Louisiana Longshot: A Miss Fortune Mystery (Volume 1)

It was a hell of a long shot….
CIA assassin Fortune Redding is about to undertake her most difficult mission ever–in Sinful, Louisiana. With a leak at the CIA and a price placed on her head by one of the world’s largest arms dealers, Fortune has to go off-grid, but she never expected to be this far out of her element. Posing as a former beauty queen turned librarian in a small bayou town seems worse than death to Fortune, but she’s determined to fly below the radar until her boss finds the leak and puts the arms dealer out of play. Unfortunately, she hasn’t even unpacked a suitcase before her newly inherited dog digs up a human bone in her backyard.
Thrust into the middle of a bayou murder mystery, Fortune teams up with a couple of seemingly sweet old ladies whose looks completely belie their hold on the little town. To top things off, the handsome local deputy is asking her too many questions. If she’s not careful, this investigation might blow her cover and get her killed. Armed with her considerable skills and a group of elderly ladies the locals dub The Geritol Mafia, Fortune has no choice but to solve the murder before it’s too late.
What authors are saying:
“Southern wit at its best!” – NYT Bestselling author Gemma Halliday
“Sinfully funny!” – NYT Bestselling author CC Hunter/Christie Craig
What readers are saying:
“If you like Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series, you’ll love Miss Fortune.”
“This was a hoot!!! If you like mysteries and Southern eccentrics, this is the book for you. More twists and turns than the Louisiana bayou.”
“It has a flavor of Miss Congeniality, but it is much more than that.”
“I read this book in one night, unable to put it down because I couldn’t wait to see what happened next.”
“I’ve rarely thanked writers for the entertainment they provide. Nevertheless, I feel strangely compelled not only to thank this author, but to recommend this book to everybody and anybody – I give it five laugh out loud stars!”

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  1. Fast-Paced Mystery with a Lot of Laughs If you like a big dose of humor in your mystery books, you will enjoy “Louisiana Longshot.” The main character, Fortune Redding, is hiding out in Sinful, Louisiana. Fortune assumes the small bayou town will be boring and drama-free, but she quickly finds out that the town and its residents are not what they seem. I really enjoyed the characters, especially Ida Belle and Gertie, two of Sinful’s meddlesome older residents. For those who like to solve the mystery before the end of the book, you…

  2. Woulda given it 5 but……….. I really wanted to give this book 5 stars, but there were just too many errors to do so. She flubbed names a couple of times and there were some missing and wrong words that caused me to re-read a couple of things. That said, I loved this book! I get so sick of hot female sleuth falls for hot cop and then proceeds to do stupid things just because he is hot. Not in this one. Yes, she does some stupid things that hot cop sees, but not because of him. He just happens to be around when the…

  3. Twisted Humor and a Killer Mystery There are very few authors who can make me laugh out loud, but Jana DeLeon is one of them. In Louisiana Longshot, she hits just the right combination of twisted mystery and hilarious characters. Fortune Redding, the CIA agent who is hiding out in tiny Sinful, Louisiana, is a great combination of uptight overachiever and zany eccentric, while her sidekicks, the senior citizen posse made up of Ida Belle and Gertie, are just ridiculously funny. I found myself snorting and laughing out loud many…

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