Wanna Get Lucky?

A young woman plunges from a Las Vegas sightseeing helicopter, landing in the Pirate’s lagoon in front of the Treasure Island Hotel in the middle of the 8:30 Pirate Show.  Almost everyone writes her off as another Vegas victim. 

But Lucky O’Toole smells a rat.  She’s head of Customer Relations at The Babylon, the newest, most opulent mega-casino and resort on the Strip, so she’s got a lot on her plate: the Adult Film industry’s annual awards banquet, a spouse-swapping convention, sex toy purveyors preying on the pocket-protector crowd attending ElectroniCon….  Still, Lucky can’t resist turning over a few stones. 

When a former flame is one of the snakes she uncovers, Lucky’s certain she’s no longer dealing with an anonymous Sin City suicide.  To top it all off, Lucky’s best friend Teddie—Las Vegas’ finest female impersonator—presses to take their relationship to the next level.  Leave it to Lucky to attract a man who looks better in a dress than she does.

Lucky must manage the Babylon’s onslaught of outrageous festivities, solve a murder, and struggle to keep her life and libido from spinning out of control… not to mention keep her balance in six inch heels. 


Read an Excerpt

Chapter One As her final act on this earth, Lyda Sue Stalnaker plummeted out of a Las Vegas helicopter and landed smack in the middle of the pirates’ lagoon in front of the Treasure Island Hotel, disrupting the 8:30 P.M. pirate show.
The video ran as the lead-in for the 11:00 P.M. news. I caught it on a television in the sports bar. Actually, it was amazing I caught it at all. My name is Lucky O’Toole, and I am the chief problem solver at the Babylon, the newest, most over-the-top megacasino/resort on the Las Vegas Strip. I’d been fighting my way through the crowds packing


Praise for Wanna Get Lucky?

Praise for Wanna Get Lucky:

“Deliciously raunchy, with humorous takes on sexual proclivities, Vegas glitz and love, though Agatha Christie is probably spinning in her grave.”--Kirkus Reviews

“Complete with designer duds, porn conventions, partner-swapping parties, and clever repartee, this is chick-lit gone wild and sexy, lightly wrapped in mystery and tied up with a brilliantly flashing neon bow. As the first in a series, Wanna Get Lucky? hits the proverbial jackpot.” --Booklist

Wanna Get Lucky? is a winner on every level. Deborah Coonts has crafted a first-class murder mystery coupled with a touching and unexpected love story. Against a flawlessly-rendered Las Vegas backdrop, Lucky’s story is funny, fast-paced, exuberant and brilliantly realized.”--Susan Wiggs, 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.  Wanna Get Lucky? is as entertaining as the city in which it's set.”
--Brenda Novak, New York Times bestselling author of Trust me, Stop Me, and Watch Me

Reviews from Goodreads



  • Deborah Coonts

  • DEBORAH COONTS' mother tells her she was born in Texas a very long time ago, though she's not totally sure—her mother can’t be trusted.  But she was definitely raised in Texas on barbeque, Mexican food, and beer.  She currently resides in Las Vegas, where family and friends tell her she can't get into too much trouble.  Silly people.  Coonts has built her own business, practiced law, flown airplanes, written a humor column for a national magazine, and survived a teenager.

  • Deborah Coonts
    Deborah Coonts





    Available Formats and Book Details

    Wanna Get Lucky?

    Lucky O'Toole Las Vegas Adventures

    Deborah Coonts

    • Mass Market Paperbound



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