Born on a Louisiana bayou, Halloween night, beneath a full moon, Eric Wilder grew up escaping snakes and alligators, and listening to his grandmothers’ tales of ghosts, voodoo, and political corruption. Author of nine novels, four cookbooks and many short stories, he now lives in Oklahoma, about a mile from historic Route 66, with his three dogs, one coyote, and cat, but not a single alligator.
A GATHERING OF DIAMONDS
Genre: Historical Fantasy/Mystery Thriller
Ravaged by PTSD caused by his combat tour of Vietnam, Tom Logan is bedridden. He’s lost everything, his friends, wife, and job to his depression and recurrent nightmares. When his brother goes missing in the wilds of Arkansas, he summons the strength to go looking for him. What he finds along the way far exceeds his worst nightmare, and his wildest dream.
In the village of Turkey Gap, in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, Tom meets John Stewart and his granddaughter Mary Ann. The young woman guides him into the mountains to search for clues. They are faced with other problems: Tom’s recurrent nightmares, a hell-raising biker gang, a local millionaire industrialist polluting the countryside and illegally strip-cutting National Forest land, and two serial killers that live in the mountains and kill for pleasure. Their quest leads them on mules down a narrow trail into a deeply incised valley covered by clouds from persistent hydrothermal activity. They discover a virtual fantasy world where butterflies are as big as kites, and diamonds and other gemstones litter the ground. They also find a thriving community populated by people from another historical time and place.
Genre: Paranormal New Orleans Romantic Thriller
P.I. Wyatt Thomas is more than a French Quarter sleuth. Much more. Whenever a new client needs someone to investigate ghosts, possession, or the paranormal and supernatural backside of New Orleans, Wyatt is the person they call. Someone is killing New Orleans street people, and it is affecting the tourist trade in the venerable old city trying to recover from Hurricane Katrina. More than murder, voodoo is involved, the killer possibly an actual Vodoun deity. N.O.P.D. Homicide detective Tony Nicosia seeks the help of Big Easy insider, and often hard-boiled psychic P.I. Wyatt Thomas. Wyatt has a new client interested in ghosts, spirits, possession, and the paranormal. He enlists the assistance of Mama Mulate, Tulane English professor, psychic explorer, seer, and actual voodoo mambo. Mama Mulate is lethally sensual, Wyatt a deadly sexy alpha male with a dangerous reputation. Together, they run the gamut of desire, carnal instincts, passion, darkest fears, and horrifying truths. Will the moody Louisiana sleuth find love and romance in the arms of his client’s beautiful daughter? Will Mama’s gris-gris protect Wyatt from a horrible death? Can they unravel the strangest psychic mystery suspense thriller to hit New Orleans since the era of voodoo queen Marie Laveau? Big Easy is a must read page turner. In one reader’s words, “If you like New Orleans and Louisiana, Eric Wilder will take you there.”
BLACK MAGIC WOMAN
Genre: Paranormal New Orleans Time Twisting Historical Louisiana Mystery Thriller
P.I. Wyatt Thomas is more than a French Quarter sleuth. Much more. Whenever a new client needs someone to investigate ghosts, psychic possession, or the paranormal and supernatural backside of New Orleans, Wyatt Thomas is the one to call.Burdened by spring floods, malaria and yellow fever, citizens of pre-Civil War New Orleans, Louisiana often turned to voodoo practitioners—African Rosalie, Sanite Dede, Bras Coupe—for protection. None was more powerful, or feared, than Doctor John and Marie Laveau.When psychic P.I. Detective Wyatt Thomas sees a ghost during a hospital visit, he tells his sometimes business partner, voodoo mambo Mama Mulate, about the encounter. Mama is lethally sensual, Wyatt a deadly sexy alpha male with a dangerous reputation. She trances the sleuth and channels his ghost, soon learning a curse connects him to a long-dead French aristocrat.Wyatt begins a romance with a beautiful woman he may have known in another historical era. Together, they run the gamut of desire, carnal instincts, passion, darkest fears, and horrifying truths. It may all be for naught because he and the ghost are doomed to remain connected forever unless he time travels back to old New Orleans and lifts the curse before midnight on New Year’s Eve.Black Magic Woman is a historical, time traveling French Quarter Mystery. It is Louisiana Mystery Writer Eric Wilder’s fourth noir, paranormal thriller set in New Orleans. The books include Big Easy, City of Spirits, Primal Creatures, and the soon-to-be released River Road.Primal Creatures is a must read page turner. As one reader said, “If you love New Orleans and Louisiana, this writer will take you there.”
