Plantation Shudders

A Cajun Country Mystery, #1

Maggie Crozat is an artist who was looking for a change and some much needed inspiration, after the breakup with her boyfriend of six years. So, she leaves New York and moves back home to Pelican, Louisiana, to help run her family’s bed and breakfast.

Crozat Plantation is not just any B&B, it is a beautiful old plantation house that has been her family’s home for generations. But for how much longer, will that be so?

Life turns sour, when an octogenarian husband and wife, who are guests at Crozat Plantation, die, one right after the other. Rufus Durand, Pelican’s police chief and family nemesis will do anything he can to pin the murders on her family and close Crozat Plantation for good.

Will Maggie find some unlikely help in sexy Bo Durand, Pelican’s new detective? Or will he end up not to be trusted, like his cousin Rufus? Will Maggie be able to solve the murders in time to save her family’s home and business?

“Plantation Shudders” is a brilliant book that takes us to Louisiana, where there is an abundance of Southern hospitality, charm, legends, and fabulous food! There is also plenty of small town gossip, rivalries, and even grudges that have lasted centuries. You will see that Pelican, Louisiana is full of Cajun flavor and mysteries!

Ellen Byron has written a delectable Cajun cozy mystery that is one of the best books I have read in a long time! Readers will love the delicious mix of people they will get to meet in “Plantation Shudders”! A few of my favorites are: Gopher-the basset hound, Grand-mere, Gaynell, Lia, and of course JJ.

I look forward to catching up with Maggie and the fine folks from Pelican really soon, in the next Ellen Byron’s Cajun Country Mysteries!


Book Blurb for Plantation Shudders

Check in for some Southern hospitality in Plantation Shudders, the Cajun Country series debut from Ellen Byron.

It's the end of the summer and Prodigal Daughter Maggie Crozat has returned home to her family's plantation-turned-bed-and-breakfast in Louisiana. The Crozats have an inn full of guests for the local food festival?elderly honeymooners, the Cajun Cuties, a mysterious stranger from Texas, a couple of hipster lovebirds, and a trio of Georgia frat boys. But when the elderly couple keels over dead within minutes of each other - one from very unnatural causes - Maggie and her family suddenly become suspects in a murder.

With the help of Bo Durant, the town's handsome new detective, Maggie must investigate to clear her name while holding the family business together at the same time. And the deeper she digs, the more she wonders: are all of the guests really there for a vacation or do they have ulterior motives? Decades-old secrets and stunning revelations abound in Ellen Byron’s charming cozy debut, Plantation Shudders.


Night Owl Reviews May, 2015 5.00