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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…

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

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I am honored to present as an author at the 29th annual Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration, exploring the topic “Southern Gothic.” Please join us for this time-honored tradition with a reputation as one of the South's most significant conferences devoted to literature, history, film, and culture. The event will be held at the Natchez (MS) Convention Center February 22-24, 2018, and I will speak Saturday, February 24 at 3:30 pm. Much of the program is free-of-charge, and there will be book signings.
How do medical thrillers and mysteries fit into the Southern Gothic literary genre? Catch my presentation Saturday, February 24 at 3:30 pm at the Natchez Convention Center and discover the truth.
I would also like to share that my current novel, “The 5 Manners of Death,” has been nominated for the 2018 Fiction award by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters.


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