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Review: Cajun Kiss of Death


Title: Cajun Kiss of Death

Series: Cajun Country #7

Author: Ellen Byron

Release Date: August 10th, 2021

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads


Synopsis from Goodreads: In Pelican, Louisiana, Valentine's Day has a way of warming the heart, despite the February chill. But the air at Crozat Plantation B&B turns decidedly frigid when celebrity chef Phillippe Chanson checks in. And when the arrogant Phillippe--in town to open his newest Cajun-themed restaurant--perishes in a fiery boat crash, Maggie Crozat's dear friend JJ lands in very cold water.


Did JJ, proprietor of Junie's Oyster Bar and Dance Hall, murder Phillippe because he feared the competition? Might Maggie's mother, Ninette, have bumped off the chef for stealing one of her cherished recipes? Or was the culprit a local seafood vendor, miffed because Phillippe was somehow able to sell oysters for a remarkably reasonable price, despite an oyster shortage?


Maggie had planned to devote her February to art lessons in New Orleans, a present from her sweetheart, Bo. But now she has to focus on helping her friend and her mother cross a murder charge off the menu. Meanwhile, Maggie receives a series of anonymous gifts that begin as charming but grow increasingly disturbing. Does Maggie have an admirer--or a stalker? And are these mysterious gifts somehow related to Phillippe's murder?


Blood may be thicker than water, but this case is thicker than gumbo. And solving it will determine whether Maggie gets hearts and roses--or hearse and lilies--this Valentine's Day.


My Review: One thing I was not expecting from this book was for it to be the last one! I really enjoyed this entire series and I am sad to see it come to an end. I can only assume it was the end after the epilogue, though I haven't seen any confirmation of that. As for the mystery it was a great one. I loved all of the characters and the setting (I am a sucker for southern books). There are also a ton of food mentions that made my mouth water! The plot moves right along and was just a good as all the other books.


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