Skip to main content

New Reader Comments - Email from Rachel of Covington, LA

Know you don't remember me - but we were both hosting a booth at the Mandeville, La. Castine Center (Junior League of Greater Covington Spring Market).I bought both of your books and promised to write and let you know of my thoughts. (blond, female, selling cajun food, "My biggest fan in Covington" which I am sure you signed all your books the same). I devoured them in 2 days but due to my busy schedule, I am just now getting back to you.

I loved the multi-storied and multiple lines of thought working throughout the books - I love the fact that your books make the reader work for the understanding. I love that you make the reader focus on your words and think!!! Very few writers in this day and age actually draw in the reader and make them pay attention to the verbage. I loved the read of both of them and just when I thought I knew where you were going- you changed direction. I really appreciate your ability to outwit me on the endings!!!! I usually can read a book, even James Patterson, and know "Who done it" about 100 pages before the end. You kept me wondering (I won't say guessing, because I couldn't)

Seeing that I am now a true believer in your writing, can I get an advanced copy of your next one????

I would love to submit a review to the local book clubs before it comes out.
Thank you for the experience - I loved it!!

Rachel
Covington, LA

(Thanks, Rachel!)
--- Darden North)

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

" Southern Gothic" Author Presentation at 29th Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration

I was honored to present as a writer at the 29th annual Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration, exploring the topic “Southern Gothic.” This time-honored tradition has a reputation as one of the South's most significant conferences devoted to literature, history, film, and culture. The event was held at the Natchez (MS) Convention Center February 22-24, 2018, and I spoke Saturday, February 24 at 3:30 pm. Most of the program was free-of-charge, and there were book signings.

How do medical thrillers and mysteries fit into the Southern Gothic literary genre? If you caught my presentation at the Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration, then you know the truth.
I would also like to share that my fifth novel, “The 5 Manners of Death,” was nominated for the 2018 Fiction award by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters.


--- Darden 
www.dardennorth.com

New novel by Darden North - Release set for June 15, 2017

In "The Five Manners of Death" there are five ways to die. Surgeon Diana Bratton believes that homicide is the only one left. Then the police prove her wrong. Diana learns that murder is her family secret. After a construction worker unearths a human skull on the campus of the University of Mississippi that dates to the 1960s, an older woman’s desperate attempt to erase history counts down the five manners of death. Surgeon Diana Bratton is surrounded by bodies after the discovery of her Aunt Phoebe’s 50-year-old note detailing the five ways to die. Suicide, accident, natural cause, and one death classified undetermined are soon crossed of this list—leaving Diana to believe that only homicide remains. Then the police prove her wrong. 
When Phoebe is linked not only to that death, but to the recent deaths of two local men, Diana is torn between pursuing Phoebe’s innocence and accepting police theory that her aunt is involved in multiple murders. Diana steals precious time from…