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Check out Louisiana Fever I have it on my TBR list once I catch up.
“D.J. Donaldson is superb at spinning medical fact into gripping suspense. With his in-depth knowledge of science and medicine, he is one of very few authors who can write with convincing authority.”
–Tess Gerritsen, NY Times best-selling author of the Rizzoli & Isles novels
Andy Broussard, the “Plump and Proud” New Orleans medical examiner, obviously loves food. Less apparent to the casual observer is his hatred of murderers. Together with his gorgeous sidekick, psychologist Kit Franklyn, Broussard forms a powerful, although improbable, mystery solving duo.
When Kit goes to meet an anonymous stranger—who’s been sending her roses—the man drops dead at her feet before she could even get his name. Game on.
Andy Broussard soon learns that the man carried a lethal pathogen similar to the deadly “Ebola”—a highly contagious virus, feared worldwide for killing its victims (grotesquely) in a matter of days. When another body turns up with the same bug, widespread panic becomes imminent. The danger is even more acute, because the carrier is mobile. The man knows he’s a walking weapon and… he’s targeting Broussard.
And when Kit Franklyn investigates her mystery suitor further, she runs afoul of a cold- blooded killer, every bit as deadly as the man searching for her partner.
Louisiana Fever 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. Mix in Donaldson’s brilliant first-hand knowledge of forensics, along with the sultry flavor of New Orleans, and readers will be fully satisfied with this irresistibly delectable mystery.
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D.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.
I’d like to thank Stacy for being on today. I reviewed her book Into the Dark recently. A highly entertaining read that one so if you haven’t checked it out yet you so should. She has a new one as well Tin God another to keep an eye on, her guest post topic is about her new book. Read it then read one or both of her books 🙂
Thanks to Jess for having me today! For those I haven’t met, I write mystery/suspense with a dash of romance. My second novel, TIN GOD, the first book in my Delta Crossroads Series, released this month.
Instead of flexing my writing muscles and creating eloquent sentences telling you why my book is worth reading, I’m going to share my favorite things about TIN GOD. If you’re interested, you can slide over to Amazon and check it out.
Here they are, and thanks for reading!
I just murdered your wife again.
This is the line that jumpstarted the idea for the book. Widower Nick Samuels hears about a murder in his wife’s hometown. He’s shaken by how much the woman resembles his dead wife, whose murder is going on four years unsolved. And then a letter arrives containing the single line, “I just murdered your wife again.” Hell starts breaking loose shortly after.
It’s set in deep in the heart of the southern Bible Belt in a fictionalized town called Roselea. Roselea is modeled after historic Natchez, Mississippi, and the name is a play on Rosalie Mansion, one of the oldest antebellum homes in Natchez.
The heroine is dirt poor but doesn’t blame anyone but herself for her issues. Jaymee is tough and has been through a lot. She’s stuck in a trailer court and trying to raise the money needed to hire a lawyer to help find her child. She’s hard as nails, but is also fiercely loyal to those she loves.
Old homes galore. Roselea (like Natchez) is loaded with pre-Civil War homes. I’m sort of a geek about the subject, so getting to create my own grand old houses and their sordid histories was a lot of fun for me.
Multi-layered mystery. TIN GOD is full of twists and turns and red herrings. I wasn’t sure who the killer was until I was nearly finished with the first draft, and the answer surprised even me!
Delta Crossroads Series, Book 1
Getting pregnant as a teenager and being coerced into giving her baby up for adoption left a festering scar on Jaymee Ballard’s life. Trapped by poverty and without many allies, Jaymee nearly gives up hope of getting her daughter back after her best friend is murdered. Now, four years later, a wealthy woman with legal connections hires her as a housekeeper, and Jaymee gathers the courage to seek her help. But Jaymee’s last chance ends up in a puddle of blood in one of the historic antebellum mansions in Roselea, Mississippi.
I just murdered your wife…again.
An unsigned letter consisting of six horrifying words turns Nick Samuels stagnant life upside down. Stuck in emotional purgatory since his wife’s unsolved murder four years ago, Nick is about to self-destruct. The arrival of the letter claiming credit for his wife’s murder and boasting of a new kill sends Nick to Roselea, where he and Jaymee’s worlds collide.
Jaymee and Nick realize exposing the truth about her daughter’s adoption is the only way to solve the murders. Up against years of deception, they rush to identify the killer before the evidence–and Jaymee’s daughter–are lost.
But the truth doesn’t always set the guilt-ridden free. Sometimes, it destroys them.
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About the author
Born in Indiana and raised in Iowa, Stacy Green earned degrees in journalism and sociology from Drake University. After a successful advertising career, Stacy became a proud stay-at-home mom to her miracle child. Now a full-time author, Stacy juggles her time between her demanding characters and supportive family. She loves reading, cooking, and the occasional gardening excursion. Stacy lives in Marion, Iowa with her husband Rob, their daughter Grace, and the family’s three obnoxious but lovable canine children.
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I want to thank Partners In Crime Tours for allowing me to take part in this tour. In A Small Town by Marc DiGiacomo a mystery thriller and the first in a series is on tour. Below is more info on the book and an excerpt to give you all a little idea on what to expect. My review will be coming soon.
The shotgun blast catches Detective Matthew Longo by surprise. His world unravels into a nightmare that seemingly won’t end. Murder, rapes, pedophiles, the small town of Hutchville, N.Y. is changing. It is up to him to make a difference.
While partner Donny Mello is in Italy attending a funeral for a family member who is connected, to say the least, a beautiful F.B.I. agent waits to question him about his family business.
Can Matt keep from answering the Agents questions? More importantly, can he hide a potentially career-ending secret from his community, his brother, and most especially Agent Cynthia Shyler?
The author is a retired and highly decorated police detective who worked for an affluent community within the State of New York. He has worked with numerous police agencies at the local, county, state and federal levels on various investigative assignments. He currently resides in New York with his wife and three children.
I was super excited to join Partners In Crime tours. The first tour I signed up for was a great read. Leave a comment for a chance to win an ebook copy offered by the author Stacy Green.
I quite enjoyed Into The Dark. It’s an enjoyable read and I wanted to keep reading to get to the end, to find out about those tunnels. The issue I had was the characters being a bit cookie cutter and the predictability of the story. For a mystery there was a bit of I know what’s coming.
Now this doesn’t mean a bad read. Simply perhaps a place to improve on the next book. The story about a woman who has had a difficult childhood and made bad man choices now finds herself in a predicament a nut job crazy guy wants her all to himself. Not new but what is new and different utilising the Las Vegas underground tunnels as a setting for a part of the story. Fascinating and curious. This aspect and what was clearly a lot of research into a part of Vegas that isn’t know made for great reading. There is a good guy hunky with issues of his own of course, a good cop, a stupid sexist cop, a damsel in distress who can hold her own but still makes bad choices, a crazy delusional kidnapper and again while not original made for entertaining reading.
On goodreads I gave it 3 stars because goodreads insists on a star rating. In reality I’d give it 3.5 while not perfect it’s a book I’d recommend checking out.
My thanks to Partners In Crime tours for my review copy which I received in exchange for an honest review.