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Darden North is a Mississippi obstetrician/gynecologist who not only delivers babies but also writes murder mysteries and medical thrillers. In FRESH FROZEN, North's third novel (October 2008), a grisly southern murder, a movie star, and a frozen heist question the fabric of human ethics as a young policeman and his tormented wife discover that human reproductive tissue can become a fatal commo

    
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            Darden North, MD, is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist who grew up in the Mississippi Delta and now lives in Jackson, Mississippi, where he practices medicine. He and his wife Sally have two young adult children, as well as two dogs and a grand dog. A graduate of Ole Miss and the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, he is a certified DaVinci robotic surgeon and a DaVinci proctor. North’s first novel House Call (hardcover 2005, paperback 2007, ebook 2010) was awarded Finalist in Mystery/Suspense by the 2008 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. His second novel Points of Origin (hardcover 2006, ebook 2010) was recognized in Southern Fiction by the 2007 Independent Publishers Book (IPPY) Awards. His third novel, Fresh Frozen (hardcover 2008, ebook 2010) is in film development by Frank Vitolo and Scott Alvaraz. The screenplay adaptation of Fresh Frozen is by Amy Taylor. The novel received Best Cover Design in the 2009 National Indie Excellence Awards and Finalist in Regional Fiction.          

            North has studied at the International Thriller Writers Conference and at the SEAK Advanced Writing Seminar in Chicago as well as at the 2012 SEAK Fiction Writing Conference in Hyannis where he received a writing award. He presented at the Southern Expressions Conference on the construction of mysteries and thrillers and on self-promotion as a novelist. North is a member of Mystery Writers of America, the Mississippi Writers Guild, and Sisters in Crime. He participated as a panelist at “Murder in the Magic City” (Birmingham, AL), "Author! Author! Celebration of the Written Word" (Shreveport LA), “Murder on the Menu” (Wetumpka, AL), and “Thriller Author Panel – 2008 SIBA Trade Show” (Mobile, AL).  

             Prior to attending medical school, Darden North worked in lawn maintenance, waited tables, ran a community pool concession stand, and taught swimming lesions. Several years ago, he hung up his golf clubs for a laptop. In his spare time, North gardens, walks for exercise, reads fiction, and travels with his family.

             His author website is www.dardennorth.com .

           

 



Birth Place: Jackson, MS USA

Accomplishments: Darden North, MD, is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist who lives in Jackson, Mississippi, where he practices medicine at Jackson Healthcare for Women, PA, and writes popular fiction. North’s first novel HOUSE CALL was independently published in hardcover in 2005 followed by paperback release in October 2007. His second hardcover novel POINTS OF ORIGIN was recognized in Southern Fiction in the 2007 Independent Publishers Book Awards. HOUSE CALL was a Mystery/Suspense Finalist in the 2008 Indie Book Awards. Both novels have received numerous published reviews. North is a member of Mystery Writers of America; the Mississippi Writers Guild; the Southern Writers Group; PMA, the Independent Book Publishers Association; Crossroads Film Society; as well as a brother member of Sisters in Crime. He attended the 2005 Oxford (MS) Conference for the Book; presented at the 2006 Southern Independent Book Association Show (Orlando, FLA); exhibited at the 2007 Bluegrass Book Festival (Lexington, KY); and was a 2008 author panelist at both Murder in the Magic City (Birmingham, ALA) and Murder on the Menu (Wetumpka, ALA). Most recently he exhibited at the 2008 South Carolina Book Festival in Columbia, SC.
Darden North received a writing award at the 2012 SEAK Fiction Writing Conference at Hyannis, Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

     



Books

Points of Origin (hardcover, eBook, & audio book) by Darden North
Using unmistakable realism, Mississippi physician-author Darden North stirs greed, revenge, and family tragedy into an explosive, award-winning medical thriller that rips a fictional southern town apart....
  

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Wiggle Room (paperback and eBook) by Darden North
While serving as an Air Force surgeon at the height of the Iraq War, Major Brad Cummins fails to save an injured soldier after successful surgery yet must mend the Iraqi national maimed in the same IED blast. Brad survives the medical tribunal’s inquest over the GI’s unexplained death but is haunted by the Iraqi’s words: Maybe you should rethink what you really are. When he returns from deployment...
  

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House Call (hardcover and eBook) by Darden North
HOUSE CALL As young Dr. Knox Chamblee struggles to establish a medical practice in a southern town, both his social and professional conquests are derailed by a psychotic killer. In House Call no one connects the first victim, an attractive hospital nurse discovered floating in a bloody bathtub, to the near-frozen body of Dr. Cullen Gwinn, Chamblee’s mentor and chief proponent, found at the base o...
  

