Louisiana LongshotJana DeLeon

Louisiana Longshot

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Louisiana Longshot by Jana DeLeon Book 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.

What authors are saying:

“Southern wit at its best!” - NYT Bestselling author Gemma Halliday

“Sinfully funny!” - NYT Bestselling author CC Hunter/Christie Craig

What readers are saying:

“If you like Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series, you’ll love Miss Fortune.”

“This was a hoot!!! If you like mysteries and Southern eccentrics, this is the book for you. More twists and turns than the Louisiana bayou.”

“It has a flavor of Miss Congeniality, but it is much more than that.”

“I read this book in one night, unable to put it down because I couldn’t wait to see what happened next.”

“I’ve rarely thanked writers for the entertainment they provide. Nevertheless, I feel strangely compelled not only to thank this author, but to recommend this book to everybody and anybody – I give it five laugh out loud stars!”

Louisiana Longshot (Jana DeLeon) Book Reviews

Louisiana LongshotA fast readings cozy mystery filled with strong women. Twists and turns that keep you turning the pages..Score: 5/5

Louisiana long shotLaugh out loud funny, in the Evonivich style. Wonderful well fleshed out characters, the barest hint of romance which is a delightful change. Hi jinx abound. Thank you to the author..Score: 5/5

Louisiana long shotRefreshing and interesting..Score: 4/5

Lousiana longshotNot the worst book I’ve ever read but the plot could have been better. Pretty u believable and once again the police are made out to be buffoons, I don’t like that. It’s easy to be a critic buy you won’t find me trying to write a book. Thanks, g.Score: 3/5

Kcbeme56Extremely entertaining !.Score: 5/5

Great bookIf you’re lucky for a fun read, this is it! Relax with a blanket and head on down to Sinful, Louisiana..Score: 5/5

KnitswaitingGood book.Score: 5/5

Love these LadiesI don’t think I have ever done a book review before, but for this series I really felt I must. I think I am on book 10 now and absolutely LOVE these characters. I seriously laugh out loud multiple times a book and can’t wait to see what these crazy ladies will get into next. If you like a mystery with a lot of humor thrown in, you will LOVE these books!!.Score: 5/5

Louisiana LongshotFast paced, amusing and fun. A real enjoyable read..Score: 4/5

Louisiana longshotWonderful light entertaining and just plain fun! Strong women and great humor.Score: 5/5

Louisiana LongshotQuick read. Fun and witty..Score: 5/5

Strong women/Great storyAn enjoyable story with many “laugh out loud” moments. Development of the characters was great and I appreciated the fact that there were so many strong women characters in this book. Highly recommend this author!.Score: 5/5

Louisiana LongshotColorful characters, just enough adventure, left me wanting to read the next in their series!.Score: 5/5

Excellent!!Jana DeLeon is my favorite writer. I’ve read most of the Mother in Law series, I find myself laughing so hard. She doesn’t skimp on the mystery part either, and I am hooked on anything she writes. Big fan excellent author!.Score: 5/5

Great fun!I read this book about 2 years ago and still have not forgotten it. It’s a quick, fun, and very funny read. Jana Deleon always knows how to make me laugh out loud. I’ve recommended this book to many people since I read it. Definitely one of my favorites..Score: 5/5

Louisiana LongshotA delightfully, funny novel, laughing out loud until the tear fell!.Score: 5/5

Louisiana LongshotGood book. It was funny and had several twists..Score: 4/5

A fun readWell written and full of Southern humor. I liked the story and the believable characters..Score: 4/5

Louisiana LongshotGreat read twisted and turned and you never could guess what was going to happen next. I swear I couldn’t put it down I read the whole thing in less than a few hours. Can’t wait to start the next one..Score: 5/5

Louisiana LongshotThis was the most entertaining book I have read since the Stephanie Plum books. I could not put this book down. Am looking forward to reading the rest of the series.. thanks for a wonderful read!.Score: 5/5

Tried but couldn'tI gave it a few chapters to get moving, but it didn't get past the hackneyed..Score: 1/5

Louisiana Long ShotI can honestly say I could not put this book down. It was one of the most enjoyable reads I have had in a long time. No blood and gore or heavy sex. Just a very good story and enjoyable read.Heartily recommended..Score: 5/5

FunnyThis book is like reading vintage Donald Westlake...laugh out loud funny with a great story. Fortune, Ida Bell and Gertie...what a team. Let’s hope Sony does this book justice, which means leave the humor in it, pick the right ladies to do the job and do not just use the name of the book!!!.Score: 5/5

