Louisiana Longshot - Jana DeLeon

Louisiana Longshot

By Jana DeLeon

  • Release Date: 2012-07-01
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
Louisiana Longshot book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 1,098 Ratings)

Louisiana Longshot Jana DeLeon Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

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!”

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User reviews about this book

  • Louisiana Longshot

    By Solitairylady
    A fast readings cozy mystery filled with strong women. Twists and turns that keep you turning the pages.
  • Louisiana Longshot

    By badluck006
    Great 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.
  • A fun read

    By Patric41
    Well written and full of Southern humor. I liked the story and the believable characters.
  • Louisiana Longshot

    By Nana Burch
    A delightfully, funny novel, laughing out loud until the tear fell!
  • Funny

    By Sandyandsmitty
    This 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!!!
  • Great fun!

    By SheriAnn84
    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.
  • Louisiana Longshot

    By Dotti Smith
    The humor is well done and was easy reading with a catchy ending.
  • Tried but couldn't

    By NotBrightEnough
    I gave it a few chapters to get moving, but it didn't get past the hackneyed.
  • Great Fun!

    By lindaviguerie
    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.
  • Fun, intriguing, and leaves you wanting more!

    By DMBFOhio
    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!

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