This is part of a series, and when I do a book review on a series I like to wait until I’ve read all the books, but it’s fine to read these separately. Jana does a great job of dropping in a few clues about the back story so you don’t feel lost. A funny tale with some odd but lovable characters. Murder in a small town – never live in a small town – cute cops, and mysterious strangers.
Here’s an excerpt of her bio on Amazon.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jana DeLeon was raised in southwest Louisiana among the bayous and gators. Her hometown is Carlyss, but you probably won’t find it on a map. Her family owned a camp located on a bayou just off the Gulf of Mexico that you could only get there
by boat. The most important feature was the rope hammock hanging in the shade on a huge deck that stretched out over the water where Jana spent many hours reading books.
Jana and her brother spent thousands of hours combing the bayous in a flat-bottom aluminum boat, studying the natural habitat of many birds, nutria and alligators. She would like you to know that no animals were injured during these “studies,” but they kept makers of peroxide in business.
Jana has never stumbled across a mystery or a ghost like her heroines, but she’s still hopeful.
I recommend it because it stays just on the right side of farce and I’ll be reading the other ones in the series. I’m curious to find out why Fortune has to hide out.