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A Cajun Christmas Killing: A Cajun Country Mystery by Ellen Byron

A Cajun Christmas Killing: A Cajun Country Mystery  
Cozy Mystery 3rd in Series  
Crooked Lane Books (October 10, 2017)  
Hardcover: 304 pages  
ISBN-13: 978-1683313052  
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.

About The Author
Body on the Bayou, the second in Ellen's Cajun Country Mystery series, won the Left Coast Crime Lefty Award for Best Humorous Mystery, and was nominated for a Best Contemporary Novel Agatha Award. Her debut book in the series, Plantation Shudders, made the USA Today Bestsellers list, and was nominated for Agatha, Lefty, and Daphne awards. Ellen is also a recipient of a William F. Deeck-Malice Domestic Grant from the Malice Domestic Convention. Her TV credits include Wings, Still Standing, and Just Shoot Me, as well as network and cable pilots. As a journalist, she's written over 200 magazine articles for national publications. Her plays, published by Dramatists Play Service, include the popular Graceland and Asleep on the Wind. A native New Yorker and graduate of Tulane University, Ellen lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband, daughter, and the family’s spoiled rescue dogs.

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I absolutely loved this book!! I was actually surprised that I liked it that much since I really enjoyed the last one but could not go so far as loving the thing but this one I could not put down. Things started moving from the very first page and they never really stopped after that which was great. It starts with some family drama and health scares which puts them all under stress. Just when it looks like things cannot get worse the guy they all hate (myself included to be honest I was actually rooting for him to be the murder victim) turns up dead making all the main characters suspects. Maggie cannot help but get involved which of course leads to trouble though they figure it all out in the end. Since the characters are so well established by the this point I really enjoyed catching up with what is going on with them and I just loved the 180 of Rufus as it makes it so much nicer plus as an added bonus Maggie and Bo do not have to hide their relationship. The addition of the past made things heat up though the author handles it all very well while still making things fun. I just loved the mix of strong characters, silliness, action, mystery, secrets, and drama. It all combines into a wonderful cozy mystery that I was unable to put down for even a minute. I loved it so much it gets 5/5 stars.


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