I have to say "Mardi Gras Murder" caught my attention and my heart. It even taught me a few things I didn't know about Louisiana... the state I grew up in. Ms. Byron had done a very good job on getting her facts correct. She has enlightened everyone of what Mardi Gras means and showcases the customs of Louisiana. Oh, yes and all the scrumptious food. With her description of the food you could almost smell the aromas. With all this she weaves in a story of a young woman named Maggie who learns more and more of why people love Louisiana.
When Maggie finds a dead body floating her curiosity gets to flowing. She ends up finding clues and motives everywhere. She even has a grandmother that is full of information. As the story unfolds Ms. Byron adds humor to the story. "Mardi Gras Murder" has all the best elements in cozy mystery. Readers get a great mystery with suspense, love, and humor. It doesn't stop there at the end off the book. You will have to pick up a copy to see what extras Elle Byron has for you.
This is a must read. I enjoyed it so much!
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.