Book Birthday: Mardi Gras Murder

Happy book birthday to Mardi Gras Murder by our very own Ellen Byron–book 4 in the Cajun Country Mystery series is now available wherever books are sold!

Here’s what it’s about:

USA Today bestselling author Ellen Byron is back at it with fan-favorite plantation B&B owner Maggie Crozat in a fourth installment of the Cajun Country mysteries.

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.


Here’s what people are saying about it:

“Byron embeds her tricky mystery in an amusing and informative tale of Cajun life and the logistical travails of Mardi Gras.”
Kirkus Reviews

“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.”
Publishers Weekly

Mardi Gras Murder has all the best elements in cozy mystery. Readers get a great mystery with suspense, love, and humor.”
Night Owl Reviews

“If you enjoy atmospheric mysteries set in the South, I highly recommend this series. Fans of Jana Deleon will enjoy the humorous banter.”
Bubble Bubble Books and Trouble


Here’s your VIP ticket for the launch party:

You’re invited to the Facebook launch party hosted by A Cozy Experience! Join us Sunday, October 14 2018 at 7 pm CDT for fun, special guests, and giveaways.

In the meantime, please visit the event page, click “going,” and invite your friends!

Once the party begins, all you have to do is click on the discussions tab to participate!


And here is where you can go buy it!


🎉  🎉 Help us wish Ellen a happy book birthday in the comments below! 🎉 🎉

28 thoughts on “Book Birthday: Mardi Gras Murder

  1. Happy Book Birthday! If I had funds to buy, that would be MY birthday present to myself tomorrow (10/10 – see I’m a perfect 10! lol)

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