Book Review: Lottery In Paradise By Deborah Brown

Meet the crime-solving duo of the Florida Keys: Madison who has all the charm of the girl next door, not to mention a deadly aim and Fab, her best friend, a femme fatale private investigator with a taste for danger and stilettos.

When their neighbour is found dead, the headlines read, “It doesn’t pay to be a lottery winner.” It gets you nothing but an endless line of crazies at your door, greedy relatives and acquaintances. Sleuths Madison and Fab don’t have time to be concerned about the latest murder; they have problems of their own trying to figure out why their house has suddenly become the focus of several attempted break-ins. The duo are off on more adventures — what could go wrong chauffeuring a limousine full of college girls? Or chasing after a custom Ferrari? Along the way, there’s a break-up, a wedding, and the usual run-ins with the law.

If you like sassy, exciting crime novels, then you’ll love Lottery in Paradise, the eleventh book in the scorching Paradise series about two seductive ladies who use unconventional and highly entertaining measures to maintain the peace in the steamy and twisted paradise of Tarpon Cove.

The Paradise series, are Florida Keys mysteries, “great as stand-alone reads, but they’re like chips…you won’t be able to devour just one!”

Available to buy from…   Amazon Paperback 

“Another FABULOUS book by one of my favourite authors. I love how there are always several different stories going on. I loved the ending…” 

“Another great story in the Paradise series! My love for these quirky characters grows with every book! Hope they never end!”

“An excellent story that is jammed packed with fun, happiness, anger, & a few stupid decisions. She captures the reader’s attention & keeps it from beginning to end. This is another winner in the Paradise series!”

Above reviews from Amazon


Book Excerpt

Fab hit the steering wheel with a closed fist. “I’m going to run that jerk off the road.”

“No. You. Are. Not. And you’re not going to shoot out his tires either.” Though there was a zero chance of that happening. As talented as the hot, sexy woman was, she couldn’t steer and shoot at the same time. “We’ll act like normal people and call the police.” Normal, I laughed to myself. I hadn’t heard myself described that way in a long time. Mostly, I heard “weird” bandied about. An over-exaggeration – I’m familiar with weird, and that’s not me.

“You better come up with something better than that.” Fab pulled up alongside the truck on the driver’s side.

I powered the window down and hung my head out, my hand in mid-air, ready to flag the man down, even though I knew that chances were slim that he’d pull over. Pulling my head back in the window, I said, “Change of plans.” I pushed my red hair back into place, smoothing it down, certain it was a wind-whipped mess. “The fancy tow truck is one of Brick’s.”

Brick and I had a tenuous relationship; it was hard to trust him when I knew he never put Fab’s safety first, or mine either. He opposed our relationship, knowing that several times I had convinced my daring friend to calm down and rethink her plan. As a backup to Super PI Fab, there were few jobs that didn’t include flying bullets and running for our lives. I was happy for the respite. So were our boyfriends, who’d had a face-to-face with Brick, laying down the rules: no more withholding details, and if it came out after the fact that he knew there was a high chance of danger, it would be the last mistake he would make. My boyfriend followed that up with a right cross to Brick’s eye.
Fab made an outraged sound. “I don’t believe you.”


My Review

As usual Deborah Brown doesn’t disappoint – all the characters we have come to know and love are back and this time there are odd goings on in a neighbouring house with a corpse a little too close to home. Could the death be related to a recent lottery win?  There are strange goings on a plenty with dubious individuals appearing in Madison’s house and skulking around her property.

Crime tends to take a backseat, though, to the relationship between the dynamic duo, Madison and Fab and their hunky boyfriends.  This time, things are a little dodgy between the hot French couple, Fab and Didier, who has finally got fed up with her antics and propensity to hospitalise herself and put her life at risk.  Will they work things out?

The hilarious Crum is still causing chaos at The Cottages, Kevin is still on Fab and Madison’s case and the boys at the Tropical Slumber Funeral Parlour have gone into the wedding business. There’s never a dull moment and this is a great book to take your mind of the chilly, rainy autumn weather.

About the Author

I’ve been writing, in one way or another for as long as I can remember; poetry, sappy short stories (my best friend made me swear that I’d never show anyone until I changed the names), and a romance novel shoved under my bed.

I wanted to create books with a wide range of unforgettable characters, with heat and romance, and lots of guns. It wouldn’t be complete without a slice of humour and charm.

I live with my family and demon children aka rescue cats in South Florida.

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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.


  1. nicky pearce
    23 September, 2017 / 1:52 pm


  2. Angela Kelly
    23 September, 2017 / 11:46 am

    My paradise is my bed because I don’t spend nearly enough time there.

  3. Laura Pritchard
    17 September, 2017 / 8:34 pm

    Port Douglas in Australia – I lived & worked there for 6 weeks and it’s heaven on Earth!

  4. Sheena Batey
    16 September, 2017 / 11:16 pm

    Behind my front door.

  5. Ruth Harwood
    16 September, 2017 / 11:13 am

    My paradise is my sofa – it’s comfy and I get cats on my knee and a book in my hand!

  6. Deborah Brown
    15 September, 2017 / 12:54 am

    Happy you enjoyed. Thank you for the review.

  7. Ellen Stafford
    11 September, 2017 / 10:19 am

    My paradise is at home with my family in Somerset

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