Eric Wilder grew up near Black Bayou in northwest Louisiana, and began listening to his grandmothers' tales and ghost stories at an early age. He has penned seven novels, including the French Quarter Mystery series featuring New Orleans' favorite sleuth Wyatt Thomas. He now lives and writes in Edmond, Oklahoma along with his wife Marilyn, four dogs and a cat named Buttercup.
Black Magic Womanby Eric Wilder
Burdened by spring floods, malaria and yellow fever, citizens of old New Orleans often turned to voodoo practitioners—African Rosalie, Sanite Dede, Bras Coupe—for protection. None were more powerful, or feared, than Doctor John and Marie Laveau. After paranormal private investigator Wyatt Thomas sees a ghost during a hospital visit, he tells his
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Burdened by spring floods, malaria and yellow fever, citizens of old New Orleans often turned to voodoo practitioners—African Rosalie, Sanite Dede, Bras Coupe—for protection. None were more powerful, or feared, than Doctor John and Marie Laveau. After paranormal private investigator Wyatt Thomas sees a ghost during a hospital visit, he tells his sometimes business partner voodoo mambo Mama Mulate about the encounter. She trances Wyatt and channels the ghost, soon learning a curse connects him and a long-dead French aristocrat. They are doomed to remain connected forever unless Wyatt can time-travel to old New Orleans and lift the curse before midnight on New Year’s Eve. Once there, his only hope is to seek the assistance of voodoo queen Marie Laveau. This metaphysical thriller mystery features ghosts, ghouls, curses, and duels to the death, along with the search for Louis Armstrong's lost cornet.
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REVIEW New Orleans' French Quarter is known for lust, voodoo and murder. Wyatt Thomas was New Orleans favorite sleuth. Oh,How I've always wanted to visit New Orleans and Mardi Gras. I believe the old portion of New Orleans would be fascinating and the author made it just that way. The book tells of the days of the French or Spanish rule, slavery and yellow fever. Wyatt Thomas, P.I. as he travels back (circa 1840) finds help from the Queen of Voodoo, Marie Laveau and others, Sanite Dede, Rosalie, Bras Coupe. The most feared of all were Doctor John and Marie Laveau. Wyatt Thomas told his business partner, voodoo mambo Mama Mulate, of an encounter with a ghost. Voodoo mambo puts him in a spell and brings forth the ghost. She soon learns there is a curse connected with him and an Aristocrat that has been dead a long time. What will happen to Wyatt? Will they all be doomed forever? Will they find their way back to old New Orleans? They have to in order to get the curse lifted before New Year's Eve, but will they make it? The book is full of woven webs, surprises, suspense, curses, voodoo and of course, the BLACK MAGIC WOMAN. I was given a complimentary copy of BLACK MAGIC WOMAN from the author, Eric Wilder for my view of the book. No other compensation took place.
Book exchanged for an honest review~ Anthony "Tony" Nicosia is private investigator working an unusual case involving cornet. Frankie Castalano only knows that his father hid the cornet from him refusing to give it back to him. Tony doesn't have the slightest clue where to begin searching for the cornet. Wyatt Thomas is another private investigator that's suffering from depression. Wyatt goes to Mama Mulate for company and some advice. Wyatt is being haunted by spirit that needs to have curse lifted and he's the only one that can do it. Wyatt only has until midnight New Year's Eve to reverse the curse. Can these investigators fix each of their tasks? Your answers await you in Black Magic Woman. I just love this series! The story and characters are compelling, fascinating, down to earth, and magical. Reading these books is like getting a taste of New Orleans and making you hungry for a visit of your own. I look forward to more from this author in the future.
Given To Me For An Honest Review This book is a riveting, suspenseful novel. It is creative, imaginative, and full of twists, turns, action, and interesting characters to keep you involved and your interest at a high level. It is about a PI who sees a ghost and he finds out that it is a curse that connects him to a French aristocrat. He and the aristocrat will be connected forever unless he can lift the curse before midnight on New Year's Eve. This will keep you on the edge of your seat as you read it. When I started I read until I finished it. It was a great read. I wanted to give more that 5 starts but as you see 5 is the limit. I highly recommend it to all.
Recommend starting reading in order. The people turn into friends that you miss between books. If you like New Orleans this author will take you there.