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From NY Times and USA Today best-selling author Jana DeLeon, the second book in the Miss Fortune mystery series.
No one in Sinful liked Pansy Arceneaux, but who hated her enough to kill her?
When aspiring actress Pansy Arceneaux returns to Sinful, Louisiana, to head up the beauty pageant portion of the Summer Festival, CIA assassin Fortune Redding knows she's in for trouble. Her undercover identity as a former beauty queen makes Fortune the perfect choice to chair the event with Pansy, but Pansy's abrasive personality makes it impossible to get through a single rehearsal without a fight. When Pansy turns up dead, Fortune is the prime suspect.
Armed with only her wits and two conniving seniors referred to locally as The Geritol Mafia, Fortune launches an investigation to find the real killer before her cover is blown.
©2013 Jana DeLeon (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
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By jaenpop on 05-03-16

Second as good as the first!

What did you love best about Lethal Bayou Beauty?

The story was creative, well written and a good solid mystery.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Fortune, Idabel, and Gertie are always great. You also cannot forget Carter, Ally, and Walter for their contributions to the story.

Have you listened to any of Cassandra Campbell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I love listening to Cassandra Campbell. I loved the narration in the first book in the series. Many people say they could listen to her read the dictionary. I would have to agree.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The friendship that has developed between Idabel, Gertie and Fortune is especially interesting simply from the perspective of the dramatic age differences. However, the depth of the relationships and the fierce intensity with which they protect each other is very fun to see.

Any additional comments?

Though this book series is probably aimed at women, I have been so glad that I happened on it. I like spy stories, and being from the angle of a female spy in the CIA, seemed interesting, and now I am hooked. This is a great read for anyone who likes the genre. What I like most is the light-heartedness of these novels. The situations are real and dramatic, but there is always a little whimsy and comic relief. A very refreshing perspective vs. the dark and gritty.

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By Rusty on 02-09-16

Stealing the Show

While this series is about CIA agent Fortune hiding out in a small bayou town, senior citizens Ida Belle and Gertie steal the show. Lots of laughs along with a mystery!

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By Allan on 04-11-17

Good book, I have been listening to them back to back

Good book, I have been listening back to back with the other ones in the series, they makes me laugh and actually has some decent plot and twists which I am enjoying

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By Fleetwoodboy on 06-01-16

Don't turn your back

This book was so funny at times it had me laughing out loud . Four absolutely brilliant lady characters spread mayhem and discover murder in their midst. Overall a good interesting story with a surprise ending. Good back up characters also make up the quality of the book.

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By Helly on 01-18-18

Tears of laughter; )

love this series and this one is one is hillarious. Be warned if you read /listen to it in public it's almost impossible not to laugh out loud!

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By Fiona Maxwell on 07-13-17

Fortune really cops the bad luck

Any additional comments?

This is another great book in the story of Fortune. This second book picks up where the first book left off, i.e. Fortune getting involve with Gertie and Ida Bella, from the Sinful Ladies Society. However, in this instance, Gertie and Ida Bella are doing their best to protect Fortune from the trouble she appears to have landed herself in. Deputy LeBlanc aka Carter, continues to be great character catching Fortune, or just missing catching Fortune from doing something she shouldn't. The story for this book is all about Fortune, Gertie and Ida Bella trying to clear Fortune's name from having murdered Pansy. The story had me laughing out loud at many things and though I did suspect the murderer early on, I wasn't 100% certain so was both surprised and not surprised when the ending is revealed. This is deffinate a story I'd enjoy listening to time and again. The characters are so entertaining and I also find it has a good story line. Looking forward to book #03.

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