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 Noel in A Cajun Christmas Killing, the recipe-stuffed third installment of USA Today bestselling author Ellen Byron’s Cajun Country mysteries.
This third installment in the Cajun Country series is just as good as all the others!
Going back to Pelican,Louisiana feels like going home. All of the characters are real and human and funny. There are no goofy cops and simpering single women here. No. This book is based on family and love and colorful characters that Louisiana is known for.
The fact that there are recipes in the back is a huge bonus! The descriptions of the food, and the bayou and all of the bonfires on the levee, leading Papa Noel to the children of Pelican were all spot on and there is nothing I love more than an intelligent bunch of characters in a well written cozy mystery!
Netgalley/Crooked Lane Books October 10, 2017 Release