Monday Book Review: Innocent in Las Vegas
A Laugh-Out-Loud Cupcakes and Crime Caper
“I tell myself every day that I don’t hate my job… But there’s a reason I’m trying to leave the madness of the casino pit to become a Private Investigator.”
Cupcake-loving croupier Tiffany Black is determined to leave her job at the casino for good. She’s one small step away from acquiring her Private Investigator license, and has her eye on the prize.
Accepting her first real case – investigating the murder of casino-mogul Ethan Becker – should be exciting. Instead, things spiral out of control and Tiffany finds herself in over her head, as she confronts secretive suspects, corrupt casino henchmen and a bodyguard with a mysterious past.
Tiffany’s poker-hustling Nanna and pushy parents want her to find a nice man and settle down, but Tiffany just wants to track down the real murderer before he finds her first…
I’m not the first to review this cute cozy and I’m sure not to be the last. Winters has struck a chord with lovers of Mysteries.
I will second all those 4- and 5-star reviews wholeheartedly. Winters gives us a fun, fast read that leaves us wondering ‘was that it’? I won’t give the synopsis, as so many have already done, but I will tell you that Winters created such a fun character in Tiffany. So many readers love that Winters created an average person, who has foibles just like the rest of us, loves cupcakes, hates the popular cheerleader from high school-now a rich bitch. However, the rich-bitch cheerleader isn’t quite so bitchy, as she’s facing murder charges.
Winters brings in odd characters for Tiffany to interact with: that odd aunt/grandma/cousin, over-protective somebody, toughs that would kill you. There’s a guiding hand with the older, smart and tough bodyguard, who helps Tiffany with the case. You’ll laugh out loud and scratch your head. I give 5 stars.