Duck Duck Gator


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$14.99  $13.94
Conifer Press
Publish Date
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.78 inches | 1.12 pounds

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About the Author

Ken Wheaton was born in Opelousas, Louisiana, in 1973. Raised Catholic and Cajun, Wheaton aspired to one day be a navy pilot but was sidelined by bad eyesight and poor math skills. He graduated from Opelousas Catholic School in 1991 and went off to Southampton College-Long Island University in Southampton, New York, intending to study marine biology. An excess of drinking and (again) a dearth of math skills led him to become an English major. From there he returned to Louisiana, where he received an MA in creative writing from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now University of Louisiana-Lafayette).

Wheaton is the author of The First Annual Grand Prairie Rabbit Festival and Bacon and Egg Man, and is the managing editor of the trade publication Advertising Age. A Louisiana native, he lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Said Dave Barry of Wheaton's second novel: "I had several drinks with the author at a party, and based on that experience, I would rank this novel right up there with anything by Marcel Proust."


"With Duck Duck Gator, Ken Wheaton conjures Elmore Leonard, yet delivers his own brand of magnificently entertaining character-driven colorful criminal pulp. A bayou whodunit for the reality-TV age, simultaneously knotty-plotted and easy-going, seedy but fun, rambunctious but precise. Check it out, then check it out again." - A.R. Moxon, author of The Revisionaries

"You can count on Ken Wheaton to give you endearing and eccentric characters and a vivid setting as well as a plot that'll keep you turning pages. Duck Duck Gator is every bit as addictive as the reality shows it revolves around. If this is what a Cajun cozy looks like, then sign me up for more!" - Sally Kilpatrick, author of The Happy Hour Choir and Oh My Stars

A "witty whodunit with heartfelt characters." - Kirkus Reviews