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Swamp Spook

Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Series: Miss Fortune Mysteries, Book 13
Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
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When black cats roam, and spooks are seen, Come celebrate, it’s Halloween.

Sinful, Louisiana, really knows how to throw a party, and it goes all out for Halloween. The weeklong celebration kicks off with a maze of horror in the park built of hay bales. And Fortune has the perfect assignment - the executioner. Her scene comes complete with a head block, a hatchet, and a fake body with removable head. It’s the perfect setup...for a crime.

When Fortune returns from break and realizes the body in her scene is a real one and not the prop, she knows trouble is coming. Before she can shake a broomstick, Celia Arceneaux has raised the alarm and the state police show up to take over the investigation. With Carter on the sidelines and Fortune the prime suspect, Swamp Team 3 sets out to catch a real monster.

©2018 Jana DeLeon (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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  • shelley
  • 19-03-2019

Another huge Thank You...

...to Audible listener/reviewer Wayne (Matthews, NC). If it were not for him I would have never even looked at this series. I really enjoy Jana DeLeon's Shaye Archer but this series seemed off of my beaten path. Anyway, I've just finished the last book (so far ) in this light, fun, fast paced original series. Each book is an adventure. The four central characters are very well developed and very often humorous.
Cassandra Campbell narrates all of these books beautifully.
This series is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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Thank You.

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  • Wayne
  • 08-04-2019

The fun and mystery continue!

SWAMP SPOOK is book 13 in the outstanding Miss Fortune series by Jana DeLeon. Audible classify it as a cozy mystery and I suppose it is, but it is more fun than most of that genre. Fortune Redding has now retired from the CIA and has her private investigator license. The geriatric ex-spy pair Ida Belle and Gertie are helping her. As always they manage to frustrate Fortune's boyfriend (and local sheriff's deputy) Carter LeBlanc by stepping all over his cases. I love this series! Cassandra Campbell narrates perfectly.

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  • Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe
  • 22-04-2019

Halloween comes to Sinful!

Former CIA assassin Fortune Redding returns to entertain and excite listeners in Swamp Spook by Jana Deleon. Halloween has come to Sinful, Louisiana, and Fortune finds herself recruited to play the executioner at the haunted maze, a role particularly suited to her. In it, she brandishes an axe and pretends to chop off the head of a person in the form of a dummy. But after the break in the middle of the maze event, Fortune returns to her position to find the body of a real man with his head cut off.

Things in the case get stranger and stranger, and Fortune’s arch enemy, Celia Arceneaux, brings in the state police, with accusations against Fortune as the murderer and Deputy Carter Leblanc as unable to handle the case because he is dating the chief suspect. Since Carter finds himself sidelined completely, even after Fortune is vindicated, he takes a move he never dreamed he’d ever make: He hires Fortune, with Ida Bell and Gertie, to use their detection agency to get to the bottom of the case.

Swamp Spook is a delightful addition to the Miss Fortune mystery series. With characteristic humor, Deleon gives us a further view of Sinful and its quirky residents. I enjoyed the creative plot and its great twists and turns, with some significant surprises for us readers. The Swamp Team 3 trio of Fortune, Ida Bell, and Gertie find new creative ways of detecting and getting themselves into and sneakily out of trouble.

Cassandra Campbell returns to perform the audio edition of this book. As with all the books in this series, Campbell does an excellent job of making this book delightful to listen to. She makes Fortune seem a very real person, a woman we would love to meet face to face and not just in the book. With excellent voices for each of the characters, Campbell makes Sinful come alive. I have read some of the books in this series visually when I didn’t want to wait for the audiobook to be released, and the audio versions have proven to be much more delightful than the print versions.

I truly enjoyed listening to Swamp Spook and give it five stars!

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  • Happy iPad User
  • 16-04-2019

Entertaining Series

I have listened to all thirteen books in the series so far. The characters are delightful. Jana DeLeon has an incredible imagination and dreams up the funniest escapades. Cassandra Campbell brings it all to life. I laugh out loud as I listen to these stories. Please produce more Miss Fortune books!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-07-2019

Ok overall

It wasn’t a bad story, but certain aspects of the ending were figured out very early in the story. Partially figured out who was involved and definitely the “how”.

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  • Beatrice
  • 14-07-2019

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These books are always funny and entertaining. I like the way Carter and Fortune's relationship continues to develop. I also like her friend ship with Ida Belle and Gertie. This is one of the best written series I have read.

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  • Zoe Grant
  • 10-07-2019

Hilarious series and excellent narration

This entire series is really funny, and the narrator does an amazing job doing the voices of quite a few different characters. Thoroughly enjoyable!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-07-2019

another hilarious ride through Sinful, LA

I absolutely adore these characters! So many times while listening I literally laugh out loud! I never want this series to end!

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  • J@YD944
  • 02-07-2019

One of the best in this series

Another hilariously exciting murder mystery for Swamp Team 3! Halloween festivities are interrupted by a murder victim found in a maze created for the spooky event. Of course Fortune & her “investigative consultants”, Ida Belle & Gertie, find themselves as the focus of suspected foul play. Lots of twists & turns per usual which makes for an enjoyable read/listen. Can hardly wait for the next in this series!!!

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  • dthomas712
  • 20-06-2019

Love, love, love it!

I can identify people/relatives I know for Gerti, Ida Bell and even that nasty Celia. Fortune is a great character. Will her relationship with Carter develop further? Please let someone shoot Celia!