Great series!Entertaining. Love the escapades of Fortune, Ida Bell and Gertie..Score: 5/5

This series not for meI can’t rate this book even with just one star. But I guess I’ll have to give it at least one star or I’ll not be allowed to submit my rating..Score: 1/5

Fun, intriguing, and leaves you wanting more!In the spirit of Janet Evanovich, this is a laugh-out-loud mystery that keeps you guessing until the very end. Great setting, characters, and plot! I can't wait for the sequel!.Score: 5/5

5 starsSo much fun! Kept me guessing up to the end. Works as a comedy and a mystery..Score: 5/5

One of the best!This was one of the best ebooks I have read. I couldn’t put it down and wished it didn’t end! Great fun and terrific story!.Score: 5/5

👍Love this book! And her other books 😊.Score: 5/5

Liked the banana pudding race and all the jabs at the SBC. A good read! Thanks!See above/.Score: 5/5

Louisiana LongshotInteresting, twisted plot; authentic Louisiana places and proper names. As former military, it all fit right in! Enjoyable story all the way through. Thanks!.Score: 5/5

Louisiana LongshotJana Deleon delivers again and again. Her books are delightfully funny and a good mystery all in one. I highly recommend her books!.Score: 5/5

Great Fun!Anyone who's ever lived or visited south Louisiana will especially get a laugh or two extra reading this one. Janet Evanovich readers are in for a treat as well. Lighthearted fun, particularly after a challenging day--or great for a beach read..Score: 4/5

Louisiana LongingVery fun and entertaining Fun characters Great Story.Score: 5/5

Louisiana longshotReally good and fun read! Clever and unexpected would and have recommended!.Score: 5/5

Great book!This was a very entertaining, funny story. I hated to see it end...wanted to read more about the Sinful ladies and their antics. I highly recommend this!.Score: 5/5

Great New SeriesGreat new series with fun characters in place that makes you want to visit..Score: 5/5

Louisiana Longshot LadiesThis cozy mystery was a delightful discovery. The storyline was absolutely original, and the characters were laugh-out-loud entertaining. Both were quirky, and the plot kept me glued to the end. Don’t miss this one!.Score: 5/5

Louisiana LongshotVery good read and I love a great mystery, especially with humor involved. Only problem, I wasn’t ready for it to finish. You will more than enjoy this book. Happy reading!!.Score: 5/5

Hysterically funnyOMG this book was not what I was expecting. It was so beautifully written and the storyline so believable but some of the parts were so funny I was actually laughing out loud: over and over again. If you like Janet Evanovich, you will doubly enjoy this tale..Score: 5/5

Loved it!Was looking for some new authors to read. Saw this & two other books by this author as a free download. I finished this book in essentially one day. I loved it. It is everything I like about a book. It is easy to read, moves along nicely, gives just the right amount of detail, & has my type of humor. I have now become a fan of this series & author. Have already recommended this book to friends..Score: 5/5

Louisiana LongshotI never leave reviews but this book was such a breathe of fresh air. Full of mystery, great characters, hilarious situations I could not put it down. Read from beginning to end in one sitting and literally laughed my butt off throughout.Score: 5/5

A delicious read!A delicious, top notch mystery, amid lovable characters bursting with funny dialogue and hilarious antics. Loved this book!.Score: 5/5

Funny, flirty and actionLoved this book it was entertaining without being over the top raunchy addicted to this series now.Score: 5/5

Louisiana LongshotThe humor is well done and was easy reading with a catchy ending..Score: 5/5

Louisiana LongshotFanciful and fun. Reminds me of Janet Evanovich’s main character. Liked it a lot..Score: 5/5

Great Book!!!Easy reading! Great book!.Score: 5/5

Louisiana LongshotA thrilling page turner that will keep you guessing ‼️‼️‼️.Score: 5/5

Loved itFunny clever and great characters..Score: 5/5

Great BookThe characters are very interesting and the descriptions written by the author were fantastic. Fun book to read..Score: 5/5

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Funny as hellOne of my favourite characters, one of my favourite writers. Top notch series. Read them all immediately..Score: 5/5

Lousianna LongshotEnjoyed the characters. Great for a light summer read. Good little mystery with some chuckles..Score: 4/5

Jana DeLeon'sFirst book I rate and I have read lots of them. I'm even going to splurge and buy the other tomes !! Funny, well written and very entertaining. Thank you Jana :).Score: 5/5

