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Hook, Line and Blinker

(Miss Fortune Mystery #10)

4.53  ·  Rating details ·  5,470 ratings  ·  290 reviews
Nobody knows speed like Ida Belle.

Behind the wheel of her hopped-up Blazer, she’s the queen of the back roads. But when someone tries to kill Hot Rod and steals only black SUVs from his shop, Fortune worries that excessive horsepower is the least of the trouble that comes along with her friend’s new ride. When it becomes clear that the car thieves didn’t get what they we
Kindle Edition, 248 pages
Published June 4th 2017 by J&R Publishing
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Hook, Line and Blinker by Jana Deleon is the 10th book in the Miss Fortune Mystery series. When some-one tries to kill Hot Rod and steals his black SUVs, he tries to warn Ida Belle that she is in danger, and the team once again become involved in the mystery. It is always fun to catch up with Sinful especially with the good news that Celia has lost the mayoral election. Very entertaining with lots of laughs along the way.
Sep 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In case you haven't read any of this series, Miss Fortune is a CIA assassin with a bad guy after her so she's incognito in Sinful, Louisiana until things die down. Only 3 people know her real identity there-- Deputy LeBlanc (who she's dating) and 2 older ladies who were once spies, Gertie and Ida Belle. In this adventure, their friend Hot Rod is attacked in his shop and Ida Belle is in danger because an SUV she bought from him may have evidence hidden in it. So where else could they hide the SUV ...more
Aug 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Love the mystery and Big & Little ~ aka my favorite mobsters. Not a fan of the tension with Carter but I suppose it is going somewhere. Conclusion was confusing but nothing a little exposition didn't clear up.
The real question is...WHY DOESN'T MY LIBRARY HAVE THE NEXT TWO BOOKS IN THE SERIES? I might just have to buy them.
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Laughing the way

What a wonderful way to spend some time. Visiting with Gertie, Ida Bell, and Fortune was a laugh fest. I could just imagine these ladies doing these crazy antics. It would make a great movie or better yet a tv series.

I am looking forward to more adventures.
Nov 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
When Ida Belle got that supped up, black, turbo powered Blazer in Later Gator, I just knew nothing good was going to come of that. What is hidden in Ida Belle's new love and who wants it bad enough to kill? Well, what can I say? Fortune, Ida Belle and Gertie are up to their eyebrows in it, again. Carter just knows that the three of them are in it, again, but just can't prove it. I kinda think he really doesn't want to bust them anyway. Fun read and a mystery to solve. ...more
Gail Koger
Jun 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fun read

Another hilarious adventure with Fortune, Ida Belle and Gertie. I highly recommend this book. A nice mystery and I love the hijinks
The tenth book in the Miss Fortune Mystery series by Jana Deleon. The recount is in and the rightful Mayor of Sinful takes her place. And Hot Shot, a local mechanic, is assaulted and in critical condition at the hospital. But he manages to get a few words out warning that Ida Belle is in danger. So naturally, Fortune and Gertie, along with Ida Belle, must find out why.

Love this series! But I do have to admit it's getting a bit long for my taste. I see that there is at least one more book coming
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The best yet!!!

I love this series. I'm always anxious for the next one. Fortune, Ida Bell, and Gertie, are up to their necks in mischief, mayhem, and murder!! The three of them are a hoot!!
This particular book was full of fun and a really surprising twist!! Just when you think that's it..... A must read!
Hook, Line, and Blinker is book 10 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.

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 cou
Jun 09, 2017 rated it liked it
A fun addition to the series

3.5 stars. I just love this series. There is a lot of intrigue, with twists and turns. This trio is a hoot. Favorite part....
Deputy Breaux leaned forward more and took a harder look at Gertie. “Why are you wearing a sheet?” Gertie froze and I still hadn’t come up with anything reasonable. Thank God Ida Belle was thinking for all of us. “Toga party,” Ida Belle said. He frowned. “Why aren’t the rest of you wearing sheets?” “Mine were in the laundry,” I said. “And I don’
Jul 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Jana Deleon's newest, much-anticipated Miss Fortune novel, Hook, Line, and Blinker, is a strong addition to the whole, delightful series. Fortune, a CIA agent in hiding in Sinful, Louisiana, has had a couple quiet weeks when the Sinful grapevine, which is tied directly into Ida Belle, lets the senior lady who is the true controlling force of everything in Sinful that her friend Hot Rod has been nearly fatally attacked, and the only thing he managed to say as he was taken to the hospital was that ...more
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-mystery
Hook, Line and Blinker by Jana Deleon was a first rate mystery with enough laugh-out-loud moments to keep me entertained from beginning to end. As usual, Gertie creates chaos as Swamp Team 3 joins up with Big and Little Hebert to solve a mystery that has put Ida Belle's new love, a black 4X4, into jeopardy. And the cliff-hanger at the end makes me impatient to read the next one. ...more
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A lot happening in this story, not all of it good. Just enough bad to get Fortune, Gertie and Ida Belle deciding they need to solve the crime(s). Get the local mafia involved and what you have is pure chaos again. So outlandish that you can't help but smile or laugh out loud. Love this series! ...more
Mar 20, 2020 marked it as 2020-review-of-the-year
2020 bk 98. Ida Belle's new black SUV came with some enhancements in the speed department courtesy of local mechanic Hot Rod. When Hot Rod is beaten and left for dead during the theft of two SUV's in the wings, Ida Belle, Fortune, Gertie, and Deputy Carter are left searching for clues. It takes the help of the Herbert Brothers (who have cars of their own altered by Hot Rod) to track down 'who dunit' in the rollicking fun read. ...more
Jan 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
This series is just silly fun. Not even remotely bored with it yet. Yay.
Jun 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Jana Deleon outdoes herself with every book. A great series with a memorable quirky cast of characters. Hillarious!
Becca Morello
Jun 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A delightful read as always!
Patty Leach- Hupp
Feb 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoy this series and tend to laugh out loud. The characters are well built and enjoyable.
Lisa Hudson
Jun 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing

The latest installment in the Miss Fortune Mystery Series is another winner! It's such delightful entertainment from beginning to end. The girls - Fortune, Ida Belle & Gertie - are doing their best to keep the streets of Sinful, LA safe from crime. For a sleepy little small town, Crime has managed a uptick since Fortune has come to town. That fact alone just complicates her relationship with Carter LaBlanc the Law in the town. This book finds the girls in more dire straits than u
Fortune is thinking of what she will do when she leaves the CIA, after she is out of danger, but things get complicated when one of Ida Belle's friends get hurt, and they are trying to warn her of danger.

This was another hilarious addition to this series, and I loved how Fortune is thinking of leaving the CIA, and what her job will be in Sinful.

The only blemish is Carter and Fortune seem to be having some issues that may end up breaking them or making them. I'm not sure which way the cards wil
sue dawson
Jan 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Funny, fantastic

I love the fortune books . funny and deep they have everything to keep you happy to the end ,then craving more.
Nate Brightman
Jun 10, 2020 rated it liked it
This is the 10th book in the Miss Fortune Mystery series and the question regarding Fortune and Carter’s relationship of will they or won’t they is finally answered. They did, and they continue to. We know they are now sleeping together because Fortune tells us so and the other characters often allude to their sleepovers. We know that Fortune enjoys them and that she thinks Carter looks good without any clothes on. We also know that despite how much she enjoys their cuddle time, she has no inter ...more
Jun 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
(3.5 Stars)

I just love the Miss Fortune series; however, after waiting a year for "Hook, Line and Blinker" I must admit that I'm a little disappointed. My growing problem with the series is that Ms. De Leon emphasizing the murders and mayhem far too much while only devoting two seconds to the romance between Carter and Fortune. The romantic aspect of any good series is a critical component.

This time Ida Belle's black SUV has become a source of interest for an unsavory crew who are out to steal i
Jun 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As usual, Fortune, Ida Bell and Gertie are up their necks in a mystery. Ida's Bells' mechanic Hot Rod was found beaten and tells the medics he needs to warn Ida, then he falls into a coma. The Swamp team have no idea what he needs to warn her about. So, of course, they decide to break into his garage and nothing goes right. Gertie manages to blow up her purse because she's carrying around stick of dynamite . Sheriff Lee from Mudbug makes a hilarious appearance. Celia calls the Feds and reports I ...more
Barbara Hackel
Jun 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Although it has only been a short while since Fortune Redding has been "hidden" in Sinful by the CIA, the number of escapades that she has been on with Gertie and Ida Belle are amazing. This is the tenth book in the series, and the three ladies are still has unpredictable and funny as ever. Poor Gertie seems to bear the brunt of their escapades with her bad knees hindering her all the way. Ida Belle is the adventurous one who has the need for speed. In this book it is her new SUV that satisfies ...more
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This series really does get better with each book and even though their is more strain than ever between Fortune and Carter it's strain Carter has created and he has to get over so it was easy to set aside and enjoy another awesome adventure. I would love a Sinful where Fortune and Carter could have an honest open relationship but I don't see that ever happening with Carters attitude about Fortune staying out of everything that goes on in Sinful, what really get's to me is that if her would work ...more
Mary Lou Webb
Jun 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
The laughs continue.

One of the things I like about Ms. DeLeon's writing is her ability to create quirky, funny characters whom I'd love to have as friends. Fortune is wonderful, but it's Gertie who keeps me in stitches. She and Ida Belle may be past their prime spying days, but there's nothing they won't attempt for Fortune, leading to outrageous situations that somehow keep turning out all right. Big, Little and Manny are a trio of mafia-like characters who have taken a shine to our trio of spi
May 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great story-teller, characters and reader!!

This is the 12th book I've read by Jana DeLeon. This particular book is the 10th in the Fortune series that I've read. I continue to read and primarily listen to her books because I adore the characters and miss them when I'm done with a book of hers. I also am always surprised by the ending and enjoy the mysteries within each book. I also love that I frequently laugh out loud
as I read and listen to these books!
In regards to the reader/actress/narrator
Yah, I have finally read all the Miss Fortune books my library owns! This sneaky tale was the only holdout, and my library just purchased it - a wise decision on their part.

Really, this series is so much fun. There is danger, action, betrayal, a local mob family, murder, and all the good things you expect when reading a Miss Fortune book. Love Fortune and the Geritol Mafia, aka Ida Belle and Gertie. They are as snarky and resourceful as usual. Celia only plays a small role in the story, but boy,
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Better Than a Flaming Bag of Poop!

Fortune is back again in another action-packed, laugh filled adventure! Providing outrageous side splitting humor are her two eccentric senior cohorts Ida Belle & Gertie. Somehow these three manage to hilariously get themselves in & out of quite a bit of trouble, sometimes with & sometimes without Fortune's hunky & always suspicious boyfriend,Deputy Carter LaBlanc, catching them. With a bit of assistance from mobsters Big & Little the ladies are locked in a desp
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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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