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About Eric Wilder
Born on a sleepy bayou, Louisiana Mystery Writer Eric Wilder grew up listening to tales of ghosts, magic, and voodoo. He’s the author of fifteen novels, four cookbooks, many short stories, and Murder Etouffee, a book that defies classification. His first two series feature P.I.s adept in the investigation of the paranormal. He lives in Oklahoma near historic Route 66 with wife Marilyn, two wonderful dogs, and one great cat.
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“Reads like a collaboration between Charlaine Harris and James Lee Burke.”
In the most haunted city on earth, the police can’t afford to disregard the supernatural. When N.O.P.D. Homicide detective Tony Nicosia realizes voodoo is involved in a spate of panhandler murders, he turns to someone he knows who can help him—Wyatt Thomas, the French Quarter’s favorite private investigator. Voodoo mambo Mama Mulate, Wyatt’s partner, is also a Tulane University English professor. Together, they form the most potent paranormal partnership in the Big Easy. If you have problems involving magic, voodoo, ghosts, witches, werewolves, shifters, the occult, or the supernatural, Wyatt and Mama are adept at paranormal investigation and the ones to call.
Big Easy is the fun, sexy, and gripping first novel in the popular ten-book standalone French Quarter Mystery Series with plenty of humor, romance, action, and adventure. Join Wyatt and Mama when they visit smoky Bourbon Street bars, dark French Quarter alleyways, and haunted New Orleans cemeteries. Big Easy is the winner of he 2022 Best Book We've Read All Year award from book site Readfree.ly
Check out Big Easy and find out why the French Quarter Mystery Series is a favorite of the locals and everyone who loves New Orleans and Louisiana. Check out what they say on Amazon:
“A funny, upbeat, sometimes creepy, hellishly fast read.”
“A roller-coaster of intrigue set in that exotic, erotic Mecca known as New Orleans.”
“A murder mystery that steeps the reader in home-cooking down south, Creole and voodoo.”
“Loved the integration of magic with real-life along with a dash of local cuisine.”
“Every page vibrates with the pulse of the city - the heat, the booze, the cuisine, the sex, the excess, the hedonism, the voodoo.”
“Went ahead and bought the whole series. You have to read the series. You won't be disappointed.”
“While I couldn’t wait to see how it ended, I was sorry when it did.”
“Great characters, mile-a-minute plot, wonderful ending.”
“This should be on the must-read list for mystery fans!”
“I could almost smell those sweating bodies, had a feeling I could touch the tomcat’s fur, and taste the gumbo.”
Paranormal investigator Wyatt Thomas deals with murder, Mardi Gras, and a forbidden love triangle
It’s Mardi Gras in the Big Easy, an escaped killer on the loose, and a sunken boat in the shipping channel preventing cruise ships from entering or leaving the city. Wyatt’s rich new client wants him to prove he isn’t a passeblanc—a person of black heritage passing as white. Wyatt becomes enamored with his client’s beautiful daughter, a conflict of interest that threatens to get him killed. Oh, and N.O.P.D. Homicide detective Tony Nicosia is having a torrid affair with the daughter of his best friend.
A Unicorn and a Time-Walking Calico Cat Lead Odette Down the Proverbial Rabbit Hole
Oyster Island abuts the coastline of south Louisiana. Before former Bourbon Street stripper Odette Mouton arrived and began camping on the beach in a small tent, lighthouse keeper Jack Wiesinski and Atakapa Indian Grogan ‘Chief’ La Tortue were the island’s only inhabitants. Circumstances changed when a rougarou, a Cajun werewolf, began visiting the island. The discovery of Spanish gold and a crate of Dominican rum further affects the island’s serenity.
When a winged unicorn disturbs Odette’s sleep, she follows the mystical creature to the backside of Oyster Island, where it disappears into a solid wall of rock carved with mysterious runes. Will the time portal’s discovery derail the burgeoning dog training facility she has embarked upon along with Jack and Chief or leave her in a state of peril from which only her new friend and Cajun witch Paula Boutet can save her?
Death isn’t always a victim’s worst fate
A bereaved couple hires paranormal investigator Wyatt Thomas to find the person who killed their son. But is it murder if the victim isn’t dead? Wyatt goes undercover to discover the answer and soon learns death isn’t always a person’s worst fate. Will Wyatt solve the sticky mystery or fall victim to the seemingly supernatural killer and suffer a fate worse than death?
Half Past Midnight is Book 10 of Eric Wilder’s intoxicating French Quarter Mystery Series set in that ‘exotic, erotic Mecca known as New Orleans. Visit the Big Easy tonight. You might decide to stay awhile.
Truth is never as apparent as the fog of reality cloaking it
Oyster Island lighthouse keeper Jack Wiesenski and Atakapa Indian Grogan 'Chief’ la Tortue head north to New Orleans to celebrate a financial windfall at Rockie’s, their favorite Bourbon Street strip club. The night ends differently than planned when a mysterious stripper named Jessi gives Chief a table dance.
Jessi lives behind Rockie’s, beside the dumpster, her only possessions a duffel bag with a pair of dirty jeans, flip flops, and a blue work shirt. When she levitates while dancing to a rock anthem and then crashes to the stage, the bouncer tosses her out the back door and tells her never to return.
Where did the young woman come from, and why was she living on the street? The answer may lie in an abandoned dog, the ghost of a vampire who lives in the Majestic, Oyster’s island’s Prohibition-era hotel and casino, and a horrible war in a distant land. The answers are explosive and scintillating.
Oyster Island Two Step is Book 3 of Eric Wilder’s enrapturing Oyster Bay Mystery Series set on a Louisiana barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico. Join all the perfectly imperfect characters who inhabit Oyster Island for a spellbinding ride that doesn’t disappoint.
Bizarre New Orleans Death Ceremony Ends in Murder
French Quarter paranormal investigator Wyatt Thomas meets a new client at an bizarre death ceremony in a revamped Canal Street movie theater. The man gives Wyatt a bag of cash and a single clue: a solid gold Krewe of Rex, 1948 Mardi Gras doubloon. His only request is for Wyatt to find the person or persons who murdered his mother.
The case isn't simply cold, it's 50-years old. When his client is shot dead on the way out the door, Wyatt must go into hiding, solve both murders, or suffer the same fate
Oklahoma private investigator Buck McDivit deals with murder, creatures of darkness, and romance with an American Indian archaeologist who likes cowboys and fast ponies
Buck visits Oklahoma's remote Kiamichi Mountains, searching for an archaeological relic once used in religious ceremonies. The Black Cup of Oklahoma has gone missing, and Buck must travel back 1000 years to retrieve it.
Buck's trek leads him into a forbidden canyon where he discovers a lost civilization, Oklahoma's elusive Bigfoot, and a psychotic killer who likes to scalp his victims after killing them. To succeed, he seeks the help of a mysterious spiritualist and the dark magic of an immortal mountain fairy.
Will Buck survive and retrieve the stolen relic, or die a gory death and his scalp added to the killer's trophy belt?
"If you like explosive action and gripping adventure with a dynamic hero, you'll love Blink of an Eye. The story is riveting and truly irresistible." Amazon reviewer
Paranormal investigator Wyatt Thomas treks into the dangerous Honey Island Swamp in search of a forbidden convent where all the sisters are vampiresWhen French Quarter detective Wyatt Thomas is awakened from a dark dream by his cat Kisses, he witnesses an eerie funeral procession from the balcony of his Chartres Street apartment. Riding in the limousine ahead of a hearse is his former lover, Desire Vallee - the first time he’s seen her since she became a nun and entered a convent. Desire’s skin is ashen, her once dark hair now ghostly white. He's left with a single clue.
Is Desire in grave danger, or perhaps already dead? Wyatt puts himself and his fellow travelers in harm's way when he sets out to find the answer. Will he rescue Desire, or die in a strange and dangerous convent that caters to wealthy men's fantasy perversions?
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A Cajun werewolf stalking Oyster Bay, a Prohibition-era resort in the Gulf of Mexico, leads to Jack Wiesinski and Grogan ‘Chief’ la Tortue’s discovery of a gold doubloon and case of rare Dominican rum. Dancer Odette Mouton hitchhikes to the secluded Louisiana island following Jack and Chief’s drunken celebration at a New Orleans Bourbon Street strip club. The three quickly learn the werewolf isn’t the island’s only paranormal entity.
Oyster Bay Boogie is Book 1 of Eric Wilder's gripping Oyster Bay Mystery Series set on a remote Louisiana Island about fifty miles from New Orleans. See what Amazon reviewers are already saying about this paranormal thriller steeped in action, adventure and boatloads of fantasy:
"Can't wait for the next book."
"As always I enjoyed my foray into Eric Wilder's Louisiana world. Some genuine spooky moments and the usual ridiculously horny folks."
"Couldn’t put it down."
"Characters were interesting and so was the location."
A rainy night in east Texas leads to murder
When daring private detective Buck McDivit inherits his murdered aunt’s fishing camp on Caddo Lake, he quickly learns all isn’t right in this primordial paradise dripping with antebellum mystique. To retain his inheritance, he must take on a white supremacy group in the nearby racially-torn east Texas town of Deception. Will Buck prevail or become gator bait beneath the coffee-colored surface of the mysterious lake?
Ghost of a Chance is Book 1 of Eric Wilder's gripping Paranormal Cowboy Series. See what Amazon readers are saying about Ghost:
"Something for everyone -- suspense, mystery, paranormal activity, humor, and a hint of romance."
"Gritty, yet sometimes humorous, tale of human nature's darkest traits come to life in the pages of this captivating mystery."
"This is my first book by Eric Wilder and I loved it."
"Absorbing, well paced mystery rooted in the legacy of the Old South Plantation era of slavery and bigotry."
"I liked the ghost story, the murder mystery, the treasure hunt, and the history."
"Really enjoyed the book."
"Once I got into this book I could not put it down. I stayed up all night to finish it. Very captivating. I love it!"
Non-stop action, paranormal adventure, demonic shifters, pagan revelers, and a touch of wild romance
When an Oklahoma cattle rancher hires paranormal investigator. Buck McDivit to investigate a gory murder committed by something not quite human, and a rural community populated by pagan women, he has to think fast or end up dead. Though no choir boy, Buck is unprepared for his role as the lone male participant in a spring equinox fertility ceremony. The only thing worse for the paranormal cowboy than having no woman is too many women - or maybe being eaten alive by a supernatural black panther
The sun illuminates all things, the moon nothing but the shadows of our minds
Paranormal investigator Wyatt Thomas awakens from a vivid dream in his French Quarter apartment. He finds an antique double-moonstone pendant placed in his hand by the ghost of a voodoo mambo. One of the two moonstones is missing, and both gemstones are needed to make the pendant magical. There are other problems.
The rightful owner of the pendant is a supernatural fairy named Maurelle. Someone chopped off Maurelle’s wings and buried her alive in the ruins of a French Quarter Creole townhouse. A mystical beast still haunts the grounds of the estate. Now, the fairy’s lifeless body lies in the archaeology department of the University of New Orleans. To raise Maurelle from the dead, Wyatt must travel back in time to Antebellum New Orleans, find the lost moonstone and then return safely to the present.
Will Wyatt survive the journey or become an unwitting foot soldier in the Slave Insurrection of 1811? He could lose his head and have it displayed on a pike in Jackson Square if he does.
Cycles of the Moon is Book 9 of Eric Wilder’s intoxicating French Quarter Mystery Series set in that ‘exotic, erotic Mecca known as New Orleans.’ Read Cycles of the Moon and find out why one reviewer said, “Wilder’s novels are like an ice-cold Hurricane slush on a hot and steamy Louisiana day.”