Lucky Break

Chestnut Street Press

Narrated by Patricia Santomasso

9 hr 51 min

“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.


LUCKY BREAK


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

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Chestnut Street Press
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Published on
Apr 25, 2019
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Duration
9h 51m 19s
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ISBN
9781944831585
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English
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Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
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“Evanovich...with a dash of CSI.” – Publishers Weekly (review of Lucky Stiff)


Murder Takes a Holiday


For Lucky O’Toole, living with murder is, well...murder.


As the Chief Problem Solver for the Babylon, Las Vegas’s most over-the-top destination, mischief is in her job description, but murder? Not so much...until recently...


LUCKY THE HARD WAY


Facing a murder indictment, Lucky’s first love, Teddie, has flown to Macau on the heels of the real killer.


A powerful figure in the Macanese underworld has Lucky’s father and his empire over a barrel.


Lucky’s own hotel is days away from opening.


And her engagement is very new.


So, there’s only one thing for Lucky to do...


Take a trip to Macau.


She has five days to catch a killer, save Teddie, and rescue her empire from financial ruin.


Piece of cake for someone with Lucky’s superpowers...


Right?


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 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." - Di

“Evanovich...with a dash of CSI.” – Publishers Weekly (review of Lucky Stiff)

Death by future mother-in-law.

It’s a thing.

Lucky O’Toole is sure of it. What she isn’t sure of is how to deal with it. In Paris, far away from her Vegas home, Lucky is out of her element and out of ideas.

Especially when a fortune of rare wine is stolen from her fiancé’s family in a daring heist using the tunnels under Paris.

When an unsavory man from Lucky’s past shows up to implicate her in the crime, Lucky is left to debate the merits of a firing squad over a guillotine or...

She could find the wine and clear her name.

Easy...until people start showing up dead and everyone seems to want Lucky’s head on a pike.

Especially the lead police detective investigating the murder and the theft who happens to also be the torch-carrying flame of her betrothed.

Sensing an opening, Teddie, Lucky’s former lover, in Paris to open a musical review in Montmartre, gives her a shoulder to cry on.

A wise woman, Lucky runs, risking life and liver to find the wine and catch the killer before he kills again.

Then, and only then, will she be free to make a choice about her future.

A light, funny, romantic mystery providing a Paris escape appropriate for anyone looking for a good laugh. Get your copy today!


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

“Evanovich...with a dash of CSI.” – Publishers Weekly (review of Lucky Stiff)
Even a Blind Dog Finds a Bone
For Lucky O’Toole, she finds killers.
As the Chief Problem Solver for the Babylon, Las Vegas’s most over-the-top destination, murder is a bit outside of her normal.
But, armed with a wicked wit and an even more wicked right-cross, Lucky takes it all in stride.
But tonight taxes even Lucky’s formidable skills.



LUCKY CATCH
Lucky’s former lover, Teddie, shows up, hat in hand.

A gaggle of egomaniacal chefs appear for a televised cook-off.
And Lucky’s current lover, Jean-Charles, stops answering his phone.
Since trouble comes in threes, Lucky is sure this is the extent of tonight’s trouble.
As usual, she’s a tad optimistic.
A prized Alba truffle disappears from Jean-Charles’s restaurant.
A young chef is murdered in Jean-Charles’s food truck.
Jean-Charles still isn’t answering his phone.
And when Lucky’s path crosses the killer’s will her goose be cooked?
You want to know...I know you do.
A light, funny, romantic mystery providing a Vegas escape appropriate for anyone looking for a good laugh. Get your copy today!



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 (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)
Lucky Ce Soir (The Lucky O'Toole Vegas Adventure Series Book 10)

“Evanovich...with a dash of CSI.” – Publishers Weekly (review of Lucky Stiff)


Murder Takes a Holiday


For Lucky O’Toole, living with murder is, well...murder.


As the Chief Problem Solver for the Babylon, Las Vegas’s most over-the-top destination, mischief is in her job description, but murder? Not so much...until recently...


LUCKY THE HARD WAY


Facing a murder indictment, Lucky’s first love, Teddie, has flown to Macau on the heels of the real killer.


A powerful figure in the Macanese underworld has Lucky’s father and his empire over a barrel.


Lucky’s own hotel is days away from opening.


And her engagement is very new.


So, there’s only one thing for Lucky to do...


Take a trip to Macau.


She has five days to catch a killer, save Teddie, and rescue her empire from financial ruin.


Piece of cake for someone with Lucky’s superpowers...


Right?


