Christmas came early for the Chicks this year with today’s release of A Cajun Christmas Killing, the third book in Ellen Byron’s award-winning Cajun Country Mystery series. It’s available today on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, Target, and Walmart. Read on to learn more!
Here’s what it’s about:
Christmas in Cajun Country is magical. Elaborate decorations adorn homes and businesses, and Pelican residents come together for a raucous Christmas Eve festival featuring giant bonfires on the levee that light the way up the river for Papa Noël. But this year, there’s coal in the stockings at Crozat Plantation B&B. Someone is flooding travel websites with vicious negative reviews of the B&B. The culprit may be one of the Crozats’ own holiday guests, among which is Don Baxter, a nasty businessman who’s an innkeeper’s worst nightmare.
When Baxter is found stabbed to death at Doucet Plantation, where heroine Maggie Crozat works part-time, she and her entire family are considered suspects. They establish alibis, but her boyfriend, Detective Bo Durand, also a suspect, remains under suspicion. With Bo sidelined during the investigation, Maggie finds herself with an unlikely ally, longtime family enemy Rufus Durand. Her sleuthing uncovers a viper’s nests of dysfunctional family dynamics, and puts her in the crosshairs of a murderer. She and Rufus must track down Don Baxter’s killer, or it will be the opposite of a Joyeux Noël for those at Crozat Plantation Bed & Breakfast.
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Here’s what people are saying about the book and the series:
“Superb… there’s no end to the mischief and mayhem in this exceptional cozy.” – Publishers Weekly starred review for A Cajun Christmas Killing.
“Diane Mott Davidson and Lou Jane Temple fans will line up for this series.” – The Library Journal
“Brilliant… Ellen Byron has written a delectable Cajun cozy mystery that is one of the best books I have read in a long time!” – Night Owl Reviews, Top Pick
And here’s where you can go buy it!
Which we highly recommend you do! (And be sure to wish Ellen a happy book birthday in the comments below…)