Artist Maggie Crozat loves Pelican, Louisiana, especially at Christmastime! The whole town is beautifully decorated and the bonfires on the Mississippi levee are a sight to behold! Maggie enjoys helping out at Crozat Plantation, her family’s B&B. As well as working as a tour guide at Doucet Plantation.
There are a couple of killjoys for Maggie this holiday season. Maggie’s new boss at Doucet, is a real grinch! Making Maggie’s and her co-workers lives miserable, with a lot of new changes. Plus, someone has been leaving bad fake reviews for Crozat Plantation on internet review sites. Maggie believes her family’s B&B guest; Donald Baxter is the internet troll responsible for these bad reviews. But, before she has a chance to prove it, someone murders him!
Once again the Crozat family becomes murder suspects. As well as Bo Durand, Maggie’s detective boyfriend, who is off the murder case. Maggie finds herself working with the most unlikely person in all of Pelican, her nemesis, Rufus Durand. As Maggie and Rufus search for the killer, more and more suspects are found, and more crimes pop up in Pelican. Will Maggie and Rufus be able to prove her family’s and Bo’s innocence? Will they be able to track down the killer in time?
"A Cajun Christmas Killing" is pure perfection! It has the just the right blend of holiday spice, mystery, and murder to be enjoyed not only at Christmas, but the whole year round! Once you crack open this blissful book you will be hooked!
Ellen Byron is an outstanding and arresting writer! In her Cajun Country mysteries, she gives us real people, with real lives and problems, who love, learn, grow, and become better human beings, for their selves, families, and community!
It is a real joy to read her books! I am longing to pick up the next book in the Cajun Country mystery series, and catch up with all my friends in Pelican, Louisiana!
Maggie Crozat is back home in bayou country during the most magical time of the year. In Pelican, Louisiana, Christmastime is a season of giant bonfires on the levee, zydeco carols, and pots of gumbo. Except, this year, the Grinch has come to stay at the family-run Crozat Plantation B&B. When he floods travel websites with vicious reviews, Maggie thinks she’s identified him as rival businessman Donald Baxter. That is, until he’s found stabbed to death at Maggie’s workplace. And Maggie and her loved ones become top suspects.
The Crozats quickly establish alibis, but Maggie’s boyfriend, Detective Bo Durand, remains under suspicion. With Bo sidelined during the investigation, Maggie finds herself forced to work with an unlikely ally: longtime family enemy Rufus Durand. Her sleuthing uncovers more suspects than drummers drumming, and lands her in the crosshairs of the murderer.
The sleigh bells are jingling, and the clock is ticking for Maggie and Rufus, who must catch the killer or it will be the opposite of a Joyeux Noël in A Cajun Christmas Killing, the recipe-stuffed third installment of USA Today bestselling author Ellen Byron’s Cajun Country mysteries.