Trouble in Mudbug (Ghost-in-Law Series #1)

Trouble in Mudbug (Ghost-in-Law Series #1)

by Jana DeLeon

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Scientist Maryse Robicheaux thought that a lot of her problems had gone away with her mother-in-law's death. The woman was rude, pushy, manipulative and used her considerable wealth to run herd over the entire town of Mudbug, Louisiana.

Unfortunately, death doesn't slow down Helena one bit.

DEA Agent Luc LeJeune is wondering what his undercover assignment investigating the sexy scientist has gotten him into – especially as it seems someone wants her dead. Keeping his secrets while protecting Maryse proves to be easier than fighting his attraction for the brainy beauty.

(Note: This book is part of the author's backlist, originally released in print in 2009 by Dorchester Publishing)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940011893476
Publisher: Jana DeLeon
Publication date: 11/06/2010
Series: Ghost-in-Law Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 350
Sales rank: 2,890
File size: 619 KB

About the Author

Jana DeLeon grew up among the bayous and 'gators of south Louisiana. She's never stumbled across a mystery like one of her heroines but is still optimistic. She lives in Dallas, Texas along with a menagerie of animals and not one single ghost.

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Trouble in Mudbug (Ghost-in-Law Series) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 344 reviews.
exiejohn More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed Trougle in Mudbug-(Ghost-in-Law Series). I enjoy mysteries where the characters make me laugh out loud. So if you like Janet Enanovich, C.L. Bevill, Gemma Halliday your will enjoy Jana DeLeon as well.
AddictedToReading19 More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading all 3 books in these series. While some elements are predictable, the characters are loveable and it's fun to try to figure out 'who-dun-it' before the book is over. I recommend starting with the first book of course - but beware, once you read one, you'll want to finish the others!
MarshaVA More than 1 year ago
I came across this book by accident and have read it several times...LOVE it!!! Very FUNNY!!!!! Romance and more laughs this series has me longing for more authors with the Jana DeLeon style of mystery, romance, laughs, southern flare. I have been reading for many years and have never come across an author that had me searching for more like her. Loved it!!!! A must read!!!
KMNTX More than 1 year ago
This was a pretty funny book. A little bit of suspense, little bit of romance and a whole lot of laughs. Check it out. It was one of those that I bought just because it was cheap. I was really surprised. It is #1 in a trilogy. Make sure you read the other two.
panfan More than 1 year ago
It's a fast read; it's very suited for a beach/vacation read. Nothing too deep, if that's what you like, but if you like cute stories this is it for you.
Patricia Cupples More than 1 year ago
I found it to be a fun book to read
NNmimi More than 1 year ago
Need to read these in order. Wish there were more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a fun lighthearted read. I enjoyed all three books in the series and really enjoyed the characters. I like stories that give all the characters some personality and would buy more of Jana DeLeon's books to read. It has a great sense of humor and still makes me smile thinking about different parts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story has a good plot, but if you are looking for a clean hallmark mystery type book, this is not it. The author uses dirty curse words throughout the entire book and there are sexual situations that are inappropriate. I want readers to know what they are purchasing. I wish there had been a review telling me before I purchased the first three in the series.
BayouBabe81 More than 1 year ago
Last summer I was looking for a book that would be light-hearted and fun. And growing up outside of New Orleans I looked forward to reading something set around my old stomping grounds. What I got instead was an addiction to Jana Deleon. She makes me cry from laughing so hard at these characters. The romance is an added bonus, but not overly done. I highly recommend Jana's books to anyone I can! Great job Jana!
Linda__ More than 1 year ago
A perfect, cozy mystery. Loved it! Chicklit at it's best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed all 3 of the Mudbug books. Loved how the characters developed, all the twists and turns and look forward to more of this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How does an enviromental botanist go from the Louisiana bayou to target and know nothing that could be a motive for her death. She is orphaned, married to a man who left her behind to avoid loansharks and now hunted by someone who has way too much knowledge of her comings and goings. All she wants is to divorce the no-good husband if only she can find him and serve him with divorce papers, have a normal life, cure cancer, and quit seeing the ghost of her mother-in-law. But now she has to stay alive and has only mom-in-law's ghost and a quirky fake psychic friend to help her figure it all out. Great, fun read
GinsBookNotes More than 1 year ago
