second is dealing with a drunk chauvinist pig. Keep writing her stories!!!!
  • BrookeMel
    5 stars
    Lucky Stuff is just a fun read. I love Lucky (and Teddy) and all her antics! Deborah Coontz gives us another fun and interesting read with Lucky Stiff! Always interesting and forever a smart aleck, Lucky is just plain charming! Thank you for putting her in romantic situations without the pornographic details! I just bought your next one in the series. Also, keeps my attention as Coontz is intelligent!

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