Miss Fortune Mysteries

11 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 16,924 ratings

Louisiana Longshot Publisher's Summary

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.

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  • Book 1

    • Louisiana Longshot

    • A Miss Fortune Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Jana DeLeon
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,648
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,349
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,329

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I loved it

    • By Dawn on 06-21-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Lethal Bayou Beauty

    • By: Jana DeLeon
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,187
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,008
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,998

    When aspiring actress Pansy Arceneaux returns to Sinful, Louisiana, to head up the beauty pageant portion of the Summer Festival, CIA assassin Fortune Redding knows she's in for trouble. Her undercover identity as a former beauty queen makes Fortune the perfect choice to chair the event with Pansy, but Pansy's abrasive personality makes it impossible to get through a single rehearsal without a fight. When Pansy turns up dead, Fortune is the prime suspect.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Second as good as the first!

    • By jaenpop on 05-03-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Swamp Sniper

    • By: Jana DeLeon
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,676
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,537
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,533

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A fun book to listen to.

    • By Jean on 03-28-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • Swamp Team 3

    • A Miss Fortune Mystery, Book 4
    • By: Jana DeLeon
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,538
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,414
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,409

    What's a little arson between friends? Undercover CIA agent Fortune Redding spent her first three weeks in Sinful, Louisiana, dodging insults, makeup advice, guard dogs, bullets, and Deputy Carter Trahan, both professionally and personally. But just when she thinks things are going to settle down in the small bayou town, someone sets her friend Ally's house on fire. Carter, who'd just started pursuing Fortune on a personal basis, goes back into cop mode and admonishes her to stay out of his investigation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love this series!

    • By Wayne on 02-16-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 5

    • Gator Bait

    • A Miss Fortune Mystery, Book 5
    • By: Jana DeLeon
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,408
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,308
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,301

    Things are starting to look up for Fortune Redding. Even though her life was at stake, the CIA assassin had balked at taking on a new identity in Sinful, Louisiana. But instead of hating it like she'd thought she would, Fortune now has friends she cares about and just finished up an incredible first date with the sexiest deputy in the state. Sure, there's been a murder or two that she's gotten mixed up in since she arrived in town, but she's hoping all of that is behind her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mystery, action, suspense, humor, and ...

    • By Wayne on 02-19-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 6

    • Soldiers of Fortune

    • A Miss Fortune Mystery, Book 6
    • By: Jana DeLeon
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,304
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,195
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,190

    When Celia Arceneaux was elected mayor of Sinful, Louisiana, Fortune Redding expected trouble. The woman has an unmatched talent for making the worst of any situation, especially if it means getting revenge on her sworn enemies, Ida Belle and Gertie. At the Fourth of July celebration, an explosion rocks Sinful, and it's not from fireworks.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun suspense mystery with great narration!

    • By Wayne on 02-22-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 7

    • Hurricane Force

    • A Miss Fortune Mystery, Book 7
    • By: Jana DeLeon
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,234
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,135
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,132

    During missions as a CIA assassin, Fortune Redding saw and overcame most every obstacle, but Sinful, Louisiana, keeps producing new challenges for her. When a hurricane blows through, it brings a shower of counterfeit money raining down on the tiny bayou town. When the money is linked back to Ahmad, the arms dealer who issued the kill order on Fortune, everyone is worried that her nemesis is far too close for comfort.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love this series!

    • By Wayne on 02-26-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 8

    • Fortune Hunter

    • By: Jana DeLeon
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,311
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,187
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,178

    Someone has created a fake social media identity and is online romancing the lonely women of Sinful in order to scam them out of money. Because he always seems to pick the perfect targets, Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie think he must be either a Sinful resident or someone with a close association to the town.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Catfishing on the Internet!

    • By Wayne on 02-27-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 9

    • Later Gator

    • By: Jana DeLeon
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 876
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 803
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 801

    A poacher is at work in Sinful, Louisiana, and Deputy Carter LeBlanc is hot on the trail of the outlaw, trying to apprehend him before the state gets wind of the crime and sends a game warden to take over his investigation. Unfortunately, he's hindered every step of the way by Sinful's current mayor and all-around horrible person, Celia Arceneaux, who wants nothing more than to drive Carter to resign. When a game warden turns up with evidence that implicates a relative of Gertie's, Carter is left with no choice but to arrest the boy, even though no one thinks he did it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Author Jana DeLeon is a treasure!

    • By Wayne on 03-04-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 10

    • Hook, Line and Blinker

    • By: Jana DeLeon
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 927
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 849
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 842

    Behind the wheel of her hopped-up Blazer, she's the queen of the back roads. But when someone tries to kill Hot Rod and steals only black SUVs from his shop, Fortune worries that excessive horsepower is the least of the trouble that comes along with her friend's new ride. When it becomes clear that the car thieves didn't get what they were looking for the first time around and Ida Belle's vehicle becomes their next target, Fortune and Gertie are determined to protect their friend. Ida Belle is determined to protect the Blazer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie. And Carter LeBlanc

    • By Wayne on 03-12-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 11

    • Change of Fortune

    • By: Jana DeLeon
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 815
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 741
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 739

    Sinful, Louisiana, is always a hotbed of activity, and despite the steamy heat, August is no exception. Godzilla is terrorizing the town, looking for a home-cooked meal, and Gertie is worried someone will take the gator out before she can get him under control. Francine has a situation of her own at the café, where food is missing from inventory. And Celia is always up to no good. But summer is almost over, which could mean huge changes for Fortune Redding.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I LOVE Jana DeLeon's Miss Fortune mystery series!!

    • By Wayne on 06-30-18

    Regular price: $19.95