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Being Someone Else (Daniel "Sticks" Hetrick Murder Mysteries #4)

4.12 of 5 stars 4.12  ·  rating details  ·  8 ratings  ·  6 reviews
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'...more
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Published July 15th 2010 by Whiskey Creek Press (first published July 1st 2010)
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Kae Cheatham
I bought the ebook version of Being Someone Else, because I had enjoyed a previous "Sticks" Hetrick's mystery, Something In Common.
This Swatara County 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 Vastin and police chief Aaron Brubaker were compelling.
It starts with a murder (duh) and no...more
Aug 28, 2010 J.R. rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: mysteries
Fourth in my Sticks Hetrick mystery series.
Tamela Quijas
Set in the fictional town of Swatara Creek, Being Someone Else begins with the discovery of a reporter’s murder in a hole-in-the-wall bar, followed by the deaths of a part-time prostitute, and a private detective. There’s something linking these murders, and it’s up to the local police force to solve it.

The only thing is, when you live in a small town, getting the locals to give you a straight story can be difficult. There’s a hint of something unspoken, too, secrets that are buried deep in the...more
Being Someone Else
Reviewed by Fran Lewis
Author: J.R. Lindermuth

A lone reporter from Maryland winds up dead in the men’s room of bar noted for its poorly behave clientele. Christopher Bachman is found dead in one of the stalls by a frequent patron of Vinnie’s Bar on a really busy night. When the police question those present at the time of the murder no one comes forth or volunteers any information. No one will speak about the murder and no one will admit to knowing anything. Like a Blue Wall or...more
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Joann in tx
I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads.
thank you to good reads give-away! i can't wait to get this and read it!
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i enjoyed the book. while i like the plot the style of writing was a
little different than what i was used to. i look forward to finding
J.R. Lindermuth's other books at the library to read!

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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, the Short Mystery Soci...more
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