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Soldiers of Fortune

(Miss Fortune Mystery #6)

4.48  ·  Rating details ·  7,342 ratings  ·  346 reviews
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jana DeLeon, the sixth installment in the bestselling Miss Fortune series.

When Celia Arceneaux was elected mayor of Sinful, Louisiana, Fortune Redding expected trouble. The woman has an unmatched talent for making the worst of any situation, especially if it means getting revenge on her sworn enemies Ida Belle and Gert
Kindle Edition, 255 pages
Published March 15th 2015 by Jana DeLeon
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Evan Those are most likely stories written by authors who are fans of Deleon's Miss Fortune series. Rather than continuing the series, these stories are mo…moreThose are most likely stories written by authors who are fans of Deleon's Miss Fortune series. Rather than continuing the series, these stories are more like fanfiction.
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Dec 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
If you are looking for a light, humorous and just plain fun mystery series, this is one you have got to read. Nothing deep, nothing serious. You get escapist entertainment at its' best. The books take place within days of each other and the adventures of Fortune and friends as Swamp Team 3 are just hilarious.

We pick up this book with Fortune, Ida Belle and Gertie just days after they put a gun running gang out of business in Sinful, LA and Celia Arceneaux, arch enemy of the Sinful Ladies Societ
Mar 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
It may be time to take a little break from this series. Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie still find themselves in the most ludicrous situations, always worthy of a chuckle or two, but the lying to Carter and having a laugh at his expense is getting old. It made sense in the beginning if you tilted your head and squinted really hard but this is book six now and the gag has worn thin. It also feels like insulting and disrespectful treatment of someone these three ladies profess to care about. So, I' ...more
Maggie Doerle
Jun 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Can't wait for another Swamp Team 3 to come out. I am totally attached to these ladies! ...more
Courtney Cochran
Apr 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: giggles, 2015
I loved being back in Sinful with these gals. I have to say, at 50%, I was laughing out loud! This has one of the funniest scenes in the whole series.
Gail Koger
Jul 12, 2016 rated it really liked it

I really enjoyed this book and the series. Great characters. Laugh out loud humor, lots of action and did I say unique characters??
Aug 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Soldiers of Fortune by Jana Deleon is the 6th book in the Miss Fortune mystery series. An explosion in the bayou with flying body parts at the 4th of July celebrations, sees Fortune, ida Belle and Gertie investigate the location of a meth lab in Sinful. Another very entertaining and fun book in the series. It is nice to be purely entertained by the very funny adventures of this group. Lots of action and plenty of laughs. Listening to the audible version adds to the enjoyment as the narrator is e ...more
Aimee Nicole Walker
Jan 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoy these cozy mysteries audiobooks. They’re a bit on the predictable side, but I find that refreshing considering the chaos in the world. I look forward to discovering what kind of trouble Ida Mae, Gertie, and Fortune are going to get into. Swamp Team 3 always puts a smile on my face.
The sixth book in the Miss Fortune Mystery series by Jana Deleon. Sinful, Louisiana has a new Mayor, that is until the poll audit is done. Celia Arceneaux has taken her Mayor duties seriously and has decided to clean up the sheriff's department. She installs a shady individual, her cousin, Nelson, as temporary sheriff. Meanwhile, there has been an explosion nearby that the sheriff's department isn't investigating. So Swamp Team 3 are on the job. Deputy Carter LeBlanc is on medical leave and is s ...more
Jul 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This series has become one of my top favorites. They don't always have the strongest mystery to them but reading about Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie on the case is guaranteed to give you many good laughs. I had to pull out the tissues last night finishing this one because I was laughing so hard tears were pouring down my face. Moving on the next book, Hurricane Force. ...more
Aug 19, 2016 rated it liked it
fun summer read, still love the characters. However this mystery was a bit more obviously solved than previous ones.
Jun 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love the characters in this series...why doesn't someone make a sit com of these books??? They are funny and entertaining. ...more
Jul 24, 2018 rated it liked it
Still funny. Still action packed. Still corny. All good!
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery
Soldiers of Fortune by Jana Deleon was another chaotic and hair raising adventure with Fortune, Ida Belle and Gertie. Then there is the new mayor of Sinful, Ceiia, who causes more trouble for the three ladies. Fortune, Ida Belle and Gertie team up with Big and Little Hebert this time to track down a meth lab hidden in the bayou. Again I laughed until I cried during some of the scenes and didn't put the book down until I finished it. I've already got the rest of the series on "hold" at my local l ...more
So freaking funny!!! Soldiers of Fortune is book 6 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.