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Fresh Frozen (hardcover and eBook ) by Darden North
In Darden North's FRESH FROZEN, human reproductive tissue becomes a murderous commodity. FRESH FROZEN (hardcover, October 2008) is the third thriller by award-winning author and practicing physician Darden North. ISBN: (10) 0-9771126-3-2 (13) 978-0-9771126-3-0 ...
  

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House Call (paperback and eBook ) by Darden North
HOUSE CALL As young Dr. Knox Chamblee struggles to establish a medical practice in a southern town, both his social and professional conquests are derailed by a psychotic killer. In House Call no one connects the first victim, an attractive hospital nurse discovered floating in a bloody bathtub, to the near-frozen body of Dr. Cullen Gwinn, Chamblee’s mentor and chief proponent, found at the base o...
  

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Articles

Thriller author Darden North reviews Seal of the King by Ralph Smith
 by Darden North
"Seal of the King" is a Christian Fantasy by Ralph Smith, who plans more in the series....


Author Darden North's review of Blood Line by James Rollins
 by Darden North
Award-winning mystery and thriller author Darden North reviews "Blood Line" by James Rollins....


National Library Week 2014
 by Darden North
IPPY award-winning author of murder mysteries and medical thrillers visits Mississippi libraries -- the Union County Library in New Albany and the Drew Library in Drew -- as featured speaker for their...


Darden North reviews Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch
 by Darden North
Thriller author Darden North reviews "The Goldfinch," the newest novel by bestselling literary author Donna Tartt. ...


Digging holes helps me write murder mysteries and award winner books
 by Darden North
I am an interview guest on Marsha Cannon's new blog "Across the Garden Gate." It seems that when I am not writing thrillers and murder mysteries, I'm digging holes....


Nice book review of Fresh Frozen and Points of Origin
 by Darden North
Originally published as a simultaneuous review of both books on March 19, 2011, by Dew on the Kudzu. The review is reproduced below but the link to the website review is: http://dewbookre...


I'm breaking my rule, sort of
 by Darden North
Darden North, MD, contributes to the "Fat Kat" blog about nutrition and also works in a little promo about his novel writing....


Darden North contributes to Independent Book Publishers Asso Roundtable
 by Darden North
Managing Social Media AN IBPA ROUNDTABLE September, 2009 ...


Darden North signs at the Sisters-in-Crime booth at the '09 SIBA show
 by Darden North
Darden North appeared for a book signing as one of the featured authors at the Sisters-in-Crime booth during the 2009 Southern Independent Book Association show in Greenville, SC. Held at the Carolina...


Five Stars for POINTS OF ORIGIN
 by Darden North
POINTS OF ORIGIN by Darden North - Reviewed by Martha A. Cheves, author of STIR, LAUGH, REPEAT ...


Nothing Frozen Here, Fresh or Otherwise, Except the Shrimp
 by Darden North
See Darden's recipe for a great dip to serve at a football party, or anytime for that matter, posted as a guest on cookbook author Martha Cheves's blog. Cheves is author of "Stir, Laugh, Repeat."...


Thick Skin and Rock-hard Confidence - Survival Tips from a Teflon Novelist
 by Darden North
This article appears in the March 17, 2009 Author Exchange Blog, hosted by Linda M. Faulkner...


STIR, LAUGH, REPEAT by Martha A. Cheves as reviewed by Darden North, MD
 by Darden North
Rising celebrity cook Martha A.Cheves amazes both the novice and the master of the flame....


Finally, a doctor you can read ... again
 by Darden North
A grisly southern murder, a movie star, a frozen heist ... FRESH FROZEN, the newest thriller from Darden North. In stores now....


Read an excerpt from FRESH FROZEN
 by Darden North
FRESH FROZEN a novel by Darden North, MD Coming October 2008 312 pages, hardcover 6 X 9 inches, color foil jacket ISBN-10 0977112632 ISBN-13 9780977112630 Descripti...


Read an excerpt from POINTS OF ORIGIN
 by Darden North
In most places and concerning most people, appearances are not a luxury but a necessity. No family finds that more true than the Foxworths of Larkspur, a charming but greedy Mississippi town. <...


Read an excerpt from HOUSE CALL
 by Darden North
HOUSE CALL By Darden North, MD Genre:Fiction, Mystery, Medical Thriller Hardcover ISBN-10 0977112608 Paperback ISBN-10 0977112624 ISBN-13 9780977112623 360 pages, orig...



News

Free copy of audiobook - Points of Origin
 by Darden North
Free audiobook download of my IPPY award-winning novel in Southern Fiction, "Points of Origin" with free 30-day trial membership on audible.com....


New author website live on-line for Darden North
 by Darden North
Website designer Susalyn Bennett in association with Mansell Media incorporated a slide show featuring Darden North's four novels and a constantly updated feed of North's Facebook Author Page and Twit...


