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From New York Times bestselling author Jana DeLeon, the eighth book in the Miss Fortune mystery series. Someone has created a fake social media identity and is online romancing the lonely women of Sinful in order to scam them out of money. Because he always seems to pick the perfect targets, Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie think he must be either a Sinful resident or someo From New York Times bestselling author Jana DeLeon, the eighth book in the Miss Fortune mystery series. Someone has created a fake social media identity and is online romancing the lonely women of Sinful in order to scam them out of money. Because he always seems to pick the perfect targets, Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie think he must be either a Sinful resident or someone with a close association to the town. Playing with emotions for pay is dirty pool, but the game turns deadly when one of the women is murdered. Fortune decides the victim must have figured out who the scam artist is and threatened him with exposure. Deputy Carter LeBlanc is hard at work to find the gunman, but sometimes it takes a woman to expose a lady-killer. Fortunately, Swamp Team 3 is on the job.


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From New York Times bestselling author Jana DeLeon, the eighth book in the Miss Fortune mystery series. Someone has created a fake social media identity and is online romancing the lonely women of Sinful in order to scam them out of money. Because he always seems to pick the perfect targets, Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie think he must be either a Sinful resident or someo From New York Times bestselling author Jana DeLeon, the eighth book in the Miss Fortune mystery series. Someone has created a fake social media identity and is online romancing the lonely women of Sinful in order to scam them out of money. Because he always seems to pick the perfect targets, Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie think he must be either a Sinful resident or someone with a close association to the town. Playing with emotions for pay is dirty pool, but the game turns deadly when one of the women is murdered. Fortune decides the victim must have figured out who the scam artist is and threatened him with exposure. Deputy Carter LeBlanc is hard at work to find the gunman, but sometimes it takes a woman to expose a lady-killer. Fortunately, Swamp Team 3 is on the job.

30 review for Fortune Hunter

  1. 4 out of 5

    Peter Monn

    Omg I love these!!!!!!! Sooooo good!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Pamela(AllHoney)

    The eighth book in the popular Miss Fortune Mystery series by Jana Deleon. Fortune is nursing a broken heart and learns she is not the only one. Someone is taking advantage of the lonely single women of Sinful, Louisiana and scamming them out of their money. So naturally, our ladies on once again on the case. Good addition to the series. I wonder how long this series is going to be. I hope the author can continue putting forth the same humor and zaniness that this and the past books have had. Loo The eighth book in the popular Miss Fortune Mystery series by Jana Deleon. Fortune is nursing a broken heart and learns she is not the only one. Someone is taking advantage of the lonely single women of Sinful, Louisiana and scamming them out of their money. So naturally, our ladies on once again on the case. Good addition to the series. I wonder how long this series is going to be. I hope the author can continue putting forth the same humor and zaniness that this and the past books have had. Looking forward to the next!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Namita

    Another great installment from Jana! Looking forward to more....

  4. 4 out of 5

    Anastasia

    Fortune Hunter by Jana Deleon is the 8th book in the Miss Fortune mystery series. An internet swindler has targeted the women in Sinful and Fortune, Ida Belle and Gertie set off to find the swindler but when their friend is murdered, they are pulled into another murder investigation. Another very funny and entertaining book in the series. Ida Belle and Gertie are such fun characters and come up with great schemes, although not always going to plan. You know there are always giung to be plenty of Fortune Hunter by Jana Deleon is the 8th book in the Miss Fortune mystery series. An internet swindler has targeted the women in Sinful and Fortune, Ida Belle and Gertie set off to find the swindler but when their friend is murdered, they are pulled into another murder investigation. Another very funny and entertaining book in the series. Ida Belle and Gertie are such fun characters and come up with great schemes, although not always going to plan. You know there are always giung to be plenty of laughs.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    It's official - I love this series. Great characters. Intelligent plots. Just plain fun. Only downside is all the food they talk about. I can't decide if I need to make a pecan pie, a chocolate praline bundt cake or banana pudding. It's official - I love this series. Great characters. Intelligent plots. Just plain fun. Only downside is all the food they talk about. I can't decide if I need to make a pecan pie, a chocolate praline bundt cake or banana pudding.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Anita

