Mardi Gras Murder

Mardi Gras Murder

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USA Today bestselling author Ellen Byron is back at it with fan-favorite plantation B&B owner Maggie Crozat in a fourth installment of the Cajun Country mysteries.

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.
Publisher: New York : Crooked Lane, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781683317050
168331705X
Characteristics: 294 pages ; 22 cm.

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Jun 10, 2019

Another great book in the Cajun Country Mystery Series. The series centers around Maggie Crozat and the Crozat Plantation B&B in Pelican, Louisiana. Maggie moved back from New York City in the first book and has been discovering dead bodies ever since. This 4th book centers around Mardi Gras and the connection of the Orphan Train to Louisiana. There are a lot of characters to keep track of so reading the other books first is a must. I really enjoy seeing the main characters evolve over the series and can't wait to see what they are up to next.

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