Audio Book Points of Origin reviewed and featured in Audiobook Monthly
 by Darden North
"Audiobook Monthly Magazine" is devoted to new releases of audio books of all genres and features a behind-the-scenes look at the authors and narrators. ...


Med Page Today finds interest in a doctor with a little imagination
 by Darden North
"Med Page Today" profiles physician Darden North, who uses his roots in the Mississippi Delta as a springboard to write mystery fiction novels and award winner books....


Points of Origin by Darden North released as audiobook on audible.com
 by Darden North
Available on audible.com and iTunes ... "Points of Origin" was awarded nationally in Southern Fiction by the Independent Publisher (IPPY) Book Awards and is the second novel by Darden North. The a...


New review of Wiggle Room in Futures Mystery Anthology Magazine
 by Darden North
New review of my latest novel "Wiggle Room" just published in "Futures Mystery Anthology Magazine" hails "Wiggle Room" a thrill ride. ...


Taking a break from thrillers for literary fiction
 by Darden North
The term "literary fiction" is often difficult to define, depending on whether or not classifying a work within that genre is the goal. ...


Mystery and thriller author Darden North reviewed by medical journal
 by Darden North
Fiction finds its way into the "Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association" when the fourth novel ("Wiggle Room") by mystery and thriller author Darden North is reviewed and featured....


Northside Sun magazine features Darden North's novels and family
 by Darden North
Glenda Wadsworth interviews author Darden North about his writing career and plans for the film adaptation of third novel "Fresh Frozen."...


We are all drawn to flawed characters
 by Darden North
A recent publication discussed the growing role of powerful female characters in many popular televison series and that many times the male lead becomes their kryptonite. This theme also drives the pl...


Thriller novels and murder mysteries-current events play role
 by Darden North
Michael Jackson's untimely death at the hands of his physician inspires a physician author in his latest novel. A character meets a similar demise in Darden North's newest thriller "Wiggle Room."...


Author of award winner books weaves current issues into murder mysteries
 by Darden North
Fact provides conflict in fiction - the truth in murder mysteries and fiction mystery books ...


Free Kindle eBook of WIGGLE ROOM by Darden North
 by Darden North
Publisher Sartoris Literary Group announces a special promotion: a free Kindle edition download of author Darden North's latest thriller "Wiggle Room."...


Free Kindle eBook of WIGGLE ROOM by Darden North
 by Darden North
Publisher Sartoris Literary Group announces a special promotion: a free Kindle edition download of author Darden North's latest thriller "Wiggle Room."...


MS Business Journal interviews doctor about mixing meds & thriller writing
 by Darden North
Stephen McDill's well-done article in the June 2013 "Mississippi Business Journal" interviews Jackson, MS physician Darden North about his mixing the practice of medicine with writing his fourth thri...


Publisher Announces Free Ebook Promo
 by Darden North
Publisher offers FREE Kindle download of the eBook edition of WIGGLE ROOM by Darden North. The promotion expires Midnight - Friday, June 14, 2013 ...


Writers Read asks author Darden North to discuss what he is reading
 by Darden North
Interview on "Campaign for the American Reader" and "Writers Read" ...


Darden North's fourth novel Wiggle Room now available
 by Darden North
"Wiggle Room" by Darden North now availble in print on Amazon. Coming to Kindle eBook June 1 and first to Lemuria Bookstore (800) 366-7619....


Dog is man's best friend, especially if that man is a writer
 by Darden North
I was interviewed for the 05-15-2013 "Coffee with a Canine" blog and explain how our two small dogs, writing medical thrillers, and drinking strong coffee intertwine. ...


WIGGLE ROOM, new novel by Darden North -- nationwide release June 2013
 by Darden North
Publisher Sartoris Literary Group announces the upcoming release of "Wiggle Room" by Dr. Darden North: A tense and terrifying contemporary thriller set against the backdrop of the Iraqi war and th...


Thriller author Darden North meets with publicist and publisher
 by Darden North
Thriller author Darden North (left) meets with publicist Maryglenn McCombs and publisher James Dickerson of Sartoris Literary Group regarding the June 2013 release of North's fourth novel WIGGLE ROOM...


Darden North receives award at SEAK Fiction Writing Conference
 by Darden North
Mystery and thriller author Darden North received a writing award at the August 2012 SEAK Fiction Writing Conference in Hyannis, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. North's most recently published novel is "Fres...


Article about a practicing physician who writes murder mysteries
 by Darden North
The "Mississippi Business Journal" features practicing ob/gyn and mystery/suspense novelist Darden North, MD, in the summer edition of "Pulse-Mississippi Health Care Quarterly"...


Fiction author Darden North, a return guest to Susan Whitfield's blog
 by Darden North
Darden North guest on author Susan Whitfield's blog....


