Getting Off on Frank Sinatra

Typically, we feature a lot of kids books and not a lot of books for adults.  Today, we are changing things up a bit and bringing you a “What happens in Vegas…” novel.

“Even though it’s been decades since mobsters traveled to Chicago with suitcases full of cash, the city’s colorful history is still being written,” says Edwards.  “Las Vegas is in its young adulthood as  a major American city.”

A scorching Las Vegas summer is about to get even hotter. Aspiring journalist Copper Black has just found out that her boyfriend is responsible for his not-quite-ex-wife’s pregnancy. An unexpected house-sitting job at a notorious Las Vegas “party house” should provide not only a private swimming pool but also much-needed distraction.

While researching a story about an exclusive private school, Copper accidentally discovers the dead body of the school’s beloved founder. Now involved in a high-profile murder investigation, Copper turns to her brother, a civic-minded pastor who is overseeing the construction of a center for the homeless. A Paiute medicine man claims the site is a sacred burial ground, attracting hordes of protesters. To complicate matters further, Copper’s parents arrive from Connecticut, each with a boyfriend.

As she tries to solve the murder, help her brother, advance her career, and sort out her love life, Copper stirs up a world of trouble. Her escapades as she evades a sociopath, a disturbed cowgirl, and a suspicious homicide detective make Megan Edwards’ rousing debut Getting Off on Frank Sinatra a nonstop roller coaster of a read.  Will Copper manage to bring a murderer and a predator to justice, despite her rudimentary sleuthing experience and unconventional methods?

Why We LOVE this book

  • It’s written through the eyes of the main character, Copper, who is intriguing in and of herself
  • Perfect ground work for a great series of novels
  • High-energy ending
  • Full of fun and unknown (to me at least) facts about Las Vegas

About the Author

Megan Edwards lived above the hills of Los Angeles until her home and possessions were claimed by wildfire.  Deciding to take some time off, she traveled the country and rolled to a stop in Las Vegas.  Enchanted by the city, she founded  Getting Off on Frank Sinatra is her first novel.  For more information visit