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HOUSE CALL Wins International Writing Award



HOUSE CALL, a non-stop suspense novel by Dr. Darden North, is awarded Finalist in the 2008 Next Generation Indie Book Awards
Doctor by Day, Author by Night, Darden North's HOUSE CALL wins a National Writing Award.

Jackson, Mississippi (PRWEB) May 19, 2008 -- HOUSE CALL by Mississippi obstetrician/gynecologist Darden North, MD, has been named a Finalist in the Mystery/Suspense category of the 2008 Next Generation Indie Book Awards according to C. Goulet, Awards Administrator.

The novel was previously nominated in Fiction by the 2006Southern Independent Book Association Awards.

As young Dr. Knox Chamblee struggles in HOUSE CALL to establish a medical practice in a southern town, both his social and professional conquests are derailed by a psychotic killer. However, no one connects the first victim, an attractive hospital nurse discovered floating in a bloody bathtub, to the near-frozen body of Dr. Cullen Gwinn, Chamblee’s mentor and chief proponent, found at the base of a deer stand. The primary police suspect is Dr. Aslyn Hawes, Chamblee’s female senior partner and overbearing nemesis, whose jealousy of the victims cloaks her in suspicion. In fact, Hawes resents virtually every non-patient resident of the town with the exception of the teenage ambulance driver who becomes a fixture in her Jacuzzi. That same young man sexually tempts Jay Rutledge, the conniving hospital administrator and the killer’s next target. As the murder investigation unfolds around him, Knox Chamblee evolves from potential suspect in the nurse’s murder to victim of a totally different crime – career sabotage due to reverse sexual discrimination. By squelching his own resentment and fulfilling his medical obligations, Dr. Chamblee overcomes his mentor’s death and the resulting career threat caused by a killer who has slaughtered out of mistaken identity

The Indie Book Awards were established to recognize and honor the most exceptional independently published books in 70 different categories for the year and is presented by the Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group in cooperation with Marilyn Allen of Allen O'Shea Literary Agency.

Author Darden North's achievement will be published at www.IndieBookAwards.com along with the other Finalists. Additionally, HOUSE CALL will be listed as a Finalist in the 2008 Next Generation Indie Book Awards catalog which will be distributed at the 2008 Book Expo America in Los Angeles. The Indie Book Awards is open to all national and international publishers in the English language.

Both HOUSE CALL and Dr. North's second novel, POINTS OF ORIGIN, were nominated in fiction by the Mississippi Institute for Art and Letters and by the Southern Independent Book Association.

After selling over 12,000 copies of his work, North is writing his third novel, Fresh Frozen, as he continues to deliver babies and maintain a full gynecology practice in Jackson, Mississippi. Fresh Frozen is scheduled for release later in fall of 2008.

HOUSE CALL (hardcover 2005, paperback 2007)GENRE: FICTION, MYSTERY, MEDICAL THRILLER
AUTHOR: DARDEN NORTH, MD
BRIEF SYNOPSIS Murder investigation of hospital nurse weaves through Southern self-indulgence, diverse sexuality, reverse discrimination and more death


Darden North has appeared at over 100 book signings or public speaking engagements throughout the country and remains available for additional appearances.

For more information, go to www.dardennorth.com . For media inquiries, contact Nanette Noffsinger at nanette@burkehollowmedia.com or 615-776-4230.

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