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Reel of Fortune

Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Series: Miss Fortune Mysteries, Book 12
Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (826 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Nothing says Welcome Home like a murder.

It’s official. Fortune Redding is out of the CIA and a newly minted resident of Sinful, Louisiana. She never expected her homecoming to be all apple pie and hugs, but a murder wasn’t on her list of things to deal with before she’d even gotten her name stenciled on her mailbox. 

Boone Carre-Hooch, to the locals - was a drunk and a louse and had shafted pretty much everyone he’d ever done business with. So when someone kills him, there is no shortage of suspects. Unfortunately, Ally is at the top of the list.

Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie know that Ally isn’t capable of murdering anyone, but with an ambitious ADA looking to make a name for himself, and the local gossip train intent on finding someone to blame, they know they have to find the killer and clear Ally’s name.

©2018 Jana DeLeon (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 04-08-19

Great characters; fun mystery

Book 12 in the Miss Fortune (Fortune Redding) series continues the mystery and fun as Fortune finally comes out to the tiny town of Sinful, Louisiana as an ex-CIA agent. As always the characters, especially the four main characters Fortune, her two geriatric ex-spy friends Ida Belle and Gertie, and her sheriff's deputy boyfriend Carter, are so vivid they jump off the page. Fortune plans to become a private investigator, but she does not allow the lack of a license to keep her from investigating and solving a murder before the police can.

Author Jana DeLeon is a marvel of writing very different types of mysteries. The Miss Fortune series consists of light mysteries with a comedic twist. Her Shaye Archer series consists of dark psychological mysteries.

Cassandra Campbell narrates superbly as usual.

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My go to feel good series!

I love Ida and Gertie! They are like a modern Lucy and Ethel minus Ricky and Fred but with a military background! LOL I love fortune to! She really adds something wonderful to all of the books and I think she inspires these two women to not just sit around and knit booties and get old! LOL I am even warming up to Carter and think he would be good for fortune! The author has done a really good job at making these characters likable and well rounded! You can actually like these characters and cheers throughout the whole book for them! That plus a great plot makes a great series big thumbs up for Jana! You can read these books as standalone’s, but really, once you warm up to these characters I think you will want to go back and read the series from the beginning. Just like I did!

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So glad for new editions, but

I noticed at least six instances where the narrator used the wrong name or mixed up the words.

One other thing... when is Carter ever going to stand up for Fortune when Celia calls her a slut. Not OK regardless of how neutral he’s trying to be. Or why doesn’t Fortune sue Celia for slander and defamation of character? Guess it’s an underdog storyline but in the Me Two days it’s becoming tiresome.

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Best ever

I really enjoyed this book. I laughed so much I could not believe it I almost wet my pants. The ladies were just awesome and what was said was just outstanding can’t wait to read the next one

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Good mystery with lots of humor

Didn’t figure out who done the murderer was until the end...that always says a lot. However, the best parts of the Fortune series is the hysterical and unbelievable escapades!! I laugh out loud often and yes, they’re over the top but I love a humorous mystery. It’s fiction at its best - the author and narrator are fantastic!

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A good laugh

Another great addition to the series. Laugh out loud funny in parts. I’m still laughing at the nun defrocking.

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A “reel” good listen!

I was really hoping that the Miss Fortune series wouldn’t change a lot after Fortune retired from the CIA & thankfully it hasn’t. Looks like I’m going to be enjoying Ms. DeLeon’s humor & intrigue with Fortune & crew for @ least a while longer. LOVE IT, LOVE IT & keep it coming!!!

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Hilarious mystery series & touch of romance! Love

Hilarious mystery series & touch of romance! Love each book, & this one wrapped up a long standing through story to conclusion. Best to listen to these in order, extremely satisfying, oddball comedy, & realistic relationships including the romance one.!

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Delightful

Thoroughly entertaining. Jana Deleon never fails to make me laugh in this series. Absolutely love the three ladies in the series. Delightful.

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Needs better editing

I’m not sure if the written book has errors or if the narrator misread, but there were mistakes. Fortune talks about having frozen beer and pizza. (Rather than beer and frozen pizza). And at one time the names Carter and Walter got mixed up. It doesn’t change the plot, just distracting. Otherwise, the book is fine.

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  • Carôle
  • 02-23-19

This Series Needs to be Televised!

This has got to be the most heartwarming, and hysterical volume of the Miss Fortune series! It’s a cross between The Golden Girls and an NCIS clone! Just the right type of novel to cheer you up with its lighthearted, improbable incidents!

The author’s writing style is infectious, just like the humour. I look forward to each new episode in the series...

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  • Abigail
  • 02-17-19

Great book, I would love to see into Jana's brain, FASCINATING

I would recommend this book but would strongly recommend listening to the books in order, as there so funny.

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  • Suzy GM
  • 02-15-19

Great!

I thoroughly enjoyed the book, found myself smiling and laughing a good portion of the book. Jana has a great knack of making the people in her books come alive! Cassandra’s narration is perfect.