Also Writing as Maria DiRico
Murder is a funny business.
USA TODAY BESTSELLING & AGATHA AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR
Ellen Byron >
Cajun Country Mystery Series
WINNER for Best
Cajun Kiss Of Death
In Pelican, Louisiana, Valentine's Day has a way of warming the heart. But the air at Crozat Plantation B&B turns frigid when celebrity chef Phillippe Chanson checks in. And when the arrogant Phillippe perishes in a fiery boat crash, Maggie Crozat's dear friend JJ lands in very cold water. Did JJ, proprietor of Junie's Oyster Bar and Dance Hall, murder Phillippe because he feared the competition? Might Maggie's mother, Ninette, have bumped off the chef for stealing one of her cherished recipes?
Blood may be thicker than water, but this case is thicker than gumbo. And solving it will determine whether Maggie gets hearts and roses-or hearse and lilies-this Valentine's Day.
LEFTY AWARD WINNER for Best
Murder in the Bayou Boneyard
Maggie Crozat has the Halloween heebie-jeebies in USA Today bestselling and Agatha Award-winning author Ellen Byron's howlingly funny sixth Cajun Country mystery.
With October--and Halloween--approaching, Maggie Crozat conjures up a witch-crafty marketing scheme to draw visitors to Pelican, Louisiana and her family’s historic B&B.Five local plantation B&Bs host "Pelican's Spooky Past" packages, featuring regional crafts, unique menus, and a pet costume parade. Topping it off, the derelict Dupois cemetery is the suitably sepulchral setting for the spine-chilling play, Resurrection of a Spirit. But as more murders stack up, Maggie fears that Pelican's spooky past has nothing on its scary present.
"Another great book in this endearing series."
DRU'S BOOK MUSINGS
NOMINEE for Best Contemporary Novel
Louisiana B&B owner Maggie Crozat kicks up her heels at a country music festival--but she'll have one foot in the grave if she can't bring the killer of a diva's hanger-on to heel.
Grab your tickets for Cajun Country Live!, the pickers' and crooners' answer to the legendary New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Maggie Crozat, proprietor of the Crozat Plantation B&B, plans to be in the cheering section when her friend Gaynell Bourgeois takes the stage with her band, Gaynell and the Gator Girls.
"Author Ellen Byron has developed a loyal following that will be delighted with Fatal Cajun Festival. If you have missed these books so far, be sure to fix that today."
WINNER for Best Contemporary
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.
"Superior... Well-rounded characters, a fair-play plot, entertaining repartee, as well as dashes of Cajun lore and Louisiana history make this cozy a winner."
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