Rosie’s #Bookreview Of Light-Hearted #Mystery LOUISIANA LONGSHOT by @JanaDeLeon #FridayReads

Louisiana Longshot (Miss Fortune Mystery, #1)Louisiana Longshot by Jana Deleon

4 stars

Louisiana Longshot is a light-hearted mystery and features disgraced CIA agent Fortune Redding. With a price on her head she is sent off-grid to Sinful, Louisana, to pose as an ex-beauty queen and librarian whose late Aunt has bequeathed her a house and its contents.

The expected sleepy backwater immediately throws Fortune into the limelight when her inherited dog digs up a human bone on her property. The investigation which follows gets her involved with the hilarious town Ladies Of Sinful who appear to be the real authority in the area. Fortune struggles to keep a low profile as her involvement keeps bringing her face-to-face with inquisitive but handsome police officer LeBlanc.

This is a fun read, not to be taken too seriously; a mystery entangled with ladies of a certain age who have a knitting club and years of life experience. Their antics were chuckle-worthy, while Fortune’s skills as an assassin would surely have embarrassed the CIA; think Johnny English rather than James Bond. This is the second book that I have read by the author and I like her fun, outrageous characters – I would happily pick up another one.

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Book description

It was a hell of a longshot…

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 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 may blow her cover and get her killed.

Armed with her considerable skills and a group of old ladies referred to by locals as The Geritol Mafia, Fortune has no choice but to solve the murder before it’s too late.

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