Murder in the Bayou by Ethan Brown audiobook

Murder in the Bayou: Who Killed the Women Known as the Jeff Davis 8?

By Ethan Brown
Read by Traber Burns

Blackstone Publishing 9781476793252
6.42 Hours 1
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An explosive, true-life southern gothic story, Murder in the Bayou chronicles the twists and turns of a high-stakes investigation into the murders of eight women in a troubled Louisiana parish. Between 2005 and 2009, the bodies of eight women were discovered around the murky canals and crawfish ponds of Jennings, Louisiana, a bayou town of 10,000 in the heart of the Jefferson Davis parish. Local law enforcement officials were quick to pursue a serial killer theory, opening a floodgate of media coverage, from CNN to the New York Times. Collectively the victims became known as the “Jeff Davis 8,” and their lives, their deaths, and the ongoing investigation reveals a small southern community’s most closely guarded secrets. As Ethan Brown suggests, these homicides were not the work of a single serial killer, but the violent fallout of Jennings’ brutal sex and drug trade, a backwoods underworld hidden in plain sight. Mixing muckraking research and immersive journalism over the course of a five-year investigation, Ethan Brown reviewed thousands of pages of previously unseen homicide files to determine what happened during each victim’s final hours. Epic in scope and intensely suspenseful, Murder in the Bayou is the story of an American town buckling under the dark forces of poverty, race, and class division—and a lightning rod for justice for the daughters it lost.

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A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of New True-Crime Books for Fall

New York Times Pick of True Crime in 50 States

A Southern Living Magazine Pick as a Book of the Year

A Kirkus Reviews Pick of Books That Will Terrify You

An explosive, true-life southern gothic story, Murder in the Bayou chronicles the twists and turns of a high-stakes investigation into the murders of eight women in a troubled Louisiana parish.

Between 2005 and 2009, the bodies of eight women were discovered around the murky canals and crawfish ponds of Jennings, Louisiana, a bayou town of 10,000 in the heart of the Jefferson Davis parish. Local law enforcement officials were quick to pursue a serial killer theory, opening a floodgate of media coverage, from CNN to the New York Times. Collectively the victims became known as the “Jeff Davis 8,” and their lives, their deaths, and the ongoing investigation reveals a small southern community’s most closely guarded secrets.

As Ethan Brown suggests, these homicides were not the work of a single serial killer, but the violent fallout of Jennings’ brutal sex and drug trade, a backwoods underworld hidden in plain sight. Mixing muckraking research and immersive journalism over the course of a five-year investigation, Ethan Brown reviewed thousands of pages of previously unseen homicide files to determine what happened during each victim’s final hours.

Epic in scope and intensely suspenseful, Murder in the Bayou is the story of an American town buckling under the dark forces of poverty, race, and class division—and a lightning rod for justice for the daughters it lost.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Brown’s daring and dangerous exposé uncovers a murky inferno of violence and corruption in south Louisiana.” John Berendt, New York Times bestselling author
“Brown is especially enlightening when it comes to this region…[He] gives the victims more respectful attention than they probably got in real life.” New York Times Book Review
“Part murder case, part corruption exposé, and part Louisiana noir.” New York magazine
“Brown’s writing is clear and approachable, and his research is meticulous, even as locals grew hostile toward his investigation…Readers will be shaken by the ritualized brutality of the rural South.” Kirkus Reviews
“Gripping…Brown’s spare but effective prose and measured analysis of the evidence makes this a must-read for true-crime fans.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A deeply reported, and disturbing, true crime story…about power: those who wield it, and those who, tragically, fall victim to it.” Janet Reitman, author of Inside Scientology
“Brown casts light on an America that many people would prefer to believe is not there. Murder in the Bayou…[is] a brave feat of reporting.” Zachary Lazar, author of I Pity the Poor Immigrant

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Author Bio: Ethan Brown

Author Bio: Ethan Brown

Ethan Brown is an investigative journalist, private investigator, and author. He has written for New York magazine, the New York Observer, Wired, Vibe, the Independent, GQ, Mother Jones, the Guardian, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Details, and the Village Voice. He has appeared on NPR, WNYC, Court TV, MSNBC, Hot 97, and BET to discuss drug policy, street crime, the music business, life in Louisiana, and other issues. He lives in New Orleans.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 6.42
Audience: Adult
Language: English