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 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." - Di

“Evanovich...with a dash of CSI.” – Publishers Weekly (review of Lucky Stiff)

Death by future mother-in-law.

It’s a thing.

Lucky O’Toole is sure of it. What she isn’t sure of is how to deal with it. In Paris, far away from her Vegas home, Lucky is out of her element and out of ideas.

Especially when a fortune of rare wine is stolen from her fiancé’s family in a daring heist using the tunnels under Paris.

When an unsavory man from Lucky’s past shows up to implicate her in the crime, Lucky is left to debate the merits of a firing squad over a guillotine or...

She could find the wine and clear her name.

Easy...until people start showing up dead and everyone seems to want Lucky’s head on a pike.

Especially the lead police detective investigating the murder and the theft who happens to also be the torch-carrying flame of her betrothed.

Sensing an opening, Teddie, Lucky’s former lover, in Paris to open a musical review in Montmartre, gives her a shoulder to cry on.

A wise woman, Lucky runs, risking life and liver to find the wine and catch the killer before he kills again.

Then, and only then, will she be free to make a choice about her future.

A light, funny, romantic mystery providing a Paris escape appropriate for anyone looking for a good laugh. Get your copy today!


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

“Evanovich...with a dash of CSI.” – Publishers Weekly (review of Lucky Stiff)

Death by future mother-in-law.

It’s a thing.

Lucky O’Toole is sure of it. What she isn’t sure of is how to deal with it. In Paris, far away from her Vegas home, Lucky is out of her element and out of ideas.

Especially when a fortune of rare wine is stolen from her fiancé’s family in a daring heist using the tunnels under Paris.

When an unsavory man from Lucky’s past shows up to implicate her in the crime, Lucky is left to debate the merits of a firing squad over a guillotine or...

She could find the wine and clear her name.

Easy...until people start showing up dead and everyone seems to want Lucky’s head on a pike.

Especially the lead police detective investigating the murder and the theft who happens to also be the torch-carrying flame of her betrothed.

Sensing an opening, Teddie, Lucky’s former lover, in Paris to open a musical review in Montmartre, gives her a shoulder to cry on.

A wise woman, Lucky runs, risking life and liver to find the wine and catch the killer before he kills again.

Then, and only then, will she be free to make a choice about her future.

A light, funny, romantic mystery providing a Paris escape appropriate for anyone looking for a good laugh. Get your copy today!


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

“Evanovich...with a dash of CSI.” – Publishers Weekly (review of Lucky Stiff)


Murder Takes a Holiday


For Lucky O’Toole, living with murder is, well...murder.


As the Chief Problem Solver for the Babylon, Las Vegas’s most over-the-top destination, mischief is in her job description, but murder? Not so much...until recently...


LUCKY THE HARD WAY


Facing a murder indictment, Lucky’s first love, Teddie, has flown to Macau on the heels of the real killer.


A powerful figure in the Macanese underworld has Lucky’s father and his empire over a barrel.


Lucky’s own hotel is days away from opening.


And her engagement is very new.


So, there’s only one thing for Lucky to do...


Take a trip to Macau.


She has five days to catch a killer, save Teddie, and rescue her empire from financial ruin.


Piece of cake for someone with Lucky’s superpowers...


Right?


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 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." - Di

“Evanovich...with a dash of CSI.” – Publishers Weekly (review of Lucky Stiff)
Even a Blind Dog Finds a Bone
For Lucky O’Toole, she finds killers.
As the Chief Problem Solver for the Babylon, Las Vegas’s most over-the-top destination, murder is a bit outside of her normal.
But, armed with a wicked wit and an even more wicked right-cross, Lucky takes it all in stride.
But tonight taxes even Lucky’s formidable skills.



LUCKY CATCH
Lucky’s former lover, Teddie, shows up, hat in hand.

A gaggle of egomaniacal chefs appear for a televised cook-off.
And Lucky’s current lover, Jean-Charles, stops answering his phone.
Since trouble comes in threes, Lucky is sure this is the extent of tonight’s trouble.
As usual, she’s a tad optimistic.
A prized Alba truffle disappears from Jean-Charles’s restaurant.
A young chef is murdered in Jean-Charles’s food truck.
Jean-Charles still isn’t answering his phone.
And when Lucky’s path crosses the killer’s will her goose be cooked?
You want to know...I know you do.
A light, funny, romantic mystery providing a Vegas escape appropriate for anyone looking for a good laugh. Get your copy today!



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 (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)
Lucky Ce Soir (The Lucky O'Toole Vegas Adventure Series Book 10)

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