Darden North, MD
A native of the Mississippi Delta, Dr. Darden North is a board-certified physician in obstetrics and gynecology. North has written four published novels: the most recent WIGGLE ROOM, preceded by FRESH FROZEN, HOUSE CALL, and POINTS OF ORIGIN, which received the national IPPY Award, Southern Fiction category. North lives with his wife Sally in Jackson, Mississippi.
Visit Darden North online at: www.dardennorth.com.
High praise for author Darden North ...
“A rollercoaster ride of murder, intrigue, and plot twists. 'Wiggle Room' keeps you turning the pages to the final, climactic finish.”— Robert Dugoni, "New York Times" best-selling author of "The Conviction"
“An action-packed, edge-of-the-seat thriller.” — Carolyn Haines, author of "Bonefire of the Vanities"
“[A] fine medical thriller…'Wiggle Room' is expertly wrought” —John Hough, Jr., author of "Seen the Glory"
“…cleverly plotted, strongly written, ["Wiggle Room"] will pull you into a story world filled with danger, excitement, and conflict at every turn.” —D.P. Lyle, Macavity award-winning author of "Run to Ground"
“Darden North’s 'Wiggle Room' is a compelling story packed with suspense, murder, and intrigue….a fast-paced, action-packed thriller.” —Neil White, author of "In the Sanctuary of Outcasts"
“... 'Fresh Frozen' is no quick-and-easy beach read but instead makes the reader pause, look deep inside, and question his own ethical and moral standards. North is a talented writer.”
-----The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, MS)
“ 'Fresh Frozen' should come with a warning label: Insomnia and repetitive motion disorder caused by rapid page turning may result.”
-----The News-Star (Monroe, LA)
“North does an excellent job of bringing his characters to life in a well-woven, intricate tale."
“Extraordinary and accurate descriptions … make the medical thriller realistic … the ‘truth’ of medical fiction.”
----- Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association
“...one of the most heart-stopping, spellbinding endings I have read in a long time ... haunted me for days after closing the cover... suspense, intrigue and a book filled with characters which seem to leap from the pages. A perfect book for suspense lovers.”
-----Susan Pettrone, Reader Views
"Deceit, greed, affairs, death, love, guilt and revenge ... Darden North, MD, has included all of these components to create the perfect mix ... will keep you intrigued until the last page is turned ... flows together to a superb ending."
----- Bluffs and Bayous Magazine
“… an intricate, suspenseful tale … the author grabs the reader immediately.”
-----Portico Jackson Magazine
“...'Who done it?' becomes 'Who all could have done it?' ... North reminds readers that things are not always as they appear.”
"Darden North, MD may become to the medical mystery genre what Grisham is to the legal thriller.”
-----Bluffs and Bayous Magazine
“North writes about what he knows best and captures the hectic, stress-filled environment (of medicine) driven by drama.”
-----The (Jackson, MS) Clarion Ledger
“… a suspenseful ride striking up feelings of fear, sadness, joy, and shock."
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Points of Origin
Small southern towns are never sleepy, particularly in Larkspur, MS, where homes burst into flames and lives crumble. It is the suspicious death of a young woman that costs surgeon Dan Foxworth his life. While son, Sher, plays hero, philandering trial lawyer Cordell Pixler collects enemies. Many in the boiling town seek revenge against Pixler - some because of sex and some because of money.
While Dr. Knox Chamblee struggles to build a medical practice, a nurse is found floating in a bloody bathtub, and his physician mentor falls to a frozen death. The suspect is Dr. Aslyn Hawes, whose jealousy of the victims cloaks her in suspicion. As the investigation unfolds and a psychotic killer plans to strike again, Chamblee's career is sabotaged by reverse sexual discrimination.
After movie star Allyn Saxton survives a string of broken relationships, she looks to science to have a baby. Her plans of seclusion go awry when an Internet spy breaks through the reproductive center's security to steal her embryos. But there is competition. A policeman and his tormented wife are patients, she so desperate for pregnancy that she will kill. Human tissue becomes a fatal commodity.
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