Blood on the Bayou by D.J. Donaldson *Stephanie’s Review*

Posted November 17th, 2014 by in *Review / 2 comments


Blood on the Bayou by D.J. Donaldson *Stephanie’s Review*Blood on the Bayou by D J Donaldson
Also by this author: Bad Karma in the Big Easy, Cajun Nights
Series: Andy Broussard/Kit Franklyn Mystery #2
Also in this series: Bad Karma in the Big Easy, Cajun Nights
Published by St. Martin's Press
Genres: Mystery, Thriller/Suspense
Pages: 250
Format: Paperback
Read in: 1991
Source: Personal Collection
Add to: Goodreads

Things get rough for psychologist Kit Franklyn and Chief Medical Examiner Andy Broussard when they investigate three French Quarter mutilation-murders somehow connected to the rare disease, lycanthropy--werewolfism. - via GoodReads

4 Stars

Five Things I Liked About Blood on the Bayou:

  • Andy Broussard is such a great character! He’s a heavy set man who likes the comforts of life and good food. He’s ridiculously smart.
  • Donaldson’s mysteries are always good. He has always made me question who-dun-it and I typically don’t know until he lays it all out.
  • I can finish one of these books in almost record time.
  • New Orleans and its surroundings are a fantastic and beautiful setting. I’ve never been but I feel like I know way more than I’d learn anywhere else. Donaldson clearly has a love for the city.
  • I never figure out the bad guy. Enjoying a mystery for me is based on if I can/can’t figure out the ending. Donaldson is pretty good at keeping me in the dark.

Five Things I Wasn’t Crazy About in Blood on the Bayou:

  • One day when eating lunch I completely lost my appetite while reading. Lunch was ruined and a description of a dead thing had something to do with it.
  • Alligators. Eck! I don’t know about you but alligators make my skin crawl. Blood on the Bayou is chockful of them.
  • Kit is forever doing something stupid and needing to be rescued. As the only main female lead, this is somewhat annoying. It’s as if Donaldson is showing that women will always be rescued by the men in her life.
  • Blood on the Bayou hinges on the murderer having View Spoiler »
  • This has nothing to do with anything but the book was printed in the early 90’s and it shows. 😉 I hope that if Donaldson’s first three books are reprinted they get an awesome modern cover.



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