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Monday, October 22, 2018

Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway for Mardi Gras Murder by Ellen Byron

Mardi Gras Murder: 

A Cajun Country Mystery  

by Ellen Byron

About the Book

Cozy Mystery 4th in Series  
Crooked Lane Books (October 9, 2018)  
Hardcover: 304 pages 
ISBN-10: 168331705X  
ISBN-13: 978-1683317050 
Digital ASIN: B078LZ5W3H
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.

About the Author

Ellen Byron authors the Cajun Country Mystery series. A Cajun Christmas Killing and Body on the Bayou both won the Lefty Award for Best Humorous Mystery and were nominated for Agatha awards in the category of Best Contemporary Novel. Plantation Shudders was nominated for Agatha, Lefty, and Daphne awards. Mardi Gras Murder launches October 9th. Ellen’s TV credits include Wings, Just Shoot Me, and Fairly OddParents. She’s written over 200 national magazine articles, and her published plays include the award-winning Graceland. She also worked as a cater-waiter for the legendary Martha Stewart, a credit she never tires of sharing.
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*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.

Absolutely fantastic cozy mystery!! This new addition to this incredible series is even better then the last book and had me hooked from the very first page due to the amazing story telling. The true Southern charm is captured as Maggie finds herself wrapped up in another murder investigation in the small town of Pelican. With Mardi Gras just around the corner the stress rises as more things keep happening while things are a little strained with Bo. the story really keeps you guessing as it unfolds until we hit the finale which blew my mind while offering an ending that about made me cry. I cannot wait for the next one!! If you enjoy cozy mysteries with a Southern flair then this is really a must read story. I loved it so I give it 5/5 stars.

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  1. Thank you for your review on "Mardi Gras Murder" by Ellen Byron and for being part of the book tour.

    How can you not love this cover! Always enjoy this author's books and can't wait for the opportunity to read this one.
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  2. This sounds so good! Have added it to my TBR list and can't wait to read it. brichardson0056(at)yahoo(dot)com

  3. Thanks so much for a wonderful review!