Books by D.J. Donaldson

SLEEPING WITH THE CRAWFISH by D.J. Donaldson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 13, 1997

"Patricia Cornwell Lite, with all the streamlined thrills and gripping forensic detail Donaldson's fans have come to expect."
Still shaken after her kidnapping in Louisiana Fever (1996), psychological profiler Kit Franklyn has banished herself to a menial job at a photography gallery when she gets a hurry call from her old boss, Chief Medical Examiner Andy Broussard. Read full book review >
LOUISIANA FEVER by D.J. Donaldson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 10, 1996

"Virus Du Jour with homicide obbligato—a sleek, fast-moving, curiously lightweight suspenser that never lets the deadly menace escape its pages and threaten the world as we know it."
After his flirtation with the straight procedural in New Orleans Requiem (1994), Donaldson's fifth leaps back into the swift currents of the medical thriller with this deadly-virus yarn. Read full book review >
NEW ORLEANS REQUIEM by D.J. Donaldson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 21, 1994

"This one is for those who like their lab talk down and dirty."
With Mardi Gras only a week away and the annual convention of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences just arriving in town, New Orleans Chief Medical Examiner Andy Broussard and psychological profiler Kit Franklyn match wits with a killer who stabs his victims, slices off one eyelid, and arranges them each with a telltale strand of hair, a row of Scrabble tiles—K, O, J, E, the first murder is signed—and a different section from the February 14 edition of the Times-Picayune. Read full book review >
NO MARDI GRAS FOR THE DEAD by D.J. Donaldson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 13, 1992

"Amiable, lightweight medical thriller, but the series would be much improved if it retired Broussard and developed Kit more."
The third outing (Cajun Nights; Blood on the Bayou) for New Orleans suicide investigator Kit Franklyn, whose dog disinters a jawbone in her soon-to-be rose garden—a jawbone that her mentor Andy Broussard, Chief Medical Examiner, explains belongs to a woman dead at least ten years. Read full book review >