    I was so sad at the end of the last book. Carter found out that Fortune was a CIA agent hiding in Sinful, LA from a real nasty baddie, Ahmed. He was not amused, to day the least. He was really looking for Sandy-Sue Morrow, librarian and former beauty queen, not Fortune Redding, CIA assassin. So, he broke things off and broke her heart too. This left Fortune doing a lot of soul searching about what she really wanted for her life. When Fortune, Gertie and Ida Belle find out that several of the olde I was so sad at the end of the last book. Carter found out that Fortune was a CIA agent hiding in Sinful, LA from a real nasty baddie, Ahmed. He was not amused, to day the least. He was really looking for Sandy-Sue Morrow, librarian and former beauty queen, not Fortune Redding, CIA assassin. So, he broke things off and broke her heart too. This left Fortune doing a lot of soul searching about what she really wanted for her life. When Fortune, Gertie and Ida Belle find out that several of the older, single women in Sinful had fallen prey to a "catfisher", they just know that they need to "help" with the case. Mr. Slime trolls facebook to find his victims, but something about the women he selects just seems . . . kinda personal. When a victim is murdered, Swamp Team 3 figure that the victim figured out who he really was. Even with Deputy Carter LeBlanc warning them to stay away from his case, the girls just can't leave it alone.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Janice

    I didn't enjoy this book as much as the first books in the series. There were a couple of chortles but nothing that elicited a belly laugh. My expectations were dashed. I can't even add this to my humour shelf. The series seems to have taken a more serious tone now that she's been found out as a CIA assassin. If that's the case, I'm less forgiving of the fact that Fortune has got to be the worst operative and should be dead by now. If the tone of the stories is to remain as humour, then I don't I didn't enjoy this book as much as the first books in the series. There were a couple of chortles but nothing that elicited a belly laugh. My expectations were dashed. I can't even add this to my humour shelf. The series seems to have taken a more serious tone now that she's been found out as a CIA assassin. If that's the case, I'm less forgiving of the fact that Fortune has got to be the worst operative and should be dead by now. If the tone of the stories is to remain as humour, then I don't mind the bumbling messed up antics. I will read the next one, and if it's as disappointing as this book, I'll consider the series done.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Aimee Nicole Walker

    I absolutely love this series. I love the friendship and camaraderie as much as the shenanigans Swamp Team 3 gets into. As a writer, I really enjoy the pacing in both the individual books and the overarching storyline. I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but Fortune had a big “aha moment” that made my romance-loving heart happy. I immediately downloaded the next audiobook.

  9. 5 out of 5

    JoAn

    Fortune Hunter by Jana Deleon was another fun ride with Fortune, Ida Belle and Gertie as they try to track down a catfisher who is targeting lonely women in Sinful. This one didn't have quite as much humor as the previous books; but Fortune is doing a lot of thinking about her future in this one, so I didn't expect it in this one. I actually enjoyed Fortune's introspection because it felt like I got to know her better in this one that I had in the previous books. I'm waiting impatiently for the Fortune Hunter by Jana Deleon was another fun ride with Fortune, Ida Belle and Gertie as they try to track down a catfisher who is targeting lonely women in Sinful. This one didn't have quite as much humor as the previous books; but Fortune is doing a lot of thinking about her future in this one, so I didn't expect it in this one. I actually enjoyed Fortune's introspection because it felt like I got to know her better in this one that I had in the previous books. I'm waiting impatiently for the next one to be released to me from my local library.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    3.5 stars Didn't see the killer coming, but I was also running on 24 hours with no sleep when I read this one so I'm not 100% I was following closely. 3.5 stars Didn't see the killer coming, but I was also running on 24 hours with no sleep when I read this one so I'm not 100% I was following closely.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Pam

    Fortune and her 80 year old friends solve the mystery again! There is another murder in Sinful, of a well thought of woman who oversees a non-profit organization. Mixed into this adventure is a catfish, swindling money out many women in the town.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Lucinda Race

    Fortune, Ide Belle and Gertie are in the thick of things again but with Carter finally in the know it creates some bumps and hurdles for Fortune. As she contemplates her future Swamp Team 3 once again solve the mystery and Carter? Read the book !

