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Fortune Hunter

Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Series: Miss Fortune Mysteries, Book 8
Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
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From New York Times best-selling 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.

©Jana Jana DeLeon (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Brilliant!! The Sinful Three Ride Again!

Good story that kept out interest until the very end. We like not having Carter (the Deputy love interest) around as much. He's not really needed in that role. The Sinful Three are such a hoot on their own and it's better when he's not there.
Also much better is that that the story is home grown, with Sinful victims and culprits. Really enjoyed it.

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Good in parts

Good story but spoiled by the irrelevant philosophical and romantic segments.
Rescued by a trio of interesting main characters.

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FORTUNE SERIES

If you could sum up Fortune Hunter in three words, what would they be?

FANTASTIC GREAT LISTEN

Who was your favorite character and why?

WHY MISS FORTUNE OF COURSE

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I LOVED THESE BOOKS FROM START TO FINNISH I COULD NOT STOP LAUGHING

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I WOULD OF BUT I LISTEN TO IT AT WORK EVERY ONE THOUGHT I WAS NUTS AS I WOULD SUDDENLY BURST OUT LAUGHING UNTIL I HAVE TEARS DOWN MY FACE

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THIS SERIES I WAS RECOMMEND TO LISTEN TO AND I ENDED UP GETTING THE WHOLE SERIES SO FAR THE CHARACTERS ARE GREAT AND YOU COULD SEE THEM IN YOU MINDS EYE. THE NARRATOR CASSANDRA CAMPBELL WAS FANTASTIC SHE BOUGHT THE PEOPLE TO LIFE ,WOULD RECOMMEND THESE BOOKS TO ANY ONE THEY ARE SO FUNNY

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  • John
  • 02-08-16

Fun Book

This book is a GREAT ADDITION to the series. In my humble opinion, this book is like a potato chip; you can't eat just one. The whole series is great entertainment.

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  • Wayne
  • 27-02-18

Catfishing on the Internet!

This use of catfishing come from the 2010 movie Catfish. Fortune, Ida Belle and Gertie continue their successful efforts to solve crimes in the small town of Sinful, Louisiana. They continue to irritate Deputy Carter LeBlanc. After finding out about Fortune's CIA job and exploits in the prior novel in the Miss Fortune Mysteries series, even the hint of romance is gone. Fortune Hunter has one of the more creative plots in the series. Cassandra Campbell's narration is excellent as always.

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  • Rita T
  • 18-07-16

A cute story!

I've read all this series and some are better than others. This is a good story. That being said, I had the bad guy figured out pretty early on. Fortune needs to get her life fixed, the bad guys caught and move full time to Louisiana. It seems like she's found her family there.

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  • Techpotato
  • 18-07-16

I wanted to take off a star...

I realized that the only thing I really didn't like about this story was that it ended and I don't know when the next one will arrive. I couldn't penalize the book for being too entertaining, could I?



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  • Jill
  • 31-10-19

3 - 3.5 Stars

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

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  • Farrell
  • 03-11-18

More of the same

Very much like the previous books. Fun and engaging. Well worth the price of admission.

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  • Sunie
  • 30-09-18

Very diffferent from the previous boos

This book isn’t laugh out loud funny like the other books. It’s like it has a different author!! I didn’t enjoy it at all, I didn’t give it a lower star count because at least it had the same characters.

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  • Milton Carl
  • 31-03-18

Fun but predictable

This one is as fun as the rest of the series, but it was easy to see where it was going. I do wish the author would stop with the word “clenched”. It’s used enough that my body reacts. That’s just me being picky, though.

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  • Michael
  • 15-11-17

Just an enjoyable read, with a few good laughs

Look this series is just a good enjoyable read, with a few good laughs along the way. They are an enjoyable book to pass the time and miles.

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  • Debbie
  • 07-11-17

Not the best

I admit to having become hooked on this series, but I think this book had issues. Primarily, how did the ladies, who have shown themselves to be remarkably astute and intuitive, not see the bad guy for so long??! Or perhaps the bad guy was just written too obviously. Anyway...still good, but not the best.

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