Acclaimed book series’ newest entry follows Cajun werewolves running amok in South Louisiana’s wetlands
EDMOND, Okla., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — EricWilder’s newest novel, Primal Creatures is the thirdin his French Quarter Mystery series featuring New Orleans sleuth Wyatt Thomas.
A rougarou is a Cajun werewolf. An eccentric New Orleans researcher has kept one locked in his basement freezer for forty years, trying to prevent an outbreak of lycanthropy. His efforts prove futile when a brutal killing mars the tranquility of a south Louisiana monastery that doubles as a film industry retreat. A rougarou — maybe more than one — is the suspected killer, monks themselves perhaps the changelings.
Second only to Hollywood, Louisiana is a movie-making Mecca. When a powerful producer suspects something supernatural has killed one of the industry’s biggest stars, he hires Wyatt Thomas to investigate. Before Wyatt can solve the mystery, he must first survive the claws and fangs of a rougarou, and a hurricane taking direct aim at the monastery and New Orleans.
In reviewing one of the Wyatt Thomas novels, an Amazon reader writes, “If you try, you’ll hear a rocking zydeco band and smell gumbo cooking on every page!” Another reader writes, “The author captures the quirky, weird vibe that is New Orleans. Toss in the spooky underpinnings that run through the city and you have a great, fast read.” Yet another reader says, “Wilder writes in a style that lets me keep up easily with the characters and makes you want to sit down with them and have a Dixie beer.”
Born in Louisiana, about a mile from mysterious Black Bayou, Eric Wilder spent many sweltering Louisiana evenings listening to ghost stories and tales of voodoo. Though just a boy, he never forgot his grandmother’s story about rougarous haunting south Louisiana swamps. He now lives in Oklahoma, about a mile from historic Route 66, with wife Marilyn, three dogs, and two cats.
Primal Creatures, ISBN: 978-0-9791165-6-8, retails for $18.95 as a paperback original, and $4.95 as an eBook. It is available on the web at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple iBooks, Kobo, and Sony.