A retired newspaper editor, J. R. Lindermuth lives and writes in central Pennsylvania. He is librarian of his county historical society, where he assists patrons with genealogy and research. He is the author of 15 novels and publishes regularly in a variety of magazines, both print and on line. He is a member of International Thiller Writers and is a past vice president of the Short Mystery Fiction Society.
He is the father of two children and has four grandsons.
The past is always with us. The past comes back to haunt former police chief Daniel “Sticks” Hetrick and his protégé, Officer Flora Vastine as an outbreak of arson shakes residents of rural Swatara Creek, Pennsylvania.
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A BURNING DESIRE [A Daniel "Sticks" Hetrick Murder Mystery]
Based on contemporary newspaper accounts and genealogical records, Digging Dusky Diamonds tells the story of the people who made the anthracite coal mining industry a major economic force in Pennsylvania in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
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Digging Dusky Diamonds
It’s the summer of 1898. The nation, just coming out
of an economic slump, has been at war with Spain
since April. And Sylvester Tilghman, sheriff of
Arahpot, Jordan County, Pennsylvania, has a murder
victim with too many enemies.
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Sooner Than Gold
Practice To Deceive
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 ... Available Now!
The Limping Dog
As the 19th century winds to a close, Sheriff Sylvester
Tilghman of the small Pennsylvania town of Arahpot
ponders his biggest problems: finding a new deputy and
convincing his true love, Lydia, to marry him. But an
early autumn day finds... Available Now!
Fallen From Grace
Dandy Dan McCracken is a rogue wandering around eastern Pennsylvania during the American Revolution. Wounded and on the run from the law, he's rescued and nursed to health by the lovely ward of Benedict Arnold's procurement officer. When t... Available Now!
The Accidental Spy
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... Available Now!
Being Someone Else
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... Available Now!
Watch The Hour
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... Available Now!
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, te... Available Now!
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 exper... Available Now!
Something In Common
"As John Donne said, and Hemingway repeated, ""No man is an island."" Sometimes it takes a crisis for people to accept that truth.
For the Keller family, the lesson evolves from a deer hunt which forces them to con... Available Now!
St. Hubert's Stag
"Early in the 19th Century, expanding markets for Pennsylvania's anthracite coal created a smaller scale prelude to the later California gold rush. It was an era as wild as any the West ever knew-yet it has been rarely depicted in history... Available Now!