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Later Gator

Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Series: Miss Fortune Mysteries, Book 9
Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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A poacher is at work in Sinful, Louisiana, and Deputy Carter LeBlanc is hot on the trail of the outlaw, trying to apprehend him before the state gets wind of the crime and sends a game warden to take over his investigation. Unfortunately, he's hindered every step of the way by Sinful's current mayor and all-around horrible person, Celia Arceneaux, who wants nothing more than to drive Carter to resign.

When a game warden turns up with evidence that implicates a relative of Gertie's, Carter is left with no choice but to arrest the boy, even though no one thinks he did it. With Carter under the watchful eye of Celia and the state, Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie decide to catch a poacher...before he gets away.

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Not as good a listen as other books in the series

Did not enjoy this book. Lots of flat areas in the plot . Narration was not as lively to listen to as previous episodes in the series. Got to the last chapter and had lost all interest. Have always enjoyed reading as well as listening to this series., but had no interest in listening to the end.
Hopefully the next books will have a livelier plot ands narrative will be
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Tears in my eyes

The Godzilla chase scene at Gerties was so funny I had tears in my eyes.

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  • Wayne
  • 04-03-2018

Author Jana DeLeon is a treasure!

I've listened to all five novels in Jana DeLeon's Shaye Archer dark psychological thriller series and nine of ten novels in the Miss Fortune humorous mystery/thriller series and all have been perfect. Like the other books in the Miss Fortune series Later Gator is set in Sinful, Louisiana and features CIA Assassin Fortune, senior citizens Ida Belle and Gertie who were US intelligence agents during the Vietnam War, and Deputy Carter LeBlanc who is Fortune's love interest. The most recent books also feature Sinful's evil Mayor Celia Arceneaux. There is real suspense, lots of plot twists, and LOL humor. Now that Carter knows about Fortune's CIA job and she has decided to leave it, their mild on-again and off-again romance is beginning to heat up. Ida Belle loves fast cars, motorcycles, and boats. She bought a customized 600 horse power SUV and she loves driving Fortune's air boat. Gertie is really not all there mentally, but that does not keep her from throwing out wild ideas as she carries around her arsenal in her huge handbag. The three ladies constantly get in Carter's way as he investigates crimes, but they usually end up being helpful.

These Miss Fortune novels provide a delightful break from the heavier mysteries I listen to. Cassandra Campbell narrates the entire series wonderfully. I love this series and recommend it.

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  • carol
  • 29-06-2018

Always amusing

The stories become a little predictable but I still like the “sinful ladies”. I enjoy the characters and they do give me a chuckle.

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  • Jill
  • 04-11-2019

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Later Gator is book 9 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 couldn't stop. I have been listening to all of the books back to back.

In Later Gator, someone has been poaching alligators and has set a local boy up to take the fall. Fortune and her crew decide to jump in to do a little investigating when they find out the boy has been arrested. They all know that someone set him up and they won't stand for it. Also, Fortune and Ida Belle discover that Gertie has a pet alligator named Godzilla. And thanks to Gertie and her ridiculous antics, Godzilla has a taste for baked goods.

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 narrator does a good job. She is the same narrator for the whole series.

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  • Farrell
  • 07-11-2018

More of the same

Not quite the level of the previous books. But still fun and engaging. On to the next!

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  • Joe
  • 06-01-2018

Later Gator

Absolutely enjoyable! Good storyline and I really love the storyteller, she is top notch. But, my husband has decreed that I have been reading too many audibles and he wants me to find less expensive books from now on. Or to visit our local library once a week.

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  • bebe
  • 20-05-2019

Burned Out

I truly loved this series for the first few books, but I must be burned out on them. I cannot enjoy this book at all. It seems to have the same storyline as all the ones before it and the chemistry between Carter and Fortune just not not heat up at all. Ida and Gertie storyline is identical to all the previous books. I believe I am now through with this series.

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  • Jane
  • 25-07-2018

Where are all the Black folk?

I like the fun & the food & geography, but the setting for this book is not Louisiana! Ev everyone is white! Louisiana is over half African-American and that is part of their great culture and history and everything that’s good about it. Why is that left out of this book, this series of books? It is a gross miscarriage of the truth. It’s it’s a bad reflection on the writing. And seems to smack of it only being about white folks. That is not Louisiana.

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  • Harriet
  • 10-01-2018

Great series not my favorite book

I love this whole series!! This book seemed a little disjointed though. I would still recommend the series though.

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  • Suzanne
  • 08-11-2017

Always a fun listen!

The Miss Fortune Mysteries are my favorite. Parts are laugh out loud funny. As narrator, Cassandra Campbell brings out each character's personality.

Each book is like hanging out with friends.

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  • Charla Bohlman
  • 03-11-2017

Narrator

I don't know what was so different about this narrator in this book. I actually thought it was a different narrator. The male characters and Gurtie sound so different that I didn't enjoy the book as much as the previous nooks.

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  • dasiy
  • 02-07-2019

fad book

love all this series. the story flows well and keeps me entertained can't wait to here what happens next

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  • Claire Kendall-Price
  • 16-06-2019

BEST OF THE LATER BOOKS

I laughed out loud on a few places. The Louisiana Trio are back in spectacular form on the trail of local no gooders. Carter is there, but no in-your-face romance gets in the way of the story. Apart from it being so dang hot and humid out there, I even fancy a visit to the bayous.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-10-2018

Great fun

I have greatly enjoyed all 11 books in the audible collection, and am looking forward to number 12, I have the E book. I have listened to the books a number of times, and find something new to enjoy each time. May there be many more.

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  • Carôle
  • 06-07-2018

Walking the Gator like a dog...

That's about all you need to know about this book. If you're a fan of the Miss Fortune series, you will know exactly was doing that! So I need tell you no more, because you won't believe me anyway!

Hurry up! Buy it! Enjoy!