Gary Gusick ë 2 SummaryTand for and why you re even standing there in the first place Empathy isn t just some word that you look p in the dictionary and you completely discard it in your daily life We ve had plenty of leaders who ve lacked empathy in our modern world Hitler and Stalin certainly come to mindSo yeah I was pretty liuored The Dark Villages of Childhood up and pissed off while reading THE LAST CLINIC and I was even liuoredp and pissed off when I finished it and I m still liuored p and pissed off as I write this review Because really the bottom line is it takes two people to start an argument and it takes two people to continue one Religion ends p getting a bad reputation when folks Asylum and Other Stories use it as an excuse to further their own extremism causes Religion can actually do some good whensed properly creating a set of values and structure and giving a man or woman hope and a belief in something greater and powerful than themselves But when it isn t Banana Fish, Tome 14 : used properly you might as well be holding a gun in your hand instead of a Bible because it ll lead you to some pretty fuckedp shit and you ll be screaming the name of Allah or God or Jesus Christ or Buddha or whomever from the other side of a metal cell or padded wallsAside from the religious aspects and there were plenty for me to stand Cirsova (Issue up and take notice Detective Darla Cavannah is a woman I have no problem getting behind She s smart and beautiful with a body built for trouble and the story added elements of mystery instead of moving in a linear fashion straight to the finish line But it s hard for me to get past the fact that there were multiple individuals I d like to whackpside the head with a Bible or a wooden crossI received this book for free through NetGalleyCross posted at Robert s Reads I have to hand it to the author of The Last Clinic for basing the plot around a controversial topic I am doubly impressed that Mr Cusick is able to write such a good thriller without getting bogged down in the issue of right to life vs Pro choice and being fairly balanced in his approach Actually this mystery isn t so much about abortion rights as it is about the price of extremism Or it is simply a tight and witty mystery that keeps your attention to the end Take your pick Or take bothPopular anti abortion preacher Jimmy Aldridge is gunned down while setting Nuestra propuesta inconclusa. Ecuador-Perú up his protest signs in front of one of the last abortion clinics in Jackson Mississippi Of course the main suspect is good looking clinic doctor Nicoletti and there are plenty of people who want to nail the murder on him But when investigator Darla Cavannah finds 3000 in small bills inside the reverend s car she suspects there may be another suspect and another motiveThere are a lot of nice twists and turns in this tale but it is the characters that really made this a superior mystery Darla is a transplanted northerner whose deceased but well respected husband makes her a little less of a stranger in this slightly nepotistic Mississippi city Her sheriff friend Shelby is a delightfully charismatic redneck In fact most of the characters in this novel are well written and full of eccentricities that endear them to the reader For that matter Jackson Miss is practically a character in the book as Cusick writes about it with such flair It is not surprising to find that Jackson is Cusick s real life hometown There is only one person in the book that seems a bit forced and that is a bungling Elvis impersonating police officer but he does make for good comic reliefAs far as the plot goes this is one of the few mysteries that had me guessing to the very end I like it when a who dunnit has many suspects and all of them seem plausibleincluding the one that actually dunnit There is just the right amount of seriousness and wit to keep this story entertaining This is an easy recommendation for all mystery fans Inderstand this is Gary Cusick s debut novel Very promising indeed Coming November 18th From Random House Publishing Group AlibiThank You To The AlibiThank you to the publisher and netgalley for the review copyOutside the local women s health clinic the Reverend Jimmy Aldridge waving his protest sign is a familiar sight But that changes early one morning when someone shoots the beloved Reverend Jimmy dead Sheriff Shelby Mitchell knows the preacher s murder will shock the good people of Jackson and the pressure to find the killer is immediate and intense which is why Shelby calls in detective Darla Cavannah So I love getting in at the start of a new serieshere we meet Darla Cavannah who has taken leave from the Sherrif s department after the death of her husband Talked into coming back to take on the case of the Reverend Jimmy she is one to keep her head whilst all around her are losing theirsA clever little mystery this with some emotive subjects at its heart which are handled well Whilst I found it fairly easy to work out what was going on I found the characters tterly amusing and compelling and this made it a fun read Darla s partner on the case is an Elvis impersonator yes you heard me and he also has some very clear idea s about who they should be chasing Sheriff Shelby is one cool dude and very persuasive Then you have clinic doctor Stephen Nicoletti a man who Darla is drawn tobut is he guilty or innocentOverall a great start and one that will ensure I read other books in the series Slight downsides The romance between Darla and Stephen is slightly cliched and a little rushed perhaps but other than that an involving and engaging read recommended for lovers of mystery fictionHappy Reading Folks Originally posted on The Book NymphoThe setupIt s been six months since Detective
