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The Innocent Stranger Review: POS 28



“Sweetheart, I can fix anything but the break of day and broken heart….. and I’m working on those.” Carson Reno (The Innocent Stranger)

The featured book, The Innocent Stranger, is the twentieth book of the Carson Reno Mystery Series. Gerald Darnell, the author has written each book as stand-alone novels. His writing style allows the readers to transport into the past where detectives not only wore hats and trenchcoats, but they had to solve murder mysteries without modern technology. Detectives had to make connects with cops and criminals to get information about the people they were investigating. Don’t worry if you did not experience the 1950’s or the 1960’s. Gerald includes pictures in his novels so the readers can learn about the nostalgia items and places such as the famous Peabody Hotel and the Starlight Lounge.

The Innocent Stranger contains not only a mystery, but it also has a bit of romance. Russell Maxwell, a truck driver, has gone missing. Carson Reno is hired by an insurance company to resolve a 1.5 million dollar life insurance claim. Carson’s connections do not fail him.  The readers may think that they have the mystery figured out until another body appears in Carson’s complicated case. Will he be able to solve the case before more bodies show up?  He also uses his charming personality which leads to a romance in an unlikely situation. Gerald Darnell does it again! He creates characters that readers are able to connect with and a mystery that contains an unpredictable plot.

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The Disappearance of Robin Murat Review: POS023



“Sometimes you have to trust your gut…..sometimes that’s all you have left.” –

Gerald has written another epic mystery in the Carson Reno Mystery series, The Disappearance of Robin Murat. This author has the talent of keeping his readers wanting more as they receive more clues that Carson uncovers as he is hired to solve a missing person case. Carson’s clients, local and state police officers, and even gangsters trust that he will remain honest and work with integrity as he solves this case. Carson travels to New Orleans and discovers that his hypothesis to this missing person had to be changed. The clues to the investigation are not as “clear” as he has to dig deeper into the muddy waters in New Orleans. A bar in New Orleans becomes his temporary office as he works with a team of professionals that help him discover the story behind this missing person, Jake Furman. Will Carson and his team be able to figure it out before its too late?

Go to the author’s website to learn more about his books:http://www.geraldwdarnell.com/

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