Soon to be a Showtime documentary, Murder in the Bayou is a New York Times bestselling chronicle of a high-stakes investigation into the murders of eight women in a troubled Southern parish that is “part murder case, part corruption exposé, and part Louisiana noir” (New York magazine). Between 2005 and 2009, the bodies of eight women were discovered in Jennings, Louisiana, a bayou town of 10,000 in the Jefferson Davis parish. The women came to be known as the Jeff Davis 8, and local law enforcement officials were quick to pursue a serial killer theory, stirring a wave of panic across Jennings’ class-divided neighborhoods. The Jeff Davis 8 had been among society’s most vulnerable—impoverished, abused, and mired with mental illness. They engaged in sex work as a means of survival. And their underworld activity frequently occurred at a decrepit motel called the Boudreaux Inn. As the cases went unsolved, the community began to look inward. Rumors of police corruption and evidence tampering, of collusion between street and shield, cast the serial killer theory into doubt. But what was really going on in the humid rooms of the Boudreaux Inn? Why were crimes going unsolved and police officers being indicted? What had the eight women known? And could anything be done do stop the bloodshed? Mixing muckraking research and immersive journalism over the course of a five-year investigation, Ethan Brown reviewed thousands of pages of previously unseen homicide files to posit what happened during each woman’s final hours delivering a true crime tale that is “mesmerizing” (Rolling Stone) and “explosive” (Huffington Post). “Brown is a man on a mission...he gives the victims more respectful attention than they probably got in real life” (The New York Times). “A must-read for true-crime fans” (Publishers Weekly, starred review), with a new afterword, Murder in the Bayou is the story of an American town buckling under the dark forces of poverty, race, and class division—and a lightning rod for justice for the daughters it lost.
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Detective Steven Acer must leave. He must leave his life in the Florida Panhandle. He must leave because his beautiful and vivacious wife of only a few years, Sunshine, has died. He couldn't save her. His life in Florida without her is meaningless and with far too many memories. A promotional ad welcoming new police officers to the city of New Orleans, Louisiana, catches his eye. He never looks back. His first assignment is to investigate two horrible deaths discovered in a Louisiana bayou located south of the beautiful city. Why were these bodies there? It didn't make any sense. Frustrated with not being able to make any significant progress, Steven, against his better judgment, allows himself to become involved in following a mysterious woman; a woman begging for handouts on the streets of the New Orleans French Quarter. Why does she run when she notices him? Why does she enter upscale clothing stores and beauty salons, making good of their services? Where is she going? As strange as may seem, can his curiosity and their eventual confrontation help in solving the MURDER ON THE BAYOU?
When a brutal murder can't be solved, a paranormal detective is hired to bring up the dead from the bayou.
Everybody in Batson, Texas, and thereabouts thought they knew Captain Yberri—until the day his wife was found with her face blown away by a shotgun in Taylor Boudreaux's trailer. Now Taylor, well, everybody also knew about him and his love of whiskey and women. He finally had met the fate everyone knew would be his someday: shot to death by a jealous husband. But was what everybody knew really so? Big-city attorney Sandra Lerner thought not. And it was her mission to untangle the lies and cut to the truth of the matter. Murder on Pine Island Bayou is a classic murder mystery, with passion, intrigue, and just a touch of southern flavor. A true page-turner.
Dassas Cormier returns to Marshall's Bayou in the spring of 1924 to find that his old friend Red Doucet has been murdered. Grace, the only woman Dass has ever loved, is also back in Marshall's Bayou, and she wants him to look for her missing husband. He's surprised when his search leads to another murder. Are the two murders linked? More important, is Grace involved?
When the body of young man is found in the bayou north of New Orleans with a crossbow arrow in his chest, Gator and his team of Homicide Detectives reluctantly volunteer to take on the investigation. Little do they know that the trail will lead them on a hazardous chase through the hot, humid, danger filled swamps and back to the heart of The Big Easy. Follow along and see if you can find the clues on this exciting roll coaster of a ride through jealousy, betrayal and avarice. Along the way, watch as they deal with people motivated by pure greed; a bar owner that used to be a cop, a hunter who is also an expert on weapons, a woman who uses her feminine attractions to manipulate the men around her, a bartender who sees an opportunity to get rich at other people's expense, and a pair of stone cold killers from a drug cartel that wants a million dollars of their money back. As always, you'll have a few laughs as Gator handles some routine police work using his particular, half Irish / half Cajun, and uniquely New Orleans approach to resolve problems and bring suspects to justice. Experience the wonderful ambience of America's party capitol, New Orleans, right up to the final, exciting chapter, when Gator calls everyone together and reveals all.
Retired NOPD homicide detective, Joseph Smith, is led to the bayou by God. Little does he know he's walking into his own personal hell. Money and greed are no strangers in the south—especially when the Cajun mafia is involved—and Joseph never dreams starting a church in a sleepy bayou parish can lead to murder. But it's the betrayal that has the ability to steal his soul like death never could, and he learns that redemption is sometimes best earned through the blood of evil.
Laissez les bons temps rouler - Until somebody gets killed of course. Murder along the bayous of south Louisiana's Cajun Country doesn't go unpunished. Grab a gator by the tail and follow this fast-paced mystery set in a casual Creole parish. Louis Scott blends over 25 years of policing experiences with an action packed writing style seasoned by the Mardi Gras, hurricanes, humidity and crawfish étouffée. Don't let the easy Creole smile fool you. The Chief spent most of his highly decorated career buying dope, banging down doors, and busting bad guys. Bayou Roux - The Complete First Season - A Cajun Murder Mystery Series takes readers behind the badge and along the bayous of south Louisiana to catch a killer. Seems the simple life ain't so simple when the gumbo of politics, Cajun Mafia and corruption stir up a challenge the new Sheriff and his dedicated deputies. Only a real-life cop who's walked along the Thin Blue Line can share the rush of raw cop culture. Lock and Load - you with me?
From the outside, the Delroque family seemed prosperous and close. Ross inherited the ancestral plantation where he and Ivy had raised three children. Ross and his son-in-law, Paul, both hold executive positions with HGChem, which produces pigment and dyes. Money shouldn't be a problem. However, two of the three grown children live with Ross and Ivy. The plantation house is large; it can well accommodate the extended family. Yet the expenses mount. Paul and his wife, Bitsie, are self-supporting, living in their own home.Ross desires to maintain the plantation and preserve the land. Unfortunately, the young man he hired to make an environmental report drowned in the river. Ross continues striving to maintain the property and provide for his family. Viewed from afar, none could guess the family's inner turmoil. When Ross is murdered, making his the second death within the year, the Delroque family deserved a closer look.
Set in Louisiana bayou country, this genre-stretching noir romantic-comedy murder mystery stars Shreve West, a one-handed, politically incorrect private eye.Filled with strange characters and atmospheric scenes, Cripple Bayou Two-Step's tense plot balances a murder investigation with Shreve's train-wreck love life: exhuming a corpse in a graveyard, feeding and fending off alligators with lost love Pixie, whose crippling disease adds depth to the novel's controlling metaphor, paying a dangerous undercover call on Sweet Emma's "house," and fighting a giant redfish when Shreve's bumbling partner suddenly reminds him he's forgotten to pick up Bonnie, Shreve's Goth lover who has discovered his rekindled flame for high-school sweetheart Pixie. Calling-card clues connected to Edgar Allan Poe, planted by the taunting murderer, provide the scaffolding for this bizarre tale of the Deep South's dark side.