Bio: J. R. Lindermuth lives and writes in central Pennsylvania. A retired newspaper editor/writer, he is librarian of his county?s historical society. He is the author of two other novels and has published in a variety of magazines.

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Being Someone Else [A Daniel 'Sticks' Hetrick Mystery]
Some believe violence foreign to our nature. Dan 'Sticks' Hetrick, retired chief and now consultant to the Swatara Creek police department, knows better. We put a lid on our natural tendency to violence when we started living in groups, devising moral codes to hold it in check and allow us to live in harmony with others. But, deep down in the id--the site of instinct--there's always that tendency to violence. When an out-of-state reporter is found murdered at a disreputable bar the tendency to v... more info>>
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Corruption's Child [Daniel 'Sticks' Hetrick Murder Mystery Series Book 3]
Retired police chief Daniel 'Sticks' Hetrick, still serving as unofficial consultant to his less experienced successor, has another murder to deal with in rural Swatara Creek, Pennsylvania. It soon develops the death of a local waitress is not the only trouble in the township. An elderly man has been seriously injured in the latest of a string of burglaries from the Amish, the burglaries may have a connection to unscrupulous antique dealers, there are items missing from the police department evi... more info>>
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Cruel Cuts [Daniel 'Sticks' Hetrick Murder Mystery Series Book 2]
A rash of animal mutilations and a vicious poison pen campaign directed against an ambitious young lawyer lead to murder in a rural Pennsylvania community. Dan 'Sticks' Hetrick, retired police chief, and Flora Vastine, a novice officer, team up and encounter false leads, a series of dangerous episodes and another murder before the case is resolved. This is author J. R. Lindermuth's second Dan 'Sticks' Hetrick murder mystery, following SOMETHING IN COMMON.
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Practice To Deceive
Trouble follows Sticks Hetrick when he and Anita Bailey, the new woman in his life, go on a Caribbean cruise. Though he has no jurisdiction, Hetrick assists a Jamaican police inspector investigate two murders which have roots back home in Pennsylvania. Meanwhile, Officer Flora Vastine, Hetrick's protégé and the team in Swatara Creek, are probing mysterious assaults on young women which will put Flora's life in jeopardy. Both Hetrick and Flora will learn the past has consequences which can't be d... more info>>
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Something In Common [Daniel 'Sticks' Hetrick Murder Mystery Series Book 1]
When a lonely widow finds the severed head of an unknown young woman on her front porch in rural Swatara Creek, Pennsylvania, Police Chief Aaron Brubaker is baffled. Anxious to conceal his ineptitude from municipal officials, Brubaker (whose experience has been largely limited to policing weekend drunks and speeders) strikes a deal for former chief Daniel "Sticks" Hetrick to come in as consultant. Hetrick, bored in an enforced early retirement, has a broader background, including a stint as a St... more info>>
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The Limping Dog
Gavin Cutter, an artist living in an isolated village on the New England coast, witnesses the crash of a sailing ship onto a reef. The first aboard the wreck, he rescues a dog, the only living creature on the vessel. Ron Myers, wealthy owner of a growing computer firm, and the ship's crew have disappeared without a trace. When insurance investigator TJ Flood questions Cutter and others, he learns a sheriff's deputy denies knowledge of a woman who also witnessed the incident. Myers is alleged to ... more info>>
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Watch The Hour
In the 1870s in Pennsylvania's anthracite coal region, mine owners and their employees, particularly the Irish immigrants, are in conflict over working conditions. Private police forces commissioned by the state but paid by the coal companies are sworn to protect property of the mine owners. The miners know their real purpose is to spy upon targeted agitators and intimidate and break up strikers. The Mollie Maguires, a secret society some see as working to improve the lot of the Irish and which ... more info>>
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