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Larry Darter

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Larry Darter is an author and retired police officer who enjoys writing crime fiction, mysteries, and thrillers. He was born in Oklahoma and lived in Dallas, Texas for more than a dozen years.

He is a veteran of the United States Navy and also served for more than ten years as an infantry officer in the United States Army Reserve, leaving military service at the rank of captain.

Larry holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Central Oklahoma.

Larry’s first book, an Old West novel, The Highbenders, was published in 2011. He subsequently wrote and published several non-fiction books on diverse topics ranging from popular culture to personal finance. He is currently working on a crime fiction series set in Los Angel
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Larry Darter Golden Prey by John Sandford and the latest novel in Robert B. Parker's Spenser series, Little White Lies, now being written by Ace Atkins, are two bo…moreGolden Prey by John Sandford and the latest novel in Robert B. Parker's Spenser series, Little White Lies, now being written by Ace Atkins, are two books definitely on my summer reading list. (less)
Larry Darter Actually, there was a very recent mysterious occurrence that I was personally involved in that I think could make a good plot for a mystery novel or c…moreActually, there was a very recent mysterious occurrence that I was personally involved in that I think could make a good plot for a mystery novel or crime thriller.

One early morning, not long ago, I was in my study writing when someone burst through my unlocked front door at about 2:30 a.m. When I heard the door open and noise coming from the front of the house I went to investigate. Standing before me was a young woman in her late teens, her torn clothing smeared with blood. She had obviously been beaten. She also had several serious lacerations on her arms and legs.

While mostly incoherent, she managed to tell me that someone was chasing her and was trying to kill her. She went on to say that she had been abducted the previous afternoon by two men, one of whom she knew vaguely. She said she had been drugged, and then held against her will at a house she was unfamiliar with. Evidently, the house was somewhere in the vicinity, but she was completely disoriented and unable to tell me where it was. She said that she had managed to escape from the house after darkness had fallen and had been running and hiding from her abductors. She did appear to be under the influence of something, and much of her story didn't make much sense. But was also clearly terrified, injured, and obviously the victim of an assault. She begged me for help.

Since I live in a rural area, and she didn't appear to have life threatening injuries, I decided it best to drive her directly to the emergency room and to contact the police once we arrived. When we got to the hospital, the medical staff took care of notifying the police and the mother of the young woman. The mother arrived at the hospital first. She told me that she had reported her daughter missing to the police the previous afternoon and had been searching for her. So the story about the abduction sounded legitimate. I explained that her daughter had suddenly appeared at my home asking for help and while her story had not been completely coherent, given the injuries she did appear to have been assaulted.

With the young woman in the care of the medical staff and her mother, I left the hospital. To this day I haven't heard anything else about the incident and know nothing about the girl other than her first name. Knowing so little about what actually transpired with the girl leaves plenty to the imagination, and of course, makes it a real life mystery which I think could easily be transformed into a plot for a mystery novel. (less)
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