After getting himself arrested for murder, it seems that it’s Carson who needs the help and not the ex-girlfriend. – Memphis Confidential: Carson Reno Mystery Series – Book 23 by Award-winning author Gerald W. Darnell

All Carson Reno books are standalone novels. It is not necessary to read them in any order
When an old girlfriend finds herself in trouble Carson is asked to help – things quickly get out of hand.
After getting himself arrested for murder, it seems that it’s Carson who needs the help and not the ex-girlfriend.
A recent casino robbery is somehow linked to the problem, and when that investigation heats up, people start dying.
Shady characters are everywhere, and some are after Carson’s head.
Join our story and come along to help Carson find the clues, search for the truth, and try to solve the case of:


Memphis Confidential

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NOW LIVE – Memphis Confidential: Carson Reno Mystery Series – Book 23 by Award-winning author Gerald W. Darnell

All Carson Reno books are standalone novels. It is not necessary to read them in any order
When an old girlfriend finds herself in trouble Carson is asked to help – things quickly get out of hand.
After getting himself arrested for murder, it seems that it’s Carson who needs the help and not the ex-girlfriend.
A recent casino robbery is somehow linked to the problem, and when that investigation heats up, people start dying.
Shady characters are everywhere, and some are after Carson’s head.
Join our story and come along to help Carson find the clues, search for the truth, and try to solve the case of:


Memphis Confidential

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NEW from Award-winning author Gerald W. Darnell Memphis Confidential: Carson Reno Mystery Series – Book 23

All Carson Reno books are standalone novels. It is not necessary to read them in any order
When an old girlfriend finds herself in trouble Carson is asked to help – things quickly get out of hand.
After getting himself arrested for murder, it seems that it’s Carson who needs the help and not the ex-girlfriend.
A recent casino robbery is somehow linked to the problem, and when that investigation heats up, people start dying.
Shady characters are everywhere, and some are after Carson’s head.
Join our story and come along to help Carson find the clues, search for the truth and try to solve the case of:


Memphis Confidential

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“This is another great Carson Reno story, and I swear, they keep getting better and better, more intriguing.” – Reckoning – One Degree of Separation: Carson Reno Mystery Series – Book 22 by Gerald W. Darnell

All Carson Reno books are standalone novels. It is not necessary to read them in any order
When a potential client turns up dead in his Peabody Hotel room, Carson finds himself in the middle of a six-month-old armored truck robbery.
Seemingly unconnected, his longtime friend Sheriff Leroy Epsee has been suspended from duty and under investigation for the murder of a political opponent.
Going in circles, Carson believes there is a link but isn’t able to connect the dots. Things heat up quickly.
Shady characters are everywhere, and some are after Carson’s head.
Join our story and come along to help Carson find the clues, search for the truth, and try to solve the case of:

Reckoning one degree of separation

Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews

Magnetic Story.

What a magnetic story in Reckoning – One Degree of Separation by Gerald Darnell. I am a definite fan of this author!
Whatever this author writes, I read. This is another great Carson Reno story, and I swear, they keep getting better and better, more intriguing. And in each book, there is always something new to learn about Reno. Murder, corruption, various clues, and Carson. He always ends up in the middle of something and reading and seeing how the pieces are put together, is magnificent. This book deserves a second read! It is a very well-written plot, and I enjoyed it. It’s one of those embraceable stories. It’s definitely un-put-downable! It is always an honor to read this author’s books. A definite attention-grabber, so much I couldn’t put it down. Both thrilling and intriguing, all the way to the end. Masterfully written! This author not only tells the story but shows it with words as well. It’s raw and thrilling, and sometimes, very chilling. Reckoning – One Degree of Separation is a definite recommendation by Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews. I hope to read more books by this author.

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“I loved how fast-paced it was, as soon as I began reading I was pulled into the drama and it was unexpected at that.” – Murder and More: Carson Reno Mystery Series Book 14 by Gerald W. Darnell

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All Carson Reno Mystery Series Books are standalone novels. It is not necessary to read them in any particular order.
Carson’s feud with a local crime reporter continues, and then suddenly the husband of his client is brutally murdered – a husband he’s been hired to investigate. Mysterious characters weave a web of blackmail and suspense while leaving Carson with more clients than he can handle.
The Memphis police have warned Carson to back off, but an employee of a friend is missing from a murder scene and he’s determined to find her and the killer.
Follow Carson to New Orleans, Humboldt, Memphis, and Florida where he chases numerous suspects trying to track down a missing person and the killer he’s been hired to find.
Enjoy this unusual adventure for Carson Reno, as he struggles to solve the case of
‘Murder and More’.

Charlie Ferguson

Gripping and Brilliant

I can’t exactly say what I was expecting because it wasn’t what happened at all, anywhere near in fact. I loved how fast-paced it was, as soon as I began reading I was pulled into the drama and it was unexpected at that.

I was at first concerned that I wouldn’t be able to make sense of all that was going on as this book is a part of a series ( Carson Reno Mystery Series) but as Gerald explained to me this book stands alone and everything ended up being crystal clear so I easily understood everything.

