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Darden North

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Darden North's mystery and thriller novels have been awarded nationally, most notably an IPPY in Southern Fiction for "Points of Origin."

"The Five Manners of Death" released June 15, 2017, joins his other novels "Wiggle Room," "Fresh Frozen," and "House Call." Darden has served on author panels at writing conferences including Killer Nashville, Murder on the Menu, SIBA Thriller Author Panel, and Murder in the Magic City. To book Darden for a book club, book signing, or presentation contact: Darden@DardenNorth.com.

A board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist practicing at Jackson (MS) Healthcare for Women, Darden North is Chairman of the Board of the Mississippi Public Broadcasting Foundation and member of the Editorial Board of the Journal

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Darden North I walk away from my laptop, even for a few minutes. It's surprising how that helps in coming up with just the right way to construct a sentence of…moreI walk away from my laptop, even for a few minutes. It's surprising how that helps in coming up with just the right way to construct a sentence of narrative that's been tough or in finding just the right expression for a character's dialogue. If I've hit a complete brick wall, I do something totally non-writing related: work in the yard or go out with my wife or friends. Sometimes something I hear in conversation sparks an idea.(less)
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Points of Origin

3.80 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 2006 — 6 editions
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House Call

3.64 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 2006 — 5 editions
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Fresh Frozen

3.75 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2008 — 6 editions
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Wiggle Room

3.81 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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The Five Manners of Death

4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2017
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"Plenty of twists and turns to keep you on the edge of your seat in this contemporary whodunit, set in the modern South."
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Beth Hi Darden,
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