I usually check out the end of the book after a few chapters. Did not do that with this really exciting book. Jana never disappoints with her wonderful imagination. I just wish she didn’t have to sleep or eat so we could have more books. Always something good and am glad she doesn’t see a psychiatrist.
I gave 5 to all 14 books i listened to but this one does not have audio so i cant read Have the audio 14 books and on the 15th book not give me the option for audio very upsetting I'm hoping it will be added if not I'll give the book back
I have loved this series since I started reading it. I have re-read it a couple times - all of the 14 books in the series. With this 15th book, I have a couple issues.
First, tigers don’t “den” together. It is a small thing but easy to find on a simple internet search. I happen to know tigers are solitary in living and hunting. They are ambush predators too. Lions are social. Likely the author used “tigers” to indicate location, but that is a problem too. Tigers are not associated with “jungles”. Leopards are more jungle cats. Small thing, but I’m not used to this author making such a mistake.
Second, I figured out who-done-it early on. Also, not something I’m used to with this author.
Otherwise, love the characters, though missed seeing the Hebert brothers, and not much of Walter this time. I’m not sure how this series is going to go now that Fortune has a new career. I really liked her as CIA.
One thing I loved was the gun scene in the Swamp Bar- now THAT is the Fortune I know and love.
Hope the author works out the kinks, and does not ruin this series by keeping it going just for money. I don’t like to see long running series where the author even seems tired of the characters. That hasn’t happened yet, for which I’m grateful. Overall, enjoyable and has some great moments.
Jana DeLeon has served us up another tasty mystery. Fortune Redding, former CIA agent, is starting her new civilian life as a PI. Ida Belle and Gertie, two former spies during the Vietnam era, are her employees. Gertie gets things started at the Turkey Run. This turkey run since it is held in Sinful, LA is not merely a running event; in this event wild turkeys are captured and then released to be captured again and placed back in cages until they are slaughtered by another team of people. The turkey run is mainly children running after the wild turkeys all except for Gertie who wants her chance of winning. Gertie was closing in on her bird when it dived into a bulldozer and Gertie dove in after it dislodging the brake. The bulldozer ran over the new basketball hoop and dislodged a chunk of asphalt revealing a corpse underneath.
After the corpse was identified as Venus a former inhabitant of Sinful who had stolen from or blackmailed nearly every inhabitant of the town. She had recently been seen in town and had been threatened by the owner of the Swamp Bar, Whiskey. Whiskey becomes Fortunes’s first client. Fortune is concerned about how her boyfriend, Sheriff Carter will feel about her client. Fortunately, he takes it very well.
The problem with this case is that there are so many suspects that it takes a while to reach a conclusion. However, it is tied up before Thanksgiving and Fortune’s first taste of fried turkey. Another issue hinted at the beginning of the book is also resolved.
I don't want to put any spoilers in my review, but a few of the things in this book seemed a bit forced. I know it is hard to find funny stuff to happen when there have been so many books before, but this book did not have as many laugh out loud moments as the last one. I liked the mystery/murder in this book. And of course it is so much fun to visit all my favorite characters again. I see another book is coming out this year so my guess is that Jana is planning to write future books with holidays and the celebrations involved in them, I like that idea. This series is truly the type that you can re-read in a few years, and enjoy them just as much. I would LOVE to see a new book that combines the people in Sinful with the Mudbug characters. Maybe not the ghost, but a mystery that takes place in both towns.
I love this book and this series, but the frequent slut shaming is getting tiresome. Also, there was a line where Fortune blamed a woman for a man’s violent reaction “she had it coming,” and I wanted to scream. Stop blaming women for men who can’t control themselves.
Still liked the book. My grandma and I read them together and she read it twice
This was a great first adventure into the private investigator world for Fortune and the girls although the culprit was easy to spot in this book. Still, all the twists were entertaining and were a good attempt at taking your sites off the obvious choice. I miss the days where Celia got more attention and caused havoc for everyone in Sinful! Looking forward to a wedding and Christmas in the bayou!
If you've never read a Miss Fortune book what are you waiting for? Light, quick read, full of action and humor all while solving a mystery. I promise you will fall in love with these books. If you have been reading them, then you already know the characters and you will love this book maybe even more than the last. The ending is something we've been wondering for some time.
4 stars for a series that has taken a little turn. Pace is different, a bit more varied, the zaniness has thinned a bit so it isn’t taking up so much room in the story. Carter had next to no dialogue in this volume, but Walter takes a bigger space than usual. I was disappointed to have figured out who did it long before it was revealed, but the story progressed well, keeping me engaged anyway. There is less focus on Fortune as a loner, more on her relationships, which opened up the back and forth some. The series continues to be fun, a nice little rest between bigger or multiple reads.
I like the inter-weaving of lives and especially the outcome. There isn't much not to like about this story. I really thought Gertie's bird was a nice touch and could see another story unfold. Looking forward to the next book....BTW fried turkey is tasty....
I really enjoy these small town, Louisiana bayou based madcap mysteries! Small town drama, lots of weaponry, strong women, former cia agents, shady bars, ridiculous situations, bad guys and good cops. What more a girl want? (How about that cliffhanger at the end? Can't wait to see what happens next!)