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Rest when you’re dead? It’s time for the annual Halloween festival in Sinful, and Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie can’t wait to suit up and enjoy the food and activities. But when a dead man gallops through the park on a black stallion and slides to a decapitated stop right in front of Swamp Team 3, they know another festival is about to be turned on its head…so to speak. Gil Rest when you’re dead? It’s time for the annual Halloween festival in Sinful, and Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie can’t wait to suit up and enjoy the food and activities. But when a dead man gallops through the park on a black stallion and slides to a decapitated stop right in front of Swamp Team 3, they know another festival is about to be turned on its head…so to speak. Gil Forrest never won any popularity contests and his dramatic and somewhat horrifying ride isn’t going to improve his statistics. But since his body was supposed to be tucked away in a funeral home, no one could explain how it ended up on a horse in the middle of the festival. Everything about the set-up is strange and Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie suspect there is more to the Headless Horseman ride than just a tasteless prank. And they plan to find out what it is.


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Rest when you’re dead? It’s time for the annual Halloween festival in Sinful, and Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie can’t wait to suit up and enjoy the food and activities. But when a dead man gallops through the park on a black stallion and slides to a decapitated stop right in front of Swamp Team 3, they know another festival is about to be turned on its head…so to speak. Gil Rest when you’re dead? It’s time for the annual Halloween festival in Sinful, and Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie can’t wait to suit up and enjoy the food and activities. But when a dead man gallops through the park on a black stallion and slides to a decapitated stop right in front of Swamp Team 3, they know another festival is about to be turned on its head…so to speak. Gil Forrest never won any popularity contests and his dramatic and somewhat horrifying ride isn’t going to improve his statistics. But since his body was supposed to be tucked away in a funeral home, no one could explain how it ended up on a horse in the middle of the festival. Everything about the set-up is strange and Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie suspect there is more to the Headless Horseman ride than just a tasteless prank. And they plan to find out what it is.

30 review for Frightfully Fortune

  1. 4 out of 5

    Anita

    Always fun, always delightful, always a mystery to solve and always, always wonderful characters. If you want to leave reality behind, pick up this book, you won't be disappointed. With Fortune, Gertie and Ida Belle taking off this year's Halloween Festival, what could possible go wrong? Well, when a dead man gallops through the park doing a very credible impersonation of the Headless Horseman and dumps his head in Gertie's lap, it's just like old times. Gil Forrest was never as popular and he tho Always fun, always delightful, always a mystery to solve and always, always wonderful characters. If you want to leave reality behind, pick up this book, you won't be disappointed. With Fortune, Gertie and Ida Belle taking off this year's Halloween Festival, what could possible go wrong? Well, when a dead man gallops through the park doing a very credible impersonation of the Headless Horseman and dumps his head in Gertie's lap, it's just like old times. Gil Forrest was never as popular and he thought he was. He was always too loud, too brash and always the great actor he envisioned himself to be. His appearance at the Halloween Festival was totally unexpected, he was supposed to be tucked away in a funeral parlor because he was killed in a carjacking in New Orleans. Say what? The Swamp Team 3 is intrigued by this Halloween prank and want nothing more than to find out who is behind it. Carter isn't sharing info, but when did that ever stop Fortune and company from investigating? And this one is a lot more than it appears.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Aimee Nicole Walker

