Thursday, October 1, 2015

Blog Tour: Plantation Shudders by Ellen Byron Giveaway 2 print copies

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A Cajun Country Mystery

Cozy Mystery
New Series
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books (August 11, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-1629532509

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 Durant, 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.

About The Author –
ellem byronByron is a native New Yorker who loves the rain, lives in bone-dry Los Angeles, and spends lots of time writing about Louisiana. She attributes this obsession to her college years at New Orleans’ Tulane University. Her debut novel, Plantation Shudders: A Cajun Country Mystery, launches on August 11th.  Her TV credits include Wings, Just Shoot Me, and many network pilots.  She’s written over 200 magazine articles, and her published plays include the award-winning, Graceland.  She is also the recipient of a William F. Deeck-Malice Domestic Grant. She’s the proud mom of a fifteen year-old daughter and two very spoiled rescue dogs.!blog/c1in0

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My review: Plantation Shudders by Ellen Byron


This is the first book in a new series set in Pelican,  Louisiana. It is full of characters, plantations, murders and feuds.  It is full of atmosphere , suspects and food.

Maggie Crozat has returned to her home after living in New York.  Her family has turned their plantation into a bread and breakfast to save it.  Maggie's mother side of the family  Doucet had turned their plantation over to the state.  Maggie also is a tour guide at Doucet Plantation.  Maggie is a artist.

They are full up when a couple of senior citizens newly weds die within moments of each other during a storm. where  everyone is around after dinner.

Police Chief Rufus Durand hates the Crozat family.  He blames his family's bad luck to their ancestor cursing his family.  His family plantation home is falling apart.  He makes things worse for them.  His new detective is his cousin Paul Durand called Bo.

Bo is divorced with a son.  His ex-wife and husband has moved into the area and he wants to live close to his son.

 I like the way Maggie goes about to clear her family's name.  She decides to give her workers a vacation and cleans the guest rooms and finds out what secrets her guests are up too.

I would read more books by Ellen Byron in the future.  I liked reading Plantation Shudders.

I was given this book to read and in return agreed to give a honest review and be part of it.s blog tour.

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Mama Cat said...

This sounds like a great new series! Maggie is a busy woman, giving tours at one plantation while caring for the bed and breakfast and looking for a bad guy / gal. Looking forward to reading it!

Deana said...

What a great book to read . This is a new author to me so I'm excited to have the chance to check out her books

Mary Holshouser said...

This would be a new series.
Sounds interesting.
Love the south and the plantations.