Duke Southard

Author, Educator, Lecturer

The Tipping Point

An Invitation To All!

  All of my southern Arizona friends (and anyone else) are invited to a wine/light appetizers open house to celebrate the official publication of The Final Tipping Point, the fourth novel in the Detective Parker Havenot series.

The date is Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 1-4 P.M. at our residence at 1077 S. Paseo del Prado, Continental Vistas, Green Valley, Arizona.

Please stop by to say hello and have a beverage and snack. RSVP is not necessary.

Parking is an issue in our development so please pay attention to the parking signs and park on one side of… Continue reading

The Final Tipping Point (e-books)

All types of e-book versions of The Final Tipping Point are now available. Here are the links:

Amazon (Kindle) http://www.amazon.com

Barnes and Noble (Nook) http://www.barnesandnoble.com

Google http://play.google.com/store/books

Thanks for your support and be sure to review it on Amazon if you so inclined. It really helps!



Stacey and The Final Tipping Point

First, I thought followers might be interested in these few sentences from a January 4, 2013 blog post, way back when my writing focus was entirely on the book about the Stacey Burns murder.

(From January 4, 2013) “At this time, Murder in a Small Town; The Tragic Death of Stacey Burns is sorely lacking some details which Stacey’s family could supply to help me to make the story a fair and reasonable portrayal of a wonderful person. I know they are not in favor of this book, but I still contend that just maybe I could help to somehow… Continue reading

Never too old to be discouraged?

This will sound like a whiney old man’s kind of post, but here it is!

The topic is obvious. When do we lose the ability to be discouraged?

Is it when we’re twenty-two and don’t get a job we applied for?

Is it when we’re thirty, and realize that we’re two steps behind on the basketball court?

Is it when we’re forty, and don’t get the expected promotion?

Is it when we are fifty, and are told that a new person could do our jobs, and at half the cost?

Is it when we are sixty, and realize that we’re… Continue reading

The Tipping Point

As of Thursday morning, the finished manuscript of The Tipping Point, my new novel, is in the hands of a manuscript evaluator. It is expected back in three weeks or less, after which the editing and copy-editing processes will begin.

This is the fourth in the Detective Parke Havenot series. Here is a look at the draft blurb for the back cover.

“When the killer of Linda Philips is brought up for parole after only five years in prison, Detective Parker Havenot is the only spectator at the hearing. He is stunned when the parole board allows Alex… Continue reading

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