    I truly love these three troublemakers. I appreciate the author’s imagination even more. She never runs out of shenanigans and keeps the series fresh. As always, I’m looking forward to the next book.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    Rounding up since I think this is a case of me-not-you. After 20 books, I'm just a wee bit weary of Sinful, Louisiana. Swamp Team 3 is at it again and again involved in a mystery connected to the annual Halloween festival. The ending was guess-able but not predictable. The characters spend a lot of time in New Orleans, providing a nice break from Celia drama. (Don't worry, she'll still get horribly insulted every time she shows up.) And there actually is some additional character growth from Fort Rounding up since I think this is a case of me-not-you. After 20 books, I'm just a wee bit weary of Sinful, Louisiana. Swamp Team 3 is at it again and again involved in a mystery connected to the annual Halloween festival. The ending was guess-able but not predictable. The characters spend a lot of time in New Orleans, providing a nice break from Celia drama. (Don't worry, she'll still get horribly insulted every time she shows up.) And there actually is some additional character growth from Fortune, which was a pleasant surprise. But even with all those positives, I dragged myself through this one. It took months. I just could not find it in me to care. I think it is time for an extended break. (The problem is, you take a three month break and suddenly there are three new books in this series! Deleon is PROLIFIC.)

  4. 4 out of 5

    Sandee

    I really enjoyed this book. Jana and this series does not disappoint. Fortune and gang hit all the right spots with laugh out loud humour, a fantastic mystery and quirky people. It's Halloween in Sinful. When a dead man rides through the festival and stops right in front of the trio, losing his head into Gertie's arms, the mystery takes off. I really enjoyed this book. Jana and this series does not disappoint. Fortune and gang hit all the right spots with laugh out loud humour, a fantastic mystery and quirky people. It's Halloween in Sinful. When a dead man rides through the festival and stops right in front of the trio, losing his head into Gertie's arms, the mystery takes off.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Minx

    Another entertaining addition to a fun and hilarious series. :D

  6. 4 out of 5

    Finn

    Love the series. But I thought Gertie and Ida Bell bought Fortune a hot tub as a gift for Christmas in a Swamp Santa book. ???

  7. 4 out of 5

    Abibliofob

    It's Halloween festival in Sinful Louisiana. Frightfully Fortune by Jana DeLeon starts with a decapitated horserider in the middle of the festival. But the dead man Gil Forrest died days ago in New Orleans. Why is his body here? This is obviously a case for Miss Fortune and her friends Ida Belle and Gertie much to deputy Carters dismay. This plot is filled with suspects and it involves the usual antics from Swamp Team 3. I find this series very entertaining and it always makes me laugh. It's Halloween festival in Sinful Louisiana. Frightfully Fortune by Jana DeLeon starts with a decapitated horserider in the middle of the festival. But the dead man Gil Forrest died days ago in New Orleans. Why is his body here? This is obviously a case for Miss Fortune and her friends Ida Belle and Gertie much to deputy Carters dismay. This plot is filled with suspects and it involves the usual antics from Swamp Team 3. I find this series very entertaining and it always makes me laugh.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Eden

    2021 bk 96. Jana DeLeon has done it again - a fun book in the world of Miss Fortune. Another Halloween has rolled around (remember the maze last time?) and again heads (er 1 head) is rolling. join Fortune and crew as they work to discover who dunit and messed up their Halloween weekend. A bunch of fun with laugh out loud moments.

  9. 5 out of 5

    JoAn

    Frightfully Fortune by Jana Deleon may be the 20th book in the series but the mystery and Swamp Team 3 are just as fresh, sarcastic and fun as book one. This was quite an intricate mystery that had very few suspects and enough twists to keep me guessing. Of course, Gertie provided much of my laughter as she stole the spotlight with her purse (exploding purse with 5 pounds of glitter inside). I love this series.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Trudie Graham

    A decent mystery and lots of laughter Once again the fabulous trio ride into adventure. No spoilers, but plenty of laughs. And no sight of alligators this time!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca

    Jana was a great author to end the year with. Book 20 in the series and I still enjoy them!!!!

