5 Stars · Book Review

Assassination at Bayou Sauvage By: D.J. Donaldson

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Assassination at Bayou Sauvage

By: D.J. Donaldson

Published: 7 Apr 2017

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense

Rating: 5 Stars

About the Book:

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.

About 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’.

My Review:

This was a great book! I have to say that the first paragraph grabbed me from the get go! What a way to start the book out! Mr. Donaldson is not fooling around with his writing. He grabs you with the first paragraph and he does not let you go!
I have to say I am pretty good at figuring out the who-done-it part of books. But, not this one! The ending for me was a total surprise! I love it! I thought I knew who it was but the person who was behind it all wasn’t even on my radar. Way to go Mr. Donaldson!
This book is a book where you will not want to put the book down. You will want to just read it in all one sitting. I wish I could of done it all in one sitting, but life has to happen. The writing is very fluid and moves you along. The book does not get flat or stale at all during the reading. Sometimes author’s come to a point in a book where there are just some boring places not at all in this book.
I noticed that he has more in this series and I plan on reading more of his books. He has a huge new fan in me! I can’t wait to read and review more of his books. So, please come back and look for more of his books on here.


****I was given a copy of this book for my honest review****

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