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Swamp Spook

Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Series: Miss Fortune Mysteries, Book 13
Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
5 out of 5 stars (751 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When black cats roam, and spooks are seen, Come celebrate, it’s Halloween.

Sinful, Louisiana, really knows how to throw a party, and it goes all out for Halloween. The weeklong celebration kicks off with a maze of horror in the park built of hay bales. And Fortune has the perfect assignment - the executioner. Her scene comes complete with a head block, a hatchet, and a fake body with removable head. It’s the perfect setup...for a crime.

When Fortune returns from break and realizes the body in her scene is a real one and not the prop, she knows trouble is coming. Before she can shake a broomstick, Celia Arceneaux has raised the alarm and the state police show up to take over the investigation. With Carter on the sidelines and Fortune the prime suspect, Swamp Team 3 sets out to catch a real monster.

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

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Another huge Thank You...

...to Audible listener/reviewer Wayne (Matthews, NC). If it were not for him I would have never even looked at this series. I really enjoy Jana DeLeon's Shaye Archer but this series seemed off of my beaten path. Anyway, I've just finished the last book (so far ) in this light, fun, fast paced original series. Each book is an adventure. The four central characters are very well developed and very often humorous.
Cassandra Campbell narrates all of these books beautifully.
This series is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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The fun and mystery continue!

SWAMP SPOOK is book 13 in the outstanding Miss Fortune series by Jana DeLeon. Audible classify it as a cozy mystery and I suppose it is, but it is more fun than most of that genre. Fortune Redding has now retired from the CIA and has her private investigator license. The geriatric ex-spy pair Ida Belle and Gertie are helping her. As always they manage to frustrate Fortune's boyfriend (and local sheriff's deputy) Carter LeBlanc by stepping all over his cases. I love this series! Cassandra Campbell narrates perfectly.

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Entertaining Series

I have listened to all thirteen books in the series so far. The characters are delightful. Jana DeLeon has an incredible imagination and dreams up the funniest escapades. Cassandra Campbell brings it all to life. I laugh out loud as I listen to these stories. Please produce more Miss Fortune books!

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5* Cozy Mystery - light, fun, and makes me laugh

This is an excellent cozy mystery, so I give it 5 stars for what it is. This is not deep and meaningful writing, there's no exceptional turn of a phrase, or descriptions or ideas to ponder. It's a perfect way to spend being distracted from stress or life's problems. The mysteries are good, the plots are twisty, the characters are well-defined, and the comedy is well-written.

The narration is good.

Earlier books in the series had some obvious flaws - the author would forget details and change things and sometimes even go back to the first version. The narrator would sometimes use the wrong character's voice. These were things that a producer or editor should have caught. The later books in the series seem to be more fine-tuned.

If you are looking for distraction and something light, this series is very good.

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Miss Fortune Mysteries

Hope this is not the last book in the series! Light but good character’s and plot.

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Great

Another fun installment. Didn’t laugh as much as the previous but it was still very enjoyable.

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Halloween comes to Sinful!

Former CIA assassin Fortune Redding returns to entertain and excite listeners in Swamp Spook by Jana Deleon. Halloween has come to Sinful, Louisiana, and Fortune finds herself recruited to play the executioner at the haunted maze, a role particularly suited to her. In it, she brandishes an axe and pretends to chop off the head of a person in the form of a dummy. But after the break in the middle of the maze event, Fortune returns to her position to find the body of a real man with his head cut off.

Things in the case get stranger and stranger, and Fortune’s arch enemy, Celia Arceneaux, brings in the state police, with accusations against Fortune as the murderer and Deputy Carter Leblanc as unable to handle the case because he is dating the chief suspect. Since Carter finds himself sidelined completely, even after Fortune is vindicated, he takes a move he never dreamed he’d ever make: He hires Fortune, with Ida Bell and Gertie, to use their detection agency to get to the bottom of the case.

Swamp Spook is a delightful addition to the Miss Fortune mystery series. With characteristic humor, Deleon gives us a further view of Sinful and its quirky residents. I enjoyed the creative plot and its great twists and turns, with some significant surprises for us readers. The Swamp Team 3 trio of Fortune, Ida Bell, and Gertie find new creative ways of detecting and getting themselves into and sneakily out of trouble.

Cassandra Campbell returns to perform the audio edition of this book. As with all the books in this series, Campbell does an excellent job of making this book delightful to listen to. She makes Fortune seem a very real person, a woman we would love to meet face to face and not just in the book. With excellent voices for each of the characters, Campbell makes Sinful come alive. I have read some of the books in this series visually when I didn’t want to wait for the audiobook to be released, and the audio versions have proven to be much more delightful than the print versions.

I truly enjoyed listening to Swamp Spook and give it five stars!

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Still great listening.

Book 13 is every bit as entertaining as the previous 12 books in the series. Light hearted, mystery makes you smile. Wish this series could be made for tv viewing. I could see Jennifer Garner as Fortune, Joanne Lumley & Jennifer Saunders as Ida Belle & Gertie. Love these books.

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Great book!

I love this series. Each book is funny and interesting and keeps me guessing. I did want to point out that at the end of the book (next to last chapter the narrator says "carter's heart medication" and she meant "garrett's". I listened to it twice to be sure! Just wanted to make sure someone knew. Thanks again for a great story!

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Great Fortune Series

I. loved it. I laughed so hard. Best part, the head. Now it will just keep getting better!