  12. 4 out of 5

    ConniW

    How do I write this with no spoilers? DeLeon has been charming us with Fortune and the gang for twenty books now and she still hits the bullseye every time. I feel very inept that I am struggling to tell you just how excellent I found this installment without giving up a single detail or my favorite quotes from this one. If you’re looking for a book that is a fun whodunnit with a slice of serious or two with bonus hijinks then you won the bonus round! Fair warning, choose your snacking and bevera How do I write this with no spoilers? DeLeon has been charming us with Fortune and the gang for twenty books now and she still hits the bullseye every time. I feel very inept that I am struggling to tell you just how excellent I found this installment without giving up a single detail or my favorite quotes from this one. If you’re looking for a book that is a fun whodunnit with a slice of serious or two with bonus hijinks then you won the bonus round! Fair warning, choose your snacking and beverage material wisely, your nose will appreciate you because snorting is inevitable. I enjoyed this so much I am doing an instant reread it is that fun.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Valerie Irwin

    Headless and Brain Dead This book, though I love the series was a wee bit flat following the same basic format as the previous books...Big community event or gathering...Celia enters from some where, something sinister yet funny happens involving our 3 main characters and Celia, laughs ensue at Celia's expense then we move on.... The story drags a bit, but by the end of the book it's a page turner. Looking forward to the next installment with hope that Jana will change things up a notch. Maybe thi Headless and Brain Dead This book, though I love the series was a wee bit flat following the same basic format as the previous books...Big community event or gathering...Celia enters from some where, something sinister yet funny happens involving our 3 main characters and Celia, laughs ensue at Celia's expense then we move on.... The story drags a bit, but by the end of the book it's a page turner. Looking forward to the next installment with hope that Jana will change things up a notch. Maybe this Time she can have the girls try to prove that Cecilia didn't kill someone or maybe get manner more involved. Something to shake up! Love the series...just getting predictable!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Marsha

    Well, it’s Halloween week in Sinful, Louisiana and the festivities are about to begin. “Frightfully Fortune” sets up fans with another decapitated head being tossed right into the hysterical arms of none other than Sinful’s resident pest, Celia. Of course we also get a full view of Celia’s latest Virgin Mary underwear as well. As usual, Fortune, Ida Belle and Gertie are on the can you discover what is going on. It seems the head belongs to Gil Forrest, a troupe actor who was killed in New Orleans Well, it’s Halloween week in Sinful, Louisiana and the festivities are about to begin. “Frightfully Fortune” sets up fans with another decapitated head being tossed right into the hysterical arms of none other than Sinful’s resident pest, Celia. Of course we also get a full view of Celia’s latest Virgin Mary underwear as well. As usual, Fortune, Ida Belle and Gertie are on the can you discover what is going on. It seems the head belongs to Gil Forrest, a troupe actor who was killed in New Orleans in a car jacking. Gil is also the lousy father who left his son to be raised by his mother and later married his son’s girlfriend, Tiffany. My, my, my! As the list of suspects start to build and the shenanigans start to increase, it is clear all is not as it seems. Carter knows he is fighting a losing battle trying to keep the ladies, Swamp Team 3 in line so he just hopes that they stay safe. There is plenty of action and fun to be had in this installment. My only criticism is that I really kind of missed the antics of some of my favorite locals such as Ronald the cross dressing neighbor and my favorite gator. However, I still find this series to be one of my favorites.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Dallass

    Always a delight! It’s Halloween again, and true to form things go wrong soon after Fortune, Ida Belle and Gertie arrive at the annual Halloween festival, because once again a body falls at their feet and Swamp Team 3 has a front row seat to the chaos. I might have rated this higher, however this was almost shades of Halloween festival past (down to Celia flashing the crowd) as a very similar investigation unfolds. Still, I wasn’t disappointed and found this very entertaining - Merlin has Fortune Always a delight! It’s Halloween again, and true to form things go wrong soon after Fortune, Ida Belle and Gertie arrive at the annual Halloween festival, because once again a body falls at their feet and Swamp Team 3 has a front row seat to the chaos. I might have rated this higher, however this was almost shades of Halloween festival past (down to Celia flashing the crowd) as a very similar investigation unfolds. Still, I wasn’t disappointed and found this very entertaining - Merlin has Fortune trained quite nicely - as we got to meet some new colourful characters from Sinful. Sadly, no Heberts made an appearance, but we did get a small glimpse at seeing how far their reach is. A real treat. Can’t wait to get the audiobook. 4 stars ⭐️

