Darrell lives in central Indiana with his dog, Abby and cat, Lacy. He relaxes by flower gardening, reading, feeding the birds and wildlife that abound in his neighborhood and walking in the woods near his home. He has also ministered to prisoners for the past 39 years, helping them to find God and transform their lives.

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There can be nothing more satisfying than settling down to hear a tale told on a warm summer evening, seated on a back porch with a cool drink and some great company. This is where Darrell Case excels, as he weaves his magical craft with words delicately placed on the page and stretches your imagination to its limits.

In More Tales from My Back Porch he paints pictures that drop the reader so perfectly into the heart of the action that you may think you are an integral part of it. And as he harks back to an America of a generation or more ago, with 28 hypnotic tales that give more than a gentle nod to the great writers of that era, each one will leave you wanting more.

From Trig’s Smoking Wheels to Running the Bull, Darrell finds a way to deal with sometimes tricky subject matter and turn it into a reminiscence of a bygone era that many of us can relate to and enjoy again and again

Sluagh by author Darrell Case
 

      Sluagh

 
 
Abused when a child, Max Furman mother tells him she should have killed him as an infant. The abuse and neglect deadens his heart. He is unloved and unwanted. When his sister Katie is born, his mother dotes on her the love Max craves.  One afternoon when he is fourteen. As Katie is sleeping, he murders her. His sister becomes his first kill.
Later, as an adult, Max develops into a serial killer of children, stealing their mother’s love. For eighteen years, he operates undetected, killing boys between the ages of four and seven. He buries their bodies where they are never found.
Then Max makes a fatal mistake. Yearning for recognition, he displays the dead children. Now the FBI is on the trail of the one the news media has labeled, “The Ghost.”
Seeking a place to hide, he sees an ad in a Christian Publication. Using a bogus resume, he becomes pastor of Waynesburg Baptist Church.
Angels Andrew and Antoine are created at the same instance. They became best friends and explored heaven, laughing, talking, serving The Lord. Then came the rebellion. Each one chose a side. Andrew stayed loyal to The Lord while Antoine joined Satan’s forces. After the fall, they became enemies sworn to battle each other for the souls of men.
Yet Antoine can never forget what he has lost. Nor can he wipe from his mind his future in the lake of fire. Antoine becomes Max’s Personal demon assisting him in all of his kills. Time is running out for Max And Antoine soon they will pay for their crimes
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Deadly Justice

A ruthless killer is stalking the women of Washington D.C. 18 bodies have been recovered from the Potomac River Weighted down with concrete blocks. The serial killer is Jerald Robbins the President of the United States. The Secret Service has no idea they are protecting a monster. From the Oval office Robbins establishes a network of assassins across America and sends them forth to execute anyone he deemed unworthy of living. FBI Director Tony Steel assigns Agent Alison Stevens to the case. Dogged by the memories of her murdered family, Alison is fleeing her own demons. During the investigation, she gets too close to the truth. Framed for murder of her partner Alison must elude the law and the vicious assassin Robbins sent to kill her. On the run, Alison fights for her life, to clear her name and bring Robbins to justice.

Tales from My Back Porch by author Darrell Case

Tales From my Back Porch

 In the evening, the back porch of the country home took on an aura of enchantment. As dusk settled and the lamp was lit, the children wandered in from their play to sit on the floor or snuggle in their parents' laps. Glasses of iced tea were refilled and someone would settle back, look up at the stars and say, "I remember when..." Thus began one of many tales, often embellished with some distant imagining. Each one taught a lesson of life. Once they were tucked in bed, the children would drift off with visions of the story in their heads. Years later, they would tell these tales of life to their own children, and so on through the generations. Welcome to my back porch. Please make yourself at home. By the way, I remember when...

Abigail Queen of Natronia by author Darrell Case

Abigail, Queen of Natronia: A Fairy Tale

When Abigail is born, she is so ugly the nurses cover her so she won’t frighten the other patients. Her loving parents take her from doctor to doctor hoping for some solution. They find she is healthy, with no medical reason for her appearance. They return home hoping she will grow out of her repulsiveness. When she is enough to go to school, her mother fashions a sack and loose clothing to cover her body. But they cannot protect her from the cruel remarks of the other children. Their cutting words may cause her to weep, however; they cannot touch her pure heart. Shunned Abigail withdraws to her bedroom to live her life in loneliness and despair.

