Happy Book Birthday, Ellen Byron!

It’s Release Day for Wined and Died in New Orleans, the second book in Ellen Byron’s new series, The Vintage Cookbook Mysteries! Says the Library Journal, “Fans of Byron’s award-winning ‘Cajun Country’ mysteries will enjoy her return to New Orleans with an engaging, fun cast of characters.”

Congratulations, Ellen! You can pick up a copy through the link below.


The second in a fantastic new cozy mystery series with a vintage flair from USA Today bestselling and Agatha Award–winning author Ellen Byron.

It’s hurricane season in New Orleans and vintage cookbook fan Ricki James-Diaz is trying to shelve her weather-related fears and focus on her business, Miss Vee’s Vintage Cookbook and Kitchenware Shop, housed in the magnificent Bon Vee Culinary House Museum.
Repairs on the property unearth crates of very old, very valuable French wine, buried by the home’s builder, Jean-Louis Charbonnet. Ricki, who’s been struggling to attract more customers to Miss Vee’s, is thrilled when her post about the discovery of this long-buried treasure goes viral. She’s less thrilled when the post brings distant Charbonnet family members out of the woodwork, all clamoring for a cut of the wine’s sale.
When a dead body turns up in Bon Vee’s cheery fall decorations, the NOPD zeroes in on Eugenia Charbonnet Felice as the prime suspect, figuring that as head of the Charbonnet family, she has the most to gain. Ricki is determined to uncover the real culprit, but she can’t help noticing that Eugenia is acting strangely. Ricki wonders what kind of secret her mentor has bottled up, and fears what might happen if she uncorks it.
In the second Vintage Cookbook Mystery, Ricki has to help solve a murder, untangle family secrets, and grow her business, all while living under the threat of a hurricane that could wipe out everything from her home to Bon Vee. 


31 thoughts on “Happy Book Birthday, Ellen Byron!

  1. I hope my preorder is in the mailbox now. Good luck. I loved your other series and cannot understand why award-winning books would be cancelled by publishers. I know they have their reasons financially, but still. I am so glad that you tied it all up for us though as some just leave you in limbo never to be heard from again.

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      1. I know it does. Several of my favorite authors just vanish and I can’t find anything about them. Virginia Lowell is one. And several of my favorite authors just end a series and you never k now what happened like one of Ellery Adams series–Books by the Bay. It is sad and I loved you Bayou ones. Bummer. I guess that there are just too many out there now. I know I will probably never get all that I have bought, and Charlotte has bought will ever get read.


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