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Clayton’s work has been smashingly reviewed by:
Publishers Weekly (starred review and best of the week), Indie Next List, Kirkus, BlueInk Review, Foreword Reviews, Seattle Book Review, Manhattan Book Review, San Francisco Book Review, Portland Book Review, Indie Reader, SPR, California Bookwatch, Reader Views, Spinetingler Magazine, Hardboiled Wonderland, various independent Best of the Year mentions, (Spinetingler and DoSomeDamage, among others).
Clayton’s novels Cold Quiet Country and My Brother’s Destroyer have been published in France by Le Seuil, and have been charmingly reviewed by Le Monde, La Croix, and Le Figaro.
If you haven’t read Clayton’s unique style of darkly humored literary noir, what are you waiting for?
Name: Clayton Lindemuth
Born: 1970, Royal Oak, MI
High School: Brockway, PA
College: Clarion University of PA, Arizona State University, (BA English Lit)
Married: Julie, since 1996
Military Service: Army reserve 1988-1994; Active Duty Army 1995-1998, 13B Field Artillery; Arms Room
First Career: Financial Planning, Wealth Management, CLU ChFC CKA
Second Career: Farting around writing books and loving every single day.
Interests: Economics (Austrian), quantum physics, consciousness studies, apologetics
Hobbies: Ultra distance running (longest run 73 miles); woodworking, motorcycle touring (Indian Challenger)
Favorite Music: Doors, Zeppelin, Skynyrd, Stones, Floyd, Alice in Chains, and of course, Hank Williams Jr.
Favorite Authors: Heinlein, Connelly, Twain, London
Terry Glenn –
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Had me hooked from the opening page and I couldn’t put it down. Excellent writing with absolutely unforgettable characters. On to the next in the series now. Thank you, Sir.
Terrill D. Carpenter –
The first time I attempted to read this book (via my Kindle Unlimited Subscription) I returned it unfinished as it simply did not seem to hold my interest at that time. Recently I tried it again and this time I finished it, though I have to admit there were moments I felt I would return it again unfinished. I persevered and finished it.The book is actually quite good, however, I did find I had a bit of an issue with the author’s writing style, “until” it finally dawned on me that he was writing in “dialogue” and once that “clicked” I finished the book.To those of you who enjoy mystery’s, thrillers, and/or suspense novels, and are “NOT” bothered by an author writing in dialogue then I “Recommend” this book as one worth reading. If, however, you are a “Grammar Nazi” who cannot “stomach” an author writing in any other manner than a style taught in your High School English Class, then by all means don’t bother…You won’t enjoy it, and you’ll end up writing a “Book Killer” review. Frankly Mr. Lindemuth deserves better than that.Read the “Author’s Blurb” describing the book before you start it’s accurate, and remember it’s writen in “dialogue”, if you do that I do not believe you will be disappointed. Myself I’m now moving on to book #2.Thank you Mr. Lindemuth, I truly did enjoy it “The Second Time Around”.
Loved reading the first three books.
Walter F. –
This was an unusual read for me and I read a lot. Hard to put down , finished quickly. give it a go.
I couldn’t put this book down. Spell binding. Great read.😍
mary ellen gaucin –
I read a lot and I don’t give out 5 stars much but I finished this book in two sessions. It held my interest. I’m about to start the next one
Merilee Metz –
It started strange, I couldn’t understand his language. But soon I caught on, then it was much better. It was different than I usually read. I liked it.
Great book, unlike any other I’ve read. My love for dogs made it hard to put down, finished in a day. Great read.
Kindle Customer –
Entertaining book. Enjoyed the characters the setting and how reasons things through and then goes about administering justice for his dog.
Michael Ridgway –
I love his style with words. You could see some things coming, but a lot of it hit you from left field, which I appreciate. Gutsy and gritty.
Brad McHenry –
Good read. Held me all the way thru. I purchased the next book in the series.
Kelli R Noble –
It took me a minute, but I fell into the lingo pretty quick. It is a good read! I was cold the whole time I was reading. I guess I got a good imagination and could feel what Baer felt. Looking forward to reading the next one!
It’s about time I finally find refreshingly new author. This is the first of his books I have read. I wish it wasn’t the third in this series. But I am getting the next one as soon as I finish this review. Like the character development and especially Baer. I one that it makes you stop and think how evil are hearts can be even when we know the right thing to do. Baer has this conscience that thinks good, but does what he thinks is righteously wrong. Oops,,, I just read that this is the first book in the series. Baer, here I come for book 2. Can’t wait
Kindle Customer –
Good read. You’ll enjoy.
This book is written in a style that I would call off beat or just a bit strange. I found it easy to understand but some may not. I recommend the book.
Joseph Dobbs –
What can I say. I liked it. The book is full of the flawed people we all know in life. Maybe magnified by a factor of 10 though. You cheer for the ones you like when they come out on top and are glad yet somehow a little sad when others get what you think they deserve. Sometimes a little hard to read in the beginning because of the way Baer talks but Like any accent you get used to it and becomes part of the character. What can I say, I liked it.
Good story.easy read. Loved the ending.
Linda Lou –
Was hard to put down.
margo mayfirld –
Could not put it down without figuring out how quickly I could get back to it. On his second now .
John A. Hill –
Good read!I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series and seeing what is next for Baer Creighton.
Sharon Wikel –
As we follow Baer along it just get more intense, every page. I couldn’t put this book down. Sometimes I noticed I was holding my breath.
Kindle Customer –
I discovered Clayton Lindemuth by accident. I’m glad I did. Having been raised in Appalachia by a single dad, I went pretty much everywhere with him, including the local bootleggers to pick up shine, once in a while. At 12, I don’t remember blacking out, but I do remember the headache. Clays books, beginning with this one, take me back to a place and time that I’d almost forgotten. His characters leap off the pages, and leave one wanting more, and more, and more. Anita W (Not David)
barbara locke –
Mr. Lindemuth gives a striking and timeless portrayal of the forces that drive men. His characters are truly believable, as I have known men like them. Good and evil continue to define mankind regardless of how civilized we believe we have become, and always will as long as greed and the need for power live in our hearts.
Debberae Streett –
I couldn’t put this book down. