Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Teaser Tuesday: Body on the Bayou by Ellen Byron

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Beads of sweat on Vanessa's forehead combined with her makeup and dripped beige blobs onto the white caftan she wore.
This week I'm reading Body on the Bayou by Ellen Byron. This is the second book in her Cajun Country Mystery cozy series. Here is the description from Amazon:
The Crozats feared that past murders at Crozat Plantation B&B might spell the death of their beloved estate, but they’ve managed to survive the scandal. Now there’s a très bigger story in Pelican, Louisiana: the upcoming nuptials between Maggie Crozat’s nemesis, Police Chief Rufus Durand, and her co-worker, Vanessa Fleer.

When everyone else refuses the job of being Vanessa's Maid of Honor, Maggie reluctantly takes up the title and finds herself tasked with a long list of duties--the most important of which is entertaining Vanessa’s cousin, Ginger Fleer-Starke. But just days before the wedding, Ginger’s lifeless body is found on the bayou and the Pelican PD, as well as the Crozats, have another murder mystery on their hands.

There’s a gumbo-potful of suspects, including an ex-Marine with PTSD, an annoying local newspaper reporter, and Vanessa’s own sparkplug of a mother. But when it looks like the investigation is zeroing in on Vanessa as the prime suspect, Maggie reluctantly adds keeping the bride-to-be out of jail to her list of Maid of Honor responsibilities in Body on the Bayou, Ellen Byron's funny and engaging follow up to her critically acclaimed novel Plantation Shudders.


  1. I love cozy mysteries and your teaser sounds like something that would happen to me!

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  2. Gotta love cozies!

    Explore a psychological mystery this week in this book by Alex Marwood: https://wp.me/p3Nz8P-TL

  3. I spotted this one recently. Sounds like a good one. And I like the southern setting.

    My TT from The Ice Bridge

  4. How awful for her that her makeup dripped all over her caftan! Sounds uncomfortably warm and from the synopsis that is the least of her discomforts. Looks like a good book. Thanks for sharing and for coming by my teaser.

  5. A cozy set in the bayou is rather different. The teaser didn't grab me, but the description is intriguing.

  6. Does sound cozy! Love a good mystery. Here's my teaser: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-1hs

  7. Eek! Never mind murder and mayhem - we now have a fashion disaster in our hands! Being the sweaty sort, I learnt very early on in life NEVER to wear white! Hope you're enjoying this one:)

  8. Ooh nice! I feel like I do this too, especially in southern states during the summer. The first time it happened, I basically stopped wearing makeup! LOL! It came clean off so there was no need to "wash" my face, though I do believe I took a nice long cold shower that night! LOL!

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  9. What a teaser! I just finished this one and really enjoyed it! I hope you do too!

  10. Yikes, that's going to stain.

    Sounds like an interesting mystery! Thanks for sharing :D

  11. Ohh, this is something I would enjoy reading.

  12. Love mystery stories, and this one seems quite catching! Enjoy.


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