Imprisoned in her room, she discovers she has a talent for writing. Using this ability, she authors tales of love and compassion. She roams the village at night. One morning she forgets and leaves one of her stories on a branch. Discovered her writing spreads a crossed the kingdom. Despite being denied happiness because of her appearance, Abigail finds a special joy through her writing. Her fairy tales brings pleasure to all her readers.

 Is Abigail doomed to a life of loneliness and despair? What will happen when the king discovers her fairy tales? Will the king put an end to the writing of the ugliest girl in his kingdom?

 

River of Fire by author Darrell Case
Hands of The Father by author Darrell Case

River of Fire

 Adam Wakefield is sure of two things

 God has called him to pastor the church in Chicago, and he wants Victoria Winters as his wife. Metting Victoria on the train, he fells in love with the disgraced teacher. Jailed and run out of town, Victoria isn’t sure she can trust Adam. Possibly he just like the men who conspired to against her in Pottsville.

Adam is excited about his new position and sees great possibilities for the church. However, things are not as they seem. The leadership is stealing from the church. They murdered the last pastor, and if Adam uncovers their plot, he too will have to die. Unaware of their murderous plan, he changes the policies of the church reaching out to the poor. Can Adam win Victoria’s love and overcome the evil that surrounds him, or will it cost him his life?

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 Hands of The Father

 

At 10 years old, Globe Jackson is a murderer. Not satisfied to be a serial killer Taylor Jackson forces his son to take part in slaughtering the women. Fearing his father's wrath Globe dare not oppose him. Found out Taylor Jackson is arrested. In jail awaiting trial, he believes his son has turned against him. In Jackson's mind, there is only one alternate. Escaping he sets out to kill the only witness to his crimes. His son.
Hunted by the law and his father Globe must run for his life. At every turn, it seems he is only one step away from death.
Against all odds, Pastor Jeremiah Fuller fights to save the boy. It will take a miracle to rescue Globe and clear his name. However, Jeremiah believes in miracles and The God who sends them. But will Jeremiah be able to save Globe or will he die trying?
From Christian author Darrell Case comes a story of murder love and redemption

Miracle at Coffeeville by author Darrell Case
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Miracle at Coffeeville

 

Seven stories that celebrate the hope, magic, and the true meaning of Christmas bundled together in one volume. 

• Facing. another gloomy Christmas, Jeff Barlow contemplates suicide as the only answer to his pain. A letter to Santa from a lonely little girl changes his life.

•  Stuck in a nursing home, Bessie becomes bitter and resentful. Then one Christmas God reveals her value to Him and others.

 • When his wonderful wife Mandy dies days before Christmas, Steven is devastated. They have vowed to spend each Christmas Eve together. Steven discovers even death can’t keep them apart.

• The. Great Depression is riding the folks at Coffeeville Hard. Their homes and even the church are in foreclosure. They brace themselves to go through another Christmas with nothing. But God has other plans and gives the people of Coffeeville the miracle they have been praying for

.• Abigail loves her little brother, but sometimes he can be a nuisance. When he drowns, she blames herself. Believing God can bring him back to life, she braves a blizzard on the Kansas prairie.

 • As a concert pianist, Ruth revels in her music. When it is taken away by arthritis, she becomes a cleaning lady just to be near the piano on which she performed. In this empty concert hall, she encounters the music of the night. 

• Sarah. scrapes together just a few coins to buy a gift for her husband, James. Not enough for even a small gift. James is falsely accused of robbery and murder. In jail, he remembers the old preacher at the orphanage reading the birth of Christ.

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Out of Darkness by author Darrell Case

Jack Johnson and his wife Ruth live a quiet life in the small town of Elm Grove, Indiana. While life in 1949 rural America isn’t always easy, they enjoy a close and loving relationship with their extended family.

