Cajun Nights

Broussard & Franklyn

D.J. Donaldson

978 1 941286 37 1
Paperback | 270 pp
216 x 140 mm
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Young and vibrant New Orleans criminal psychologist Kit Franklyn has just been assigned her most challenging case yet—a collection of victims with similarities that include driving old cars, humming nursery rhymes, committing murder, and then committing suicide! Welcoming the help of her jovial boss, chief medical examiner Andy Broussard, the two set out to solve the case, devising strictly scientific possibilities. Not once do they consider the involvement of Black Magic, a New Orleans cultural staple, until an ancient Cajun sorcerer’s curse surfaces with an ominous name: “Beware the songs you loved in youth.”


His writing displays flashes of brilliance… Dr. Donaldson’s talent and potential as a novelist are considerable.

New York Times Book Review

SUSPENSFUL… likeable protagonists…Broussard and Franklyn are an engaging team…a welcome debut.

Wasgington Post Book World

A deadly portrait of this steamiest of Southern cities…mighty fine.

Houston Post

Author biography:

D.J. Donaldson Donald (Don) Jay Donaldson, who also writes as David Best, was born in 1940 and is a now retired professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology. He holds a Ph.D. in human anatomy and his entire academic career was spent at the University of Tennessee, Health Science Center, where he published dozens of papers on wound-healing, and taught microscopic anatomy to thousands of medical and dental students.

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.

He is the author of five medical thrillers and seven forensic mysteries, the latter featuring the hugely overweight and equally brilliant New Orleans medical examiner, Andy Broussard, and his gorgeous psychologist sidekick, Kit Franklyn. Of these it has been said that they contain ‘lots of Louisiana color, pinpoint plotting and two highly likable characters’, whilst the Los Angeles Times states ‘the autopsies are detailed enough to make Patricia Cornwell fans move farther south for their forensic fixes ….. splendidly eccentric local denizens, authentic New Orleans and bayou backgrounds’.

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