Mixing Fact and Fiction
 by Darden North
From medical practice to medical thrillers: The E-Blizzard interviews novelist Dr. Darden H. North ...


Links

Points of Origin
POINTS OF ORIGIN (100,000 words/hardcover) In Points of Origin, the death of 19-year-old patient Flowers Ridley costs Dr. Dan Foxworth his reputation, his fortune, his plastic surgery dynasty, and ultimately his own life. Still reeling from the tragedy and struggling to overcome his rejection from medical school, Dr. Foxworth’s son, Sher, breaks with family tradition and becomes a fireman. His new occupation pits him against a former schoolmate, now an arsonist hired to torch the mansion of Cordell Pixler, the same medical malpractice attorney who ruined Sher’s father. The shrinking Foxworth family’s resentment of Pixler is matched only by that of the attorney’s spurned mistress, humiliated personal architect, and the remaining Ridleys, who have squandered their medical malpractice jury award. When the attorney’s house explodes in flames, the origin of the fire does not rest with the arsonist alone. A fierce retribution is unleashed from many sources as Sher Foxworth finally avenges his family.


House Call
HOUSE CALL (100,000 words/hardcover/paperback) As young Dr. Knox Chamblee struggles to establish a medical practice in a southern town, both his social and professional conquests are derailed by a psychotic killer. In House Call no one connects the first victim, an attractive hospital nurse discovered floating in a bloody bathtub, to the near-frozen body of Dr. Cullen Gwinn, Chamblee’s mentor and chief proponent, found at the base of a deer stand. The primary police suspect is Dr. Aslyn Hawes, Chamblee’s female senior partner and overbearing nemesis, whose jealousy of the victims cloaks her in suspicion. In fact, Hawes resents virtually every non-patient resident of the town with the exception of the teenage ambulance driver who becomes a fixture in her Jacuzzi. That same young man sexually tempts Jay Rutledge, the conniving hospital administrator and the killer’s next target. As the murder investigation unfolds around him, Knox Chamblee evolves from potential suspect in the nurse’s murder to victim of a totally different crime – career sabotage due to reverse sexual discrimination. By squelching his own resentment and fulfilling his medical obligations, Dr. Chamblee overcomes his mentor’s death and the resulting career threat caused by a killer who has slaughtered out of mistaken identity.

Upcoming Book Signings and Author Events
Darden North remains available for book signings and other literary events. Please contact Darden at darden@dardennorth.com.


Synopsis of FRESH FROZEN ... In a decaying brick building complex just north of Jackson, Mississippi, human reproductive tissue becomes an unexpected commodity. As the rest of the world is consumed with terrorists, biological warfare, and the price of world oil, a state-of-the-art medical facility and a circle of unlikely associates become consumed with the most basic of human functions --- and all for profit. Outcasts of a renewed baby boom that separates the United States from other wealthy nations, a young policeman and his tormented wife fail miserably to produce a family. Their futile attempts to become parents have not only pushed Wesley and Carey Sarbeck to the brink of bankruptcy but nearly cost Carey her life. However, there is one last hope for them: a catalogue of human embryo donors peddled by a woman whose standards are easily dismissed for the right price. This seemingly last chance for the Sarbecks to satisfy their place in middle America tosses them in the middle of a local gruesome murder, the world of Hollywood celebrities, and a heist of human embryos and eggs. Wesley Sarbeck learns there is no competition against those who can pay.


Additional information

Current literary works by Darden North, MD ----- Genre: Mystery, Medical Thriller, Popular Fiction ----- Points of Origin (Hardcover, eBook) ISBN 0977112616 9780977112616 House Call (Hardcover, eBook) SBN 0977112608 9780977112609 House Call (Paperback) ISBN 9780977112623 FRESH FROZEN (Hardcover, eBook) - SYNOPSIS: In a decaying brick building complex just north of Jackson, Mississippi, human reproductive tissue becomes an unexpected commodity. As the rest of the world is consumed with terrorists, biological warfare, and the price of world oil, a state-of-the-art medical facility and a circle of unlikely associates become consumed with the most basic of human functions --- and all for profit. Outcasts of a renewed baby boom that separates the United States from other wealthy nations, a young policeman and his tormented wife fail miserably to produce a family. Their futile attempts to become parents have not only pushed Wesley and Carey Sarbeck to the brink of bankruptcy but nearly cost Carey her life. However, there is one last hope for them: a catalogue of human embryo donors peddled by a woman whose standards are easily dismissed for the right price. This seemingly last chance for the Sarbecks to satisfy their place in middle America tosses them in the middle of a local gruesome murder, the world of Hollywood celebrities, and a heist of human embryos and eggs. Wesley Sarbeck learns there is no competition against those who can pay. WATCH FOR FRESH FROZEN, THE NEXT NOVEL BY DARDEN NORTH,MD

 
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