Deputy Sheriff Carter LeBlanc was a fine young man, Mary-Alice thought, although a bit lacking in imagination. He seemed to believe civilians had nothing of value to contribute to murder investigations—that their place was to answer questions and otherwise stay out of things. In Mary-Alice’s opinion, he was quite mistaken. Local businessman Buford Fontleroy Deale … Continue reading A New Miss Fortune Mystery Novella: The Pajama Murder
So far so good! January: To solve the mystery of a disappearing corpse, Mary-Alice has to endure a visit to the Swamp Bar (where decent ladies don't go) and battle her vindictive cousin, Mayor Celia Arceneaux. Will her gentle temper and unshakable faith in human nature endure? The Vanishing Victim February: Mary-Alice Arceneaux just got … Continue reading A novella a month: How’s my 2017 resolution going?
The Mayflower Society is about to hold its annual meeting at Washington D.C.’s swanky gathering place for the elite, the Continental Club. That means Kit Marshall’s upper-crust future in-laws, Buffy and Winston Hollingsworth, are coming for a visit. Annoyed that Kit has not set a date to marry Doug, Buffy wants her to commit to … Continue reading A new Washington Whodunit: Calamity at the Continental Club by Colleen J. Shogan
Young men have been disappearing in Black Valley, New York--which now has the misfortune of being known as "Black Widow Valley." As it happens, Mary-Alice Arceneaux has a personal connection with the tiny community, and is called in to help. Mary-Alice is thrilled to be a part of the investigation--but by the time she arrives … Continue reading A new Mary-Alice mystery in the Miss Fortune world: Black Widow Valley
Professor Gwendolyn Jackson's husband sends her a voice mail from the road, telling her he'll be home soon. Just one problem...by the time the message was sent, he was already dead. When the police dismiss her concerns, Professor Jackson turns to her former student, Fortune Morrow, for help. Naturally, Fortune, Mary-Alice, and the rest … Continue reading A new novella in Jana DeLeon’s Miss Fortune World: The Two-Body Problem
CIA operative Fortune Redding crossed a ruthless arms dealer. Now she's hiding out in remote Sinful, Louisiana, with a fake identity, fake hair, and a real price on her head. Now Ahmad's men are getting close, and she has less than 24 hours to make it to the safe house in Hawaii. They'll be looking for … Continue reading Aloha, Y’all: Miss Fortune Goes to Hawaii
Sinful's newest resident, Mary-Alice Arceneaux, is starting to catch on to the fact that the Sinful Ladies' Society does more than brew 100-proof cough syrup to sell at the church bazaar. When her new friend Ida Belle gets into serious trouble, Mary-Alice wants to help the Sinful Ladies in their quest for justice. But this … Continue reading A New Miss Fortune Mystery Novella: The Vanishing Victim
How did the members of Swamp Team Three end up at a romance writers' convention in New Orleans?Gertie wants to advance her budding career as a romance author; Fortune needs a break from her complicated personal life; and Ida Belle doesn't think the other two should go out unsupervised. But when Ida Belle runs into someone from … Continue reading New on Kindle Worlds: Swamp Team Three goes to a New Orleans romance convention
A graduate student from Hawaii rents out Ida Belle's spare bedroom so he can spend a few weeks in Sinful, Louisiana to finish his fieldwork. Fortune worries that Ida Belle's inquisitive new roommate might blow her cover. Instead, he makes a disturbing discovery--and unleashes forces that will go to any lengths to protect Sinful's darkest secret. … Continue reading Sinful Science, A Miss Fortune Kindle Worlds Novella, is now available on Amazon.