|Like the author, I too,
was born in the same area of North Carolina in which his book, Carolina gamble,
is set. A true Southerner, d.v. murray nailed the nuances of the
southern people-their slang, their culture, their loves, their sense of
justice. His knowledge of the Southern Antebellum period is
and complete. What a great story.
Ivan Denton, Mountainburg, AR
Author of "Old brands and lost trails"
|...and to tell you I lived
in Weldon for almost all of the nineties.
Half the fun of reading your story was visualizing the areas you used
as backdrops. Carolina gamble
made me sad, made me laugh, and made me homesick.
Mary Jane F., Previouly Weldon, now Wake Forest, NC
|Mr. Murray, thanks so much
for writing this story. I was so hooked by the first page, I
finished the book in two days. I have thought about that family
every day since. Now waiting for As the Cannons Roar.
Ken J., Luling, TX
|With all the twists,
turns, and complex characters, I am surprised you never missed a
beat. How were you ever able to keep it all straight? Good
Charlene M., Rome, GA
|With each new page, I felt
I were there. I could smell the sweating horses, the stink of the
swamp, the odor of unwashed and weary travelers, and could easily step
into that sick world Hesper lived in. Uncle George's scarred
back, the running sores and hardening yellow pus was hard to read about
... but his new master's humanity eased the pain of reading it.
The comparison of his vile previous master and his new master was pure
Harold D., Chardon, OH
|The ride through the swamp
was, well, yucky. I felt like I needed a bath. A lot of
Janice E., Black Mountain, NC
|Your book took me back to
a time when life was hard, and heroes few. The plots were
intricate, yet you wove them in a way I could feel the rawness of the
experiences of the characters as they attempted to conquer the
circumstances which bound them together.
Angela Caughlin, Houston, TX
Author of Journaling through:
Unleashing the Power of the Authentic Self
| ....Poverty, wealth,
solitude, love, threats received and retaliations paid...things we can
control...sometimes. Finally a strong story teller has arrived.
Books, Books and Books.
|You might put it down, but
not for long...there's too much waiting.
The Monthly Reviewer
|d.v. murray uses a clever
style to address a difficult problem. How far would you go to
protect someone you love? A forceful retaliation? Maybe
even murder? He delivers the options and the shattering final
David L. Shuster
|This new voice has
prepared a literary feast...my stomach growled and my mouth watered for
more...then he opens the door to the banquet.
Book Writer's Group
|Native son and new author,
d.v. murray exposes a dark and sinister underbelly of the "beloved"
Antebellum era of the Old South. Carolina gamble was hard to lay
The Raleigh Post
|Master story teller, d.v.
murray builds the story into a roaring storm of love, hate and
revenge...and leaves the reader seeking shelter with the turn of the
|The family saga, an almost
lost genre has been brought back for us to enjoy. And enjoy it
you will! Pages filled with intriguing plots and a bevy of varied
personalities-from the strong-willed to the mentally ill, will keep you
reading and reading.
Ellen Gettings Smith
Author of Hell's Broken Family
|Just as your eyes become
gritty from reading, a new plot appears...and you must continue.
Author of Snake Eye Joe