Review: Fatal Cajun Festival

Title: Fatal Cajun Festival

Series: Cajun Country Mystery #5

Author: Ellen Byron

Release Date: September 10, 2019

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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Synopsis from Goodreads: Grab your tickets for Cajun Country Live!, the pickers' and crooners' answer to the legendary New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Maggie Crozat, proprietor of the Crozat Plantation B&B, plans to be in the cheering section when her friend Gaynell Bourgeois takes the stage with her band, Gaynell and the Gator Girls. The festival's headliner, native daughter Tammy Barker, rocketed to stardom on a TV singing competition. She has the voice of an angel...and the personality of a devilish diva. But Maggie learns that this tiny terror carries a grudge against Gaynell. She's already sabotaged the Gator Girls' JazzFest audition. When a member of Tammy's entourage is murdered at the festival, Tammy makes sure Gaynell is number one on the suspect list. Gaynell has plenty of company on that list--including every one of Tammy's musicians. Posing as a groupie, Maggie infiltrates Tammy's band and will have to hit all the right notes to clear her friend's name.

My Review: I enjoyed this latest installment in the Cajun Country series. The story is well written, well plotted and full of enough twists to keep you guessing and suspecting through the whole story. I have always enjoyed the main cast of characters in this story and this one was no different. I enjoy Maggie’s family as much as I do here and I feel they add a lot to the story. Although the is number 5 in the series it could be read on its own. I don’t really recommend it though. The other books provide a lot of back story that makes all of the relationships a lot easier to understand. If you are a fan of cozy mysteries than I would recommend picking up the first book in the series, Plantation Shudders.

*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*