Since there are a few Friday Meme’s that I want to participate in I have decided to post them all in one post.
Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. Take the first sentence of your current read and post it.
Maggie Crozat is back home in bayou country during the most magical time of the year. In Pelican, Louisiana, Christmastime is a season of giant bonfires on the levee, zydeco carols, and pots of gumbo. Except, this year, the Grinch has come to stay at the family-run Crozat Plantation B&B. When he floods travel websites with vicious reviews, Maggie thinks she’s identified him as rival businessman Donald Baxter. That is, until he’s found stabbed to death at Maggie’s workplace. And Maggie and her loved ones become top suspects.
The Crozats quickly establish alibis, but Maggie’s boyfriend, Detective Bo Durand, remains under suspicion. With Bo sidelined during the investigation, Maggie finds herself forced to work with an unlikely ally: longtime family enemy Rufus Durand. Her sleuthing uncovers more suspects than drummers drumming, and lands her in the crosshairs of the murderer.
The sleigh bells are jingling, and the clock is ticking for Maggie and Rufus, who must catch the killer or it will be the opposite of a Joyeux Noel in A Cajun Christmas Killing, the recipe-stuffed third installment of USA Today bestselling author Ellen Byron’s Cajun Country mysteries.
You’re getting the same series two weeks in a row as I am trying to catch up and this is the latest one in a Cajun Country mystery series. This one just came out in October and I am trying hard to get to all my Christmas cozies. 🙂
For Maggie Crozat, there was nowhere lovelier than Pelican, Louisiana, during the holidays. Wrought iron balconies were threaded with sparkling garlands, and from them dangled colorful Christmas ornaments.
Sounds like they are all decked out for Christmas.
The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda @ Freda’s Voice. It’s like Tuesday Teaser but you have a specific place in your read that you have to turn in your read (page 56 or 56%) to get your teaser.
Maggie barely got her door closed before Quentin activated the police siren, tore out of the parking lot, and raced towards the hospital at the speed of a Formula One driver. The shriek of the siren hurt Maggie’s ears. “Is that thing even legal?”
“Nope, but there’s not an officer in the parish who’s gonna stop me.”
“It’s Louisiana, chere. For every cop in the family, there’s also a scofflaw who’s gonna need a good lawyer.”
Ha ha, Quentin is that kind of lawyer…lol.
Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Each week we are asked a question to answer so it reminds me a bit of FF and so I thought it made a good fit to my other Friday Memes.
What is your favourite Christmas-themed read?
This year I have two favorites which are Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber (contemporary romance) and Twelve Slays of Christmas by Jacqueline Frost. (cozy mystery) 🙂 I have a lot of cozy mystery themed ones this year and can’t’ wait to get to them all. 🙂