Weekend Reads: “Swamp Spook”

Hi, everyone. This week’s book is a “whodunnit” with a bent that’s perfect for the season.

Swamp Spook (Miss Fortune Mystery #13)Swamp Spook by Jana Deleon

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I eagerly awaited this book’s release; the “Miss Fortune” series is some of the most fun I’ve had with books in a long while. In this case, the timing for a fun Halloween tale couldn’t be better.

In this book, Fortune has her PI license and is settling in as well as can be expected in Sinful. She’s even agreed to play one of the characters in the annual Halloween hay bale maze: the executioner. She’s spent an hour or so beheading a prop in the maze … but when she comes back from her break, it’s been replaced with an actual, decapitated body. Needless to say, Swamp Team 3 is on the case immediately. Deputy Carter Leblanc, for a change, is okay with the trio getting involved, because the state police and town nemesis Celia Arceneaux are trying to prove Carter incompetent for the job and he needs help to clear his own name.

The laughs are a mile a minute as Gertie, Ida Belle, and Fortune try to find out “whodunnit” … which I figured out well before the reveal. Still, the revelation of the “why” was a huge surprise and gave a great deal more insight to the character’s motivations in other areas of the story.

As usual, I found myself delighted by the characters in the tiny town. There were new folks to meet, and chuckles to be had. I can’t wait until the next one is out.

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