2018 Best Humorous Mystery Lefty Award Winner
"Superb...there’s no end to the mischief and mayhem in this exceptional cozy."
―Publishers Weekly starred review
"Amid the slew of Christmas cozies, Byron spices up the genre with her colorful Cajun Louisiana setting and entertaining protagonist."
“Fun and heartwarming, a real holiday treat that will leave you guessing until the end.”
―San Francisco Book Review, five-star review
“A Cajun Christmas Killing is pure perfection! It has the just the right blend of holiday spice, mystery, and murder to be enjoyed not only at Christmas, but the whole year round! Once you crack open this blissful book you will be hooked!”
―Night Owl Reviews
“Simply outstanding…unreservedly recommended for community library Mystery/Suspense collections.”
―Midwest Book Review
Praise for Body on the Bayou:
2017 WINNER OF THE LEFTY AWARD FOR BEST HUMOROUS MYSTERY NOVEL
2017 AGATHA BEST CONTEMPORARY NOVEL AWARD NOMINEE
"Cozy readers who fell under the spell of the eccentric and charming Crozat family will welcome their return... Diane Mott Davidson and Lou Jane Temple fans will line up for this series."
A tight plot, an appealing setting, and a smart, good-hearted protagonist with a caring, supportive family and lots of friends give this story everything cozy readers could want.”
Who did the deadly deed? Often amusing characters and plenty of red herrings make Byron’s second Cajun Country mystery an entertaining read.”
"Body on the Bayou is a perfect mix of Southern charm, spicy people, fantastic food, and murder... Once again, Ellen Byron has given us a murder mystery masterpiece!"
―Night Owl Reviews, Top Pick
"Southern charm and humor permeate Ellen Byron’s Body on the Bayou, a Louisiana murder mystery rife with suspenseful twists, relationship drama, and delectable cooking... Aside from the backdrop, the characters are the most compelling aspect of the novel, as even minor players possess unique and memorable personalities."
―Foreword Reviews, five-star review
"Not only is the story a whole lot of fun to read, with a historical plantation setting, but there are also mouthwatering recipes for every reader to sink their teeth into."
"Byron fills this mystery with delightful characters... The story flows nicely and the killer is a surprise."
"Ellen Byron serves up a veritable feast of different characters, all twisting and turning to keep their own particular secrets hidden from those they would rather keep in the dark...If you like strong flavors in both your books and your food, then this is definitely for you."
“Byron shares an entertaining look at Southern small town life, with all its complications and friendships, good food, and mysteries while adding humor.”
―Kings River Life Magazine