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Jana DeLeon is USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of Comedy, Mystery, Humor and Romance novels. She was raised in Southwest Louisiana among the Gators and bayous. She lives in Dallas, Texas with her Sheltie. DeLeon has published several series including Ghost-in-Law, Shaye Archer, and Miss Fortune Mystery.
Order of Ghost-in-Law Series
|1||Trouble in Mudbug||2009||Description / Buy|
|2||Mischief in Mudbug||2009||Description / Buy|
|3||Showdown in Mudbug||2010||Description / Buy|
|4||The Helena Diaries (Short Story)||2013||Description / Buy|
|5||Resurrection in Mudbug||2013||Description / Buy|
|6||Missing in Mudbug||2013||Description / Buy|
|7||Chaos in Mudbug||2014||Description / Buy|
|8||Rose and Helena Save Christmas||2014||Description / Buy|
Order of Shivers Series with Lisa Childs
|1||Mystery Lover||2010||Description / Buy|
|2||Keeping Watch||2010||Description / Buy|
|3||The Secret of Cypriere Bayou||2011||Description / Buy|
|4||Waterford Point||2011||Description / Buy|
|5||Phantom of the French Quarter||2011||Description / Buy|
Order of Marina at Midlife Series
|1||Wrong Side of Forty||2020||Description / Buy|
Order of Miss Fortune Mystery Series
|1||Louisiana Longshot||2012||Description / Buy|
|2||Lethal Bayou Beauty||2013||Description / Buy|
|3||Swamp Sniper||2013||Description / Buy|
|4||Swamp Team 3||2014||Description / Buy|
|5||Gator Bait||2014||Description / Buy|
|6||Soldiers of Fortune||2015||Description / Buy|
|7||Hurricane Force||2015||Description / Buy|
|8||Fortune Hunter||2016||Description / Buy|
|9||Later Gator||2016||Description / Buy|
|10||Hook, Line and Blinker||2017||Description / Buy|
|11||Change of Fortune||2018||Description / Buy|
|12||Reel of Fortune||2018||Description / Buy|
|13||Swamp Spook||2018||Description / Buy|
|14||Fortune Furlough||2019||Description / Buy|
|15||Cajun Fried Felony||2019||Description / Buy|
|16||Swamp Santa||2019||Description / Buy|
|17||Bullets and Beads||2020||Description / Buy|
|18||Gators and Garters||2020||Description / Buy|
|19||Fortune Funhouse||2021||Description / Buy|
|20||Frightfully Fortune||2021||Description / Buy|
|21||Swamp Sweets||2021||Description / Buy|
|22||Flame and Fortune||2022||Description / Buy|
|23||Swamp Spirits||2022||Description / Buy|
|24||Clue Krewe||2023||Description / Buy|
Order of Mystere Parish Series
|1||The Reckoning||2012||Description / Buy|
|2||The Vanishing||2012||Description / Buy|
|3||The Awakening||2012||Description / Buy|
Order of Mystere Parish: Family Inheritance Series
|1||The Accused||2013||Description / Buy|
|2||The Betrayed||2013||Description / Buy|
|3||The Reunion||2021||Description / Buy|
Order of 12 Days of Christmas Series with Kyra Davis
|1||Eight Maids a' Missing (Short Story)||2013||Description / Buy|
|2||Seven Swans a' Shooting (Short Story)||2013||Description / Buy|
Order of Shaye Archer Series
|1||Malevolent||2015||Description / Buy|
|2||Sinister||2016||Description / Buy|
|3||Diabolical||2016||Description / Buy|
|4||Wicked||2017||Description / Buy|
|5||Unseen||2017||Description / Buy|
|6||Dreadful||2018||Description / Buy|
|7||Damned||2019||Description / Buy|
Order of Happily Everlasting Series
|1||Dead Man Talking||2017||Description / Buy|
|2||Once Hunted, Twice Shy||2017||Description / Buy|
|3||Fooled Around and Spelled In Love||2017||Description / Buy|
|4||Witchful Thinking||2017||Description / Buy|
|5||Total Eclipse of The Hunt||2017||Description / Buy|
|6||Curses and Cupcakes||2017||Description / Buy|
|7||An Everlasting Christmas||2018||Description / Buy|
Order of Emerald Series Series
|1||Bayou Bodyguard||2011||Description / Buy|
Order of Lizzy Gardner Files Series
|1||Unsavory (Short Story)||2014||Description / Buy|
Order of Jana Deleon Standalone Novels
|1||Rumble on the Bayou||2006||Description / Buy|
|2||Unlucky||2007||Description / Buy|
|3||The Lost Girls of Johnson's Bayou||2012||Description / Buy|
Jana Deleon Anthologies
|1||The Naked Truth about Self-Publishing||2013||Description / Buy|
JANA DELEON AWARDS
The Reckoning was a top pick during the 2012 RT Book Reviews while The Secret of Cypriere Bayou won the 2011 RT Reviewers Choice Award for the First Series Romance. Subsequently, The Vanishing was a top pick of the 2012 RT Book Reviews.
