John Claude Bemis

John Claude Bemis

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I’ve always been fascinated by trains. My grandfather hopped trains all over the country in his “hobo days” and filled my head with curious stories of America’s lost past. Those stories, I suppose, were the beginnings of my first novel, The Nine Pound Hammer.

I grew up in rural eastern North Carolina by a swampy creek on the Neuse River. Yes, I’ve been bitten by a water moccasin, but fortunately not by an alligator. When you live in a county with just one stoplight, you learn how to entertain yourself. As a kid, I read a lot, played in tobacco barns, swam in the river when the jellyfish weren’t too thick, and learned violin and guitar.

Eventually playing classical violin in youth orchestras and playing electric guitar...more

Average rating: 3.77 · 694 ratings · 192 reviews · 7 distinct works · Similar authors
The Nine Pound Hammer (The ...
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 365 ratings — published 2009 — 11 editions
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The Prince Who Fell from th...
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The Wolf Tree (The Clockwor...
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 121 ratings — published 2010 — 9 editions
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The White City (The Clockwo...
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 73 ratings — published 2011 — 10 editions
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The Mystifying Medicine Show
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The Alchemist's Son
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Bull Spec #6 (Bull Spec, #6)
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