  13. 4 out of 5

    FangirlNation

    Someone has been catfishing the older single women of Sinful, Louisiana, luring them into supposed relationships with fictitious men in order ultimately to get money out of them, so Ida Bell and Gertie use the need to investigate this crime to lure Fortune out of her stupor in Fortune Hunter, the just-released-on-audio eighth book in Jana Deleon's Miss Fortune Mystery series. Read the rest of this review, more reviews, and other wonderful, geeky articles on FangirlNation Someone has been catfishing the older single women of Sinful, Louisiana, luring them into supposed relationships with fictitious men in order ultimately to get money out of them, so Ida Bell and Gertie use the need to investigate this crime to lure Fortune out of her stupor in Fortune Hunter, the just-released-on-audio eighth book in Jana Deleon's Miss Fortune Mystery series. Read the rest of this review, more reviews, and other wonderful, geeky articles on FangirlNation

  14. 5 out of 5

    catzkc

    After the way things ended between Fortune and Deputy Carter LeBlanc in the last book of the series, I was kind of reluctant to start this one. Given the turn in their relationship I found this one kind of depressing - at least until the end - the way it ended was encouraging on that front! It didn't seem this one had as many funny parts. Usually, there's at least one or two scenes where I'm doubled over laughing so hard I'm crying and having trouble catching my breath. Still, as always, a good After the way things ended between Fortune and Deputy Carter LeBlanc in the last book of the series, I was kind of reluctant to start this one. Given the turn in their relationship I found this one kind of depressing - at least until the end - the way it ended was encouraging on that front! It didn't seem this one had as many funny parts. Usually, there's at least one or two scenes where I'm doubled over laughing so hard I'm crying and having trouble catching my breath. Still, as always, a good easy read. And as always, I thought I had it figured out earlier on than the characters, but of course there were a few twists I didn't see coming!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Karina Fabian

    Third Fortune book I've read in 24 hours These are just fun books with great characters. I'm bringing them like they were a tv show. I need to stop....after the next one. ( well done, Ms. DeLeon!) Third Fortune book I've read in 24 hours These are just fun books with great characters. I'm bringing them like they were a tv show. I need to stop....after the next one. ( well done, Ms. DeLeon!)

  16. 5 out of 5

    Theresa Hurley

    Another great one! Kept me laughing! Love the antics of Fortune, Ida Bell and Gertie!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Aya

    Miss Fortune Mystery: 8 Fortune has spent the last few days moping after Carter broke up with her at the end of the last book, and Ida Belle and Gertie entice her out of her funk to investigate a catfish that has been preying on lonely ladies in Sinful. They are soon drawn to investigate the death of a woman in town who had been managing a charity for disabled people, and Carter is quick to warn them off both cases, much as Fortune would like to avoid him. Fortune's CIA partner also tells her tha Miss Fortune Mystery: 8 Fortune has spent the last few days moping after Carter broke up with her at the end of the last book, and Ida Belle and Gertie entice her out of her funk to investigate a catfish that has been preying on lonely ladies in Sinful. They are soon drawn to investigate the death of a woman in town who had been managing a charity for disabled people, and Carter is quick to warn them off both cases, much as Fortune would like to avoid him. Fortune's CIA partner also tells her that he's fallen in love and is considering a less risky role going forward. Fortune does a lot of contemplation in this book, and it's full of feels. It's not all heavy thinking, though. Crazy predicaments and ridiculous humor that's standard for this series is still there.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Bette

    Nothing is better than to see Fortune, Ida Belle and Gertie in action. I would call this an introspective recap of Fortune, her motives, her relationships. Can be read as a standalone.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Shelley

    A very generous 2 stars rating. Absent from previous installments in the series is the humor and without that this book was a bit of a slog to get through despite it being a quick, mindless read.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Eden

    2020 bk 96: Social Media can lead to murder. Fortune and her friends are tasking with discovering who is bilking the single women of Sinful, Louisiana of their money - through fake romances. The highjinks ensue as Gertie sets herself up as a target. Lots of fun.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Jillian