  16. 4 out of 5

    Sharon

    It is NOT a stand alone book. You have to know the characters, to get the most out of it. And this entire series is hilarious, well worth reading. This series is relatively clean, enough that I recommended it to my adult children, who are easily appalled at what Mom reads. But it is not Young Adult reading. It has mature themes. This book touches upon most of the previous characters, and adds a few interesting women whom I think we will see more of in later books. There was just the right amount o It is NOT a stand alone book. You have to know the characters, to get the most out of it. And this entire series is hilarious, well worth reading. This series is relatively clean, enough that I recommended it to my adult children, who are easily appalled at what Mom reads. But it is not Young Adult reading. It has mature themes. This book touches upon most of the previous characters, and adds a few interesting women whom I think we will see more of in later books. There was just the right amount of Celia, being enough to laugh at but barely present. No Godzilla. No Ronald. No Walter, except by mention. No Big, and only phone conversations with Mannie, But everyone else was hilariously present and active. The mystery has several layers in this one, and in the end only Fortune figures out a few of the layers, and keeps them to herself. Of course there are the hilarious diversions and times when Gertie Gerties, with Carter knowing full well who is responsible while not being able to prove a bit of it. Those are my favorite scenes, I think. Although Fortune fearing Merlin's evil retaliations make me laugh as well. This book will hold your attention, providing an escape, through difficult situations. I guarantee it.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Anne

    I think I was expecting this book to involve Ida Belle and Walter more after the last book. Was I surprised, Walter doesn't even show up, in fact he's barely mentioned. The same with all the other secondary characters, the majority have merely a short scene at most. This book focuses on the Swamp team and new characters connected to the latest murder. I found the mystery and the team's inquiries interesting and did softly laugh a couple of times. I question those that complain it is the same stor I think I was expecting this book to involve Ida Belle and Walter more after the last book. Was I surprised, Walter doesn't even show up, in fact he's barely mentioned. The same with all the other secondary characters, the majority have merely a short scene at most. This book focuses on the Swamp team and new characters connected to the latest murder. I found the mystery and the team's inquiries interesting and did softly laugh a couple of times. I question those that complain it is the same storyline as in previous books. Well, of course. They all focus on a murder and trying to solve it. The fact that this one doesn't involve all of the usual Sinful crew makes it different. Yet there are complaints about that. I'm also glad there's less "schtick", that got old fast. Gertie does have a moment or two here which is enough for me. So, I was satisfied with Frightfully Fortune.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Kristina Trawick

    Another winner..... SPOILER ALERT! I love all the books in this series. I didn't start reading them until a couple of years ago, so the last few months I've been binge reading to get caught up. When I saw a new one was out I was thrilled. There is something about this one, though, that stands out. I found two glaring errors, and wonder how they weren't caught by an editor. First, Fortune and the ladies were waiting for the police to get to the theater. The very next paragraph Cater is there, with Another winner..... SPOILER ALERT! I love all the books in this series. I didn't start reading them until a couple of years ago, so the last few months I've been binge reading to get caught up. When I saw a new one was out I was thrilled. There is something about this one, though, that stands out. I found two glaring errors, and wonder how they weren't caught by an editor. First, Fortune and the ladies were waiting for the police to get to the theater. The very next paragraph Cater is there, with her, at the station. Then the NOLA cop tells Fortune to come back in the morning for her statement. How did they get there and how Carter know? and if she was already there, why not get her statement then? Second, why would Brigitte send bogus paintings to the buyer then switch them out when "they came to collect"? Why on earth would she, it the buyers, go through that?

