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Let the good times roll?

It’s Mardi Gras time, and Fortune is looking forward to seeing the spectacle firsthand, but when a visitor to Sinful is murdered during the celebration there, Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie can’t help but wonder what happened. As they start looking into the woman and the family in Sinful she came to visit, their investigation sends them to New Orleans, right at the height of the Mardi Gras celebration. But instead of relaxing a little and enjoying the festivities, Fortune can’t shake the feeling that she’s being watched. 

When she catches sight of her father in the Mardi Gras crowd, she knows why.  

Unfortunately, her father’s presence in Louisiana has brought with it a host of terrorists, all with only one thing in mind - locate and terminate Dwight Redding. Can Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie manage to evade the killers long enough to figure out why Dwight has returned from the dead? And will knowing the answer make things worse or better?

©2020 Jana DeLeon (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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A great way to pass a few hours.

What can I say? I love this series. However I found the return of Fortune’s father a little anticlimactic. I thought his appearance would be the central storyline, but instead it was relegated to a mostly side plot. However, it did lead to some great action scenes for Swamp Team 3 . But I was hoping that Gertie and Ida Belle would get a go at him 😉

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  • shelley
  • 29-07-2020

This is such a fun series!!!!

Once again Fortune Redding is involved in a fast paced life and death adventure. There is action murder and mayhem. There are Russian spies and American operatives gone rogue. And of course Fortune’s older ex spy friends who dive into mischief and her deputy lover who unsuccessfully perseveres in his quest to keep them all out of the line of fire!
Cassandra Campbell does a fabulous job narrating.
This book has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION.
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  • Wayne
  • 29-07-2020

Wonderful!

BULLETS AND BEADS is a great addition to the marvelous Miss Fortune comedic mystery series. Cassandra Campbell does a great job of narration as always.

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  • Klassiclab
  • 06-08-2020

Always a laugh out loud

As are all the Miss Fortune series books, this one didn’t fail to deliver. The terrible threesome always entertain with some belly laughs! If you haven’t read the series, start with Louisiana Longshot.

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  • TERESA
  • 05-08-2020

As always 5 STARS

Jana DeLeon with Narrator Cassandra Campbell Never disappoint. I love this Series I hope it never ends. Great writer and narrator. With this stressful time we live in right now. Feels good to have a good laugh out loud.

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  • Brenda Chambers
  • 08-08-2020

this one has twists I never expected

another amazing book.... can't wait for the next one in this series. love the girls

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  • Susan Warren
  • 04-08-2020

Best cozy ever!

This truly is my favorite series. Characters, plot, narration are stellar. Oh how I hope there are more! So very humorous with Gertie and Annabelle! Of course, Fortune and Carter are such an incredible couple! Love, love this series!
Please write more!

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  • Jasmyn Faulk
  • 04-08-2020

Only one thing missing...

As always - LOVED IT! This is one of my favorite series ever. I’ve started listening to them all over again because I enjoy the story line, characters and crazy antics so much.

The only thing missing is Manny and Allie... *hint hint - wink wink*

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  • Jane
  • 08-10-2020

Hmmmm

These books are entertaining. However, where are the black folks in the stories. I lived in southern Louisiana for 11 years and they are the majority of the population. Their utter and total absence from this series is mine boggling and probably pretty telling to. This is the last one I’ll readBecause

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  • Dee N
  • 04-08-2020

Closure and an Opening for New Things

The best story of the series. Really enjoyed this! Can't wait for the next one.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-08-2020

Best EVER!

I really enjoy all of Jana's books, but I have to say this was my favorite. Nice to see some love blossoming for Fortune and the higher emotional contact over all was very welcome. Excited for the next!!

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  • Pamella Clapham
  • 01-08-2020

Still going strong

I have read all the Fortune books and from the first to this one they never disapoint. I just want to be Gerty when I grow up lol

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  • Claire Kendall-Price
  • 23-03-2021

So Much Packed Into One Book (inc Two Mardi Gras!)

I listened to this in two halves on two consecutive days. Crikey it was good. There were two storylines which met at the start and end of the novel.
Question: Why doesn't Gerty ever use her surname to imply she is part of Big & Little Heberts 'family? (Could be jolly useful!) Or maybe the spelling is different, but can't tell as I'm listening on Audible.
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I really enjoyed this book and will add it to my Listen Again list.

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  • Mrs. Casilda A. Slattery
  • 17-11-2020

The books Jana DeLeon writes are brilliant

loved her books that I have listened to so far. I find the extremely funny, exciting and totally adventurous. brilliant brilliant. thank you.

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  • Clare
  • 19-09-2020

Stop being mean to Gerty!!

I used to love this series, but am finding the endless put downs of Gerty are turning me off. Please find another way to inject humour into the story, I’m over the Gerty bashing!

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  • Carôle
  • 31-08-2020

It Gets Better and Better!

You wouldn’t believe it, even though she is no longer a part of the CIA, Firtune is very much still a part of Sunful! And therefore the adventures just keep on coming! Both the Big’s, Manny, New Orleans, and her father, make great appearances. You will not be disappointed!

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  • Katherine
  • 13-08-2020

Loved it

Thoroughly enjoyed this book & did not want it to finish. Definitely think is even better than the last few books in the series. Highly recommend.

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