Mardi Gras Murder: A Cajun Country Mystery
by Ellen Byron
The book is well-written with a steady pace and humor scattered throughout . . . Ellen Byron combines Southern charm, Mardi Gras, humor, a cast of quirky characters and a beguiling mystery into one rousing cozy mystery.
~The Avid Reader
Mardi Gras Murders by Ellen Byron is simply outstanding, all that a great cozy mystery should be and more.
~The Power of Words
Absolutely fantastic cozy mystery!! This new addition to this incredible series is even better than the last book and had me hooked from the very first page due to the amazing storytelling.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews
Page after page, I hung on every word, and by the end of the book I was near breathless. Mystery, humor, action, and wonderful recipes make MARDI GRAS MURDER a must read!
~Lisa Ks Book Reviews
I love the way Ms. Byron entangles the story-lines all together and blends in history and humor that hooks the reader from the first page to the last. Filled with Southern charm and a Cajun’ theme this story was so much fun to read.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book
The mystery is solid with all kinds of twists and turns which is what I expect from this series. I loved all the personal elements too – seeing more of the Crozat family as well as catching up on her love life.
~I Wish I Lived In a Library
With plenty of good, clean humor and lots of danger, secrets are uncovered almost as fast as they are covered up. Past, present and a mystery body all come together in a charming story of friends and family.
I love this series because it takes me to my roots on my mom’s side in southern Louisiana. I can hear the accents and picture the scenery and the older homes.
The writing is well-done and draws the reader right on in, like a warm hospitable Louisiana welcome.
~Mallory Heart’s Cozies
Mardi Gras Murder was a fun read.
~My Reading Journeys
Mardi Gras Murder is a fun and fast-paced cozy that kept me turning the pages. Ellen Byron’s screenwriting background shows in the book’s peppy pacing and well-crafted dialogue.
About the Book
Mardi Gras Murder: A Cajun Country Mystery
4th in Series
Crooked Lane Books (October 9, 2018)
Hardcover: 304 pages
Digital ASIN: B078LZ5W3H
Southern charm meets the dark mystery of the bayou as a hundred-year flood, a malicious murder, and a most unusual Mardi Gras converge at the Crozat Plantation B&B.
It’s Mardi Gras season on the bayou, which means parades, pageantry, and gumbo galore. But when a flood upends life in the tiny town of Pelican, Louisiana—and deposits a body of a stranger behind the Crozat Plantation B&B—the celebration takes a decidedly dark turn. The citizens of Pelican are ready to Laissez les bon temps rouler—but there’s beaucoup bad blood on hand this Mardi Gras.
Maggie Crozat is determined to give the stranger a name and find out why he was murdered. The post-flood recovery has delayed the opening of a controversial exhibit about the little-known Louisiana Orphan Train. And when a judge for the Miss Pelican Mardi Gras Gumbo Queen pageant is shot, Maggie’s convinced the murder is connected to the body on the bayou. Does someone covet the pageant queen crown enough to kill for it? Could the deaths be related to the Orphan Train, which delivered its last charges to Louisiana in 1929? The leads are thin on this Fat Tuesday—and until the killer is unmasked, no one in Pelican is safe.
A simmering gumbo of a humorous whodunit, Mardi Gras Murder is the fourth piquant installment in USA Today bestselling author Ellen Byron’s award-winning Cajun Country mysteries.
About the Author
Ellen Byron authors the Cajun Country Mystery series. A Cajun Christmas Killing and Body on the Bayou both won the Lefty Award for Best Humorous Mystery and were nominated for Agatha awards in the category of Best Contemporary Novel. Plantation Shudders was nominated for Agatha, Lefty, and Daphne awards. Mardi Gras Murder launches October 9th. Ellen’s TV credits include Wings, Just Shoot Me, and Fairly OddParents. She’s written over 200 national magazine articles, and her published plays include the award-winning Graceland. She also worked as a cater-waiter for the legendary Martha Stewart, a credit she never tires of sharing.
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