This book and 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
Mar 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 stars

I have so much fun reading this series. I liked Soldiers of Fortune. I laughed so hard at some of these situation that they get into. So much drama, action and mystery. It is also a clean read.

The characters are such a wide range of characters. Fortune is the main character. She is a CIA Assassin hiding in the small town of Sinful, Louisiana. As a yankee who inherited her Aunts house.

She is hiding because a gun runner put a contract out on her and a mole in the CIA gave them her real name
Mar 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Jana Deleon's Sinful LA series continues the madness of Mudbug, and gives good cause for a laugh or six. Make sure you've finished your snack, and taken a trip to the necessary, because early in you'll wished you had! I won't touch on the plot itself, but consider an early situation: our friend the 'just past her prime' speed demon (Ida Belle), an airboat & incomplete forethought to personal safety when she lets that sucker rip! That's followed by our other stalwart (Gertie) who thinks a glitter ...more
Apr 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Gerdie, Ida Belle, Fortune & an airboat.....priceless! Another mystery for Fortune that left me laughing my a$$ off! My only disappointment was that it ended too quickly. I'm ready for Swamp Team 3's next adventure!
Mariko Tsubaki
Mar 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Love this series. Great to catch up with Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie.
Apr 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2015
Loved laughing with this gang again, they are FUN!!
Sep 21, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: audio, mystery
This was a decent mystery with a lot of humor. The supporting older lady characters are great!
Aug 16, 2021 rated it liked it
16 Aug 2021

1. It's book 6 so we're just going to dive right into plot here. Fortune finds herself in the middle of yet another small town murder when someone is attacked with a severed leg. Celia is mayor and she is determined to make life hard for people. There may be a meth lab somewhere. Investigation occurs.

2. Carter is a lot less annoying in this book, probably because the narrative doesn't want him to be superhumanly competent and he's just as quirky as all the rest of the people in this
2020 bk 95. I was still tired from reading book #5 when I started this one, but oh boy did the fussing and fuming get through to me when Celia Arceneaux is elected the mayor of Sinful. Celia blames everything on Fortune and keeps trying to have Fortune arrested. Then when there is an explosion on the bayou and it is discovered the cause was not a still but meth lab, well, the trio cannot sit back and watch Celia's minions mess with their town. Warning: Do not eat soup while reading this book. Ju ...more
Oct 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Somehow I ended up reading two light-hearted series about women in the CIA who have to hide out in small towns because some bad guy wants to kill them. They learn how to cope with the "real" world, make friends and stumble over lots of dead bodies. Neither series has a lot of profanity and so far there's no sex. I'm enjoying both of them and don't really have a favorite. I like the two senior-citizen lady side kicks in this one, and the fact that romance is definitely on the back burner. ...more
Jo-Ann Murphy
Dec 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another very entertaining book from Jana Deleon! I love these characters, they keep me laughing.

I liked that in this book Fortune manages to solve the mystery without involving Carter bringing back some wild characters from her last adventure.

Ida Belle and Gertie were in top form as they brought havoc to the bayou. The author is so descriptive I can see the action and can't help but chuckle if not laugh hysterically.

I can't wait to read the next book in the series.
This was another great installment to this series. A little different than the others as it is all action and there is no stress between Carter and Fortune. This is because Carter is on medical leave while recovering from almost dying in the last book.

Lovely book! A must read series!
Jul 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
Tongue in cheek humor. Viet Nam intel ops match with Fortune CIA assassin hiding out in the bayou. They solve the mystery of who and where drugs are being moved in the bayou. I believe Ida Bell, Gertie and Fortune are the funniest army in the south.
Morgan Silver
Apr 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Finally we have some more insight into what Fortune thinks of all the lying, and I get why she lies to Carter, but it still bothers me. I hope she'll tell him the truth soon. I really liked this book though. It was less silly and more serious and realistic. The best so far. ...more
Theresa Hurley
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another great one! Laughing out loud through the whole book! Love the antics of Fortune, Ida Bell and Gertie!
Feb 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is such a fun series. One of the things I enjoy the most is the relationship between Fortune, who is around 30, and the more mature Gertie and Ida Bell. Their interactions are priceless.
Sep 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This series has been so hilarious that I honestly wish she could write a bunch more quickly so I don't run out!! They will make you smile and laugh-- guaranteed! ...more
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jana DeLeon was raised in southwest Louisiana among the bayous and gators. Her hometown is Carlyss, but you probably won't find it on a map. Her family owned a camp located on a bayou just off the Gulf of Mexico that you could only get there by boat. The most important feature was the rope hammock hanging in the shade on a huge deck that stretched ou ...more

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