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Synopsis

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!”

Book Reviews

Louisiana Longshot
Average rating
4.3 / 5
Reading for the 3rd time.
October 17th, 2015
Pure fun, written well and lots of great characters. The mystery took some time to figure out too. Love Fortune.
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1 review
Great series
October 4th, 2015
This is the best i've read in awhile. Mskez yoy laugh out loud til tears run. I love it and will continue to follow this group of ladies
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1 review
Very funny
September 7th, 2015
Received this book as a free e-book from Kobo and have really enjoyed it! It's nice for a change to have suspense, action and humour mixed. Found it to be very funny and entertaining and will definitely read more of Jana Deleon. It reminded me a lot of Sophie Kinsella, but in a different setting and perhaps a little edgier.
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1 review
You won't be disappointed.
September 6th, 2015
Loved it so much I bought the series. Jana Deleon writes quirky characters and plot lines with enough twist to keep you reading it in one go.
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1 review
Funny cozy mystery best to unwind
August 31st, 2015
Cozy Mysteries are a fun read because you know you can expect humor and the mystery will be light hearted enough to let you enjoy the ride. But Fortune Redding series is really a different type of Cozy Mystery. Because a huge arms dealer has set his eyes on Fortune to kill, she is forced to go underground to a sleepy town in Lousiana called Sinful. But when she tumbles upon a bone right on the first day of her arrival, the story picks up big time for the trained assassin. The story is really humorous with various antics from Ida Bella and Gertie which Fortune is forced to be a part of (and enjoys playing it nonetheless). The mystery is anything but slow. There is enough tension to keep on the pages and just the right amount of humor to unwind you while you read. The first book of Miss Fortune series is truly a page turner with the amazing trick to unwind you as well. A must read for all the readers who are stressed in their daily lives. Read it before sleeping. You are assured a peaceful and happy sleep, if only you could put it down for enough time to get some sleep, that is. Surely a 5 starer
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1 review
Quirky mystery
August 29th, 2015
Really good read. Well written mystery with good dialogue. Quirky funny and clever. Will definitely read Jana Deleon again!
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1 review
Louisiana Longshot
July 23rd, 2015
Histerical laughter, loved the character. Don,t let the secumb to men. Strong, independent women too few. Mine was always in control of the situation. Keep up the good work.
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1 review
Very entertaining!
June 23rd, 2015
I really enjoyed reading this book. I thought it was very entertaining, and pretty funny. I would totally recommend.
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1 review
5 of 6 people found this helpful
louisianna longshot
May 24th, 2015
Brilliantly funny. Humorous, quirky likeable characters. Laugh out loud moments and very well written.
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1 review
Louisiana Longshot
May 22nd, 2015
Thoroughly entertaining. Well paced. Female agent in hiding meets a female 'Dads Army' and a load of trouble.
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1 review
Funny and lighthearted!
May 20th, 2015
Fortune and the old gals get caught up in a lot of misadventures! They pull you into their story and you don't want to put the book down. Can't wait to read the next installment.
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1 review
5 of 5 people found this helpful
Biggest Laughs by a Longshot
May 19th, 2015
Can picture this as a hit movie. Very funny and great storyline. Very believable. I would love to know where Jana came up with the characters
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1 review
Louisiana Longshot
May 14th, 2015
What a lovely piece of summertime reading! Love this book and look forward to others. It's nice to see the crazy mind of someone like the main character meet some like-minded soul sisters! It kept me interested until the very last word. Not a mind bending book but a great read.
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1 review
A fun, light read. Perfect for the beach holiday.
May 12th, 2015
Character development was well done without too much narrative background details. Fun characters, well thought out. A good mystery and fun adventure. Left me wanting to read more.
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1 review
Who run the world? Girls!
May 6th, 2015
Seriously the amount of badass women in this book is excellent. The plot is totally character-driven and what characters! An excellent read.
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1 review
Best Murder Mystery I've Read Lately
May 5th, 2015
Likeable protagonist, excellent supporting characters, great setting, not formulaic like 90% of the murder mysteries I've been reading
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1 review
Amusing, fast paced fun.
May 4th, 2015
While this won't be the best book you ever read, it will be one of the most fun reads. The action is continuous. Believability may get stretched a bit, but you will enjoy the ride. Definitely worth the time.
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1 review
Fun and weird.
March 3rd, 2015
A good read.. hilarious in parts! Actually worth searching out other titles by this author. Recommended
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3 of 3 people found this helpful
easy funny read
February 6th, 2015
i love gertie and ida belle! i love the plot that i never thought marge did it! iam oficially a jana deleon fan! cant wait to read 2 more fortune series
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Louisina Longshot
December 29th, 2014
Lighthearted thriller, with twists and smiles. Very enjoyable and an excellent lighthearted read. Would recommened
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1 review
Louisiana Longshot
November 17th, 2014
Clever,funny...a really great read.
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1 review
Louisiana longshot