Louisiana LongshotVery funny and well written had me in stitches yet had a interesting storyline. I could hardly wait to read each chapter..Score: 5/5

Louisiana LongshotSo funny! Great story!.Score: 5/5

Great writer.Fantastic writer, story teller!.Score: 5/5

Louisiana Longshot - What a great read !The adventures, antics and circumstances that the characters find themselves in is a great read and had me laughing out loud many times. The story flows very well and as the pages dwindle one only hopes that this is the beginning of a series as I never wanted the story, or its characters, to stop. A FANTASTIC DELIGHT TO READ ! I recommend it to all who love adventure, mystery, and a good laugh as the story unfolds. A talented and skilful author whose work I would love to read more of..Score: 5/5

Another WINNER!Again, I'm laughing while gobbling up this excellent book by Jana. I've thoroughly enjoyed every page of her work. Very well done! Just purchased the next three of the series as well and know I'll be reading all her books again..Score: 5/5

AwesomeI am going to refer this book to my friends and family for sure. It is so funny. I loved every moment of readying it. I'm looking forward to any sequels..Score: 5/5

Friendship, romance and mysteriesJoyful read. Mystery solved with a delightful team of 3 eccentric females..Score: 4/5

Funny & entertainingI found this book to be very funny, entertaining and a light read. I will definitely reading the remaining book in the series. All I will say is I wish I had grandmothers like the sinful ladies!.Score: 5/5

Louisiana LongshotA fast paced, laugh out loud story. A fabulous read..Score: 5/5

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Hahaha.....Complete nonsense but 100% fun light read.Score: 5/5

Left me wanting moreThis is a great read, reminds me of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum, but original story and characters. Am delighted there’s a whole series awaiting..Score: 5/5

Hilarious read!I love, love, love this book! Great characters, great storyline and I love that it is set in small town Louisiana. For all of us non-"girlie" women, this is a great read..Score: 5/5

Louisiana LongshotA wonderfully crafted story. A bit long winded in getting started, but well worth surprises along the way..Score: 5/5

Great read!Fantastic heroine and support cast. Definitely worth a read! Waiting for more...Score: 5/5

Louisiana long shotOh my lord, the first book had me in stitches on the bus, at work, at home, in the doctors surgery!! I loved this story, the characters and the humour. I have since downloaded the next 3 in the series and finished 2. About to start on the 3rd so can't wait. Haven't laughed so much since Donna Joy Usher. Regards Rondah Saville.Score: 5/5

Fabulous bookI thoroughly enjoyed this Jana Deleon book too. A new host of characters, and I do mean characters .... A new heroine and a new town. Great recipe for another top notch read. I have already bought and started the 2nd in the Fortune Redding Series. I will read them all. Great job Jana. You're a terrific author..Score: 5/5

Y’know what’s Sinful? Not leaving a review :)I place this delightful read in the Rose Gardener/ Addison Holmes camp. The protagonist, Fortune is easy to read along with on her escapades. Add a man candy, and island named No. 2- hahaha, a GSOH, bad guys and two Sinful dames w brains (bless ‘em) and you have a neat & tidy sleuthing adventure in the Deep South. I am more than biased towards Rose Gardener and Addison Holmes respectively, but this Miss Fortune series will hopefully join them on the top three podium..Score: 4/5

A fun readEnjoyed this from the first page right through. Love the characters and humour. Definitely want to read more of this series..Score: 5/5

Light and fun readShe has a cheeky, humorous writing style. Reminds me of Carl Hiassen. Written in first person, this is really fun for male readers..Score: 4/5

Louisana LongshotFabulous . Enough intrigue , well built characters and boy what a laugh . I loved it ..Score: 5/5

Bayou’s cultureEntertaining read! Beats all cliches about whodunnit, well done..Score: 5/5

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Really fun read:)This was a great story. The descriptive writing seemed to represent the lifestyle and flavour of bayou living and the characters were easy to relate to. The intense intrigue from the mystery surrounding the land inheritance was well balanced by the hilarious rompings of the ghostly mother in law. Well worth reading! I'm just off to buy the next ones in the series:).Score: 5/5

Fun and funnyMade me laugh out loud in some places. Nice little twists.Score: 5/5

Louisiana LongshotFantastic story line, fantastic characters, I love it when old ladies are involved..Score: 5/5

Louisiana hotshotBrilliant and so funny couldn’t put it down.Score: 5/5

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