    This book was good but it is my least favorite of the series so far. Fortune Hunter is book 8 in the Miss Fortune Mystery series. This series is set in Sinful, Louisiana, USA and follows Fortune, who is a CIA assassin in hiding, and old ladies Gertie and Ida Belle, who are lifelong Sinful residents and ex-spy war veterans, as they help solve a string of various crimes and murders. Although this book wasn't as funny as the others, the entire series is full of humor. I stumbled across these books This book was good but it is my least favorite of the series so far. Fortune Hunter is book 8 in the Miss Fortune Mystery series. This series is set in Sinful, Louisiana, USA and follows Fortune, who is a CIA assassin in hiding, and old ladies Gertie and Ida Belle, who are lifelong Sinful residents and ex-spy war veterans, as they help solve a string of various crimes and murders. Although this book wasn't as funny as the others, the entire series is full of humor. I stumbled across these books when I decided to check out a new-to-me genre called Cozy Mysteries and someone recommended this series. Once I listened to the first book, I couldn't stop. I have been listening to all of the books back to back. This is the first one where I didn't feel as though I couldn't turn it off. It wasn't quite as captivating for me. In Fortune Hunter, a catfish has set their sights on ladies of Sinful. This person is pretending to be someone online and entering a fake relationship with these women so that they can get money out of them. Plus there is a murder to solve that takes precedence. Fortune and Carter are still dealing with the aftermath of Carter learning Fortune's secret. I recommend this series and suggest that you read each book in order as it builds upon the prior story and makes everything that much more entertaining and enjoyable. If you like your books with a nice dose of humor, this is the series for you. I have found myself laughing out loud too many times to count. The same woman narrates all of the books in this series. She does a really good job.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Teri-K

    I find it strange that I'm reading two amusing mystery series about women in the CIA who have to hide out in small town America because someone is after them. Who'd have thought? This might be the better series, as it's slightly more believable, if I can use that word for these books. They're not meant to be taken seriously, but I really enjoy the bayou setting, odd happenings and most especially the two very smart, capable and entertaining old ladies who help our MC out. Read the first book or I find it strange that I'm reading two amusing mystery series about women in the CIA who have to hide out in small town America because someone is after them. Who'd have thought? This might be the better series, as it's slightly more believable, if I can use that word for these books. They're not meant to be taken seriously, but I really enjoy the bayou setting, odd happenings and most especially the two very smart, capable and entertaining old ladies who help our MC out. Read the first book or two in order, but after that I don't think it matters all that much. I enjoy these books when I want a light-hearted adventure. NB - The other series is Merry Wrath, beginning with Merit Badge Murder. If you can swallow gun-toting girl scouts you might enjoy it, too.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Sherry

    Fantastic Fortune! Fortune & the Girls, Gertie & Ida Belle, are back! Fortune is trying to get her head on straight after her break up with Carter when The Girls get her involved with a catfish scam happening in Sinful. The action kicks up quite quickly between the scam & a murder while the threesome investigate. These oddball characters keep getting themselves into dangerous, but uproariously funny situations. There are lots of twists & turns, & a few red herrings that make the story very intere Fantastic Fortune! Fortune & the Girls, Gertie & Ida Belle, are back! Fortune is trying to get her head on straight after her break up with Carter when The Girls get her involved with a catfish scam happening in Sinful. The action kicks up quite quickly between the scam & a murder while the threesome investigate. These oddball characters keep getting themselves into dangerous, but uproariously funny situations. There are lots of twists & turns, & a few red herrings that make the story very interesting, plus a great conclusion! While I enjoy the other Kindle World Novellas written by other authors about Fortune & the Girls, no one writes a Miss Fortune novel quite like Jana DeLeon! The only thing missing from this book - not enough Cecelia! I truly get a huge kick out of those interactions with the Queen Bitch. Phenomenal book book, not to be missed!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Caitlin C