The pictures involved in the pages of the book were really nice and a great change from the usual block of text. I like how not only did they split up the text but also helped you imagine the story unfolding in these places because after all each and every one of the photos was of either place or of objects used in the story which helped enhance the overall immersion.

I have to admit I didn’t see any of it coming, I was always greeted with a new surprise just as the characters were.

The characters were portrayed well enough for you to automatically know how they’d react in different situations based upon their behaviors and such. The characters who are involved in this story whether they have large parts or small parts in the story really interested me.

The plot was very much a great one, it was very well thought out and well written. Part of me thinks only Gerald could have pulled off such an extraordinary plotline like he did. Although to some the plot may seem far-fetched or whatever, it was very gripping and brilliant.

I have to give this book a 5/5. It was truly brilliant and gripping all the way through. There are no negatives from me. I will be checking out more of Gerald’s work when I have free time.

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New From Award-winning author Gerald W. Darnell – Reckoning – One Degree of Separation: Carson Reno Mystery Series – Book 22 – Preorder now!

All Carson Reno books are standalone novels. It is not necessary to read them in any order
When a potential client turns up dead in his Peabody Hotel room, Carson finds himself in the middle of a six-month-old armored truck robbery.
Seemingly unconnected, his longtime friend Sheriff Leroy Epsee has been suspended from duty and under investigation for the murder of a political opponent.
Going in circles, Carson believes there is a link but isn’t able to connect the dots. Things heat up quickly.
Shady characters are everywhere, and some are after Carson’s head.
Join our story and come along to help Carson find the clues, search for the truth and try to solve the case of:

Reckoning one degree of separation

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY SPECIAL PRICE – 99C/99P – The Innocent Stranger: Carson Reno Mystery Series Book 20 by Award Winning Author Gerald W. Darnell

All Carson Reno Mystery Series Books are standalone novels. It is not necessary to read them in any particular order.
A man has disappeared while duck hunting and things surrounding his disappearance are troubling.
Carson has been hired by an insurance company to resolve a $1.5 million dollar life insurance claim, but things get quickly complicated. Bodies appear, and it seems that these deaths might be connected to the missing hunter – but how?
Facts reveal that the missing man’s job as an independent truck driver is linked to his disappearance, and perhaps to the mysterious murders. Carson’s investigation unearths some very unusual characters, along with a wife who appears to be interested in everything but finding her missing husband.
Conflicts with the Memphis police are getting in the way of the investigation, and the urgency is escalated when another body is discovered.
This case has more twists than a large bag of pretzels, and just when it seems to be going in the right direction – it changes.
Join our Cast of Characters and come along to help Carson find the clues, search for the truth and try to solve the case of
The Innocent Stranger

Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews

Another Magnificent Carson Reno caper!

As a big fan of Darnell, I absolutely love the Carson Reno series. Each story can be read independently, but each story is worth the read! Another interesting case drops in Reno’s lap, and it is more than just what it seems at first. This author brings the stories to life. There is a great chemistry between the cast of characters and a depth that makes them realistic and flawed. Reno soon finds out that his missing persons’ case is more than typical. The clues, the twists and turns, and its ups and downs, The Innocent Stranger is a magnificent read. The thrills and intrigue is written clearly and the characterizations are engrossing. Love this story. It is always a joy to read this author’s stories and the reader is always brought on a bumpy and intriguing journey. The author’s technique of intense characters and great plotlines is a gift. I like the addition of the graphics, and how Reno tells his own story and his perceptions of what is going on. He has quite a band of friends that keeps the story moving. I look forward to reading many more stories by this author. This book is a definite recommendation by Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews.

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“Darnell Keeps the 60s Breathing With a Little Help from Private Detective Carson Reno” – Murder and More: Carson Reno Mystery Series Book 14 by Gerald W. Darnell

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All Carson Reno Mystery Series Books are standalone novels. It is not necessary to read them in any particular order.
Carson’s feud with a local crime reporter continues, and then suddenly the husband of his client is brutally murdered – a husband he’s been hired to investigate. Mysterious characters weave a web of blackmail and suspense while leaving Carson with more clients than he can handle.
The Memphis police have warned Carson to back off, but an employee of a friend is missing from a murder scene and he’s determined to find her and the killer.
Follow Carson to New Orleans, Humboldt, Memphis and Florida where he chases numerous suspects trying to track down a missing person and the killer he’s been hired to find.
Enjoy this unusual adventure for Carson Reno, as he struggles to solve the case of


‘Murder and More’.

