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J.R. Lindermuth

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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 20 published novels and two regional histories He 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 a former vice president of the Short Mystery Fiction Society.
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J.R. Lindermuth It's been said many times by many others and it still rings true--read and write until your imagination overflows.…moreIt's been said many times by many others and it still rings true--read and write until your imagination overflows.(less)
J.R. Lindermuth As a former police reporter and as a genealogist I've encountered many mysteries which could provide the plot for a book. One from genealogy that has …moreAs a former police reporter and as a genealogist I've encountered many mysteries which could provide the plot for a book. One from genealogy that has haunted me for a long time is the disappearance of a cousin of my maternal grandfather.
Mary (Mame) Sears Reader left Sunbury PA in 1882 to join her husband Joseph Reader, who had assumed a new job in another area of the state. Friends saw her off at the station and another testified later he'd spoken to her on the train. Yet she failed to arrive at her destination.
There was no information that she intended to leave her husband, and almost all the Sears family think she was foully dealt with during her trip. But then comes the question of motive, and the mysterious disappearance. If she had been murdered where was the body? The husband later filed for divorce and remarried. The mystery remains unsolved. (less)
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Sheriff Sylvester Tilghman, that is. Syl is the third of his family to serve as sheriff of the small Pennsylvania town of Arahpot in the waning days of the 19th century.

Syl first appeared in the cozy mysteries Fallen From Grace and Sooner Than Gold, published by Oak Tree Press. After the death of Billie Johnson, Oak Tree publisher, I regained the rights. I'm happy to say Lawrence Kn

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“You do it a day at a time. You write as well as you can, you put it in the mail, you leave it under submission, you never leave it at home." James Lee Burke”
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Catherine Stine Thanks for friending. Hopping over to check out your blog now.
Cheeers, Catherine Stine


Jeannie and Louis Rigod Lovely to have a new 'friend' here. Thanks.


Christine Hatfield thanks for adding me as a friend


message 25: by Leon

Leon Shure Thanks for the thanks,

Leon


message 24: by J.R.

J.R. Dick wrote: "J.R., it was my pleasure to accept your friendship today ... both for the friendship and for discovering your books. I marked a couple to-read. I also wandered here and in Amazon doing fanning an..."

Thanks...for the friendship, comment on the books and the information on Iles. I have read a couple of his other books and want to read more. I do like his style.
Your book sounds like one I want to read, too. Hope to talk to you more later.


message 23: by Dick

Dick Peterson J.R., it was my pleasure to accept your friendship today ... both for the friendship and for discovering your books. I marked a couple to-read. I also wandered here and in Amazon doing fanning and liking clicks in some of your places. I noticed that you have read Turning Angel by Greg Iles. It was the middle of three of his books concerning Penn Cage. You rated it with four stars, and I gave it five. Truth be known, the other two Penn Cage books are significantly better. The Quiet Game is the first one. The Devil's Punchbowl is the second. Unwritten Laws: The Bone Tree and Unwritten Laws: The Trial of Tom Cage are two volumes that will come out in 2012 and will continue the saga of Penn Cage. I believe Iles will knock it out of the park with these two. They were originally to be one book but got expanded. He says the two volumes will be the equivalent of three of his normal works. He would have had the first out before yearend, but he was in a bad auto accident in March. They did some repair to his aorta, his right leg below the knee had to be amputated, and a few other things. He's out of the woods now. I think the guy is a genius. I just thought I'd give you a heads up. If you read TQG and TDP before the two new ones come out, you'll be set.


message 22: by Gerald

Gerald Griffin J.R., thank you for accepting my friendship. Hope your holiday season was a pleasant one. Though the holidays have psaaed, may I ask you for a belated Christmas gift: would you please visit my website, www.authorgeraldgriffin.com, and sign my Guest Book. It would be a special gift to see you there!

Gerald


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Lisa Kessler Hi JR -

Thanks so much for voting for Moonlight in the Writing with the Stars contest!!! I really appreciate your support...

I'll let you know if we make it to the next round... *fingers crossed*

Lisa :)


message 20: by J.R.

J.R. Thanks. Nice meeting you and I will check out your profile.


message 19: by P.Q.

