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Ellen Byron
Ellen's debut novel, PLANTATION SHUDDERS: A Cajun Country Mystery, has been nominated for Agatha, Lefty, and Daphne awards. BODY ON THE BAYOU, the second book in her Cajun Country Mystery Series, offers “everything a cozy reader could want,” according to Publishers Weekly, while Library Journal... show more



Ellen's debut novel, PLANTATION SHUDDERS: A Cajun Country Mystery, has been nominated for Agatha, Lefty, and Daphne awards. BODY ON THE BAYOU, the second book in her Cajun Country Mystery Series, offers “everything a cozy reader could want,” according to Publishers Weekly, while Library Journal says, “Diane Mott Davidson and Lou Jane Temple fans will line up for this series.”Ellen's TV credits include Wings and Just Shoot Me; she's written over 200 magazine articles; her published plays include the award-winning Graceland and Asleep on the Wind. Ellen Byron is a native New Yorker who lives in Los Angeles and attributes her fascination with Louisiana to her college years at New Orleans' Tulane University.

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Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 3 years ago
Cozy mysteries are perfect when life feels hard and you want to escape somewhere that feels fairly uncomplicated, even if people are being murdered. This series, set in small town Louisiana, is one of the stronger ones to come out in recent years. It's not perfect by any stretch, but it's got good...
Books + Glasses
Books + Glasses rated it 3 years ago
I can’t really give much about this book (without spoiling it, that is) but what I can give you is this set of keywords on what you need to know and expect about the book: murders, traitors, secrets, lies, lineage, Mardi Gras, festivities, celebration, mystery, and issues. (because supposedly everyo...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 4 years ago
I wavered between 3.5 and 4 stars for this one, but ultimately I enjoyed the story and was able to lose myself in Louisiana for a few hours and that's enough for a solid 4 stars. The book got off to a shaky start for me because it begins with someone leaving malicious reviews online for Maggie's p...
Murder, She Reads
Murder, She Reads rated it 4 years ago
I am not sure why I never got around to this one because I loved the first one and this one was just as fun as the first one!! Maggie works as a tour guide at the Doucet and also helps her family run their B&B. Not to long ago they thought their B&B might not make it after three dead guest, but t...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 4 years ago
The writing could be a little bit tighter, but as it is, this was a good cozy mystery that kept me reading pretty much non-stop. The start was a little slow, and the writer forced the reader to endure a romantic conflict a la tortured silence that I could have done without and she drove me crazy w...
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