Luck Be a Lady (Tahoe Tessie Series #1)

Luck Be a Lady (Tahoe Tessie Series #1)


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Luck Be a Lady (Tahoe Tessie Series #1) by Gemma Halliday, T. Sue VerSteeg

Tessie King has just inherited the biggest casino in South Lake Tahoe, Nevada: the Royal Palace. What she didn't bargain for are the problems she inherited with it.

Having left Tahoe years ago, the underbelly of the casino trade is a far cry from the art world Tessie is used to. High-stakes cons, inside jobs, wise guys... Tessie quickly realizes she's in way over her head. And things go from bad to worse when questions start to arise about the nature of her father's death. Enter FBI agent Devin Ryder, member of the Nevada Organized Crime Task Force. He's had his eye on the King family for months, and with the suspicious death of its leader, Ryder now has Tessie squarely in his sights. If Tessie doesn't want to be running her casino from behind bars, she needs to find out how her father really died, who's behind it, why, and how to get them into Agent Ryder's hot little hands before he gets his hands on her. All the while catching a con-man, beating the competition, and running a multi-million dollar business.

Tough job? Fo'get about it. All in a day's work for this lady luck.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781490955414
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/11/2013
Series: Tahoe Tessie Series , #1
Pages: 194
Sales rank: 863,345
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.45(d)

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Luck Be A Lady 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Tessie King has returned to South Lake Tahoe after a long absence. Her father, who owns the Royal Palace Casino, died unexpectedly. Tessie learns that she inherits his business. She is stunned, but there is more to come. The Nevada Organized Crime Task Force is investigating. The final blow. Her father was murdered. Can an art gallery curator navigate this dangerous world and find who killed her father? She can with the help of her step-mother, Britton King. They make a great team. The first book in the Tahoe Tessie Mysteries is filled with many plot twists. The dialogue is humorous and the characters are over the top. I loved each and every one. One of my favorites was Alfie Malone, head of security. He is definitely old school. Is he with her or against her? The romance department is well covered with two handsome men: Rafe, her former crush, and Devin, the agent in charge. If you want a light hearted mystery with a unexpected ending, this is the book for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Also a story in the free Killer Fun collection. She has avoided visitimg her father at his Tahoe casino for over two years but now she stands in leftover snow by his graveside. And, when she is ready to leave that same night for her San Francisco art gallery life, finds that her father has willed her his position as chairman of the board of the casino. Ten days til the board meeting and she's out of there, but the handsome FBI agent determine that her father's 'heart attack' maybe wasn't......... Now there's a mystery to solve and the thefts begin and there's the handsome snowboarder that she totally crushed on when a teenager. And her Teen self squeals with delight - several, several times - and once in awhile her Adult self tries to maintain. A mystery, a girly romance, and some definite danger.
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Rockport_rocker More than 1 year ago
Loved it.  I expected it to be fun and a good book but it was even better than I expected.  Well written with well developed characters who are highly likable and pretty intelligent.  We don't always get the total package in cozy mysteries, even the ones I enjoy but this one ranks up there with the other LOVES for this year.  I am  already looking forward to the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cuteand a great mystery to the end! Can't wait to read more on Tessie!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun read, mystery and romance and some comedy. What more could you want?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny quirky mystery with an unexpected ending. I hope a second book comes out soon!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not as good as her High Heels mysteries, but readable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a cute, fun story. Plenty of mystery, laughter, and a hint at romance. I can't wait for the next installment of Tessie and her pals. Leslie
Froggiejc More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Tesse and her story was one that I enjoyed and couldn't stop reading. Can't wait for her next adventure.
Triciahp1 More than 1 year ago
I love Gemma Halliday's books, so of course I had to read this one & it did not disappoint! I really enjoyed this new book & can't wait for more in this series! It's filled with great characters & a mystery that kept me guessing & changing my mind on the "villain". A great read that will be hard to put down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago