Casting Bones
by Don Bruns

Introducing New Orleans homicide detective Quentin Archer in the first of a brand-new mystery series.

When a prominent New Orleans judge is brutally murdered, former Detroit cop Quentin Archer is handed the case. His enquiries will lead him into a world of darkness and mysticism which underpins the carefree atmosphere of the Big Easy. Interrogating crooked police officers, a pickpocket, a bartender with underground contacts and a swamp dweller, Archer uncovers some troubling facts about the late judge’s past. But it’s only when he encounters a beautiful young voodoo practitioner that he starts to make headway in the investigation.

Voodoo queen Solange Cordray volunteers at the dementia centre where her mother lives. When she starts reading the mind of one of her patients, she learns that a secretive organization known as Krewe Charbonerrie may be behind the murder of the judge. And the second murder. And the third . . .


The working out of this prophecy is at the core of the narrative, giving Bruns’ mystery a nice case of the creeps. This is the first in a series featuring Q.


As hot and steamy as a Louisiana night, this series debut hits all the right notes with the evocative Big Easy setting, colorful and memorable characters, and a smartly twisty plot. Bruns uses all of his considerable talents to cast a spell over readers

Library Journal


Casting Bones by Don Bruns is available in the following formats

Hardback *978072788636130th June 2016145 X 224mm256$28.99
Hardback *978072788636130th June 2016145 X 224mm256£20.99
Ebook97817801079671st October 2016N/A256£8.99
Ebook97817801079671st October 2016N/A256£8.99
Paperback978184751732628th April 2017140 X 216mm256£12.99
Paperback978184751732628th April 2017140 X 216mm256£12.99
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