Ellen Byron

Ellen Byron

This is a complete list of Ellen Byron books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series or category. Ellen Byron also writes as: Maria DiRico.

Also writes as: Maria DiRico.

Recent/Upcoming Ellen Byron Books

March 26th, 2024: The Witless Protection Program

July 23rd, 2024: A Very Woodsy Murder

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List of Cajun Country Mystery Books in Publication Order

List of Golden Motel Mystery Books in Publication Order

List of Vintage Cookbook Mystery Books in Publication Order

List of Catering Hall Mystery Books in Publication Order (as Maria DiRico)

Ellen Byron: Biography

Ellen Byron was born on January 12th, 1956 and is currently 68 years old. Ellen Byron was born in New York, USA.

Ellen Byron is the author of the Cajun Country Mystery series which currently consists of 7 novels. The Cajun Country Mystery series started in 2015 with the novel Plantation Shudders. The most recently released novel in the Cajun Country Mystery series was Cajun Kiss of Death which was released in 2021. There are no upcoming novels for the Cajun Country Mystery series.

Ellen Byron has also written the Catering Hall Mystery series which has 5 books including Here Comes the Body and Long Island Iced Tina.

Ellen Byron: Awards & Accolades

Byron's books have won multiple awards, Body on the Bayou won the Lefty Award, Best Humorous Mystery Novel, in 2017. A Cajun Christmas Killing won the Lefty Award, Best Humorous Mystery Novel, in 2018. Mardi Gras Murder won the Agatha Award, Best Contemporary Novel, in 2018. Murder in the Bayou Boneyard won the Lefty Award, Best Humorous Mystery Novel, in 2021. Cajun Kiss of Death won the Agatha Award, Best Contemporary Novel, in 2021. Bayou Book Thief won the Lefty Award, Best Humorous Mystery Novel, in 2023.

The following novels by Ellen Byron were also nominated for these awards:

  • Plantation Shudders: Agatha Award, Best First Novel (2015). Lefty Award, Best Humorous Mystery Novel (2016).
  • Body on the Bayou: Agatha Award, Best Contemporary Novel (2016).
  • A Cajun Christmas Killing: Agatha Award, Best Contemporary Novel (2017).
  • Mardi Gras Murder: Lefty Award, Best Humorous Mystery Novel (2019).
  • Fatal Cajun Festival: Agatha Award, Best Contemporary Novel (2019). Lefty Award, Best Humorous Mystery Novel (2020).
  • Murder in the Bayou Boneyard: Agatha Award, Best Contemporary Novel (2020). Suspense Magazine Awards, Best Cozy (2020).
  • Cajun Kiss of Death: Lefty Award, Best Humorous Mystery Novel (2022).
  • Bayou Book Thief: Agatha Award, Best Contemporary Novel (2022). Anthony Award, Best Humorous (2023).
  • Wined and Died in New Orleans: Agatha Award, Best Contemporary Novel (2023).

Ellen Byron: Author Insights

The highest rated book by Ellen Byron on Book Notification is A Cajun Christmas Killing, the 3rd novel in the Cajun Country Mystery series.

The most read book by Ellen Byron on Book Notification is Plantation Shudders, the 1st novel in the Cajun Country Mystery series.

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Ellen Byron: F.A.Q

When was Ellen Byron Born? How old is Ellen Byron?

Ellen Byron was born on January 12th, 1956. Ellen Byron is currently 68 years old.

Where was Ellen Byron Born?

Ellen Byron was born in New York, USA and is American.

What book awards has Ellen Byron won?

Body on the Bayou: Lefty Award Best Humorous Mystery Novel (2017).
A Cajun Christmas Killing: Lefty Award Best Humorous Mystery Novel (2018).
Mardi Gras Murder: Agatha Award Best Contemporary Novel (2018).
Murder in the Bayou Boneyard: Lefty Award Best Humorous Mystery Novel (2021).
Cajun Kiss of Death: Agatha Award Best Contemporary Novel (2021).
Bayou Book Thief: Lefty Award Best Humorous Mystery Novel (2023).

What was the first book Ellen Byron wrote?

The first novel written by Ellen Byron was Plantation Shudders, published in 2015.

What was the most recent book Ellen Byron wrote?

Her most recently released work was The Witless Protection Program on March 26th, 2024.

Will there be any more books by Ellen Byron?

Ellen Byron has a new book coming out on July 23rd, 2024 called A Very Woodsy Murder.

How many books has Ellen Byron written?

Ellen Byron has written 15 books. 1 book in the Golden Motel Mystery Series, 7 books in the Cajun Country Mystery Series, 2 books in the Vintage Cookbook Mystery Series, 5 books in the Catering Hall Mystery Series.

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