P.Q. Glisson Thanks for becoming my friend. Please take a moment to peruse my profile, get to know me and my writings.

I read a couple of your blurbs. Your books look really interesting and I am going to put them on my TBR list. :)

Have a great day!!


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Kae Cheatham Thanks for the friend invite. I've 1-clicked your book, Something in Common.
And a something in common here is my book Daughter of the Stone was first published by Whiskey Creek.
Cheers!


message 17: by Maria

Maria Thanks for voting, J.R.!!!!


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J.R. Shalonda wrote: "The new year is here and I am excited that you will see great things. Peace"

Thank you, Shalonda. I hope the new year will bring great things for you as well.


Shalonda Williams-Lynard The new year is here and I am excited that you will see great things. Peace


message 14: by J.R.

J.R. Shalonda,
Thanks so much for including me in your goodreads list. Happy holidays and best regards,
John
Shalonda wrote: "Hey there, Just stopping to say hi. Thanks for the friendship. Added a book of yours to my goodreads listmania list. Many Blessings.


Shalonda "Treasure" Williams
Author of [book:PurposeFull You|7..."





Shalonda Williams-Lynard Hey there, Just stopping to say hi. Thanks for the friendship. Added a book of yours to my goodreads listmania list. Many Blessings.


Shalonda "Treasure" Williams
Author of PurposeFull You


Jennifer Chase Thanks for the friendship! Your books sound like a great read.
Take care,
Jennifer


message 11: by Louise

Louise Thanks for the add, John!

take care,

Louise


message 10: by Roger

Roger Cottrell Hi JR,
Always good to meet a new friend on Goodreads and I see you're acquainted with my mate Jeremy Shipp,
ROGER


message 9: by Catz (last edited Aug 26, 2008 07:06AM)

Catz Thanks J.R., I'll have to read your books soon. Looks very interesting. Have a great day!


Dianne Ascroft Thanks for the friend request, J.R. I see we have something in common - I'm also involved with my local historical society. I'm the secretary of our group.

Dianne Ascroft,
author, 'Hitler and Mars Bars'



Jeremy I want to apologize for the all the recommendations from me yesterday. I wanted to share the Stoker Award news, and I only pressed the send button once--I'm not sure what happened to create so many messages. Some weird glitch.

Argh...this is terrible...

Again, I'm very sorry.

-Jeremy


Jeremy Here’s wishing you a nifty New Year filled with noiseless noses, neato nicknames, noble Nebraskans, gnarly narcoleptic nebulas, and novel novels about nut-eating narwhals and novercaphobic gnats.

-Jeremy :)

P.S.—I’m currently offering autographed/personally-inscribed copies of my novel, Vacation, with free shipping for those in the US. If there’s anything you could do to help me spread the word about this, I’d really appreciate it. Feel free to click here for details:
http://hauntedhousedressing.com/signe...


Jeremy Hi J.R.!

Here’s wishing you a yippee-filled Yuletime overflowing with yard-long yams, yapping yoyo-yanking yetis, yak-milk yeast-cakes, and yellow yarn-yielding year-end yard-gnomes.

-Jeremy :)


message 4: by Jeremy (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:58PM)

Jeremy Thanks for sharing, J.R.! And thanks for the interest in my novel. If you end up reading it someday, I hope you enjoy it.

Here’s wishing you a fantastic day filled with fabulous fates, fanciful festivities, and frolicking phantom footstools.

-Jeremy :)


message 3: by Karen (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:57PM)

Karen Hi, thanks , i will have to read your book, i grew up outside shamokin, in overlook. Thanks for the add....


message 2: by Jeremy (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:55PM)

Jeremy Hey J.R.!

If you don't mind sharing--I was wondering, what's your favorite book of all time?

Here’s wishing you a weekend filled with wacky whims, wonderful weirdness, and well-disposed werecats.

-Jeremy :)


message 1: by Jeremy (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:55PM)

Jeremy Thanks for the friendship, J.R.! And here's wishing you the best in all aspects of your life.

Sincerely,
Jeremy

PS--if you end up checking out any of my work at some point, I'd love to hear what you think.


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