Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Review of "Lucky Bastard" by Deborah Coonts




This mystery starts off with Lucky O’Toole, customer relations honcho for the Babylon Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, being called to the hotel's on-site car dealership. There a beautiful woman lies dead on top of a Ferrari, stabbed in the neck with a Jimmy Choo shoe. It turns out the woman participated in high stakes poker games at the hotel and just might have been cheating.

Lucky starts to look into the murder, enlisting the help of her friends, staff, and detective pal Romeo. Soon more people associated with high-stakes poker turn up dead - and as Lucky runs around investigating her own life may even be endangered.

The book has a good deal of humor, engaging characters, some romantic angst, and a nice touch of Las Vegas casino ambience. Enjoyable light mystery.

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