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Author: Ellen Byron Narrator: Meredith Mitchell Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Cajun Country Mysteries Release Date: August 2015 ISBN: 9781504644693
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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 her family suddenly become suspects in a murder.

With the help of Bo Durand, 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Who is killing the guests at the Crozat B&B and why? Recipes and fascinating tidbits about plantation history add a tasty lagniappe to this entertaining and well-done cozy debut. A twisty plot and engaging colorful characters complete this mystery’s many pleasures.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Byron’s debut brings energy and verve to the cozy.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “An engaging mystery with a touch of romance and a twist of Southern charm.”

    Nancy Atherton, bestselling author of the Aunt Dimity series

  • “Brilliant…Ellen Byron has written a delectable Cajun cozy mystery that is one of the best books I have read in a long time!”

    Night Owl Reviews

  • “I love a mystery that’s a gumbo of wit, charm, and plenty of heart.”

    Nancy Martin, author of the Blackbird Sisters Mysteries

  • Plantation Shudders is a delight—a fast, fun read. Ellen Byron is a new cozy voice with a charming Southern accent. You’ll love this novel and its colorful Louisiana characters.”

    Elaine Viets, author of Checked Out

  • “You will definitely want to check into Ellen Byron’s Plantation Shudders where she serves up a tasty Louisiana-style gumbo of mystery, humor, and good ole’ Southern charm. It goes down easy and leaves you hungry for more.”

    Lee Hollis, author of Death of a Kitchen Diva

  • “A delightful journey through Cajun Country with a charming new heroine.”

    Connie Archer, author of A Spoonful of Murder

  • A Library Journal Editor’s Pick for Best Debut Novel of the Month
  • A 2015 Agatha Award Nominee for Best First Novel

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  • 3.666666 out of 53.666666 out of 53.666666 out of 53.666666 out of 53.666666 out of 5 Ria | 7/3/2016

    " Cute, funny and entertaining. Did not figure out the ending before the end. I liked it very much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 me | 6/20/2016

    " The story is quite kitschy, really cute and the author sprinkles in large words that are inconsistent with the rest of the Voice of the book. It is a cute and no-brainer read, however many characters and a predictable plot "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 kelley | 6/2/2016

    " Ellen Byron is just starting out with this series and she's off to a great start!! I can't wait for her next book to be released this fall! She definitely has a mixture of humor, intrigue and a little bit of romance included in this book! I will definietly be watching for her next book! "

About the Author

Ellen Byron is a television writer, playwright, and freelance journalist. Her television credits include Wings, Still Standing, and Just Shoot Me, and her written work has appeared in Glamour, Redbook, and Seventeen, among others. She lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband, their daughter, and the family’s very spoiled rescue dog.

About the Narrator

Meredith Mitchell is an actress who has performed in such films as Mona Lisa Smile and The Reunion, on stage with Shakespeare & Company and the New Repertory Theatre, and on television on Good Morning America. She received her BA in psychology from Emory University and her MFA in acting from Brandeis University.