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Plantation Shudders

Book 1, A Cajun Country Mystery - A Cajun Country Mystery

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Check in for some Southern hospitality in Plantation Shudders, the Cajun Country series debut from Ellen Byron.

It's the end of the summer and Prodigal Daughter Maggie Crozat has returned home to her family's plantation-turned-bed-and-breakfast in Louisiana. The Crozats have an inn full of guests for the local food festival--elderly honeymooners, the Cajun Cuties, a mysterious stranger from Texas, a couple of hipster lovebirds, and a trio of Georgia frat boys. But when the elderly couple keels over dead within minutes of each other--one from very unnatural causes-- Maggie and the others suddenly become suspects in a murder.

With the help of Bo Durand, the town's handsome new detective, Maggie must investigate to clear her name while holding the family business together at the same time. And the deeper she digs, the more she wonders: are all of the guests really there for a vacation or do they have ulterior motives? Decades-old secrets and stunning revelations abound in Ellen Byron's charming cozy debut, Plantation Shudders.

From Publishers Weekly

Jun 22, 2015 – Byron's debut brings energy and verve to the cozy formula of a woman returning home after troubles in the big city. Magnolia "Maggie" Crozat, disappointed in love and in her career as an artist in New York, returns to her childhood plantation home in Louisiana, now a family-run B&B. It's full-up with people eager to attend the local food festival, but the unexpected deaths of a recently married older couple set the cat among the pigeons. Since the local sheriff has a long-standing grudge against the Crozat family, he would be only too happy to accuse one of them of murder. The arrival of the sheriff's cousin Bo Durand, the new deputy, changes things for the better, and it's clear from the get-go that he'll provide a romantic interest for Maggie, who is described as having a lithe body. Maggie's banning of some tourists from conducting Civil War reenactments on Crozat land injects a note of political correctness that some readers may find unnecessary.

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For Cajun food and more Ellen Byron books.

Plantation Shudders

Wonderfully entertaining book. Perfect for Summer reading. An easy read, filled with warm southern breezes, mystery and a little romance. I loved it!

Ellen Byron’s Plantation Shudders

We are going down to Cajun Country.
We will be staying in Pelican, Louisiana at
the Crozat Plantation B&B. We will be touring
the historical places, eating Cajun food, the
Southern charm of it’s residents and getting
to share some of the Louisiana style cooking
with recipes following the finale.
We will meet Magnolia Crozat better known as
Maggie. Maggie has returned home after living
in New York. Maggie will be helping at the B&B
plus giving historical tours at a nearby
A double murder of an elderly couple, one dying
in many notes after the other urges Maggie to
start her own investigation to clear her family
members and the B&B’s reputation.
Where the guests present at the B&B there for
local food festival or were their other devious
reasons involved??
Murders, deceit, secrets, vivid descriptions,
social issues (autism and slavery), historical
fiction, humor plus a hint of romance make the
story one you will one you will want to read.
An array of well fleshed, colorful, quirky and
interesting cast of characters mix together all
the ingredients for a well plotted mystery with
many twists and turns.
An enjoyable trip and stay in the Cajun Bayou
Country’s Crozat Plantation B&B.

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Plantation Shudders
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Cozy
  • Published: Aug 11, 2015
  • Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
  • Seller: Perseus Books, LLC
  • Print Length: 288 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, A Cajun Country Mystery
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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