BLINK OF AN EYE
Genre: Paranormal Mystery Thriller
P.I. Buck McDivit receives a mysterious object from the dying driver he pulls from a burning pickup truck. He soon learns the black pottery cup is at least a thousand years old, and was created by an artisan from an eastern Oklahoma tribe that no longer exists. He seeks to visit the Spiro Mounds Archaeological Park in eastern Oklahoma for answers, but his employer, Clayton O’Meara has other ideas. He must also join an expedition in the mountains of eastern Oklahoma looking for evidence of Bigfoot. In Spiro he meets Thorn Little Deer, an archaeologist and curator of the Mounds Museum. He soon learns the Black Cup of Oklahoma is the most sacred object of the Mississippian Tribe, and worth a king’s ransom to collectors of such artifacts. When he travels back in time a thousand years to visit the Mississippians during a summer solstice celebration, he views their magnificent city and splendid pyramids. He has hallucinations when he shares tea from the Black Cup with Running Wolf, the chief of the Mississippians, and his beautiful spiritual adviser Esme. Can Buck manage to keep the Black Cup out of the hands of an ex-Army sniper without getting killed and scalped? Will he discover the secret of the Bigfoot long hidden in the mountainous wilderness of eastern Oklahoma? Does he live to discover a dark secret hidden in a remote and secluded box canyon? And, will he find love and happiness in the arms of the beautiful and beguiling Thorn Little Deer? Blink of an Eye is a paranormal mystery/thriller rife with suspense, humor and romance, and #3 in the Paranormal Cowboy Series.
BONES OF SKELETON CREEK
Genre: Paranormal Horror and Romantic Mystery Thriller
Oklahoma P.I. Buck McDivit is more than a detective. Much more. Something evil is haunting the rural countryside north of sprawling Oklahoma City. A wealthy rancher thinks it’s a black panther killing his cows, and maybe one of his men. He hires paranormal cowboy detective Buck McDivit to check it out. On the trail of the supernatural shape shifter, Buck knocks heads with a gang of cattle rustlers into oil theft, dog fighting and crystal meth distribution. He also meets the gorgeous psychic priestess of a pagan community in Oklahoma. The people of Utopian Lycaia use clean solar and passive energy and practice a form of ancient American Indian religion called the Southern Death Cult. Esme has a giant wolf dog named Princess, a rattlesnake tattoo on her shoulder, and is the last surviving member of the Mississippian Indian tribe. Or is she? As Buck closes on the answer, his senses become blurred as the sub-human entity singles him out for horror and death. Bones of Skeleton Creek is the second book in Eric Wilder’s Psychic Cowboy Detective Series that includes Ghost of a Chance and soon to be released Blink of an Eye.
CITY OF SPIRITS
Genre: Paranormal New Orleans Humorous and Romantic Gothic Ghost Story
P.I. Wyatt Thomas is more than a French Quarter sleuth. Much more. Whenever a new client needs someone to investigate ghosts, psychic possession, or the paranormal and supernatural backside of New Orleans, Wyatt Thomas is the one to call. It’s Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana, an escaped killer on the loose, and French Quarter sleuth Wyatt Thomas has his hands full. Wyatt’s new client wants him to prove he isn’t a passeblanc, a person of black heritage that is passing for white. A definite no-no in genteel New Orleans society. Psychic P.I. Wyatt Thomas is an alpha male with a dangerous reputation. Witty, humorous, and deadly sexy, he’s not above using voodoo, magic and ESP in his paranormal detective practice. When he meets a hot super model with a twin sister and equally hot mother, he experiences primal urges that run the gamut of desire, carnal instincts, passion, darkest fears, and horrifying truths. Will Wyatt solve his client’s social problem? A haunted house filled with French Quarter ghosts and spirits may decide the answer in this romantic paranormal mystery thriller set in the gothic French Quarter of the Big Easy. He may need the help of French Quarter psychics, witches, and wizards. City of Spirits is a must read page turner. As one reader said, “If you love New Orleans and Louisiana, this writer will take you there.”