  19. 5 out of 5

    Holly

    I love the Miss Fortune series and have read all of the books. Frightfully Fortune is set at Halloween as was Swamp Spook book 13. I wondered what Jana DeLeon could do to keep it original but she did! Fortune Redding is a Private Investigator and her friends and assistants, Ida Belle and Gertie are up to their usual antics. While they are at the Halowwen Festival, maze, a headless horseman runs through but the body is from a man who died a couple of days before and lands right in front of Swamp I love the Miss Fortune series and have read all of the books. Frightfully Fortune is set at Halloween as was Swamp Spook book 13. I wondered what Jana DeLeon could do to keep it original but she did! Fortune Redding is a Private Investigator and her friends and assistants, Ida Belle and Gertie are up to their usual antics. While they are at the Halowwen Festival, maze, a headless horseman runs through but the body is from a man who died a couple of days before and lands right in front of Swamp Team 3. It is a strange situation and it intrigues them. There are skunks, breaking and entering, and pink glitter! The characters are likable and interesting, the cozy mystery is well done and intriguing, and there is humor and romance and a lot to love! The audiobook is well done and the narrator, Cassandra Campbell, is perfect for the voices of all the characters. So very enjoyable!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Cathy P

    Loved it I love it when a new book comes out, because I get to take a trip back to Sinful, Louisiana. The characters are hilarious and get up to the best shenanigans. I loved this addition to the series, and The numerous mysteries wrapped up within the main mystery. I love it when people mess with Celia. Also enjoy it when Fortune figures out just a little bit more than everybody else. I feel sorry for Carter though he really does bring it on himself a little bit. Really enjoyed this book and loo Loved it I love it when a new book comes out, because I get to take a trip back to Sinful, Louisiana. The characters are hilarious and get up to the best shenanigans. I loved this addition to the series, and The numerous mysteries wrapped up within the main mystery. I love it when people mess with Celia. Also enjoy it when Fortune figures out just a little bit more than everybody else. I feel sorry for Carter though he really does bring it on himself a little bit. Really enjoyed this book and looking forward to the next one. Wonder if there will be more skunk shenanigans and inadvertant glitter bombs? Stand alone, though better if you've read the entire series. Helps you know who everyone is and their place in the story. Told from Fortune's POV. Highly recommend.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Cheryl

    I really enjoy all the Fortune mystery books. This book is just as good as the rest. It is a classic mystery with a Halloween theme. The past of a few people will come back to haunt them as Gil is killed but it turns out to be murder. The main trio get involved right off the bat but there is still humor with Celia which had me laughing really hard. But the glittering part is even better. Fortune is an excellent detective and her helpers liven up the book. The romance between her and Carter could I really enjoy all the Fortune mystery books. This book is just as good as the rest. It is a classic mystery with a Halloween theme. The past of a few people will come back to haunt them as Gil is killed but it turns out to be murder. The main trio get involved right off the bat but there is still humor with Celia which had me laughing really hard. But the glittering part is even better. Fortune is an excellent detective and her helpers liven up the book. The romance between her and Carter could use a little boost but they are quite the pair. I really like the way the books are written with clues for you to be a detective yourself. So read and enjoy this book and all the others in the series!

  22. 5 out of 5

    John Hall

    The case of the headless horseman I finally realized why I like this series so much. When I was 10 or 12 I read every Nancy Drew book there was. Now that I am older, so much older, I still like the same kind of books and heroines. Fortune Redding is the grown up, world-wise version of Nancy, but still without any gratuitous violence or sex. It is kind of a cozy mystery, but so much better than the average. This is book 20 and I have read them all. I won’t spoil the plot by giving the usual formul The case of the headless horseman I finally realized why I like this series so much. When I was 10 or 12 I read every Nancy Drew book there was. Now that I am older, so much older, I still like the same kind of books and heroines. Fortune Redding is the grown up, world-wise version of Nancy, but still without any gratuitous violence or sex. It is kind of a cozy mystery, but so much better than the average. This is book 20 and I have read them all. I won’t spoil the plot by giving the usual formulaic précis. If you haven’t read any of the books in this series you need to get copy 1 and read it. If you like it you will want another one, and then suddenly you will find yourself waiting for each new one to come out.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kerrie Howard

