Bayou Book Thief (A Vintage Cookbook Mystery) by Ellen Byron
About Bayou Book Thief
Bayou Book Thief (A Vintage Cookbook Mystery) Cozy Mystery 1st in Series Setting – New Orleans Louisiana Publisher : Berkley (June 7, 2022) Mass Market Paperback : 304 pages ISBN-10 : 0593437616 ISBN-13 : 978-0593437612 Digital ASIN : B09FPJHVGK
A fantastic new cozy mystery series with a vintage flair from USA Today bestselling and Agatha Award–winning author Ellen Byron.
Twenty-eight-year-old widow Ricki James leaves Los Angeles to start a new life in New Orleans after her showboating actor husband perishes doing a stupid internet stunt. The Big Easy is where she was born and adopted by the NICU nurse who cared for her after Ricki’s teen mother disappeared from the hospital.
Ricki’s dream comes true when she joins the quirky staff of Bon Vee Culinary House Museum, the spectacular former Garden District home of late bon vivant Genevieve “Vee” Charbonnet, the city’s legendary restauranteur. Ricki is excited about turning her avocation – collecting vintage cookbooks – into a vocation by launching the museum’s gift shop, Miss Vee’s Vintage Cookbooks and Kitchenware. Then she discovers that a box of donated vintage cookbooks contains the body of a cantankerous Bon Vee employee who was fired after being exposed as a book thief.
The skills Ricki has developed ferreting out hidden vintage treasures come in handy for investigations. But both her business and Bon Vee could wind up as deadstock when Ricki’s past as curator of a billionaire’s first edition collection comes back to haunt her.
Will Miss Vee’s Vintage Cookbooks and Kitchenware be a success … or a recipe for disaster?
About Ellen Byron
Ellen’s Cajun Country Mysteries have won the Agatha Award for Best Contemporary Novel and multiple Lefty Awards for Best Humorous Mystery. Bayou Book Thief will be the first book in her new Vintage Cookbook Mysteries. She also writes the Catering Hall Mystery series under the name Maria DiRico.
Ellen is an award-winning playwright, and non-award-winning TV writer of comedies like Wings, Just Shoot Me, and Fairly Odd Parents. She has written over two hundred articles for national magazines but considers her most impressive credit working as a cater-waiter for Martha Stewart. An alum of New Orleans’ Tulane University, she blogs with Chicks on the Case, is a lifetime member of the Writers Guild of America and will be the 2023 Left Coast Crime Toastmaster. Please visit her at https://www.ellenbyron.com/Author Links Newsletter: https://www.ellenbyron.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ellenbyronauthor/ https://www.facebook.com/CateringHallMysteries/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ellenbyronmariadirico/ Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/ellen-byron https://www.bookbub.com/authors/maria-dirico Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/23234.Ellen_Byron https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19130966.Maria_DiRico Purchase Links Amazon – B&N – Kobo – Google Books – Alibris – IndieBound – PenguinRandomHouse TOUR PARTICIPANTS June 8 – The Avid Reader – REVIEW June 8 – Ascroft, eh? – CHARACTER INTERVIEW June 8 – Island Confidential – REVIEW June 9 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – REVIEW June 9 – I Read What You Write – CHARACTER GUEST POST June 10 – Books to the Ceiling – SPOTLIGHT June 10 – Carla Loves To Read – REVIEW June 11 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW June 11 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT June 12 – The Mystery of Writing – AUTHOR INTERVIEW June 12 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW June 13 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT June 13 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog – SPOTLIGHT June 14 – Rosepoint Publishing – REVIEW June 14 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW June 15 – Socrates Book Reviews – REVIEW June 15 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW June 16 – The Mystery Section – RECIPE June 16 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW June 17 – View from the Birdhouse – REVIEW June 17 – Moonlight Rendezvous – REVIEW June 18 – Ruff Drafts – SPOTLIGHT June 19 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – GUEST POST June 19 – StoreyBook Reviews – REVIEW June 20 – Melina’s Book Blog – REVIEW June 20 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT June 21 – Novels Alive – REVIEW – SPOTLIGHT June 21 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT a Rafflecopter giveaway https://widget-prime.rafflecopter.com/launch.js Have you signed up to be a Tour Host? Click Here to Find Details and Sign Up Today! Additional Banners