The Fingerprint Murders (Carson Reno Mystery Series Book 10) by Gerald W. Darnell – #Mystery, #Thriller, #Suspense, #Hard-Boiled, #Crime

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All Carson Reno Mystery Series Books are standalone novels. It is not necessary to read them in any particular order.
Someone is brutally murdering people in Memphis, and for unknown reasons, the killer wants Carson involved.
They’re not just killing people, they’re removing the victim’s fingers and leaving strange clues everywhere. Carson becomes involved when the killer sends him severed thumbs – each wrapped in bloodstained paper containing Bible scripture.
Clues are everywhere, but none of them make any sense and aren’t connected – yet.
Old names surface and the mystery gets stranger and darker as Carson tries to solve the ‘Fingerprint Murders’.
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Viv Drewa
Fantastic book by Gerald W. Darnell!
I think of all the books I have read by Darnell this one was the best!
The twists and turns in it kept me on the edge of my seat. Carson Reno had a real mystery when the dismembered thumbs did not match the bodies. Moreover, the end was remarkable.
I highly recommend this book to everyone!
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Deadly Decision (Carson Reno Mystery Series – Book 15) by Gerald W. Darnell – #Mystery, #Thriller, #Suspense, #Hard-Boiled, #Murder

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Carson Reno, Mystery Series Books, are standalone novels. It is not necessary to read them in any particular order.
When a Tennessee Highway Patrolman is mysteriously murdered, the clues are non-existent. Police have the name of a possible suspect, but he’s nowhere to be found. Carson gets involved at the request of the local sheriff, but when the best lead disappears; his assistance is no longer needed.
Things are not what they seem, and it appears the bad guys are winning this war of wits. Everyone has more questions than answers, and just when it seems the mystery has been solved, Carson discovers that it has only gotten worse.
Follow Carson in this strange circle of money, lies, murder and bad guys who have everyone chasing them and their ‘Deadly Decision.’
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Hannah

Another great Carson Reno mystery

I haven’t read all of the Carson Reno books, however, I did read the last book in the series and really enjoyed it. I was really glad to have been given a chance to read the next book in the series and this one didn’t disappoint either.

What I enjoy about these books is that despite them being set in the 1960s, they don’t read like that. Darnell gives his books and writing a fresh feel to them and read just as highly as any top notch crime/thriller book written in our current time. The books are always fast paced and have plenty of going on to keep you hooked throughout. I would definitely recommend this series to anybody who likes a good a crime read. I am definitely looking forward to reading the next one!

I realise this is a quick review but what can you say when there’s nothing negative and a complete five star rating! This was a fantastic read and something I will keep recommending.

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“Murder my Darling” (Carson Reno Mystery Series Book 17) by Gerald W. Darnell – #MysteryThriller&Suspense, #Mystery, #Hard-Boiled

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All Carson Reno, Mystery Series Books, are standalone novels. It is not necessary to read them in any particular order.
A famous author is murdered, Carson is at the scene of the crime and considered a prime suspect – but he doesn’t remember anything!
Missing manuscripts, a missing diary and strange stories from the past bring an unusual group of characters together in this tangled web of deceit, blackmail, and murder. The mystery travels from Memphis to New Orleans, while Carson works to prove his innocence – without success.
Come along for the ride and follow the clues to a strange and unforgettable ending in the adventure called:
Murder My Darling
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HEATHER C.

Exciting! Total Page-Turner

This was the first time I read one of Mr. Carson Reno, a private detective’s, adventures and I couldn’t put it down. I am more of a romance/fantasy reader myself, but the story is so well-developed that it caught my attention right from the beginning (the prologue) when the murder of a crime/mystery author takes place as soon as she types the last words to her newest manuscript and in the cabin of her boat. I must say that I didn’t find it clichè, but pretty poetic. Soon after, Mr. Reno takes the scene and, without having any recollection of his last hours or events and plus being unfortunate enough to have been in the wrong place at the wrong time, he receives the honor of becoming the prime suspect in Darling’s murder (the boat’s Capitan murder being added to his charges just as well).

“It’s not whiskey it’s Scotch, and you know how I hate that stuff. I wasn’t drinking… somebody hit me over the head and…and I guess used my gun to shoot…shoot whoever. I suppose somewhere in the process they poured a bottle of Scotch over me and put my handcuffs on the dead woman. I have no idea – I don’t know any more than what I’ve already told you.”

