Rumble on the Bayou

Rumble on the Bayou

by Jana DeLeon

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Deputy Dorie Berenger knew the day would go from bad to worse when she found a stoned alligator in the town drunk's swimming pool. Then DEA agent Richard Starke shows up in Gator Bait, Louisiana, giving out orders and insults faster than you can cast a fishing line.

Dorie knows the residents of Gator Bait aren't going to talk to a stranger, especially a Yankee, but she stuck with Richard until he catches his bad guy. With no other alternative to restore peace to the small town, Dorie agrees to help Richard catch a criminal and in the process, uncovers decades of secrets that have been hiding deep in the Louisiana bayou.

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

Product Details

BN ID: 2940011921193
Publisher: Jana DeLeon
Publication date: 11/08/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 23,521
File size: 238 KB

About the Author

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

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Rumble on the Bayou 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 105 reviews.
TeriWA More than 1 year ago
I read the paperback version which has an aligator in a swimming pool. How could I not read this? It is funny, sexy, and actually has a good mystery. I usually know who the "killer" or other "bad guy" is by the middle of the book. I was having so much fun with the charachters in this one, I didn't even try to figure it out and was actually surprised by the ending. Can't wait to read more of this author.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you love Janet Evanovich's small-town humor and Stephanie Bond-type mystery with Jennifer Cruisie-ish type characters, then you'll LOVE this book! Don't miss this debut book by author Jana DeLeon. It'll keep you laughing and guessing until the very last page!
drbcabarete More than 1 year ago
What starts off as a rather silly situation and something more out of Carl Hiasson, this turns out to be a most entertaining book. The characters have some meaning and interest and the plot is actually better than expected. It is an enjoyable romp through the bayou with several folks who make it intriguing. Much than what I would have predicted.
CatherineNC More than 1 year ago
I bought this book soley for the title because I love to read about New Orleans and its neighboring towns. It turned out to be a really good read, totally enjoyable. Ms. DeLeon's characters were believable, something I look for in a book, but don't always find. I'm going to look for her next book and hopefully I'll really like it as well.
jfc12 More than 1 year ago
i liked this book alot. it was a continuation of previous characters, so i enjoyed seeing them progress.i read all three of those books and enjoyed them all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fun and enjoyable read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this book, l liked the characters and the plot. I didn't know who did it until the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book for those who like the romance with a little comedy thrown in. Though unrelated other than being based in south Louisiana, the author's Ghost-In-Law series and Unlucky have the same feel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
dorie is a cop. a very strong cop. richard is her match in strength, but he just so handsome. dorie fights her feelings for richard, but loses in the end. in the meantime there is stoned alligator. where did the drugs come from? and how did the alligator find them? raad this story and find out. you won't be disappointed!
lovesbooksBW More than 1 year ago
couldn't put it down!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a fun read. I enjoyed the characters and the story was very entertaining.
Diana54 More than 1 year ago
Loved the whole series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun read! Enjoyable story!
rather_read More than 1 year ago
I found this book at the library and because it was so good i had to get my own copy. I was laughing so much that the tears flowed heavily. The characters are great and full of zest. I would recommend this book to evrrybody
DaisyLane50 More than 1 year ago
I laughed through this whole book. Great read and I didnt get the bad guy right.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Rumble On The Bayou is a spectacular debut novel by Jana DeLeon. _____ Deputy Dorie Berenger didn¿t know what to think when she was called to investigate a stoned alligator in a citizen¿s pool. Seems the alligator is high on heroin. This is beyond her small town experience but she isn¿t willing to let go of the investigation. Next thing she knows big city DEA Agent Richard Starke is throwing his weight around town. __________ Richard Starke had been hot on the trail of this drug ring for ages. No small town deputy and town folks are going to get in his way. His first meeting with a sunbathing Dorie knocks him off his feet. Richard realizes the locals especially Dorie know the town and surrounding swamps better then anyone. So he dials back his in your face ways to get some help. ______ As Richard and Dorie follow the clues to find the drug ringleader their relationship goes to a much deeper level. These two were fun to watch banter and act on their attraction to each other. When the danger is directed towards Dorie all beats are off as far as Richard is concerned. _____ Rumble On The Bayou was a delight from page one. It made me laugh out loud and want to get those trying to hurt the heroine and hero. The passion between Richard and Dorie sizzles anytime they are together. I am looking forward to the next book from the new author to me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVE a good mystery especially one that keeps me guessing to the very end. And I love any book that takes place in Louisianna. This book is the perfect mix of mystery,sex,humor and wild locale. The characters are likeable, the story is engrossing and kept me guessing to the very end. I really hated for this one to end. I can hardly wait for her next one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved Rumble on the Bayou! Not many books make me laugh out loud. Even fewer books keep me turning the pages long after I should be asleep at night. Rumble did both! The characters in the small, southern town of Gator Bait, Louisiana are wonderful, eccentric and completely believable. Deputy Dorie Berenger is smart, sharp and sexy. She's a heroine I can admire and believe in. City slicker DEA agent, Richard Stark, is a brash know-it-all who doesn't know who he's about to tangle with. He soon learns that he'd better get on Dorie's good side if they're going to solve the mystery of why there's an alligator, high on heroin, in Maylene Thibodeaux's swimming pool! And who does the finger, also in the 'gator's mouth, belong to? Maylene herself is hilarious - knocking back the homebrew and seeing aliens in the garden and unicorns in the bedroom. I loved sweet, shy Deputy Joe and his halting pursuit of the loveable Jenny. Dorie's father is there, with advice and help - but Dorie soon begins to wonder if he's a part of the problem. The other secondary characters are equally compelling and fully developed. No one dimensional characters in Rumble! Buy this book! You won't be sorry you did. I'm looking forward with eager (and slightly impatient!) anticipation for more, more, more from Jana DeLeon!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was packed with humor. I read this book in one day. My only compaint is that this is her first book and can't wait to read something else by her. I liked the smart but hick acting backwoods cops. Kept me guessing till the end.
bookwormteri on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A cute romystery that takes place in the bayous of Louisiana.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the great stoned allgior......what a great start of the book that hooked me...dont like boring beginngs in any book ...jana does it for me.....great read...
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was one of the most entertaining stories I've read. The people in Gator Bait are so much fun to experience there. Dorie and Richard clash at every turn in the beginning. The adventures they get in make the book fantastic.
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
3 STARS Rumble on the Bayou was good but not as funny or mystery as good as her other books. The characters were not as expected they had hidden secrets to them. They were also likable. There was a couple of love scene but easy to pass over if wanted to. Deputy Dorie Berenger has two jobs. Besides being a deputy she is also a game warden who likes to fish on her day off. She lives on a boat. DEA Agent Richard Starke has been chasing a drug dealer for 8 years. He does not want to be in Gator Bait. He does not want to work with the deputy. He is not impressed with her. He has always lived in the city. The setting was Gator Bait, Louisiana. Which was rightly named. There were a lot of gators in the area. Dorie is called out by a local because a gator was swimming in her swimming pool. He has a backpack in his mouth and other things. They are surprised to find drugs & money in it. There was one scene that was gross to imagine. Lots of violence, and action. I like Jana DeLeon's books and look forward to reading more from her in the future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jana DeLeon is a wonderful writer. I have enjoyed this book.