    Jana does it again! Another fun book in the Miss Fortune series! Fortune, Ida Belle and Gertie are at it again. A headless horseman is at the annual Halloween Festival and the head falls off the saddle practically in their laps. The head belongs to a Sinful resident, not very well liked, who had been killed in a carjacking in New Orleans a couple of days prior. The three set out to solve who loaded his corpse onto the horse and it evolves into finding out who killed the man. There’s a good myster Jana does it again! Another fun book in the Miss Fortune series! Fortune, Ida Belle and Gertie are at it again. A headless horseman is at the annual Halloween Festival and the head falls off the saddle practically in their laps. The head belongs to a Sinful resident, not very well liked, who had been killed in a carjacking in New Orleans a couple of days prior. The three set out to solve who loaded his corpse onto the horse and it evolves into finding out who killed the man. There’s a good mystery, good humor, things getting blown up… fun book, good mystery and great characters!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Barbara Hackel

    Never say never! When I saw the title of this book, I said to myself, "At least the Halloween festival and corn maze should be safe this year!" Hahahaha... This is so different! And so sidesplitting and clever. So bizarre and seemingly hopeless. So Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie! Gosh I love those three with their quick wits and glittery personalities. (Read the book and then you'll laugh and understand!) It's a book that I raced through and then started to panic when I thought it was almost over Never say never! When I saw the title of this book, I said to myself, "At least the Halloween festival and corn maze should be safe this year!" Hahahaha... This is so different! And so sidesplitting and clever. So bizarre and seemingly hopeless. So Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie! Gosh I love those three with their quick wits and glittery personalities. (Read the book and then you'll laugh and understand!) It's a book that I raced through and then started to panic when I thought it was almost over way too soon! Jana Deleon sure knows Sinful and the way to bring out the best characters! Never a bad time to visit Sinful! Wish the next book would come soon. I want to read more new stories!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Brenda Vanpatten

    That Frightfully Fortune is the 20th book in the series just about says it all. Every single book is a delightfully funny read. The characters are awesome and the plots are great. In each book are several parts where you will laugh until the tears flow and you can't see the print. Fortune, Gertie, and Ida Belle get into so much trouble and getting out of it causes much consternation to Deputy Carter, Fortune's boyfriend. Then there is Celia, the biggest thorn in the side of Sinful, LA. It is rar That Frightfully Fortune is the 20th book in the series just about says it all. Every single book is a delightfully funny read. The characters are awesome and the plots are great. In each book are several parts where you will laugh until the tears flow and you can't see the print. Fortune, Gertie, and Ida Belle get into so much trouble and getting out of it causes much consternation to Deputy Carter, Fortune's boyfriend. Then there is Celia, the biggest thorn in the side of Sinful, LA. It is rare that I feel pity for an author but as soon as readers finish one book, the 'nagging' starts again for Jana Deleon to hurry up with the next book in the series. Please, Jana, we can't wait!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Christine McGraw

    Enjoyed the book - easy reading I always enjoy the Miss Fortune mystery series... one reason is because I started with book one so I now know "the history" / how they evolved, of all the main characters so it's much easier to grasp what going on in each book. In fact, the first books which reflected on Fortune's life change from CIA Agent to Sinful resident were my favorites = a little more suspenseful and all the main characters were not quite as slapstick silly as now, but true professionals s Enjoyed the book - easy reading I always enjoy the Miss Fortune mystery series... one reason is because I started with book one so I now know "the history" / how they evolved, of all the main characters so it's much easier to grasp what going on in each book. In fact, the first books which reflected on Fortune's life change from CIA Agent to Sinful resident were my favorites = a little more suspenseful and all the main characters were not quite as slapstick silly as now, but true professionals showing their military backgrounds and abilities and southern sensibilities. But yes, their antics do make you smile ...

