fiction writers have to get serious, even if they are known for writing murder mysteries. When I mentioned the issue of night-time
and early morning pedestrian safety to the director of our neighborhood
homeowner's association, I was asked to address the problem in an article for
the neighborhood magazine! (Surprised?)
I hope you'll take a moment to go to the online link that follows, scroll to page 26 for the article, and find the discussion about neighborhood safety enlightening.
And as far as walking
and jogging goes in Jackson, Mississippi, you just don't do much of it when you
sit in front of a laptop typing...
5 Star Review Published on Audible.com
"A Murder Mystery That Is So Much More"
Darden North’s "House Call" is a murder mystery, but it is so much more. The novel simultaneously tells tales of reverse discrimination, of the treacheries imbedded in diet/anti-depressant pharmaceuticals, of the financial intricacies of the new age of medicine, and of even the psycho-social legacies of Southern miscegenation. Grounded in and around the environs of the fictional Montclair, Mississippi, "House Call" presents a clever, smart depiction of modern life against the looming specter of a series of murders.
North has a sharp eye for characterization whether it’s the haughty Dr. Hawes or the amiable Dr. Gwinn. He deftly shifts perspective across a variety of intriguing storylines, all the while marking his prose with astute commentary (“Whether the body or their relationship was natural or unnatural did not seem to matter”). Centered on the young male OB-GYN, Knox Ch…