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Corruption's Child (Daniel "Sticks" Hetrick Murder Mysteries #3)

4.3 of 5 stars 4.30  ·  rating details  ·  10 ratings  ·  3 reviews
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, ...more
Paperback, 238 pages
Published June 1st 2008 by Whiskey Creek Press (first published 2008)
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Douglas Quinn
Jul 24, 2008 Douglas Quinn rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: All Crime/Mystery/Suspense Readers
Recommended to Douglas by: Saw it published and requested it for review
Corruption’s Child
by J. R. Lindermuth
Whiskey Creek Press, 2008
Trade Paperback, 234 pages
ISBN 1-60313-219-8

***** Highly Recommended.
I’m adding J. R. Lindermuth to my list of favorite authors.
Review by Douglas Quinn, Author of Blue Heron Marsh, etal (

In his third “Sticks” Hetrick novel, Corruption’s Child, Lindermuth takes us back to life in the small rural Pennsylvania town of Swatara Creek. While billed as a “Sticks” Hetrick novel, in fact, there is
Sandra Small
I very much enjoyed the story, good character development, nice twist and interesting subplots that helped tie it all together. This was my first time reading this author and I will seek out more from him in the future.
Corruption's Child is an impressive tale that mixes two worlds, the Amish and the English (or non-Amish) along with the underbelly of corruption, into a mystery with consistent suspense that dashes throughout the entire storyline coming to a breathless crescendo. The characters are well developed by clear and detailed descriptions and good dialog. A great read for mystery lovers.
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J.R. Lindermuth lives and writes in central Pennsylvania. A retired newspaper editor/writer, he is also librarian of his county historical society where he assists clients with research and genealogy.
He's the author of 12 published novels and has published stories and articles in a variety of magazines, both print and on-line.
He is a member of International Thriller Writers and is currently vice p
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