Book Review: Primal Creatures (French Quarter Mystery Book 3) by Eric Wilder
categories: Book, Ghost Story, Werewolf, Shapeshifter, Private Investigator, Hard-Boilded, Voodoo, Murder Mystery, Occult, French Quarter, New Orleans, Bird Watching, Birders, Paranormal
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Eric Wilder about this book: Goose Island is a bird sanctuary and site of an eclectic monastery in the wetlands south of New Orleans. It is also home to an actor's retreat offering first-rate amenities. When a famous actor meets a premature death, a movie producer hires Wyatt Thomas, the French Quarter's favorite sleuth, to investigate. Did wild dogs kill the actor, or was it a rougarou—the local equivalent of a werewolf,—as the island's voodoo mambo advises Wyatt.
With a killer hurricane bearing down on the island, he must find out, or chance meeting the same horrible fate. The book takes place in a remote, ecologically important region of the world. More migratory birds winter there than any place on earth. Only forty miles from New Orleans, it is so remote, it might as well be on another planet. While Primal Creatures uses Goose Island as a perfect place for a murder mystery, it is, in fact, also a perfect place to raise reader awareness of a region so important that we can't afford to lose it.
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Eric Wilder nails it. Even being raised in New Orleans I find it hard to convey to non-natives just how spooky a place it can be. Very fertile ground for a writer. Love it. [by LukeA]