So when Jack finds his son-in-law murdered and his seriously injured daughter then dies in front of his eyes, he is devastated.

Taking in their young granddaughter, Emily, to raise as their own, Jack and Ruth are desperate to know the truth about the killings. But when the police fail to uncover any leads, Jack vows to do all he can to solve the case himself.

As he works feverishly to uncover a double killer, memories of another death haunt him. Jack’s 4-year-old son was taken from him years ago. He blamed God squarely for his loss on that occasion and he becomes increasingly certain that God has struck again, this time using a psychopath to do His bidding.

As he closes in on the killer, Jack, Ruth and Emily themselves become targets of a dangerous and warped mind. Jack knows that in order to succeed he must face his own mortality, save his family and somehow find a way to forgive.

But will he lose his life and his soul before he uncovers the truth?

Winner of Best Mystery Author Elite Awards 2020, Never Ending Spring is a story of action, intrigue, murder, mystery and suspense.

Out of Darkness

One of  5 runner ups in

Author Elite Awards

 

On the face of it David Padgett seems to be living the dream. A pastor of one of the largest churches in the world and a best-selling author, his daily TV and radio broadcasts reach an audience of millions. And with a son he is immensely proud of ready to follow in his footsteps, he truly believes that he has achieved what he set out to.

And yet, behind this façade his life is empty and dull. His wife is more interested in money and prestige than spreading the Word of God and now he has discovered that his son is covering up an adulteress affair.

Worse is to befall him, however.

When one of the richest women of his congregation is murdered an unsolved murder from David’s past resurfaces and he becomes the prime suspect. Arrested and charged  with her murder.

And when his son’s wife and his lover both commit suicide he is fired by the church and his closest friends turn against him. Now the life he has so carefully shaped and nurtured begins to slowly unpick and fall apart.

God is not finished with David yet though, and He is about to bring him out of darkness. But is David Padgett really just a victim of circumstances beyond his control, or is he a serial killer with a dark past?

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The Secret of Killer's Knob by author Darrell Case
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Sherriff Buck Olsen is a 29-year veteran of law enforcement, grieving the loss of his wife the previous Fall. With crime in his childhood home of Beaufort County restricted to the occasional moonshiner or a kid with a bag of weed, he’s content to have an easy ride towards retirement.

Little does Buck know that a serial killer is prowling the area around his Killer’s Knob home and has already claimed 21 victims, burying 8 of them within a mile of Buck’s home.

But the Blue Grass Killer is no ordinary psychopath. He has studied previous mass murderers and their methods, worked out how to kill again and again without being caught and has no intentions of halting his deadly rampage any time soon.

With the discovery of the killer’s latest victim by Buck himself, national attention becomes focused on Beaufort County and the FBI descend on the quiet rural idyll as an investigation swings into action.

In order to draw him out, Buck agrees to make himself a target and as the killer begins stalking him a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues. Eventually it will lead to a confrontation between two men with vastly different agendas, where the stakes are as high as they can be and only one will survive.

Are you living life to its fullest potential?
Are you enjoying the life that God has intended for you?
Or are you simply going through the motions each day, simply existing?
We have all been placed upon the Earth for a reason and God has a particular plan for each and every one of us. He wants us to live our lives according to that plan, facing our fears with growing confidence and enjoying the gift of life that He has granted. Now you can learn how to live a good and happy life today, prepared to face the challenges before you.
Inside Live Life to the Fullest: Enjoying the Life God Intended For You to Live you will discover new ideas and ways for you to live the life of intention you always wanted, with chapters that cover:

How you can see yourself as God sees you

Becoming the person God intended you to be

Where to find success in life

Living a life that is filled with delight

Taking care of yourself

Live a debt free life

Be ready to change the world

And more…

With the help of this book you can learn the art of positive thinking that can change almost any aspect of your life, retain happiness in the face of adversity, heal your marriage or simply become a better person.
Most importantly it will enable you to live a life that is filled with a hope that will remain with you for the duration of your life.
If you are ready to wake up each morning, filled with the excitement of the new day, get a copy of Live Life to the Fullest and see how it can help you achieve your dreams.