BEST JANA DELEON BOOKS
Malevolent: From the New York Times, bestselling novelist comes the first novel in an excellent thriller series. Everyone always wondered about Shaye’s past including Shaye herself. However, her life effectively started the moment the police found her was beaten and with no memory of her last 15 years, she could not even remember her real name. Nine years later, she is now a licensed private investigator with only one specific goal in mind- to get the cases of her clients solved even when the clues are missing and hoping that she will one day find the answers to her past as well.
On the other hand, we meet Emma Frederick who thought that her nightmare was completely over after she murdered her abusive husband. However, someone is stalking her and tormenting her with the memories of her past. Unfortunately, upon reporting to the police, she is dismissed since she lacks supporting evidence to her claims, but Shaye, the private investigator, is convinced that someone is seriously terrorizing Emma, playing a mouse and cat game but only with one goal in mind.
The first novel in the series is an interesting read. The characters, the whole plot and the unfolding of each scene are brilliant, and you will find it hard to keep the novel down. If you are a fan of thriller and mystery novels, you will find this book an absolute match, as the author spices it up to have the readers gripped to the last page.
Lethal Bayou Beauty: In Lethal Bayou Beauty we meet Fortune, a highly trained CIA assassin/operative who is working as an undercover agent in the small town of Sinful, Louisiana just because a sinister has placed a price tag on her head. Surprisingly, the little town is a hotbed of murder, intrigue, and weapon-toting citizens and keeping a low profile is almost impossible.
Fortune is a deadly assassin but has spent most of her entire adult life on missions or training. Now she is posing as a former town beauty queen, and this has created some Miss Congeniality style /Sandra Bullock moments as she had to get hair extensions and she is also expected to own a dress and understand the difference between mascara and eyeliner.
The later expertise is put to the test when Pansy requests Fortune to apply some makeup to children for a local beauty event. Fortune may not know beauty stuff, but she indeed knows how to improvise and get her way through.
However, when Pansy is killed, the entire small town goes into a frenzy mode and blames Fortune for her boss death. However, fortunately for Fortune, she has Belle and Gertie on her side, and these women are more deadly than any killer, and soon they start hunting Pansy’s killer much against the expectations of the hot deputy Carter.
Carter tries to bar the local town’s women to their limits but soon this does not stop the trio from investigating, and soon they are traveling to the countryside and bayou piecing the clues together and find the killer.
If you like entertaining novels, solid mystery and some small town characters with lots of personalities, then you will love this book. The book will not really change your world with its broad and profound message or the storyline, but it is a good combination of funny dialogue. There is a breakneck action, and fun time from a spy in hiding with a group of old ladies to seemingly have bigger and stronger magnets for trouble and intrigue then Mr. Bean is in for some disaster.
The novel plot is fun; the characters are well developed, quirky and also formidable. The action never seems to end, and each page you turn, you will be desperately wishing that the author reveals the real identity of the killer.
When Does The Next Jana Deleon book come out?
Jana Deleon doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Clue Krewe and was released on February, 20th 2023. It is the newest book in the Miss Fortune Mystery Series.
3 thoughts on “Jana Deleon”
You are my favorite author. Hoping to see Miss Fortune #25 Coming Soon. Is there a release date as of yet? Please advise!
I read all of the Mud BUG series, and all of the Miss Fortune series, and can’t wait for more to be written. Love that Jana DeLeon!
I hope her health is better!
I hope also she will do another Fortune book since the Sheriff had a heart attack and has finally retired.
I use to live in Louisiana and loved it and miss it!