Shreveport native, author James A. Davison, released his third book, Bottom Feeder, a murder mystery set in and around Minden, Louisiana.

“When I was young, my family often camped at various parks around the state,” Davison said. “The roar of Louisiana’s sudden thunderstorms, the pounding rain falling on the metal roof of our trailer, and the muddy bottom of the lake stirred my youthful imagination and stoked fear. In Bottom Feeder, I’ve brought this childhood nightmare to life.


Davison has traveled the world through his work as a journalist in television news, politics, public relations, and law enforcement, meeting with prisoners, preachers, and presidents.  He previously worked for KSLA Channel 12 here in Shreveport.

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Bottom Feeder, published by Koehler Books, is the first book in a series that follows the investigations of a fictional Minden City Marshal, a Louisiana State Police Captain, and the US Marshal from Shreveport.

“My heroes take drastic steps and hope to survive. But my antagonist is angry and hungry. The reader discovers the fate of humanity may hang in the balance, yet the story of the Bottom Feeder doesn’t end with the last page,” Davison said.

Bottom Feeder was inspired by Davison's own childhood exploring the bayous of Louisiana, and working alongside his mentors in law enforcement. It tells the story of three veteran cops as they investigate a bizarre case, having to step outside their law and order routines.  Davison's previous works include the speculative fiction thriller Trinity 3.11, and the historical fiction memoir I am Lazurus.

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