Blood On The Bayou

Broussard & Franklyn

D.J. Donaldson

978 1 941286 98 2
Paperback | 276 pp
216 x 140 mm
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New Orleans’s plump and proud chief medical examiner, Andy Broussard, and his gorgeous assistant, criminal psychologist Kit Franklyn, set off to investigate a series of violent murders. Examination of the victims leads to the discovery that each has the throat ripped out: with a garden fork and something unrecognizable--something no man could have made. ‘Blood on the Bayou’ is written in Donaldson’s unique style: A hard-hitting, punchy, action-packed prose that’s dripping with a folksy, decidedly southern, sense of irony. Add in Donaldson’s brilliant first-hand knowledge of forensics and the sultry flavour of New Orleans, and the result is first class forensic procedural within an irresistibly delectable mystery.


The bayou atmosphere is redolently captured…

Los Angeles Times Book Review

Donaldson combines an insider’s knowledge with a real flair for making the reader’s skin crawl.


It’s hard to beat his combination of cool science and explosive passion in the heart of humid Louisiana.

Memphis Commercial Appeal

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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