  27. 5 out of 5

    Mary Heron

    Another complex case for Swamp Team Three. The quality of the writing in this series is phenomenal, twenty books in and not a dud in the bunch. Fortune, IdaBelle and Gertie are amazing characters and the supporting cast from Deputy Carter LeBeau, his uncle Walter, Mannie their mob friend, Francine the cafe owner even Celia their town nemesis, to name but a few. All go towards making books that are a joy to read. This book, (while not as funny as some in the past) has a very complex plot that will Another complex case for Swamp Team Three. The quality of the writing in this series is phenomenal, twenty books in and not a dud in the bunch. Fortune, IdaBelle and Gertie are amazing characters and the supporting cast from Deputy Carter LeBeau, his uncle Walter, Mannie their mob friend, Francine the cafe owner even Celia their town nemesis, to name but a few. All go towards making books that are a joy to read. This book, (while not as funny as some in the past) has a very complex plot that will keep you guessing right till the end. The highlight of my year is when I see another instalment in this series up for sale, long may Ms DeLeon keep writing them.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Patricia Kiyono

    I purchased this book as soon as it was available, and finally had the chance to read it during a road trip with a friend. Fortune and her friends Ida Belle and Gertie are at the annual Halloween Festival in Sinful, Louisiana, when a horseman rides up to them - and literally loses his head! The headless rider is identified as Gil Forrest, a local insurance salesman who performed in a New Orleans theater troupe. Gil’s very young wife is a prime suspect but something about that seems off to Fortun I purchased this book as soon as it was available, and finally had the chance to read it during a road trip with a friend. Fortune and her friends Ida Belle and Gertie are at the annual Halloween Festival in Sinful, Louisiana, when a horseman rides up to them - and literally loses his head! The headless rider is identified as Gil Forrest, a local insurance salesman who performed in a New Orleans theater troupe. Gil’s very young wife is a prime suspect but something about that seems off to Fortune, and she leads the Swamp Team 3 in an investigation that kept me reading far into the night. As usual, the ending is so unexpected, yet so logical. This is storytelling at its finest.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Val

    The Swamp Team 3 girls were as usual sticking their noses in places they didn't belong and solved a murder. Who woulda thunk? 😉 Gertie was as usual the life of the party 😊, Ida Belle (the best get away driver ever) is the cool headed mastermind and Fortune well she's just along for the ride and to come up with ridiculous cover stories. 😁 In my opinion the murder victim kinda deserved to be killed ☺ and I totally had the murderer pegged but NOPE😮. Don't you just hate it when the author has their The Swamp Team 3 girls were as usual sticking their noses in places they didn't belong and solved a murder. Who woulda thunk? 😉 Gertie was as usual the life of the party 😊, Ida Belle (the best get away driver ever) is the cool headed mastermind and Fortune well she's just along for the ride and to come up with ridiculous cover stories. 😁 In my opinion the murder victim kinda deserved to be killed ☺ and I totally had the murderer pegged but NOPE😮. Don't you just hate it when the author has their own idea about the bad guy? Oh well, it was still a great story and I am hoping the next book comes out soon. 😊 I just love these girls! 😍

  30. 5 out of 5

    dee fazenbaker

    Another great whodunit! Frightfully Fortune had so many twists and turns to make your head spin. I had no clue about the murderer until the end. Gertie is her usual hilarious self and there are some laugh out loud scenes. I have read every book in this series and Jana DeLeon never disappoints. I swear she could write a phone book and it'd be entertaining! We all need a little escape during this pandemic, something to make us feel better. I highly recommend this book and the whole series. Another great whodunit! Frightfully Fortune had so many twists and turns to make your head spin. I had no clue about the murderer until the end. Gertie is her usual hilarious self and there are some laugh out loud scenes. I have read every book in this series and Jana DeLeon never disappoints. I swear she could write a phone book and it'd be entertaining! We all need a little escape during this pandemic, something to make us feel better. I highly recommend this book and the whole series.

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