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The release of Darden North's latest audiobook, the thriller “The 5 Manners of Death” written by Darden North and narrated by Steven Jay Cohen, is scheduled for November/December 2018 through audible.com. The approximately 10-hour audiobook will be available through audible.com, iTunes, and Amazon. 

This is the Darden North's fifth novel and third audiobook. Author website is www.dardennorth.com

Narrator Steven Jay Cohen is not only an experienced narrator but also engineer, director, and educator with nearly 30 years experience in entertainment.  Learn the latest about Steven at www.stevenjaycohen.com

The Five Manners of Death, the latest thriller by nationally awarded novelist and physician Darden North, was released in print by WordCrafts Press. 

North’s fifth novel, The Five Manners of Death, is a taut, tense, and gripping tale about a long-buried secret, unleashed to begin the countdown of the five ways to die.  For Mississippi surgeon Diana Bratton, the novel’s protagonist, pages torn from a 1960s Ole Miss college yearbook reveal that murder is a family affair.  When a construction worker unearths a decades-old human skull on the campus of the University of Mississippi, he sets in motion a chain of events that leaves one woman desperate to rewrite history and another woman desperate to find the truth.
After the discovery of her Aunt Phoebe’s 50-year-old note detailing the five manners of death, surgeon Diana Bratton is surrounded by bodies.  Suicide, accident, natural cause, and one death classified undetermined are soon crossed off this grisly list—leaving Diana to believe that only homicide remains. But the police prove her wrong. Diana learns that murder is her family’s secret. Darden North has crafted a confident and chilling tale about lies, secrets, deception and the conflict that erupts when the past and present collide.  Meticulous plotting, richly-drawn, engaging characters and a shocking storyline combine to create an extraordinary thriller resplendent with twists, turns, and the unexpected.  A unique but realistic story teeming with the right mix of medical authenticity, The Five Manners of Death pushes readers deep into the minds of the characters as each learns that there is no one to trust and everyone has their own agenda. With this sensational, skillful and highly suspenseful tale, Darden North claims a solid spot among today’s finest thriller writers.  
According to Edgar Award nominee John M. Floyd, “If you like plot twists and surprises, you’ll love Darden North’s The Five Manners of Death, a fast-moving story of crime and deception in the modern South.
A board-certified physician in obstetrics and gynecology practicing at Jackson Healthcare for Women, Darden North writes murder mysteries and medical thrillers. Available at local bookstores and online, his novels have received national awards, most notably an IPPY in Southern Fiction for Points of Origin
A native of the Mississippi Delta, Darden lives with his wife Sally in Jackson, Misssisippi. Visit him online at:  www.dardennorth.com.

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