Bad Karma in the Big Easy

Bad Karma in the Big Easy

by D.J. Donaldson

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ISBN-13: 9781938231308
Publisher: House of Stratus, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/15/2018
Series: The Andy Broussard/Kit Franklyn Mysteries , #7
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 78,100
File size: 608 KB

About the Author

D.J. “Don” Donaldson was born in 1940 and is now a retired professor of anatomy and neurobiology. He holds a PhD 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.
 
Donaldson lives in Memphis, Tennessee, and 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.”
D.J. “Don” Donaldson was born in 1940 and is now a retired professor of anatomy and neurobiology. He holds a PhD 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.
 
Donaldson lives in Memphis, Tennessee, and 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.”
 

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Bad Karma in the Big Easy 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
JBronder More than 1 year ago
Andy Broussard is slowing going through all the bodies that have been gathered after Katrina struck. As he going through them, he finds something irregular. Three women, that recently gave birth, found naked. Something bothers him from the start and when he discovers that they had been frozen he knows that he is going to have to try and find a killer. At the same time, Kit is helping on a strange suicide that looks like there was more to it. When she starts looking into it, she learns that the victim was a twin that works at a specialized office that creates lab quality livers for children. But when the killer decides to try and take Kit out of the picture, she doesn’t know if she can keep going on. Then Andy realizes that he missed a vital piece of information and starts questioning his abilities. It looks like this may be the last case for both of them. This is another great story by Don Donaldson. Amidst the horrors of Katrina and everyone own person regrets from the storms aftermath, Andy and Kit are trying to come to terms with some deaths that happened. I felt for both Andy and Kit and what they went through, I don’t wish that one anyone. And the twist ending, I admit that I kind of had an idea on how it was related but it turned out better than what I had thought, creepy but really good. This is a great book in a wonderful series. Mystery/thriller readers, you HAVE to read this book. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
WulfLuva More than 1 year ago
It’s like Bones, or Law & Order: SVU, or all the other cool crimes shows, just without Bones and Booth and Olivia and Elliot, instead there’s the “plump and proud” Broussard, and psychologist sidekick Kit. Bad Karma in the Big Easy could easily have its own TV show. First off, I’ve got to be honest, I haven’t read any of the other books in this series. I was contacted to review this book, and I didn’t do my research. *sigh* BUT, you don’t have to read the other books to know what’s going on. It’s like I said earlier, this book could be its own TV show, and generally, you don’t have to watch the previous episode of a show to know what’s going on in the current episode. So that’s a big thumbs up! At first, I was skeptical going into this. Would I like it? It’s not to my typical tastes. (I’m a YA fantasy reader, in case you didn’t know.) However, once I got about a tenth of the way through the book I was finding myself enjoying the storyline. I learned quite a bit of random medical and various other jargon and factoids. I also laughed out loud intermittently throughout the book. The characters were great! Broussard had his own unique personality that I could picture quite easily, and Kit Franklyn was an interesting contrast to Broussard. The only thing I wish I could have seen, and felt, more of, was the dynamic between the two. This could also be said of the other few characters that were introduced. Maybe I wasn’t seeing it as much because I hadn’t read the other books? Also, I wasn’t really sure what Kit actually contributed through her profession, to the story. Don’t get me wrong, I liked her character and the plot developments, I just didn’t get a lot of psychiatrist vibes from her points of view. The book’s plot had me guessing, and making a fool of myself, the entire time I was reading. Murder mysteries always have you thinking you know what the heck’s going to happen, and I had my theories, but what actually happened in the book had my theories looking pretty stupid. It’s definitely a shocking revelation when everything finally comes together in the end. All in all, I went in to Bad Karma in the Big Easy not expecting much, but I actually managed to enjoy it. I would definitely recommend this book/series to anyone who thinks they might be interested in starting the Murder/Mystery genre, as well as anyone who’s already into it. 4/5 stars *Note: I received a copy of this book to review from the publisher. This in no way altered my opinion/review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Outstanding Book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every thing the previous reviewers said is accurate. Whether this story was worth publishing is another matter. The book is definately adult material. Hopefully some ethics board somewhere is watching. My life is not better having read this book. One star the system does not have a zero. JR