festival time, so get ready for Cajun Country Live! Maggie
Crozat, proprietor of the Crozat Plantation B&B, is thrilled
that her friend, Gaynell Bourgeois, and her band, Gaynor and
the Gator Girls, will be performing. The headline act, Tammy
Barker, a homegrown Pelican gal who became a singing sensation
on a TV singing competition, has a series vendetta against
When a member of Tammy’s entourage is murdered, Gaynell
tops the chart as the number one suspect. Knowing full well
that her friend is not a killer, Maggie takes action to prove
Gaynell’s innocence. Is Maggie putting her own life
in danger? Or will things be resolved in time to save Gaynell?
If this can be solved, perhaps Maggie can get back to planning
her wedding to her favorite man, Bo.
This is one of those books that makes me wish I were a Southern
lady. But I’m not and so I thank Ellen Byron for sharing
a glimpse into the world of Pelican Louisiana. There are several
things that make for a good cozy mystery. These include the
murders happening without the gore and terror of conventional
murder mysteries, a fair amount of humor scattered throughout
the book, and a romance or two to keep things interesting
as the amateur sleuth does her sleuthing. You’ll find
all of this and more in Fatal Cajun Festival.
I had fun reading this book, and I think you will too. It’s
a charming series with characters I’ve grown to enjoy
more and more with each book. The author and her team get
all sorts of bonus points from me for the extensive list of
characters and how they relate to the story. This was at the
front of the book, and then, lo and behold, at the back readers
are gifted with page after page of recipes!! Highly recommended
to all mystery lovers and especially those who adore Southern
charm and food!
Other reviews in this series
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Notes: The author won a coveted Agatha Award for “Mardi
Gras Murder” in this series.