Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Spotlight: Cajun Kiss of Death: A Cajun Country Mystery by Ellen Byron (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)


Cajun Kiss of Death: A Cajun Country Mystery by Ellen Byron

About Cajun Kiss of Death 


Cajun Kiss of Death: A Cajun Country Mystery 

Cozy Mystery 7th in Series 

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Crooked Lane Books (August 10, 2021) 

Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 320 pages 

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 164385738X ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1643857381 

Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08N6SMX1J

The next shot from Cupid's bow may be fatal in USA Today bestselling, Agatha Award-winning author Ellen Byron's hearty and delightful seventh Cajun Country mystery. 

In Pelican, Louisiana, Valentine's Day has a way of warming the heart, despite the February chill. But the air at Crozat Plantation B&B turns decidedly frigid when celebrity chef Phillippe Chanson checks in. And when the arrogant Phillippe--in town to open his newest Cajun-themed restaurant--perishes in a fiery boat crash, Maggie Crozat's dear friend JJ lands in very cold water. 

Did JJ, proprietor of Junie's Oyster Bar and Dance Hall, murder Phillippe because he feared the competition? Might Maggie's mother, Ninette, have bumped off the chef for stealing one of her cherished recipes? Or was the culprit a local seafood vendor, miffed because Phillippe was somehow able to sell oysters for a remarkably reasonable price, despite an oyster shortage? 

Maggie had planned to devote her February to art lessons in New Orleans, a present from her sweetheart, Bo. But now she has to focus on helping her friend and her mother cross a murder charge off the menu. Meanwhile, Maggie receives a series of anonymous gifts that begin as charming but grow increasingly disturbing. Does Maggie have an admirer--or a stalker? And are these mysterious gifts somehow related to Phillippe's murder? 

Blood may be thicker than water, but this case is thicker than gumbo. And solving it will determine whether Maggie gets hearts and roses--or hearse and lilies--this Valentine's Day.


About Ellen Byron

Ellen’s Cajun Country Mysteries have won the Agatha award for Best Contemporary Novel and multiple Lefty awards for Best Humorous Mystery. She writes the Catering Hall Mystery series, which are inspired by her real-life, under the name Maria DiRico. Ellen is an award-winning playwright, and non-award-winning TV writer of comedies like WINGS, JUST SHOOT ME, and FAIRLY ODD PARENTS. She has written over two hundred articles for national magazines but considers her most impressive credit working as a cater-waiter for Martha Stewart.

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  1. Sounds like a fun read. Reading is such a wonderful thing.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

    1. Good luck! And yes, reading is a fabulous thing!

  2. I've started focusing on catching up on this series and I had forgotten how much I had enjoyed it! It's such a great series and I can't wait to get to this one.

    1. I'm so glad you've rediscovered the series. Welcome back!


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