Blood on the Bayou: Bouchercon Anthology 2016

Blood on the Bayou: Bouchercon Anthology 2016

by Greg Herren


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Nominated for the 2017 Anthony Award for Best Anthology/Collection

Bestselling novelists David Morrell, Alison Gaylin and Elaine Viets headline a new anthology of 22 tales exploring the unique an aura of mystery of New Orleans and the surrounding bayou country.

Blood on the Bayou is published in conjunction with Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention, which is being held in New Orleans. As with the convention itself, the anthology spreads a broad canopy across a wide variety of crime writers from across the country and around the world-including both veteran writers and the brightest up-and-coming talents in the field. These stories range from the light-hearted and fun to the darker side of crime; just as New Orleans and the bayou country can show both to the unsuspecting.

All participants contributed their efforts to support our charity-the New Orleans Public Libraries-and by extension readers and writers everywhere.


Edited by Greg Herren. Introduction by Heather Graham. Stories by: Kaye Wilkinson Barley, Eric Beetner, G. J. Brown, Sheila Connolly, O'Neil De Noux, Barbara Ferrer, John Floyd, Alison Gaylin, Greg Herren, BV Lawson, R. T. Lawton, Deborah Lacy, Edith Maxwell, Liz Milliron, Terrie Farley Moran, David Morrell, Dino Parenti, Michael Penn, Gary Phillips, Thomas Pluck, Paula Pumphrey, Elaine Viets.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781943402342
Publisher: Down & Out Books II, LLC
Publication date: 08/23/2016
Pages: 356
Sales rank: 614,545
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.79(d)

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Storytellermary More than 1 year ago
Blood on the bayou : -- Bouchercon anthology 2016 / -- edited by Greg Herren. There is a double pleasure in anthologies, reading already-favorite authors like Elaine Viets and Edith Maxwell, and discovering new authors for future reading. I loved the variations on the New Orleans theme, with some set in NOLA, and some elsewhere with transplanted people and customs. Kaye Wilkinson Barley’s “Voodo at the Jitterbug” and Liz Milliron's “Three RiversVoodoo” share lessons abound about not messing with wishes and pretend voodoo. Short works are easy to fit into a day’s other tasks, though some of these might not make the most soothing bedtime reading.