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J. R. Lindermuth's Blog (190)

Excerpt From a Novel

I'm featuring an excerpt from a favorite of my novels on my blog. Have a look: https://jrlindermuth.blogspot.com/

Added by J. R. Lindermuth on February 7, 2019 at 8:19am — No Comments

Nominated for Award

I'm stoked my mystery The Bartered Body has been nominated for the 2019 Readers Choice Awards contest by TCK Publishing. If you're so inclined, I'd appreciate your vote in the mystery category: https://www.tckpublishing.com/2019-readers-choice-voting-page/

Added by J. R. Lindermuth on January 14, 2019 at 6:46am — No Comments

High Praise

Writers love reviews, especially those that come with praise. Some reviews are more important than others: The first one. One that comes from a reviewer with creds.

My western Blake's Rule just got its first review, and it's a fine one. Wayne D. Dundee is a writer of distinction, creator of the Joe Hannibal PI series and author of a number of stellar westerns. So, I'm highly pleased he found my story of value. You can read his review here: …

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Added by J. R. Lindermuth on January 13, 2019 at 7:55am — No Comments

First in a Series

I'm the first to be interviewed in a series featuring writers of historical fiction. (note: Hear The Whistle Blowing has been published).  https://www.melinadruga.com/jr-lindermuth/

Added by J. R. Lindermuth on January 8, 2019 at 7:28am — No Comments

Looking for Some Mysteries to Read?

Here are some recommendations based on my reading in 2017. https://jrlindermuth.blogspot.com/

Added by J. R. Lindermuth on December 29, 2018 at 9:23am — No Comments

In The Mood For A Short Story?

Two for a buck. Lots of other bargains available on the site. https://www.untreedreads.com/store/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&keyword=lindermuth

Added by J. R. Lindermuth on December 26, 2018 at 7:11am — No Comments

Mystery in Asia

The current issue of Mystery Readers Journal focuses on the theme Mystery in Asia.  An essay on my time in South Korea has me rubbing shoulders with luminaries the like of John Burnett, Colin Cotterell, Tim Hallinan and others. Lots of interesting content for the mystery lover. https://mysteryreaders.org/journal-index/mystery-in-asia/

Added by J. R. Lindermuth on November 21, 2018 at 8:22am — No Comments

Got a Rail Buff on Your Holiday List?

My new release, Hear The Whistle Blowing: Railroading in the Coal Region, might be just what you're looking for. Lots of illustrations, insights on the life of the railroaders and their families, innovations and history.

The book traces railroading in Pennsylvania's anthracite coal region from its earliest days down to the introduction of diesel engines.

Available in both print and electronic versions from the publisher …

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Added by J. R. Lindermuth on November 20, 2018 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Now Available

Hear The Whistle Blowing, my non-fiction book on railroading in Pennsylvania's anthracite coal region, is now available from the publisher, on Amazon and other fine booksellers. Go here for more information: https://www.sunburypressstore.com/Hear-the-Whistle-Blowing-9781620068403.htm

Added by J. R. Lindermuth on November 5, 2018 at 7:03am — No Comments

What's Your Genre?

I took part in an interesting reader survey this summer, which had some surprising results. I've posted the first of a two-part blog on the topic. Have a look: https://jrlindermuth.blogspot.com/

Added by J. R. Lindermuth on October 11, 2018 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Reader Survey, Part 2

What do readers want from a writer? That's the topic of the second of two blog posts on a reader survey in which I participated earlier this year. The answers might hold a few surprises for you--as they did for me. Have a look. Comment welcome. https://jrlindermuth.blogspot.com/

Added by J. R. Lindermuth on October 9, 2018 at 6:59am — No Comments

Paying Tribute

Sometimes a writer has to remember his roots. I'm putting my hometown in the spotlight today in a guest post at https://annettesnyder.blogspot.com/

Added by J. R. Lindermuth on September 16, 2018 at 8:37am — No Comments

Pinkerton's Competition

The Thiel Detective Service Agency, though not as well known, was a major competitor to the famous Pinkerton Detective Agency in the 19th century.

I've given my character Sam Blake a job with Thiel in the novel Blake's Rule. A reputation the company had creates a minor conflict between him and the town sheriff before they become allies in saving a woman accused of murder from a lynch mob. 

Read more about Thiel and the book here: …

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Added by J. R. Lindermuth on September 9, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments

Mystery Gets a Plug

Shares The Darkness, eighth in the Sticks Hetrick crime series, is highlighted in the San Francisco Review of Books. Check it out: http://www.sanfranciscoreviewofbooks.com/2018/09/book-review-shares-darkness-by-jr.html?showComment=1536147743638#c1480039967769541093

Added by J. R. Lindermuth on September 5, 2018 at 6:07am — No Comments

Multi-Tasking

How does a writer handle working on multiple projects?

That's the topic for Amy Reade, my blog guest this week. Come on over and see how she does it. She'd be glad to hear your comments and ideas on the subject, too.

https://jrlindermuth.blogspot.com/

Added by J. R. Lindermuth on August 14, 2018 at 6:17am — No Comments

My New Release

Blake’s rule has always been to do what’s right…not what’s easy.

 

Range detective Sam Blake is after cattle rustlers—but when a beautiful woman is accused of murdering her employer, he has to step in and see justice done. Miriam had her reasons for the brutal killing, and though she’s not talking, Blake understands there’s more to this crime than meets the eye.

 

When the local…

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Added by J. R. Lindermuth on July 31, 2018 at 7:03am — No Comments

Making Things Tough for a Character

See what complications I threw in the path of my protagonist in The Bartered Body. https://jrlindermuth.blogspot.com/

Added by J. R. Lindermuth on July 11, 2018 at 8:25am — No Comments

Read A Short Story

The Hat on the Bed, a western short story with a twist, is now up at http://outlawsecho.com/index.php/2018/06/29/4280/

Added by J. R. Lindermuth on July 2, 2018 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Reader Support

Receiving a new five-star review for The Bartered Body is a great way to start another week. Go here to read this review and more about the book https://www.amazon.com/Bartered-Body-J-R-Lindermuth/dp/1620067560/ref=la_B002BLJIQ8_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1526904172&sr=1-1

Added by J. R. Lindermuth on May 21, 2018 at 7:37am — No Comments

A Deceitful Game

Wanna read a short story (free)? New one up at Rope And Wire. A gambler's luck takes a bad turn. Can fate deal him a better hand? Check it out. Comment welcome. http://www.ropeandwire.com/western-short-story-a-deceitful-game-j-r-lindermuth.html

Added by J. R. Lindermuth on May 11, 2018 at 4:05pm — No Comments

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