Cover Reveal ~ A Cajun Christmas Killing by Ellen Byron

I’m excited to reveal the cover for third book in the “Cajun Country” mystery series, coming October 10, 2017.

Title: A Cajun Christmas Killing
Series: Cajun Country #3
Genre: Mystery
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Website: Ellen Byron

Christmas in Cajun Country is magical. Elaborate decorations adorn homes and businesses, and Pelican residents come together for a raucous Christmas Eve festival featuring giant bonfires on the levee that light the way up the river for Papa Noël. But this year, there’s coal in the stockings at Crozat Plantation B&B. Someone is flooding travel websites with vicious negative reviews of the B&B. The culprit may be one of the Crozats’ own holiday guests, among whom is Don Baxter, a nasty businessman who’s an innkeeper’s worst nightmare.

When Baxter is found stabbed to death at Doucet Plantation, where heroine Maggie Crozat works part-time, she and her entire family are considered suspects. They establish alibis, but her boyfriend, Detective Bo Durand, also a suspect, remains under suspicion. With Bo sidelined during the investigation, Maggie finds herself with an unlikely ally, longtime family enemy Rufus Durand. Her sleuthing uncovers a viper’s nests of dysfunctional family dynamics, and puts her in the crosshairs of a murderer. She and Rufus must track down Don Baxter’s killer, or it will be the opposite of a Joyeux Noël for those at Crozat Plantation Bed & Breakfast.

About the author
Ellen’s debut novel, Plantation Shudders, nominated for Agatha, Lefty, and Daphne awards, made the USA Today Bestseller list. Body on the Bayou, the second book in her Cajun Country Mystery Series, is nominated for a 2016 Best Humorous Mystery Lefty, as well as an Agatha Award for Best Contemporary Novel. She’s written over 200 national magazine articles; published plays include the award-winning Graceland; TV credits include Wings, Just Shoot Me, Fairly OddParents, and pilots. She’s heard things in comedy writing rooms that she can never repeat in mixed company – unless you buy her a drink.

Book is available for pre-order at retail and online booksellers.

Giveaway: Leave a comment below for your chance to win a print copy of the first two books, Plantation Shudders and Body on the Bayou. US entries only, please. The giveaway ends March 14, 2017. Good luck everyone!

63 responses to “Cover Reveal ~ A Cajun Christmas Killing by Ellen Byron

  1. I read Plantation Shudders and am looking forward to the next in the series.

  2. I love it!! Seems to represent a Southern holiday well…no snow! 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win!

  3. Great cover and a Christmas mystery too! I loved reading Plantation Shudders and Body on the Bayou, so don’t include me in the drawing. Looking forward to reading Cajun Country Mystery #3, Ellen!

  4. I would enjoy these intriguing books. What a wonderful giveaway.

  5. Barbara Hackel

    This is a great series! I have read and enjoyed them both, and look forward to the next in the series! Thanks Dru Ann. 🙂 Thanks Ellen for your generous giveaway.

  6. I love the series and have read both books. I’d kill to own them, so toss my name into the magic contest hat please Dru.

  7. elainehroberson

    Love the cover. Thanks for a chance to win copies of your books.

  8. This is a wonderful series, and I’ve recommended it to all my friends! I loved both books and would be thrilled to win a print copy of them. Thanks so much for the chance–so generous!!

  9. A most intriguing read. Loved the blurb. And the cover. The books are on my TBR. Do so hope this will be a beginning. The synopsis on the books have me wishing for now instead of later. Thanks for the chance to make it so

  10. Love the cover art and to read this series. I have these books on my wishlist. Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. Doward Wilson

    I loved the first book & can’t wait to read the second & third. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

  12. That doggie on the cover is just begging me to buy this book. Thanks for the chance to win.

  13. Lisa Millett

    Loved the first book and the characters are fun and quirky. Can’t wait to read the second one and the new one. Great review. Thanks for the chance to win.

  14. Celia Fowler

    What an awesome cover — the dog is so cute, and the skulls and crossbones on the Christmas tree are a nice touch! Thanks for the cover reveal Dru Ann!

