You're invited to the hottest bash in Sinful, Louisiana. It's Gertie's Tenth Annual Funeral (because why have a funeral after she's gone and can't hear all the good things people say about her?) and she's pulling out all the stops, hoping to make this year's celebration the best one yet.
Only someone has a different idea. Someone wants to take the f-u-n out of "funeral" and tries to turn fake-dead Gertie into real-dead Gertie.
Who would want to kill Gertie? And why? And can Fortune and the Geritol Mafia stop him before he attempts to kill Gertie again?
Nearly Departed is the first in the Sinful Stories series, a fast-paced novella set in the world of Jana DeLeon's Miss Fortune Mysteries, complete with a splash of suspense, a dollop of humor and a pinch of heart.
A WORD FROM THE AUTHOR: Nearly Departed was first published on April 27, 2015 as part of the Miss Fortune Kindle Worlds program (which ended in July of 2018). It is now part of the Miss Fortune World published by J&R Fan Fiction. I wish to thank Ms. DeLeon for graciously allowing other writers to explore their own writing in a most Sinful way.
Sinful Stories is a series of stories written by Shari Hearn within the Miss Fortune World featuring Fortune, Gertie and Ida Belle. They may be read in any order; however, they do follow the timeline of Jana DeLeon's Miss Fortune series with regard to Fortune's relationship with Carter. With the earlier books in the series, Carter doesn't know Fortune's true identity. As Jana DeLeon's series changes with regard to Fortune's continued threat from Ahmad, future stories within Sinful Stories will reflect those changes.
Currently, the stories within Sinful Stories include:
Mutiny on the Bayou
Murder on the Sinful Express