by Ellen Byron
I liked reading Plantation Shudders.
The fact that this series takes place on a Lousiana plantation which is now a bed and breakfast was enough to pique my interest. The author’s well-written story and realistic characters were what kept me reading and will bring me back for more.
The setting was wonderfully written by Ms. Byron. I could feel the history and the danger of the old plantation and area seeping into my bones.
A series to watch and we give it 5 paws up!
The author has created really wonderful characters. Characters that I wanted to get to know better immediately.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book
The writing was superb and the book flowed really well.
~Melina’s Book Blog
Plantation Shudders by Ellen Byron is fun and fast-paced. I couldn’t put it down, and finished it in one day. I love the ending of the book.
A wonderful debut. The cast of characters and the story line will keep you reading through the night.
~Shelley’s Book Case
I was drawn in hook line and sinker because of the quirky cast of characters and a murder with plenty of suspects that was far from easy to solve!
The combination of good old fashioned family values, spicy Louisiana recipes, plenty of Southern charm, and a dash of romance make this a tempting cozy debut sure to entice mystery fans to check in at the Crozat Bed and Breakfast.
~The Girl with Book Lungs
Plantation Shudders has everything that a reader wants from a cozy. There is the bed and breakfast setting – in an plantation house! There is a food festival. The setting of Louisiana is perfect. And there are lots of interesting characters.
A Cajun Country Mystery
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books (August 11, 2015)
E-Book ASIN: B011IZPRR6
Check in for some Southern hospitality in Plantation Shudders, the Cajun Country series debut from Ellen Byron.
It’s the end of the summer and Prodigal Daughter Maggie Crozat has returned home to her family’s plantation-turned-bed-and-breakfast in Louisiana. The Crozats have an inn full of guests for the local food festival–elderly honeymooners, the Cajun Cuties, a mysterious stranger from Texas, a couple of hipster lovebirds, and a trio of Georgia frat boys. But when the elderly couple keels over dead within minutes of each other–one from very unnatural causes– Maggie and the others suddenly become suspects in a murder.
With the help of Bo Durant, the town’s handsome new detective, Maggie must investigate to clear her name while holding the family business together at the same time. And the deeper she digs, the more she wonders: are all of the guests really there for a vacation or do they have ulterior motives? Decades-old secrets and stunning revelations abound in Ellen Byron’s charming cozy debut, Plantation Shudders.
About The Author –
Byron is a native New Yorker who loves the rain, lives in bone-dry Los Angeles, and spends lots of time writing about Louisiana. She attributes this obsession to her college years at New Orleans’ Tulane University. Her debut novel, Plantation Shudders: A Cajun Country Mystery, launches on August 11th. Her TV credits include Wings, Just Shoot Me, and many network pilots. She’s written over 200 magazine articles, and her published plays include the award-winning, Graceland. She is also the recipient of a William F. Deeck-Malice Domestic Grant. She’s the proud mom of a fifteen year-old daughter and two very spoiled rescue dogs.
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Comment on “Plantation Shudders by Ellen Byron”
Did you actually get to attend Tulane or did you have to go to Sophie Newcome? I wanted to attend Tulane, but resented the fact that I’d have to go to the woman’s college in the older buildings.
Of course this was so long ago that public transportation was dinosaurs!