    • The dog is inspired by our own late, lamented basset hound, Lucy. And glad you like the skulls. We wanted to add an ominous touch to the cover.

  15. Kristina Millett

    Great interview!! I really enjoyed reading the first book. I am very excited to read the second and third one. Love the setting and the characters in the series!! Thank you for the giveaway.

  16. I love Cajun novels. I was once engaged to a Cajun. Dropped the man but never lost my love of the area.

  17. The cover looks cute until you notice the skull Christmas tree.

  18. I would love to win copies of these books! Thank you for a chance!

  19. Gayle Shanahan

    I love this series. The dog on the cover of your next book is so cute!

  20. Marty French

    I have been looking forward to the next in the series. I love this series.

  21. Would love to win the print copies. Thanks for such a great giveaway! We have a Bassett hound so I love the cover.

  22. Marci Konecny

    It’ll be out in time for Christmas this year, yay! I like the skull and crossbones touch to the tree. Beautiful, congratulations! Looking forward to reading it. =)

  23. I love the cover. Havent read the first book, but still plan on doing that. Thanks for the chance to win.

  24. I love the cover! Looking forward to reading this!

  25. Sharon Baker

    Adorable cover. Looks like a digital loved and had when I was a kid. Book sounds great and would love to have it. Thank you.

  26. donamaekutska7

    How exciting! Thank you for the chance.

  27. I haven’t read this series yet, but it’s definitely my type of book. I love reading about the Deep South and Antebellum plantations. Looking forward to reading this series. Thanks for the chance..

  28. I can’t wait. I absolutely loved the first two in the series and have been impatient for the next.

  29. Lisa Mitchell

    Great cover! I liven in Louisiana for 14 years and love to read mysteries set there! Thanks for the chance to win suck a great giveaway! Laissez les bontemps roulez!!

  30. Lisa Mitchell

    Great cover! I lived in Louisiana for 14 years and love to read mysteries set there! Thanks for the chance to win such a great giveaway! Laissez les bontemps roulez!!

  31. Thank you all so much for the enthusiasm!! Good luck to everyone!

  32. Ellie Wright

    This sounds like my kind of series! I can’t wait to read them.

  33. Hi to all! I wanted to respond individually to all of your wonderful comments, but my daughter broke her finger and is in a cast, which means the only way her homework gets done is if my Mom steps up to help. It’s HS junior year, so I’m all in on the helping. Thanks a ton to Dru for hosting my reveal. And to everyone who’s either read my books or wants to, and who’s commented or is going to – thanks a ton. You’ve all made my day.

  34. Your books sound great. Can not wait to start reading.

  35. Jennifer Hansen

    Would love to read these! parkeremma2003 at yahoo dot com

  36. I really enjoyed Plantation Shudders. Have not read Body on the Bayou, yet.

  37. That’s a great cover.

  38. Love the cover!

  39. Sounds like I would enjoy this series…..
    Thank you for the giveaway…..

  40. Cynthia E. Blain

    Sounds great. Congratulations on this release, Ellen. Looking forward to reading it would’ve such a nice treat to win your book for sure.

    Thank you so much.

  41. Cute doggie! Thank you for the contest!

  42. Marlene Ezell

    Thanks for the contest. This books sounds like my kind of read.

  43. Congratulations Ellen on your new release! Thank you for having such a nice giveaway and a chance to win! I can’t wait to start reading these books because they all look like really good ones.

  44. I love the cover! This series looks excellent, and I have been wanting to read it. Thank you so very much for the chance to win!

  45. Linda Herold

    Wow! Looks like I’m not the only one hoping to win! Thanks so much for offering the chance!

  46. That’s a great cover!

  47. Jane werthmann

    I just the other books and enjoyed them both – looking forward to another one!

  48. I love reading Christmas theme mysteries during the holidays.

  49. Jill Broussard

    I love the cover and I can’t wait until Oct to get Cajun Country #3!
    Not entering, I have the first 2 in the series.

  50. I would love to read this series! Thanks for the chance. Maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

  51. Sandy McCarthy

    Thank you so much for a chance to win!! 📚📚

  52. **** WINNER ****
    of Plantation Shudders and Body on the Bayou is Linda Herold