Thursday, November 24, 2011

Lucky Stiff

Title: Lucky Stiff
Author: Deborah Coonts
Publisher: Forge Books
Publication Date: February 15, 2011
Format: Audio
Genre: Mystery
Source: Library
Series: Lucky O'Toole #2

When listening to the audio version, you have to separate the storyline from the narrator. Bless Renee Raudman’s heart for attempting all the different accents, but the poor girl cannot keep them straight. Her Australian accents falls into to Midwest cowboy and what I think is a Hispanic cab driver slowly turns into a something that sounds more Asian. It got to the point that every time an accent would come up I would be more in tuned with how it would be butchered then with the actual words that were being said.

Once you are pasted that, I do like this series. Deborah Coonts has a way of naming her characters that have you chuckling at her creativity; it appears that very few have a normal name, which I guess is ok since this is Las Vegas.

Just another day for Lucky O’Toole, head of customer relations at a Las Vegas strip mega hotel. A truck carrying bees has had an accident and thousand of those pesky things are now attempting to descend on the tourist downtown. A district attorney with a beast of a wife is trying to CYA – literally. Then there is Numbers Neidemeyer (love that name) who has an unexpected death in a shark fish tank and the Beautiful Jeremy Whitlock is standing accused of her murder.

With a few more distractions thrown in, Lucky has to hold it all together and work on her personal life, keep her staff in line, keep the working girls out of the bathroom stalls, head off her mother’s next ill reasoned adventure, help a heavyweight fighter through his last bout and remember where she left the Ferrari .

As I said, all in a day’s work.

I do like this series, the storylines are fun and the things that Lucky gets herself into are very entertaining. If the accents do not bother you, check out the audio, but if that would be a distraction, definitely pick up the book. It is a fun series to follow.

1 comment:

katknit said...

Lucky and numbers? LOL!