    I loooove these books. I devour them. They are funny and well written and they make me happy to read. In the 8th installment of Jana Deleon's Miss Fortune mysteries Fortune is nursing a broken heart from her break up with Carter, and very confused about the emotions she is feeling. Ida Belle and Gertie learn that several of the local residents are being catfished and drag Fortune out to talk to one of his victims. This catfish isn't just talking to locals, he is taking their money as well. Ida B I loooove these books. I devour them. They are funny and well written and they make me happy to read. In the 8th installment of Jana Deleon's Miss Fortune mysteries Fortune is nursing a broken heart from her break up with Carter, and very confused about the emotions she is feeling. Ida Belle and Gertie learn that several of the local residents are being catfished and drag Fortune out to talk to one of his victims. This catfish isn't just talking to locals, he is taking their money as well. Ida Belle and Gertie are convinced that it is a resident of Sinful who is doing the catfishing. At the same time a beloved local woman is murdered in her own home while her disabled husband is downstairs unable to help. Of course the ladies cannot keep their noses out of the investigation and hijinx ensue.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Nix Buttons

    Another hilarious book by Jana Deleon and another interesting case for our beloved Swamp Team 3. A great read! I would love to tell you about all the hilarious moments that made me laugh out loud and make me grin thinking about them even days later, but I really want you to enjoy them yourself without being spoilered! I am devastated that the series is still ongoing, I thought this series would provide some quick and light reading and I didn't know that the eighth book isn't the last one. I real Another hilarious book by Jana Deleon and another interesting case for our beloved Swamp Team 3. A great read! I would love to tell you about all the hilarious moments that made me laugh out loud and make me grin thinking about them even days later, but I really want you to enjoy them yourself without being spoilered! I am devastated that the series is still ongoing, I thought this series would provide some quick and light reading and I didn't know that the eighth book isn't the last one. I really want to know how Fortune's story will continue! Now I have to wait a few years at least for the series to end, however I will greatly enjoy reading it again ;)

  26. 4 out of 5

    Whitney

    Fortune is having a hard time dealing with her issues with Carter. And when someone in Fortune is catfishing women, things get crazy for her and her friends. Now, she will do whatever she can to find out what happened, and who is doing all of this. I was frustrated with the way Carter treated Fortune in this one, but I enjoyed the rest of the book. It was another good one in a string of good books in this series. I thought the story line was very entertaining and interesting, and I look forward Fortune is having a hard time dealing with her issues with Carter. And when someone in Fortune is catfishing women, things get crazy for her and her friends. Now, she will do whatever she can to find out what happened, and who is doing all of this. I was frustrated with the way Carter treated Fortune in this one, but I enjoyed the rest of the book. It was another good one in a string of good books in this series. I thought the story line was very entertaining and interesting, and I look forward to more.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Pastrix

    Very nice. It was more “serious “ and not as funny as previous few books. Mystery was interesting although easy to guess as not too many new characters. But I really enjoyed listening to it.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Mary Lou Webb

    Catfishers beware! Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie are on the case, so Catfishers (and not the kind using a fishing line) beware! When those three are involved, one never knows what will happen. Although there are plenty of hijinks, this book takes a more serious tone as Fortune confronts her future. Will she remain with the CIA or plant roots in Sinful? There is much to ponder as the usual murder and mayhem ensue. A nice change of pace, and I love seeing the characters grow.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Mari Hinton

    Cat fishing can be deadly Fortune and the girls are at it again with, laughs and mishaps a long the way. First the town is has had it's first time with stolen identity then a murder of one of the towns nicest resident. All with Carter knowing the real Fortune and not knowing how that relationship is going or ever get back together. The Fortune and the girls set out to solve the mysteries. Great store and I will wait for the next adventure. Cat fishing can be deadly Fortune and the girls are at it again with, laughs and mishaps a long the way. First the town is has had it's first time with stolen identity then a murder of one of the towns nicest resident. All with Carter knowing the real Fortune and not knowing how that relationship is going or ever get back together. The Fortune and the girls set out to solve the mysteries. Great store and I will wait for the next adventure.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Alcornell

    This may really be the last book in the series. A quieter, less raucus tone, less of the over-the-top antics found in earlier books...seems like the author is ready to be done. Enjoyable read overall. I like this character, and it's nice to see characters develop, grow; I think that is harder to write, and maybe even harder to sell. so. good bye to Fortune...and good luck. This may really be the last book in the series. A quieter, less raucus tone, less of the over-the-top antics found in earlier books...seems like the author is ready to be done. Enjoyable read overall. I like this character, and it's nice to see characters develop, grow; I think that is harder to write, and maybe even harder to sell. so. good bye to Fortune...and good luck.

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