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Ellen Byron

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Ellen is the Agatha Award-winning author of the bestselling Cajun Country Mysteries. MARDI GRAS MURDER won the Agatha for Best Contemporary Novel and was nominated for a Best Humorous Mystery award by the Left Coast Crime conference. A CAJUN CHRISTMAS KILLING and BODY ON THE BAYOU both won the Left Coast Crime Lefty Award for Best Humorous Mystery, and were nominated for an Agatha Award in the category of Best Contemporary Novel. Ellen's debut novel in the series, PLANTATION SHUDDERS, was nominated for Agatha, Lefty, and Daphne awards, and made the USA Today Bestseller list. HERE COMES THE BODY, the first book in her Catering Hall Mysteries, will launch in March 2020 under the name Maria DiRico.

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Ellen Byron Hi John, thanks so much for asking! Book Two has a new name - "Body on the Bayou." I turned in a draft early, but I haven't heard whether or not they'…moreHi John, thanks so much for asking! Book Two has a new name - "Body on the Bayou." I turned in a draft early, but I haven't heard whether or not they're going to move up the publication date. "Plantation Shudders" was published in the book clubs (BOTMC, Literary Guild, etc.) in late April, and then its official pub date was 8/11, although Amazon started sending out pre-orders a couple of weeks prior. I'm meeting with my publisher at the Bouchercon conference and if I get any updates, I'll let you know. And thanks again. I so appreciate your support!(less)
Ellen Byron I'm working on book two of my Cajun Country Mystery series, CRAWDEADDY.

UPDATE: "Crawdeaddy" became BODY ON THE BAYOU, which won the Lefty Award for Be…more
I'm working on book two of my Cajun Country Mystery series, CRAWDEADDY.

UPDATE: "Crawdeaddy" became BODY ON THE BAYOU, which won the Lefty Award for Best Humorous Mystery and was nominated for a Best Contemporary Novel Agatha award.(less)
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