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Publication Order of Miss Fortune Mystery Books

Louisiana Longshot (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lethal Bayou Beauty (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swamp Sniper (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swamp Team 3 (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gator Bait (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Soldiers of Fortune (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hurricane Force (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fortune Hunter (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Later Gator (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hook, Line and Blinker (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Change of Fortune (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reel of Fortune (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swamp Spook (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fortune Furlough (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cajun Fried Felony (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swamp Santa (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bullets and Beads (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gators and Garters (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fortune Funhouse (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frightfully Fortune (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swamp Sweets (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flame and Fortune (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swamp Spirits (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clue Krewe (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fortune Teller (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swamp Spies (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Baskets and Beignets (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

The Miss Fortune Mystery series is a series of suspense and cozy mystery novels written by the USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Jana DeLeon. All the novels of the series feature a protagonist named Fortune Redding, who is described by the author as a CIA assassin. Fortune Redding tries to live with a low profile in a fictional town named Sinful, in Louisiana. As Fortune tries to hide her identity, dead bodies begin to appear no sooner than she reaches the town. There is a total of 7 novels in the series published between the years 2012 and 2015. The series is still going on and author Jana DeLeon is working on the latest novel of the series. She is about to publish it very soon in the coming months. The first novel of the Miss Fortune Mystery series was published in the year 2012 as a Kindle edition by author Jana herself. It was titled ‘Louisiana Longshot’ and introduced the protagonist Fortune Redding as an assassin working for the CIA. In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel, Fortune Redding is shown as undertaking the most difficult mission of her life as a CIA assassin. She is asked to move to a town named Sinful, in Louisiana for a secret mission by the CIA. There seems to be a leak at the CIA due to which the largest arms dealers of the world get a tip about her mission. In order to stop her from playing a spoil sport for them, they put a bounty price on her head.

As a precautionary measure for saving herself and the mission, Fortune decides to go off grid for a little while. She had never experienced anything like this in her career and had never been forced to stay out of her element for this long. She decides to lay a low profile by disguising herself as a previous beauty queen turned librarian. Fortune enters the small, bayou town of Sinful as a librarian, but feels worse than. However, she seems to be determined to stay below the radar until the CIA, finds the leak in their unit and puts the stops the dangerous arms dealer from coming behind her trail. As soon as she reaches the town of SInful, Fortune sees her dog digging up a human body in the backyard of her new house. She has not even unpacked her suitcase and is required to get involved in the investigation of the dead body. Unwantedly, Fortune is thrust into the murder mystery of the bayou. She decides to team up with a couple of old ladies of the town, who seemed to be sweet and had the looks that belied their hold on the small town. To add to her problems, the local deputy tends to ask too many questions to Fortune, which makes her to dislike him despite finding him handsome. Fortune is needed to move ahead carefully with the murder investigation in order to prevent herself from blowing her cover and getting killed in the process. This would not be good for her secret mission. The group of old ladies is referred as The Geritol Mafia by the local residents of the town, and with their help, Fortune has no other choice but to find the murderer and solve the case before it is too late. Fortune is armed with considerable skill sets, but tends to use it carefully so that her cover as a CIA assassin is not blown.

Coming to the town of Sinful, in Louisiana, Fortune poses as the niece of her boss named Sandy-Sue. As she moves to there to pack up the home of her deceased aunt, the real Sandy-Sue tours Europe on a holiday. After discovering the human bones in her backyard, she teams up with Ida Belle and Gertie, who assist her in carrying out the murder investigation related to the human bones which belonged to a man who had disappeared around 5 years ago. The attempts of Fortune and her team of old ladies is often halted by the local deputy named LeBlanc. The novel turns out to be a funny and entertaining read. It is not a completely suspense and thriller novel, but shows several funny situations as well. The plot of the novel is mainly filled with the misadventures of the main character Fortune and the team of old ladies of Sinful town named, The Geritol Mafia. Along with these characters, there are also some colorful secondary characters described by the author. The mystery novel shows a comic touch even at the end of the plot when Fortune is asked to stay in Sinful despite solving the murder mystery of the town. She is actually made to wait for the clearance from her boss at the CIA and therefore, it can be expected that she is going to face some more misadventures in the other novels of the series.