As you can see, that doesn’t sound promising to help the detective.

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“The Fingerprint Murders” (Carson Reno Mystery Series Book 10) by Gerald W. Darnell – #Mystery, #Thriller, #Suspense, #Hard-Boiled, #Crime

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All Carson Reno Mystery Series Books are standalone novels. It is not necessary to read them in any particular order.
Someone is brutally murdering people in Memphis, and for unknown reasons, the killer wants Carson involved.
They’re not just killing people, they’re removing the victim’s fingers and leaving strange clues everywhere. Carson becomes involved when the killer sends him severed thumbs – each wrapped in bloodstained paper containing Bible scripture.
Clues are everywhere, but none of them make any sense and aren’t connected – yet.
Old names surface and the mystery gets stranger and darker as Carson tries to solve the ‘Fingerprint Murders’.
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Severed Finger!

The Black and White pictures mixed in with the story is classic! The Jack Daniels, the butcher knife, and the severed finger. Darnell’s style of writing, along with the sparse photos, paints a vivid picture in my mind and keeps me turning the pages. I’ve read one Carson Reno book before this and have to admit I am hooked. I don’t think Gerald Darnell can top this Reno Carson story. If you are going to read a Reno Carson, this is the one!

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“Murder my Darling” (Carson Reno Mystery Series Book 17) by Gerald W. Darnell – #MysteryThriller&Suspense, #Mystery, #Hard-Boiled

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All Carson Reno Mystery Series Books are standalone novels. It is not necessary to read them in any particular order.
A famous author is murdered, Carson is at the scene of the crime and considered a prime suspect – but he doesn’t remember anything!
Missing manuscripts, a missing diary and strange stories from the past bring an unusual group of characters together in this tangled web of deceit, blackmail, and murder. The mystery travels from Memphis to New Orleans, while Carson works to prove his innocence – without success.
Come along for the ride and follow the clues to a strange and unforgettable ending in the adventure called:
Murder My Darling
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HEATHER C.

Exciting! Total Page-Turner

This was the first time I read one of Mr. Carson Reno, a private detective’s, adventures and I couldn’t put it down. I am more of a romance/fantasy reader myself, but the story is so well-developed that it caught my attention right from the beginning (the prologue) when the murder of a crime/mystery author takes place as soon as she types the last words to her newest manuscript and in the cabin of her boat. I must say that I didn’t find it clichè, but pretty poetic. Soon after, Mr. Reno takes the scene and, without having any recollection of his last hours or events and plus being unfortunate enough to have been in the wrong place at the wrong time, he receives the honor of becoming the prime suspect in Darling’s murder (the boat’s Capitan murder being added to his charges just as well).

“It’s not whiskey it’s Scotch, and you know how I hate that stuff. I wasn’t drinking… somebody hit me over the head and…and I guess used my gun to shoot…shoot whoever. I suppose somewhere in the process they poured a bottle of Scotch over me and put my handcuffs on the dead woman. I have no idea – I don’t know any more than what I’ve already told you.”

As you can see, that doesn’t sound promising to help the detective.

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“Murder my Darling” (Carson Reno Mystery Series Book 17) by Gerald W. Darnell – #MysteryThriller&Suspense, #Mystery, #Hard-Boiled

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All Carson Reno Mystery Series Books are standalone novels. It is not necessary to read them in any particular order.
A famous author is murdered, Carson is at the scene of the crime and considered a prime suspect – but he doesn’t remember anything!
Missing manuscripts, a missing diary and strange stories from the past bring an unusual group of characters together in this tangled web of deceit, blackmail, and murder. The mystery travels from Memphis to New Orleans, while Carson works to prove his innocence – without success.
Come along for the ride and follow the clues to a strange and unforgettable ending in the adventure called:
Murder My Darling
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HEATHER C.

Exciting! Total Page-Turner

This was the first time I read one of Mr. Carson Reno, a private detective’s, adventures and I couldn’t put it down. I am more of a romance/fantasy reader myself, but the story is so well-developed that it caught my attention right from the beginning (the prologue) when the murder of a crime/mystery author takes place as soon as she types the last words to her newest manuscript and in the cabin of her boat. I must say that I didn’t find it clichè, but pretty poetic. Soon after, Mr. Reno takes the scene and, without having any recollection of his last hours or events and plus being unfortunate enough to have been in the wrong place at the wrong time, he receives the honor of becoming the prime suspect in Darling’s murder (the boat’s Capitan murder being added to his charges just as well).

