Welcome to another Spotlight Saturday. This week, I’m reading Louisiana Longshot, book #1 of the Miss Fortune mystery series by Jana Deleon. I’ve just started it, and I’m really enjoying it so far.
Title: Louisiana Longshot (Miss Fortune mystery series, book #1)
Author: Jana DeLeon
Genre: Cozy mystery
It was a hell of a longshotâ€¦
CIA assassin Fortune Redding is about to undertake her most difficult mission ever â€“ in Sinful, Louisiana.
With a leak at the CIA and a price on her head by one of the worldâ€™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 sheâ€™s determined to fly below the radar until her boss finds the leak and puts the arms dealer out of play.
Unfortunately, she hasnâ€™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 town. To top things off, the handsome local deputy is asking her too many questions. If sheâ€™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 murderâ€¦before itâ€™s too late.