November 16th, 2014
an enjoyable, lighthearted read.
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1 review
Louisiana long shot.
November 8th, 2014
Keeps the imagination ticking over.
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1 review
Perfect
November 2nd, 2014
This is the best book I came across so far...wrote with good sense of humor...great read
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1 review
Fun to read
October 18th, 2014
Thoroughly enjoyed it!
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1 review
Louisiana Longshot
October 13th, 2014
Hysterical, best book I've read in a long time, had me laughing out loud.
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1 review
Cute story line
October 11th, 2014
Good easy reading, cute story line. Fun, fun, fun!
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1 review
So very funny!
October 10th, 2014
Well, well,well... So much for sleepy small towns and inoffensive old ladies!
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1 review
Louisiana Longshot
September 25th, 2014
Jana, Wow! This is a great story, full of action and fun characters. Keep up the great writing. :-)
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1 review
Entertaining
September 22nd, 2014
Quite enjoyable book. Love the characters. Great writing style of the author. I now have another favorite author and series to follow. I do Recommend it.
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Louisianz longshot
September 17th, 2014
A lite but enjoyable little novel. I will dip into the swamp of further Miss Fortune titles.
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2 reviews
Louisiana longshot
September 15th, 2014
Great fun book. Meadow new laugh outer Lloyds. Thanks
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1 review
5 of 5 people found this helpful
Sinfully delightful
September 3rd, 2014
I loved reading this book! It was so much fun and there was enough action that it kept me going... The Sinful Ladies are a hoot.. Great character development. I can't wait to read the rest of the series!
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1 review
Louisiana Longshot
August 31st, 2014
Very funny. HOWLED with laughter in a couple of spots
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1 review
Louisiana long shot
August 27th, 2014
I've enjoyed the first part of the series. Come on part 2
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2 reviews
Louisiana Longshot
August 25th, 2014
This was the most enjoyable book I have read in a long time! There were no uninteresting parts. It was non stop hilarious! I will be reading more of this series!
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1 review
A good read, twists throughout.
August 25th, 2014
An enjoyable light hearted and easy to read book.
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1 review
Louisiana Longshot
July 21st, 2014
Hilarious! Loved it.
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1 review
Ok
June 29th, 2014
Didn't like the end. Disappointed!
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1 review
Great read
June 26th, 2014
Well written couldnt get enough of it
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1 review
Not that funny...
June 15th, 2014
The heroine is not as funny as she thinks she is. She's the most annoying character in the book,
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Louisiana longshot
June 11th, 2014
Totally hilarious.. Would read again.
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1 review
6 of 6 people found this helpful
Louisana longshot
May 27th, 2014
Very enjoyable read. Strong women with mysterious past that unite to live a Louisiana bayou tale. I didn't see the surprise ending! :-)
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1 review
Really Good
May 23rd, 2014
Great story. Didn't want to out the book down.
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1 review
Louisiana longshot
May 20th, 2014
What an enjoyable read. I'm looking forward to more good times.
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1 review
Lousiana Longshot
April 30th, 2014
A pleasant, humorous mystery?
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1 review
April 21st, 2014
I don't read many books but found this one while playing with wife's new E reader. Easy to follow and enough suspense to keep me interested.
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Na
April 18th, 2014
Good clean murder! Lots of fun cant wait for the next one!
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Mrs
April 14th, 2014
Wonderful. Kept me laughing till the end.
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1 review
Louisian Longshot
April 7th, 2014
It was very enjoyable and quick reading. I couldn't put the book down. I can't wait for the next book.
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Louisiana longshot
April 2nd, 2014
This was a great read!!! Always kept me guessing who did it! Thank you! Looking forward to reading more of your work!
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Louisiana Longshot
February 25th, 2014
A good little short book to while your time away. Chapters are just the right length... Keeping one interested without boring them. Surprising ending made it just that much better. Will definitely watch out for more from this author.
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1 review
February 2nd, 2014
This started off a tad more snarky than it needed too...and I was worried. But everything evens out and it's great fun. I enjoyed the humor and the side characters and the drama. This is a great cozy mystery read and I highly recommmend it!
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Brilliant
January 29th, 2014
This made me laugh all the way through! cant wait for next installment!
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1 review
Louisiana Longshot
January 8th, 2014
A quick read. A nice time waster.
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Louisailana longshot
October 11th, 2013
Great read & with a good twist at the end
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Louisiana Longshot
May 15th, 2013
I was laughing through the whole book. Think of the movie Thelma & Louise make them seniors and add an assain in her 20's. The plot has twists you won't see coming. It was light and easy and too funny. Can't rave enough about the book. A must read. :-)
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