One of Whiskey Creek Press's proflific authors, John Lindermuth, has dropped by today to tell us about "Being Somone Else"his new fantastic thriller. I have read this book and was on the edge of my seat! John has written many books, historical
and thrillers. A one time journalist, you can be sure his style is well honed. Enjoy!
Some believe violence is foreign to our nature. Dan ‘Sticks’ Hetrick, retired chief and 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, there’s always that tendency to violence.
When an out-of-state reporter is found murdered at a disreputable bar the tendency to violence spirals in the rural Pennsylvania community, and the investigative trail keeps bringing Hetrick and his team back to the family of a wealthy doctor who has retired to his hometown.
Hetrick and his protégé Officer Flora Vastine are joined by a friend from his State Police days as they unravel old secrets and mysteries in a tale with as many shocking twists as a country road.
“The complex mystery elements of the plot here are layered in nicely and then brought to a satisfactory conclusion. But, as always, the real treat in reading this series is Lindermuth's use of locale and the colorful cast of characters --- each given distinct and memorable features, even when they are only "on stage" a brief amount of time. Anchoring all of this, of course, is the cast of recurring characters we have been introduced to in the previous books.” Wayne D. Dundee, author of the Joe Hannibal mysteries
“This is Lindermuth's fourth Daniel "Sticks" Hetrick mystery/crime novel and the best one yet. As I have, you will become emotionally involved with Lindermuth's ensemble cast who, over the course of these "Sticks" Hetrick novels, have become like an extended family for the reader.” Douglas Quinn, author of The Webb Sawyer Mysteries, The Ellis Family Thrillers, Cornelius The Orphan (Historical Fiction/Adventure), and s Children's Chapter Book Mystery Series.
“This Swatara Creek story has an intricate plot that makes for eager reading to get it figured out. Although it is part of the "Sticks" series, Hetrick didn't play as much a part in solving this mystery as I would have liked, but the complimentary characters of detective Flora Vastine and police chief Aaron Brubaker were compelling.” Kae Cheatham, author, speaker, photographer
Buy link: http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=816
Being Someone Else (July 2010), Whiskey Creek Press
Watch The Hour (April 2009), Whiskey Creek Press