Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Murder in the Bayou Boneyard - A Guest Post & Giveaway

I'm happy to welcome Maggie Crozat to Cozy Up With Kathy today. You can find Maggie on the pages of the Cajun Country Mystery series by Ellen Byron. Murder in the Bayou Boneyard is the sixth book in the series and was released earlier this month.

Hi, Maggie Crozat here, and we’re dealing with a crisis in our little village of Pelican, Louisiana.

This home rental app, Rent My Digs, is not only eating up affordable housing in town, it’s stealing customers from the local B&Bs. But I came up with a great idea if I do say so myself. I suggested we all offer a special Halloween package throughout the month of October with the theme of "Pelican's Spooky Past." Each B&B in the area is offering a special event, including a play that's going to be performed in an abandoned cemetery. Talk about “spooky,” huh?

Here at Crozat Plantation B&B, we have other big news. We're finally opening our brand-new spa and I've hired a masseuse who's a long-lost Canadian cousin. I'm so excited to meet her and her family. And nervous, too. I'm not sure where the nerves are coming from. I hope they're not a bad portent, because they sometimes are. A lot of us Louisianians tend to have a bit of the second sight. But Susannah is family, right? What could go wrong there?

Whoa... speaking of sights, what's that I see in the woods? Could it be a rougarou, the Cajun version of a werewolf??? Say a prayer that's not what I saw…



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Murder in the Bayou Boneyard: A Cajun Country Mystery by Ellen Byron

About Murder in the Bayou Boneyard

Cozy Mystery 6th in Series  

Publisher: Crooked Lane Books (September 8, 2020) 

Hardcover: 304 pages

Maggie Crozat has the Halloween heebie-jeebies in USA Today bestselling and Agatha Award-winning author Ellen Byron's howlingly funny sixth Cajun Country mystery.

Maggie Crozat, proprietor of a historic Cajun Country B&B, prefers to let the good times roll. But hard times rock her hostelry when a new cell phone app makes it easy for locals to rent their spare rooms to tourists. With October--and Halloween--approaching, she conjures up a witch-crafty marketing scheme to draw visitors to Pelican, Louisiana.

Five local plantation B&Bs host "Pelican's Spooky Past" packages, featuring regional crafts, unique menus, and a pet costume parade. Topping it off, the derelict Dupois cemetery is the suitably sepulchral setting for the spine-chilling play Resurrection of a Spirit. But all the witchcraft has inevitably conjured something: her B&B guests are being terrified out of town by sightings of the legendary rougarou, a cross between a werewolf and vampire.

When, in the Dupois cemetery, someone costumed as a rougarou stumbles onstage during the play--and promptly gives up the ghost, the rougarou mask having been poisoned with strychnine, Maggie is on the case. But as more murders stack up, Maggie fears that Pelican's spooky past has nothing on its bloodcurdling present.

About Ellen Byron

Maria DiRico

Ellen’s Cajun Country Mysteries have won the Agatha award for Best Contemporary Novel and multiple Lefty awards for Best Humorous Mystery. Her Catering Hall Mystery series, written as Maria DiRico, launched with Here Comes the Body and was inspired by her real life. She’s an award-winning playwright and non-award-winning TV writer of comedies like WINGS, JUST SHOOT ME, and FAIRLY ODD PARENTS, but she considers her most impressive credit working as a cater-waiter for Martha Stewart. A native New Yorker who attended New Orleans’ Tulane University, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband, daughter, and rescue furbaby. Sign up for her newsletter at https://www.ellenbyron.com/

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  1. I would love to win, read and review the print copy of this book. Love the book cover. Love books like this.
    Thank You for giveaway and Happy Autumn to you.

  2. I've been meaning to check this serious out. Honestly, that cover has got me in giggles. Always a sucker for any kind of beagle/bloodhound.

  3. I really enjoy reading cozies. Thanks for this opportunity.