Darla Cavannah S HusbandCavannah s husband died in a car crash She s roused from her leave of absence when her boss the county sheriff calls her in to help with a controversial murder case She s partnered with another detective who s infamous for being an Elvis impersonator than his investigative skills Set in Jackson Mississippi the cultural views of the town share eual space with the hard facts of the investigationThe issuesThe murder victim is the renowned Rev Jimmy Aldridge who most recently has been holding vigil each morning outside the local women s health clinic in a pretty outrageous manner And it s where he was murdered in the early morning hours The politics around the case are crazy heightened even because of a controversial abortion bill bef. Nse which is why Shelby calls in detective Darla Cavannah When police detective Darla moved from Philadelphia to Jackson with her husband hometown football hero Hugh “the Glue” Cavannah she never imagined the culture shock that awaited Then after Hugh dies in a car crash Darla enters a self imposed exile in her Mississippi home taking a leave of absence from the sheriff’s department Now she’s called back to duty or coerced like it with Shelby slathering on his good ole boy charm nice and thick. ,
The Last Clinic Darla Cavannah Mysteries by Gary Gusick is a 2013 Alibi publication I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewI have started and stopped with this book several times which of course is a strong indicator of how things eventually turned out once I finally resolved to finish it once and for all First of all I think the author was brave by centering the crime around such a hot button issue as abortion which may have raised a few eyebrows initially However that subject matter was handled very professionally and Darla waded through the mine field and lived to tell the tale I had no problems with the set p per se and I actually liked Darla but I did have some issues with the way the south was characterized I have lived in four states across the deep south and have several relatives who reside in Mississippi none of whom behave like the characters depicted in this novel and I feel this does the state a great disservice There are many prolific authors from Mississippi as well as other talented artist So for the record just because someone is from the south doesn t mean they are right wing extremist religious zealots stupid ignorant Diccionario trilingüe Miskitu - Sumu-Mayangna - Español uneducated or sexist or go around blessing everyone s heart Having said that the mystery and crime elements are solid and there was even a little romance thrown in for good measure The writing is fine the pace steady with a few surprises along the way However the story didn t immediately grab my attention and I really struggled to stay involved in it I am glad I finally finished it though as the lastarter of the book was compelling and Darla is very adept at interrogation so it was fascinating to watch her work Overall this one gets a 25 rounded to 3 Fun read with lots of humor Darla is a former Philadelphia homicide cop who moved down to Jackson Mississippi following the termination of her football star husband who was killed in a car accident soon thereafter She now works for the Hinds County Sheriff s department Shelby the Sheriff asks her to come back from leave and investigate the murder of a local religious icon who has been shotgunned in front of the abortion clinic where he was protesting and harassing clinic staff and patients Unfortunately Darla gets paired with the worst detective in the department Tommy a fan of the dead reverend and one who has already made The Very First Christmas Stocking the Gifts of the 7 Coins up his mind that the clinic doctor is the culprit He also performs as an Elvis impersonator on weekends He did look a little like Elvis in the face especially with those razor cut sideburns and the pompadour hair dyed jet black But then there was his body a shorter version of the bloated older Elvis He was like Elvis as a Hobbit Darla pictured Kendall whacking him with his Gibson back in high school and thought how he d probably never lived it down It was funny but also pathetic Jackson with a metro population of over 400000 still had a small town way of remembering every embarrassing thing anybody ever did An officer don t get demoted for being stupid Usually they get an assistant whichnfortunately we can t afford at present To get fired a detective like Tommy needs to get caught doing something downright illegal Then maybe we can do a little wrist slapping Unfortunately Tommy ain t got the smarts to try anything ambitious Much to Darla and Shelby s consternation it s Tommy who keeps bringing in the suspects He has the contacts and loves the publicity that accompanies