Posted in Medical Thriller, Spotlight on April 21, 2015

Blood on the Bayou is the second book in this series set in the Big Easy by author D.J. Donaldson. The first book is Cajun Nights and the third book is No Mardi Gras for the Dead.


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Hefty and quirky New Orleans Chief Medical Examiner Andy Broussard loves fine wine, gourmet food, and Louis L’Amour novels almost as much as he hates murderers. In a city as hedonistic and dangerous as it is wonderful, Andy connects the mystery dots in ways that amaze and irritate the less gifted. Fresh out of her PhD program, the sumptuous and shapely criminal psychologist Kit Franklyn regularly fends off suitors and felons, and what she lacks in experience, she makes up for in cleverness. Together, the two are unbeatable at investigating crime, corruption, and more

Something terrible is roaming the French Quarter, leaving mutilated bodies in its wake. Andy and Kit are called to investigate who—or what—is lurking in the darkness. Fueled by their desire to catch this monster, they concentrate on identifying the killer responsible for ripping out victim’s throats. As they start to close in, it becomes clear the wounds couldn’t have been forged by a human… but what about a werewolf? Has the infamous Loup Garou finally descended on the Big Easy?

Written in his unique style, Donaldson’s Blood on the Bayou combines hard-hitting, action-packed prose with brilliant first-hand knowledge of forensics and the sultry flavor of New Orleans. The result is a gripping mystery involving murder and some supernatural flare in the creole heartland.



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About the Author

DJ Donaldson ImageD.J. Donaldson is a retired professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology. His entire academic career was spent at the University of Tennessee, Health Science Center, where he published dozens of papers on wound-healing and where he taught microscopic anatomy to thousands of medical and dental students.

He is also the author of seven published forensic mysteries and five medical thrillers. He lives in Memphis, Tennessee with his wife and two West Highland terriers. In the spring of most years he simply cannot stop buying new flowers and other plants for the couple’s prized backyard garden.

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