GHOST OF A CHANCE
Genre: Paranormal Ghost Mystery Thriller
Cowboy P.I. Buck McDivit is more than a detective. Lots more. When he inherits a fishing lodge from an aunt he never knew, he travels to her Gothic village in east Texas and discovers she was murdered. He also learns the fishing lodge and island it occupies is under foreclosure, his aunt’s longtime employees black, and the racist judge controlling the legal action bent on owning the island for himself. Racial tension is high in this antebellum slice of east Texas that resembles the Civil War south more than the old west. The foreclosing banker is the father of a beautiful southern belle that captures Buck’s attention, and his desires. To complicate things, the ghost of a girl that died from mysterious circumstances haunts the secluded island. Can Buck save his inheritance, his new-found friends’ property from foreclosure, and his neck from snakes, alligators, and a host of racists bent on reshaping the south? Will he find romance with the a southern belle, solve his aunt’s murder, and discover the supernatural and paranormal secrets of the island? With the help of an old voodoo woman he may just succeed. A bounder named Bones Malone, and a cache of lost Confederate gold may hold the answers. Ghost of a Chance is the first book in Eric Wilder’s Paranormal Cowboy Series that includes Bones of Skeleton Creek and the soon to be released Blink of an Eye.
OF LOVE & MAGIC
Genre: Romantic Humorous/Adventurous Mystery
Attie Johnson didn’t plan on being widowed, or losing her only child before reaching fifty. She also didn’t plan on ever falling in love again, much less with a much-older man. When this attractive woman of Native American heritage meets John Warren during an unexpected encounter, her plans fly out the window. What ensues is an unforgettable exploration of life. Journey with them in their magic R.V. and learn the answer to “how old is too old to fall in love.”
Genre: Paranormal New Orleans and Southern Horror on a Haunted Louisiana Island
P.I. Wyatt Thomas is more than a French Quarter sleuth. Much more. Whenever a new client needs someone to investigate ghosts, psychic possession, or the paranormal and supernatural backside of New Orleans, Wyatt Thomas is the one to call. Forty miles south of New Orleans, Goose Island may as well be in another world. Five feet out of shallow waters of south Louisiana’s wetlands, the secluded island is home of the Tracists Monastery. It’s also a resort frequented by actors, screenwriters, and powerful producers in the burgeoning Louisiana film industry. When a heinous death occurs on the island, a movie producer hires Wyatt, the French Quarter’s favorite paranormal detective, private investigator, P.I. and sleuth, to find out whom or what killed the victim. Was it wild dogs, or a rougarou (Cajun werewolf) as the local voodoo woman prophesies? Wyatt is an alpha male with a dangerous reputation who is witty, humorous and deadly sexy. Once on Goose Island, he experiences primal urges that run the gamut of desire, carnal instincts, passion, darkest fears, and horrifying truths. Can he withstand the alluring romantic advances of a beautiful aging actress staying at the resort? Will he survive death by the rougarou, or the deadly hurricane taking direct aim at the monastery? Will his cat Kisses survive all three? Primal Creatures is a humorous horror story, psychic thriller, ghost mystery and romantic bayou suspense novel. The book is a must read page turner. As one reader said, “If you love New Orleans and Louisiana, this writer will take you there.”
Genre: Paranormal New Orleans Romantic and Adventurous Mystery Thriller
A new client wants paranormal P.I. Wyatt Thomas to find his mother’s killer. The problem is the fifty-year-old murder isn’t just cold, it’s frozen solid.
Events happen fast when Wyatt accepts a large retainer from a new client wishing to keep his identity secret. Shortly after agreeing to find the person who killed the man’s mother, Wyatt’s client is himself murdered. The killers shoot Wyatt as he attempts to intervene. He awakens in a New Orleans’ hospital only to find they have yet to finish with him.
The mysterious men want him dead. He escapes and learns they’ve somehow managed to pin his client’s murder on him. But why? Determined to find out, he enlists the aid of Lucy Diamond. Lucy is a beautiful though cynical reporter in town to film a story on the same murder his client paid him to solve. He marks her for death when they discuss the case. Though different in every possible way, they go on the run together.
Wyatt and Lucy soon learn more than a single person participated in the murder of. The ensuing chase drags them through the gritty backside of New Orleans where everyone has a dark secret and a bloody motive.
What’s the connection between the N.O.P.D., Krewe of Rex, and southern mafia? How are the Russian Special Forces, C.I.A., and U.S. Public Health Service involved? Why is the Cuban army trying to kill them? And, what’s up with the mysterious and secret satanic sect that practices human sacrifice? Wyatt and Lucy must learn the answers or die.
River Road is a paranormal thriller based loosely on an actual murder. Set in the Big Easy, this bayou suspense novel is Book 5 in author Eric Wilder’s French Quarter Mystery Series.