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Selected by Jeanne Goodrich, executive director for the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District.

Local author (and Vegas Valley Book Festival participant) Deborah Coonts has a winner with her debut mystery, Wanna Get Lucky? (Forge Books, 2010). Lucky O’Toole, head problem solver at The Babylon, the Strip’s most luxurious property, finds herself juggling customers (swingers, porn stars, whales who need special attention), former and future lovers (after a long dry spell she finds herself attracted both to the head of security and the most glamorous female impersonator in town) while trying to figure out why a woman has taken a header out of the casino helicopter into the TI pirate show. Scores of unusual characters and lots of funny, smart talk.