Mr. Richard Lw Bunning

Darnell Keeps the 60s Breathing With a Little Help from Private Detective Carson Reno

A detective mystery set in the 1960s with an authentic feel of the 1960s. The book could so easily have been written then rather than in 2015. The read is nicely scattered with illustrative pictures from the period, which I can see adding a lot to the reading experience of those born later. I felt that I could be reading a period Mickey Spillane novel; the script felt that authentic. I’d even say that there are more than a few similarities between Mike Hammer and Carson Reno— well at least as how I remember the character. Then again, possibly Reno is a more James Garner in the Rockford Files TV series. Okay, that was very 1970s scripted, but the Rockford character could have been slotted seamlessly into any ’50s/60s detective series. So then, for me, Carson Reno is possibly best described as a blend of Mike Hammer and Jim Rockford.
The writing has a sharp journalistic economy, never burying us in irrelevances and keeping a brisk pace. Some of the bit players are easy to confuse, but that problem is relieved by the index of characters. This is the first Darnell book I’ve read. Love it. I can see this series of books on every paperback turntable in front of every ’60s newspaper store. The mass market paperback days are, generally speaking, history, but that shouldn’t limit the availability and popularity of Darnell’s Carson Reno. This book is an object lesson in how to get that old paperback buzz into the e-market. For those still addicted to traditional paper, the lovers of the smell and feel of ‘pulp’, for those that still have or are discovering vinyl records and classic cars, the hands-on version looks just as 60s slick. The period will always be culturally cool and so will Carson, with bourbon and coke and an after-dinner cigar.
This is a mystery detective novel, not a voyeuristic trip through violence and death, as so many modern genre books are. A read that may seriously damage your place in time.

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“Darnell Keeps the 60s Breathing With a Little Help from Private Detective Carson Reno” – Murder and More: Carson Reno Mystery Series Book 14 by Gerald W. Darnell

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All Carson Reno Mystery Series Books are standalone novels. It is not necessary to read them in any particular order.
Carson’s feud with a local crime reporter continues, and then suddenly the husband of his client is brutally murdered – a husband he’s been hired to investigate. Mysterious characters weave a web of blackmail and suspense while leaving Carson with more clients than he can handle.
The Memphis police have warned Carson to back off, but an employee of a friend is missing from a murder scene and he’s determined to find her and the killer.
Follow Carson to New Orleans, Humboldt, Memphis and Florida where he chases numerous suspects trying to track down a missing person and the killer he’s been hired to find.
Enjoy this unusual adventure for Carson Reno, as he struggles to solve the case of
‘Murder and More’.

Mr. Richard Lw Bunning

Darnell Keeps the 60s Breathing With a Little Help from Private Detective Carson Reno

A detective mystery set in the 1960s with an authentic feel of the 1960s. The book could so easily have been written then rather than in 2015. The read is nicely scattered with illustrative pictures from the period, which I can see adding a lot to the reading experience of those born later. I felt that I could be reading a period Mickey Spillane novel; the script felt that authentic. I’d even say that there are more than a few similarities between Mike Hammer and Carson Reno— well at least as how I remember the character. Then again, possibly Reno is a more James Garner in the Rockford Files TV series. Okay, that was very 1970s scripted, but the Rockford character could have been slotted seamlessly into any ’50s/60s detective series. So then, for me, Carson Reno is possibly best described as a blend of Mike Hammer and Jim Rockford.
The writing has a sharp journalistic economy, never burying us in irrelevances and keeping a brisk pace. Some of the bit players are easy to confuse, but that problem is relieved by the index of characters. This is the first Darnell book I’ve read. Love it. I can see this series of books on every paperback turntable in front of every ’60s newspaper store. The mass market paperback days are, generally speaking, history, but that shouldn’t limit the availability and popularity of Darnell’s Carson Reno. This book is an object lesson in how to get that old paperback buzz into the e-market. For those still addicted to traditional paper, the lovers of the smell and feel of ‘pulp’, for those that still have or are discovering vinyl records and classic cars, the hands-on version looks just as 60s slick. The period will always be culturally cool and so will Carson, with bourbon and coke and an after-dinner cigar.
This is a mystery detective novel, not a voyeuristic trip through violence and death, as so many modern genre books are. A read that may seriously damage your place in time.

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“Copycat murders, alluring suspects, intrigue… wonderful! ” – Shadows & Lies (A Carson Reno Mystery) by Award-winning author Gerald W. Darnell

All Carson Reno, Mystery Series Books, are standalone novels. It is not necessary to read them in any particular order.
What happens when a rich client, three beautiful women, a shifty businessman, a gambler and a missing spouse are all suspected of murder? The results are a merry-go-round of shadows and lies in a house of cards with clues almost as old as Carson.
Greed, blackmail, infidelity, murder, serial killers and a twenty-year-old crime spin a tale that is practically unbelievable – with the truth masked behind a story that nobody wants told.
This old fashion ‘whodunit’ takes Carson Reno and his crew on a complicated adventure, which has too many victims and too many suspects.
Come along and help Carson find the clues and discover the truth as he tries to make sense of all the
Shadows and Lies

Virginia Gray

A Fantastic Whodunit!

I’m a big Carson Reno fan, and Shadows and Lies does not disappoint! Copycat murders, alluring suspects, intrigue… wonderful! I never fail to think, didn’t see that coming when the murderer is revealed. I’m already chomping at the bit for the next exciting mystery in this series. Write faster, Mr. Darnell!

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