If you have never read the Miss Fortune books, do not start with this one. The first book in the series is the best. Louisiana Longshot is just flat out funny as it introduces Fortune, the continuing characters and Sinful, Louisiana. This book is a poor cousin of that one. Fortune, Gertie, and Ida Belle are on vacation in Florida when someone is poisoned. One of the Swamp team was the last person to have seen him so suspicion turns her direction. I agree with the other reviews that the team is not itself. Even when the action is silly in the other books, these are competent, fearless, capable women who are great friends. Not so much in this book. All of the books are light and many of the books in the series are very entertaining. While this one stayed light and forgettable, it was not very funny and much of the humor was one the verge of ridicule. In addition, when it came time to wrap things up, it all came from left field.