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Assassination at Bayou Sauvage

(The eighth book in the Andy Broussard & Kit Franklyn Mystery series)
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Andy Broussard, the plump and proud medical examiner for the City of New Orleans, is sitting almost in the kill zone of a too-close-for comfort and 'in living color' murder of his Uncle Joe Broussard at a family picnic in Bayou Sauvage - the largest urban wetlands park in the USA. Surprisingly, the murderer then immediately commits suicide. After easily determining the killer's identity from the driver's license in his pocket, the only remaining task for Broussard and the police is to uncover the motive for such a heinous act. But suddenly, everything about the case takes a bizarre turn.

Caught short handed because of an NOPD work slow-down, and needing someone to find out what happened to a young woman who has just been reported missing, Homicide Detective Phil Gatlin deputizes Broussard's beautiful death investigator, Dr. Kit Franklyn, and assigns her to that case. Shockingly, Kit's efforts soon lead back to the murder of Uncle Joe. Sensing a plot of horrendous magnitude, Broussard directs his colleagues and friends in a race to uncover the truth behind the most audacious Andy and Kit mystery of the entire series.

D. J. Donaldson's fans can rejoice once again, knowing that Kit, Andy, Phil, Bubba, Grandma O, and Teddy are back in a terrific new story that pushes their abilities to the limit.

The Author: Donald (Don) Jay Donaldson, who also writes as D. J. Donaldson and David Best, was born in 1940 and is now a 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'.

Genre: Cozy Mystery    

Praise for this book

"D.J. Donaldson is superb at spinning medical fact into gripping suspense." - Tess Gerritsen

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Paperback Editions

April 2017 : USA Paperback

Title: Assassination at Bayou Sauvage (Broussard & Franklyn)
Author(s): D J Donaldson
ISBN: 1-68120-941-1 / 978-1-68120-941-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighLine Editions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

April 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Assassination at Bayou Sauvage (Broussard & Franklyn Book 8)
Author(s): D J Donaldson
Publisher: Astor + Blue Editions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2017 : Canada Kindle edition

Title: Assassination at Bayou Sauvage (Broussard & Franklyn)
Author(s): D J Donaldson
Publisher: Astor + Blue Editions
Availability: Amazon CA