By: Gaynell Bourgeois
From: MARDI GRAS MURDER
Series: Cajun Country Mystery #4
Hey, y’all, it’s Gaynell Bourgeois, Maggie Crozat’s friend! I’m super excited because it’s almost Mardi Gras and I get to be a capitaine at the Pelican Courir de Mardi Gras.
Okay, that’s a whole lotta words you probably don’t understand. Here in Cajun Country, we don’t celebrate Mardi Gras with big, fancy balls like they do in New Orleans. Instead we have a Mardi Gras Run. People dress in wild, handmade costumes and masks, and go from house to house trying to make the homeowners give us the ingredients for a communal gumbo.
Photos courtesy of Jan Gilbert
Masks, booze, and partying – not much that can go wrong there, huh? Laissez les bon temps rouler!
Wait… what happened to Maggie? And why is that horse with two people on it galloping so fast – in the opposite direction from the Courir?