The second novel of the Miss Fortune Mystery series was also published as a Kindle Edition by author Jana DeLeon, in the year 2013. The novel was titled ‘Lethal Bayou Beauty’ and it continued to feature the main character named Fortune Redding. In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel, a character named Pansy Arceneaux is found dead, possibly murdered by someone in the town of Sinful. Although, she was not liked by any of the residents of the town, it was getting very difficult to find her killer. Pansy Arceneaux was an aspiring actress who had returned to the town of Sinful, in Louisiana, in order to participate in the Summer Festival for the beauty pageant portion. With her return to the town, undercover CIA assassin believes that she is going to face enough trouble. Posing as a former beauty queen, Fortune finds it as a perfect opportunity to host the event with Pansy, But, Pansy seems to have an abrasive personality due to which because of which the two are not able to go through even one rehearsal without fighting. After a short while, Pansy is found dead and her frequent fighting with Pansy causes Fortune to become the prime suspect in her murder. Feeling surrounded from all sides, Fortune has the support of only her skills and wits, and is helped by the two senior ladies of The Geritol Mafia team, named Gertie and Ida Belle. With the help of them, she launches the investigation of Pansy’s murder on her own and tries to find the real murderer. Fortune is also required to solve the case as soon as possible in order to prevent her cover from getting blown eventually.

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13 Responses to “Miss Fortune Mysteries”

  1. LISA DOLLAR: 6 months ago

    I am in love with the Miss Fortune Series, I immediately bought all of them as soon as i read first book, i have shared my books with about 6 fellow readers and we all LOVE and ENJOY the characters and all the fun and trouble they get themselves into. It some of the best reading I have ever done. Thank you for that. And IF you wish for the series to continue I will continue to buy everyone. BLESSINGS to you Jana in the New Year 2024.

  2. Sandra Davenport: 6 months ago

    Love your books. I too laugh out at night and day my husband loves that your books bring me great joy. Got my daughters to read them. I even told a young solider about the books. Keep them coming. I have read the series of 25 books 4 times now and I still laugh.

  3. Barbara Cross: 6 months ago

    Never been so addicted to a series before and can’t get enough – I have reread the series twice and still want more.

    I hope you are feeling a lot better – I fell myself this year and what a horrible experience it has been. Thank the Lord for this series because I had something to entertain me during my recovery. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. A devoted fan.

  4. Maria: 7 months ago

    Just re-read all the Miss Fortune books 1-25. Impatiently waiting for the next in the series.

  5. Elaine: 12 months ago

    I have never enjoyed reading a book(s) more in my life. My husband has stopped questioning my laughter at all hours of the day and night.
    Thank you!

  6. Bonny Roche-lanham: 1 year ago

    Absolutely love these books. Lightharted and hilarious. Keeps you guessing as to what Gertie will do next.

  7. Jill: 1 year ago

    Absolutely love this series,I would love to meet them they seem so far is that Mr being sad.

  8. audrey patterson: 1 year ago

    Really love the Miss Fortune series. can’t wait to see what they get into next.

  9. Name (required): 1 year ago

    Just re-read Miss Fortune books 1-23. Looking forward to 24.

  10. Kim Malicoat: 2 years ago

    Love this series. The characters are delightful, fun and caring. Is there going to be more stories to entertain us?

  11. Tina Horner: 2 years ago

    I absolutely LOVE this series. I’ve listened to all the books at least twice. One question- What is Idabelle’s last name? Was it ever mentioned?

  12. Kathleen S. Randall: 2 years ago

    Love the Miss Fortune Series. I was introduced by my sister prior to her …How about a list in order?

    • Graeme: 2 years ago

      That’s what the above is?


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