Ellen Byron
Pseudonym: Maria DiRico

Ellen Byron was born in Queens, New York. She is an author, playwright, freelance journalist, and television scriptwriter and producer. She is the creator of:
1. 'Cajun Country Mystery' series featuring Maggie Crozat, a B&B owner and amateur sleuth in Louisiana.
2. 'Catering Hall Mystery' series featuring Mia Carina, a caterer and amateur sleuth in Queens, New York (under the pseudonym 'Maria DiRico').
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Titles and year of publication:  

 'Cajun Country Mystery' Novels
 1) Plantation Shudders  2015
 2) Body on the Bayou (Lefty Award)  2016
 3) A Cajun Christmas Killing (Lefty Award)  2017
 4) Mardi Gras Murder (Agatha Award)  2018
 5) Fatal Cajun Festival  2019
 6) Murder in the Bayou Boneyard  2020
 7) Cajun Kiss of Death  2021
 'Catering Hall Mystery' Novels (as 'Maria DiRico')
 1) Here Comes the Body  2020
 2) Long Island Iced Tea  2021
 3) It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Murder  Due October 2021