solving crimes Perhaps if Darla would Twisted (LOST, uit mooning over the good doctor and got busy she might do better at solving the crime I think my favorite character is Uther Pendragon yes of Arthurian fame the geek brought in as an intern whose pattern recognition softwareltimately solves a peripheral series of crimes The investigation itself is perhaps the weakest part of the book It s the humorous passages that kept me reading Here s another example It all sounded sweet but was it sugar or saccharin People in Mississippi always managed to sound so nice Always sing phrases like bless his heart when you knew they hated the person they were talking about Kendall once said You can call anyone in the state anything you like as long as you bless their heart afterward For instance I could say My ex husband is a lying cheating morally bankrupt no good prick bless his heart That would be perfectly acceptable in polite society You just have to bless their heart Not to mention the horrifying story of the Hemmings Plantation prostitution scheme I note the author lives in Jackson and I would hope that revelation has no basis in fact Excellent police procedural with all the elements I like humor interesting characters and a good mystery I really enjoyed this book and hope a series results My thanks to the publisher for this advance copy in return for my objective review Note that otes are from the Pirate Barbarian uncorrected proof Great read I love mysteries especially well written So many twists and turns keeps you guessing and you get teeny tiny hints as to what is going on I loved Uther I hope his story continues There is actually 2 different murders and it was crazy trying to figure out who did what and why I would love to read about Darla and the people in Jackson Mississippi The characters were believable even the Elvis look alike which I did not like The only thing I felt was a little too hasty was the relationship with Darla and Dr Nicoletti But it isn t like people don t have instant attractions so it is something that happens I will be watching this author and I hope there is to come People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them Dave BarryWhile reading this debut novel I couldn t seem to get that particular thought out of my head as it cycled on rinse and repeat And I couldn t help this one either Men seem to have no problem telling women what to do with their bodies Now I m not saying what is right or wrong about the aboveote or whether abortion is a sin or not and whether or not women should have the right to choose But I do think "when you only see one side of the issue and you can t " you only see one side of the issue and you can t stare at the opposing party on the other side of the fence without getting
into a spitting or shouting match then youa spitting or shouting match then you want to take a good hard look at yourself and ask yourself what you really In a fast paced suspenseful debut novel for fans of Harlan Coben and Lisa Gardner detective Darla Cavannah goes Deep South in pursuit of a merciless killer Outside the local women’s health clinic the Reverend Jimmy Aldridge waving his protest sign is a familiar sight But that changes early one morning when someone shoots the beloved Reverend Jimmy dead Sheriff Shelby Mitchell knows the preacher’s murder will shock the good people of Jackson and the pressure to find the killer is immediate and inte. Ore the legislature that was destined for failure before the Reverend s murder It now may gain sympathy traction as the prime suspect is the clinic s doctor Stephen Nicoletti There s a real rush to judgment to accuse try and convict him What I liked about the storyI really liked Darla who is smart has a killer wit and knows how to manage the politics She s a former Philadelphia detective accepted here because she was married to the town s darling a former NFL arterback but she s still considered an outsider Her humor is wry and she doesn t take the bait from the idiot detective she s partnered with on the case Darla adeptly maneuvers around him knowing when to let him take the credit for her investigative work and when to set him down a peg She s skilled and followed the twists turns and surprises to a stunning climax There was a parallel subplot that intersected seamlessly at the right moment And there s a romance which was a bit of a nice surpriseI also liked how a controversial lightening rod topic was managed with friends and neighbors co existing pretty well on opposite sides of the issue The story managed to stay away from taking a particular stand and representing the issue through the eyes of the characters It was really well done The bottom lineThe best mysteriessuspense stories have to be well paced with relevant conflicts interesting characters and believable plots andor procedurals This book met all that criteria and The writing is nimble without wasted action or story The color of the Southern culture is perfectly captured without relying heavily on caricature or stereotype It s a really good story and I m looking forward to the next book especially as there are secondary characters I d like to know better I received an ARC from NetGalley When a much loved preacher and anti abortion campaigner is gunned down outside a