It’s the book birthday for the sixth book in my Agatha and Lefty Award-winning Cajun Country Mystery series. I’m so excited because it revolves around Halloween! Could there be a more perfect holiday for a series set in the state that bills itself as the most haunted in the country? To celebrate, I’m doing a half-dozen virtual events with some great authors. Tonight, I’m “at” the Astoria Bookshop with Mariah Fredericks (Jane Prescott Mysteries) and tomorrow it’s The Ellen and Edith (Maxwell) show at Mystery Lovers Bookshop. I’ve got plenty more set up. You can find the list and links by clicking here.
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And finally, here’s a synopsis that I hope will tempt you to read the book. (Did I mention it also includes recipes???)
About MURDER IN THE BAYOU BONEYARD: To fight back against a home-share app that’s stealing guests from the local B&B’s, Maggie Crozat comes up with a marketing scheme that will attract Halloween-loving visitors. The “Pelican’s Spooky Past” packages feature uniquely regional activities like Resurrection of the Spirit, a play that will be presented in a derelict Louisiana cemetery. The Crozat family also times the opening of their long-awaited spa to the kick-off of the “Spooky Past” weekends. Maggie has hired Susannah Crozat MacDowell, a long-lost Canadian cousin as the spa’s masseuse. But relations between the opposing Crozats take a dangerous turn when Susannah claims rights to some of Crozat Plantation B&B’s land. Meanwhile, guests at all the B&Bs are being scared off by sightings of a rougarou, the legendary Cajun Country creature who is a cross between a werewolf and vampire. When the play theatrics turn deadly, Maggie Crozat begins to fear that “Pelican’s Spooky Past” is nothing compared to its scary present.