Top positive review
Consistently funny series, still going strong
November 4, 2018
It is incredible that this series with its far-fetched premise of an ex-CIA operative living in small town Louisiana, partnered with colorful much older women who were spies in the Vietnam war can remain so much fun after the twelve books that came before. Talent. Writing talent that can still make me laugh and keep turning the pages. Fortune is “out” now as ex-CIA who had been hiding under a fake identity as a librarian from a foreign arms dealer. She and her partners in mayhem are running a private investigation business. Her first real client is surprising when her deputy sheriff boyfriend quietly hires her to solve the appearance of a decapitated corpse in the town’s Halloween spook maze. The twist is that the man had died several days before apparently from natural causes, and his body was stolen from the morgue. Was it murder too? After this many Miss Fortune books, you know that the action will be non-stop, the laughs will be frequent, there will be slapstick, casseroles and baked goods, and everything will come together in the end. These are not books that will change your life or the world. But sometimes they are just what you need and always they are diverting. Writing humor is very difficult, but Jana Deleon makes it look easy in this series. You might not need to read the entire series in order, but should read Lousiana Longshot first so that you understand the characters and the town. Besides, it is one of the funniest books that I have ever read. Even laughing silently, I woke my husband. Now he reads the series too.