There have been four murders in Pelican, Louisiana in the
last three months at Crozat Bed and Breakfast. It looks like
Maggie Crozat has just discovered murder victim number five,
but not at Crozat B&B this time. Maggie works part time as a
tour guide at Doucet Plantation, formerly owned by her
mother's family. On a morning tour, she discovers a body
lying slumped across one of the chairs in the manor house.
It just happens to be Steve Harmon, the entrepreneur who is
trying to take Crozat Bed and Breakfast away from the Crozat
Harmon rolled into town a few days prior trying to pass
himself off as Don Baxter. He continually complained about
everything at Crozat B&B. While he was there the B and B is
getting bad reviews on a well-known travel website. Maggie
thinks that Harmon is responsible, but she can't prove it.
The police come up with a list of suspects in Harmon's
demise, Detective Bo Durand being one of them. Bo is
Maggie's boyfriend and had a run-in with Harmon over a
painting. The deeper they dig into Harmon's background, the
more suspects are added to the list. Can Maggie once again
help the police find the killer before this whole
investigation puts a damper on the holiday festivities?
A CAJUN CHRISTMAS KILLING is the third installment in Ellen
Cajun Country Mystery series. The pages are filled
with Louisiana bayou flavor and a vivid description of the
surrounding area. I love the playful banter in the dialogue
between the characters. The story takes place just before
Christmas and is filled with delightful bayou Christmas
traditions and delectable Christmas dishes. Maggie is a
strong, determined heroine, surrounded by a cadre of quirky
supporting characters. You never know where the storyline or
Maggie is going to head next. This is a charming story
filled with espionage and suspense.
If you love Christmas stories like I do, A CAJUN CHRISTMAS
KILLING should be on your list of Christmas books to read
this season or give as a gift. This cozy mystery also has a
bonus at the end with several of the recipes mentioned
throughout the story.
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