women s health clinic the police immediately look at the doctor as the most likely suspect Dr Stephen Nicoletti is an ObGyn and one of the few doctors in Mississippi who will perform abortions It s left to Philadelphia PD transplant Detective Darla Cavannah to sift through the evidence and find the killer But with an incompetent partner who is determined to push his own anti abortion agenda gunning for the doctor she has to spend just as much time fixing p his messes as investigating the crimeall the while a killer is on the loose and he s got a plan The Last Clinic surprised me I wasn t expecting to like it as much as I did It reminded me a little of another book set in Mississippi A Time to Kill by John Grisham but I think this book is better I don t read too many male authors and this book has ite obviously been written by a male but he s managed to write a female main character who is both interesting and has depth It s a solid debut novel and a good start to series which has a lot of potentialMany thanks to Random House and Netgalley for providing me with this ARC When the Reverend Jimmy Aldridge pillar of his community is murdered while protesting outside an abortion clinic detective Darla Cavannah is called on head the investigation No small feat considering she is not only an outsider but a female Yankee Gasp Who should she get as a partner but the worst Elvis impersonator around which means her work is cut out for her for sure High on the suspect
list is the doctor who runs the clinic the charismatic Stephen Nicoletti who just happens not to haveis the doctor who runs the clinic the charismatic Stephen Nicoletti who just happens not to have alibis at the ready With
HER WORK CUT OUT FOR HERwork cut out for her must avoid tripping over her bumbling partner while trying not to get tangled p in the sheets of Dr Nicoletti s bed Add the less than savory dirt that is being dug Tewasnya Dewa Iblis Awan Api (Long Hu Men The Next Level 01) up on the precious reverend the strip club connection and Darla has a tangled web tonravel to find the killer Add that good Ole Boy clich d mentality of the Deep South and sit back and enjoy the rideThe Last Clinic "By Gary Gusick Takes Murder " Gary Gusick takes murder ties it in knots and sends Red Now and Laters us on a twisted journey to solving the crime Well written with a cast of characters you will find amazingly perfect in their roles by the time you finish you may be feeling the need for a Mint Julep or twoI received an ARC edition from Alibi in exchange for my honest reviewSeries Darla Cavannah Mysteries Book 1Publication Date November 18 2013Publisher Random House Publishing Group AlibiISBN 9780345548887Genre Adult MysteryIntrigueMurderPage Count 264Available from Barnes Noble For reviews check out Tome Tender s Book Blog or finds on Facebook I received a free download of The Last Clinic A Darla Cavannah Mystery by Gary Gusick through Net Galleycom This is a fast paced mystery suspense novel set in the deep south Jackson Mississippi This novel had a little bit of everything mystery suspense cover ps conspiracy murder romance and humor I really enjoyed it and I feel it will appeal to a wide audienceReverend Jimmy Aldridge removed a protest sign on a cross and placed it at the entrance to the Jackson Women s Health Clinic For the last three years Reverend Jimmy has been out picketing every morning in front of the abortion clinic run by Dr Stephen Nicoletti Then a black SUV came around the corner and shot the preacher deadSheriff Shelby Mitchell calls in detective Darla Cavannah The pressure is on to find the killer Darla had moved from Philadelphia to Jackson Mississippi with her husband football hero Hugh the Glue Cavannah But when Hugh dies in a car crash Darla buries herself in her Mississippi home taking a leave of absence from the sheriff s department But now she is called back to duty to solve this homicide And to make matters worst based on limited resources in the department she is paired p with the worst detective in the department Tommy Reylander the Elvis impersonatorbut the nephew of the Mayor The victim was found with three shots to the chest Forensics picked NodeMCU ESP8266 Communication Methods and Protocols : Programming with Arduino IDE up partial tire prints from a SUV or truck There was an envelope marked deposit in the glove compartment of his vehiclecontaining 3000 dollarsThe clinic s doctor Stephen Nicoletti is the number one suspect Many right to life advocates believe he is guilty He had motive opportunity and an eyewitness that places him at the scene of the murderbut Darla doesn t believe he did it and is determined to solve the murder mystery and prove his innocence A very enjoyable read with a great set of believable characters. Like on a helping of barbecue Reluctantly partnered with a mulish Elvis impersonator Darla keeps a cool head even as the community demands an arrest The court of public opinion has already convicted the clinic’s doctor Stephen Nicoletti but Darla is just as sure he’s not guilty even as she fights her growing attraction to him From the genteel suburbs to a raunchy strip club Darla follows a trail of dirty money and nasty secretsntil the day of judgment comes and she faces down an Rabbit Wishes ungodly assassi.