Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Louisiana Longshot (Miss Fortune Mystery #1) by Jana Deleon

It was a hell of a longshot...

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 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 may blow her cover and get her killed.

Armed with her considerable skills and a group of old ladies referred to by locals as The Geritol Mafia, Fortune has no choice but to solve the murder before it's too late.

My Review: Louisiana Longshot (Miss Fortune Mystery #1) by Jana Deleon

4 stars

I have had this book on my kindle for awhile now, I am glad that I finally read it. It is a mystery, full of humor, quirky characters that I loved. I did not put the book down till I finished it.

Fortune Redding worked for the CIA but she is in trouble so her boss hid her in a small southern town. She is completely out of her depth. She is smart, agile, killer and she hates to lose. She is single. Her cover a beauty queen librarian. She is supposed to keep a low profile. Everything goes wrong right off the bat.

She gets off to the wrong foot with the deputy every time she turns around. Finds a dead body or the dog does. She also gets hooked in with some little old ladies who are not what they seem at all.

You smile the whole time you are reading it. Has lots of twists and turns that you don't expect.

I want more of Miss Fortune Mysteries. One is not enough.

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