Blood on the Bayou


Publication Date: April 12, 2022


Blood on the Bayou by Douglas J. Wood

The Murder Accountability Project, a nonprofit that analyzes FBI data, estimates that there are as many as 2,000 serial killers responsible for the 185,000 unsolved murders in the United States.  According to the FBI there could be as many as fifty active serial killers prowling for victims every day.  Most of them will never be caught.

A serial killer is terrorizing the streets of the French Quarter in New Orleans.  The victims are found with their throats slit, odd symbols on their faces, and a wooden cross in their hands.  Detective Rebecca Simone and her team are working the case and when DNA from a local man is found on a body, it looks like the mystery is solved.  However, someone in Washington D.C. has been quietly observing, and he is not satisfied with the outcome of the case.  Unable to remain an outsider, Special Agent Christopher DiMeglio packs his bags and heads down to an unfamiliar city and an unwelcoming New Orleans police department.

Full of dark alleys and urban legends of voodoo, vampires, and hidden secrets, New Orleans is the perfect setting for a killer to get away with murder.  Blood on the Bayou is a gripping mystery with a shocking twist that will leave readers guessing until the very end.

About the Author

Douglas J. Wood is the award-winning author of many books, both fiction and non-fiction.   Blood on the Bayou is his sixth novel.  He lives in North Carolina with Carol Ann, his wife of 48 years.  They are blessed with three grown children and four adorable grandchildren.