“It’s not whiskey it’s Scotch, and you know how I hate that stuff. I wasn’t drinking… somebody hit me over the head and…and I guess used my gun to shoot…shoot whoever. I suppose somewhere in the process they poured a bottle of Scotch over me and put my handcuffs on the dead woman. I have no idea – I don’t know any more than what I’ve already told you.”

As you can see, that doesn’t sound promising to help the detective.

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“Deadly Decision” (Carson Reno Mystery Series – Book 15) by Gerald W. Darnell – #Mystery, #Thriller, #Suspense, #Hard-Boiled, #Murder

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Carson Reno, Mystery Series Books, are standalone novels. It is not necessary to read them in any particular order.
When a Tennessee Highway Patrolman is mysteriously murdered, the clues are non-existent. Police have the name of a possible suspect, but he’s nowhere to be found. Carson gets involved at the request of the local sheriff, but when the best lead disappears; his assistance is no longer needed.
Things are not what they seem, and it appears the bad guys are winning this war of wits. Everyone has more questions than answers, and just when it seems the mystery has been solved, Carson discovers that it has only gotten worse.
Follow Carson in this strange circle of money, lies, murder and bad guys who have everyone chasing them and their ‘Deadly Decision.’
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Nathan Battle & Susan Battle (wife) like most couples were fighting over money

By Tony Parsons

1962, Memphis, TN. Nathan Battle & Susan Battle (wife) like most couples were fighting over money.
Nathan decided to not go to their apartment (1611 Summer Ave., # 12), but instead, go visit his brother Evan Battle (Brown-Thompson shoe factory) in Humboldt.

At the Hatchie River bridge (Highway 70/79) Nathan spied a car that had crashed.
A confrontation with the incoherent man didn’t end well.
Beside him lay a briefcase crammed full of $500,000 worth of cash.
Tom Longwood & Frankie Longwood ran an illegal operation (cards, booze, prostitutes) out of the Humboldt Motel (Sunset 4; Capital Loan & Pawn, Memphis mafia).
Joey ‘get outta’ town’ Moretti (Memphis Mafia, former NY Gambino family) would frequent the place.

Sergeant Jordan Helms (TN. Highway Patrol) stopped to talk with Nathan & check out the wreck.
Nathan made it to Evan’s place said hi to Cassidy Moon (Evan’s GF).
Nathan & Evan went to Chiefs Motel & Restaurant to have a beer & talk.
Deputy Sheriff Jimmy McElroy, Sheriff Trent Lowery (Haywood Co.), & Captain Chip Falstaff (TN. Highway Patrol) arrive at the accident scene.
Sergeant Helms & Riley Manning (Lexington, KT.) had been murdered.
Joey showed up at Evan’s house & that did not go as planned.

He had been shot by Titus Dunwoody.
Joey called Guido Carbone (BMF, Memphis Mafia)
Sheriff Leroy Epsee (Gibson Co.) asked Carson Reno (Drake Detective agency) to help with the murder cases.
Titus pulled into the Harmon’s Creek Country Store parking lot with Nathan, Evan (shot), Sissy Chase (Cassidy’s BFF), & Cassidy.

What happened at Harmon’s Creek fish camp?
Will the murder mysteries get solved & someone brought to justice?
Wow, the priceless antique cars.

I had an MH client who lived in a trailer & a lot that looked just exactly like that 1.
& the 2nd. a trailer as well.

Go, Volunteers!

I did not receive any type of compensation for reading & reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers & authors, I am under no obligation to write a positive review, only an honest one. All thoughts & opinions are entirely my own.

A very awesome book cover, great font & writing style. Wow, a very well written crime mystery book. It was very easy for me to read/follow from start/finish & never a dull moment. There were no grammar/typo errors, nor any repetitive or out of line sequence sentences. Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns & a huge set of unique characters to keep track of. This could also make another great crime mystery movie, or better yet a mini TV series. 1 you won’t want to put down. There is no doubt in my mind this is a very easy rating of 5 stars.

Thank you for the free Goodreads; Making Connections; Author; PDF book
Tony Parsons MSW (Washburn)

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