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Monday, August 12, 2019

Book Review: Fatal Cajun by Ellen Byron

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge,from Crooked Lane Books, via Netgalley, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it,  all opinions are my own.



And speaking of having faith in your family....

USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Ellen Byron cranks it up to eleven in the fifth fast and funny Cajun Country mystery.

fatal cajun festival

Synopsis:

Louisiana B&B owner Maggie Crozat kicks up her heels at a country music festival--but she'll have one foot in the grave if she can't bring the killer of a diva's hanger-on to heel.

Grab your tickets for Cajun Country Live!, the pickers' and crooners' answer to the legendary New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Maggie Crozat, proprietor of the Crozat Plantation B&B, plans to be in the cheering section when her friend Gaynell Bourgeois takes the stage with her band, Gaynell and the Gator Girls.

The festival's headliner, native daughter Tammy Barker, rocketed to stardom on a TV singing competition. She has the voice of an angel...and the personality of a devilish diva. But Maggie learns that this tiny terror carries a grudge against Gaynell. She's already sabotaged the Gator Girls' JazzFest audition. When a member of Tammy's entourage is murdered at the festival, Tammy makes sure Gaynell is number one on the suspect list.

Gaynell has plenty of company on that list--including every one of Tammy's musicians. Posing as a groupie, Maggie infiltrates Tammy's band and will have to hit all the right notes to clear her friend's name.


Review:

I actually haven't read any of the other books in this series, but this book is definitely a quick stand alone read! If there is one thing Louisiana LOVES, it is our festivals- they run the gamut all over the state, ALL year long, so everything about the Cajun Country Live! Fest ran true to form. You'll see much of the plot coming way ahead of time, but that doesn't take away from this fun Summer read, and there just might be a surprise or two at the end of it! This is a welcome introduction to Southern charm mysteries, and just might entice you to read all the books in the series before Fall!

About the Author:

USA Today bestselling author Ellen Byron is a television writer, playwright, and freelance journalist. Her TV credits include WingsStill Standing, and Just Shoot Me, and her written work has appeared in GlamourRedbook, and Seventeen, among others. She also worked as a cater-waiter for the legendary Martha Stewart, a credit she never tires of sharing. A native New Yorker who attended Tulane University, Ellen lives in Los Angeles with her husband, daughter, and two rescue dogs. She still misses her hometown - and still drives like a New York cabbie. See more on her website: https://www.ellenbyron.com

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