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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Jana DeLeon, the third book in the Miss Fortune Mystery series.

When only a crack shot will do....

In the two weeks CIA assassin Fortune Redding has been hiding in Sinful, Louisiana, she's been harassed, poisoned, and shot at...and that was the easy part. But now she's about to face her biggest challenge since setting foot in the tiny bayou town.

When mayoral candidate Ted Williams is murdered, everyone is surprised. Ted was a blowhole and a Yankee, but those usually weren't good reasons to kill someone. When Sinful Ladies Society leader Ida Belle becomes the lead suspect in the crime, Fortune knows she's got to solve a murder and save one of the only friends she's ever had. But as the investigation begins, more and more secrets surface, and Fortune realizes that sometimes nothing is as it seems.

©2013 Jana DeLeon (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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A fun book to listen to.

Jana DeLeon is a new author for me and for that matter so is the narrator Cassandra Campbell. I seemed to have dove into this series in book three. The protagonist, Fortune Redding, is a CIA assassin with a price on her head. The agency has her stashed in Sinful, Louisiana as a vacationing librarian from New England. Fortune becomes friends with two elderly ladies, Ida Bell and Gertie, who are military veterans and former CIA operatives in Viet Nam. Ida Bell is running for Mayor. Her opponent Ted Williams is murdered and Ida Bell is a suspect. Fortune and the Sinful ladies are out to solve the crime. As the investigation begins they discover that nothing is as it seems.

DeLeon is a good story teller and does an excellent job weaving humor around the suspense. I believe the story is more a comedy than a serious action suspense novel. For being a highly trained assassin, Fortune gets into more funny and stupid situations. DeLeon provides some good descriptions of the Bayous. I read that DeLeon grew up in the Bayous in Carlyss, Louisiana. Cassandra Campbell does a good job narrating the story.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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An entertaining mix of suspense and comedy

I like DeLeon's more recent Shaye Archer series more, but the Miss Fortune series is more fun. Cassandra Campbell's narration is perfect for this series.

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Reliable entertainment

This one is so far my favorite in the series. The characters are developing and you can rely on the quirky, funny, light mystery that keeps you entertained without causing nightmares.

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Another fun book although...

What did you like best about Swamp Sniper? What did you like least?

Gertie and Ida Belle continue to delight. I'm beginning to wonder about Fortune though.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Fortune, as she's settling into the town, seems to be losing her edge (and it's only been a few days!), which takes away from the 'fish out of water' aspect of the story. Don't get me wrong, she's still great but I at parts of the book, I was wondering how she's managed to survive so long as an assassin.

What about Cassandra Campbell’s performance did you like?

Same great performance as in the previous books.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

It would depend on who they cast as Ida Belle and Gertie.

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Really fantastic book and narration!

If you could sum up Swamp Sniper in three words, what would they be?

Suspense. Fun. Laughs.

What did you like best about this story?

Everything. It's part of a great series.

Which scene was your favorite?

I can never pick just one. The whole book was very well written and most enjoyable.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Great book - even better movie!

Any additional comments?

This is part of an extremely well written series. Fortune and her cohorts are a hoot! It's a cozy book people! Fortune is allowed to be both a CIA assassin AND a bit of a ditz. That combination makes for enjoyable reading.

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More Fun in the Swamp

Amateur detective Fortune and her senior citizen sidekicks Ida Belle and Gertie help solve another mystery in the swamp. Lots of humor and eccentric characters, never a dull moment in Sinful Louisiana. Imagine Golden Girls meets Mission Impossible, with a touch of I Love Lucy slapstick comedy.

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Another great time in Sinful

I love the Fortune novels....this one is no exception. The narrator does a great job with Fortune and the women characters; however I wish she would do a better job with Carter.

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Loved it.

I have listened to the series at least a dozen times. can't wait for the next one to reach audible.

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LOVE!!!!

This is the best series EVER!!! I’ve listened to them all so many times. Love them!

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Disappointed

I enjoyed the first two books of this series but feel that this one relies too heavily on the same cliches that made and ruined the Stephanie Plum series. I expect better.

On the plus side, the narrator is great and makes a mediocre story entertaining.

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  • Clare
  • 12-20-16

Great fun!!

Loving the Miss Fortune books... this is my 3rd in the last week... I can't stop listening! Lighthearted mysteries, humorous characters and a fabulously "Sinister" setting! Probably what would be traditionally described as a perfect beach holiday book. Great performance by Campbell, she definitely enhances the story! Now, I'm off to listen to book 4! 😉

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  • Janice
  • 06-02-16

Lots of laughs

Liked the continued story lines from first 2 books.
Will he won't he find out who she is ?
Will the gun runners find her ?
Easy listening on a sandy sunny Beach

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  • Bob
  • 03-02-18

Try to keep awake

Is there anything you would change about this book?

A rather pedestrian, sometimes boring, not very engaging - takes some time to get into, by which time you realise that it is never going to excite or enthral you. I think this book is written for little old ladies who don't mind plodding along.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

neither, just rather medioca

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

She was OK, probably suited a low-key production

Did Swamp Sniper inspire you to do anything?

Well, the title did - but it gives you the wrong impression of what to expect!

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  • Fiona Maxwell
  • 07-18-17

loved it

couldn't put it down. the characters are great & I loved the story. can't wait to start the next book in the series.