***read full review at Gin's Book Notes .com*** I knew from page 1 that Trouble in Mudbug was going to be an entertaining read. The opening has our main character Maryse and her best friend Sabine attending Helena Henry’s funeral. Helena was a total witch of a mother-in-law to Maryse and has a personality so strong that even death can’t hold her back.Maryse thinks it a trick of the lights or possibly stress that has her seeing Helena rise up out of the coffin and exclaiming, “What the hell is going on here, Pastor Bob? For Christ’s sake, I’m Catholic”. Poor Maryse soon discovers that Helena is sticking around to wrap up some unfinished business and she is the only one who can help her.  This book is fast paced, funny, and just plain fun.
wiscnd More than 1 year ago
Light hearted and funny mystery. The ghost is great. Well worth the entire series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good and entertaining read filled with a little bit of everything from humor to mystery to paranormal to romance,  this book has it all. If you are a fan of Janet Evanovich's "Stephaine Plum" series then you will likely enjoy this read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Entertaining and light hearted!!!!!
Juliapicks1 9 months ago
There are lots of funny witty things in this book. Maryse’s best friend is a psychic with a store named “Read’em and Reap”. Helena comes back from the dead to “haunt” Maryse in a pink suit that she would have never worn when alive and while Maryse ends up being stalked and almost killed, she keeps thinking that Luc’s butt is the finest in the world. The book has a few “oh No!” moments but never gets scary or graphic. The suspense of who the killer is stays that way until the end.
Anonymous 12 months ago
I have never laughed so hard reading a book that I was in tears before. Chapter 8, in the car after dinner (the dinner date was so funny, too). I LOVED this book! One loose end, who paid for the rental car? Maryse would never let HIM pay, maybe I missed!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
rhonda1111 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Maryse goes to her mother-in-law funeral even though she had lots of problems dealing with her and in the middle of funeral sees her crawling out of the casket. Maryse talks more with helena now that she is dead than a live and together they try and find out who is trying to kill maryse and who suceeded to kill Helena. their is lots of action, attempted murder a few times. talking to a ghost that only she can see causes some fun embarrsing moments. I enjoyed the book and look forward to reading more of the series
TheLibraryhag on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Maryse has been living under the shadow of her mother-in-law, Helena, since her husband left her and pile of debt that Maryse had to pay off with Helena's help. So Maryse is somewhat relieved when Helena dies. But the relief is short lived when Helena pops out of her coffin and Maryse is the only one who can see her. And Helena really needs Maryse's help, because she did not just die, she is convinced she was murdered.This is a cute and fun mystery. The romance is blended nicely and there is some good action. A nice romp in the bayou. I will be reading the next in the series.
jenniandtony on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Trouble in Mudbug is about a woman who cant' get a divorce from her missing husband and is left to deal with the ghost of her mother-in-law until she's able to figure out who's trying to kill her and why. This book has everything from humor to suspense, romance to mystery and every other genre in between. It's a great book for fans of mystery, romance, suspense and even those just looking for a good "escape" book. The last chapter will have you on the edge of your seat and the brewing romance will keep you reading until the end.
Neverwithoutabook on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One of the things I really enjoy when reading a new book is when the author takes the story in a new or different direction from the usual. Jana Deleon did just that with this one. What a fun little romp through the bayou this story is! Light? Yes. Fluffy? Yes. Feel-good? Yes. Enjoyable? Most definitely! A really cute idea for a series subtitled "A Ghost-in-Law Mystery Romance" and I'll be looking forward to reading the next two.
KarenLeeField on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I wanted something completely different to what I usually read and chose this book purely because of the cover, which screamed ¿light read¿. And it is a light read, but by no means was it a boring read. I would class this book as a romance mystery with lots of humour. I really enjoyed it.Maryse¿s mother-in-law, Helena, is dead. This is cause for celebration because the old biddy is a real pain in the backside but before she can celebrate Maryse finds she hasn¿t seen the last of her horrid mother-in-law yet. Helena climbs out of the coffin at the funeral and Maryse is the only person who can see her because she¿s a ghost.The combination of these two characters is really entertaining. Maryse has so much on her plate already, like trying to serve her allusive husband with divorce papers, trying to avoid a sexy man who makes her think thoughts no decent woman should be thinking, and staying alive long enough to claim her inheritance. Nothing much really, but Helena claims she¿s not going anywhere until she also solves a murder case ¿ Helena¿s murder!The story is character driven. It¿s not fast paced, as such, but the interaction of the characters draws the reader through each chapter just because you need to know what¿s going to happen next. However, underneath all the humour and sex, (yes, I did say sex) is a well thought out plot which I found to be convincing. I commend the author in her delivery of the clues and resolutions. It was very well done.I recommend this book and will be purchasing book 2 in the series in the near future.