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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 Police Chief Rufus Durand and Vanessa Fleer.

Maggie Crozat, inexplicably tasked with being Vanessa's maid of honor, quickly discovers why everyone else refused the assignment when the bridezilla hands her a long list of duties - the most important of which is entertaining Vanessa's cousin, Ginger Fleer-Starke, a mysterious woman with dangerous secrets. But just days before the wedding, Ginger's lifeless body is found on the bayou behind Crozat Plantation. Now the Pelican PD and the Crozats have another murder mystery on their hands.

There's a gumbo pot full of suspects, including an ex-marine with PTSD, an annoying local newspaper reporter, and Vanessa's own spark plug 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.

©2016 Ellen Byron (P)2016 Blackstone Audio Inc.

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  • Jan
  • 15-07-18

Fun not noir!

cozy-mystery, family-dynamics, friendship, usa, law-enforcement, murder, recipes, laugh-out-loud

What fun! The impending bride and her mother are nutz, the bride's cousin makes the mob look honest, Maggie is worried about problems with her boyfriend, and then there's the murders. The characters certainly are, the setting is marvelous, the plot twists are unexpected, and the herrings are all red. There is no problem for a reader who dives into this one without reading the other, and no problem should you also discover that you bought this one a while ago but it got legs and walked off before you even read it!
Well this time I got the audio. Meredith Mitchell does a fantastic narration.

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  • peppy
  • 07-01-21

Very enjoyable

Very cute story and such an enjoyable read! Would definitely recommend to a friend. So fun!

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  • Karma's mama
  • 09-12-20

Great series

This series is always engaging. It’s funny, sad and happy moments keep you in your toes

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  • Shari S.
  • 22-11-20

Why can’t Maggie say no?

Maggie was sassier in Book 1, WTH is up with Vanessa? She cannot possibly have friends so why is Maggie putting up with her nonsense? I like the Zander parts and the concept, though MORE needs to be said about the slavery history of the plantation. I like the narrator.

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  • nehifamily
  • 24-10-20

Enjoyable

I’m really enjoying this series. The mystery keeps you guessing and the regional lore is like a taste of home.

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  • Ellen
  • 16-06-21

Cajun county mystery

Cute story ,,close family tides. Murder,deadly. A wedding 💒 to take place,but the bride to be accused of a deadly crime. Guilty or not. Narrative great 👍 job.

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  • diane ragland
  • 08-06-21

Very good murder story.

Very good book. Enjoy reading reading about books set in the South , with Southern accent.

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  • Nancy McCall
  • 25-05-21

fun

what a fun story. lots of twists and turns so the person who committed the murders was a complete surprise. very entertaining.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 22-05-21

Body on the Bayou

Wonderful story full of crazy antics. Maggie was force to be the Maid of Honor for very demanding bridezille. This was a fun story to listen to.

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  • marsha shelby
  • 25-04-21

lived the book

great book. would read this author all the time. liked the voice of Meredith mitchell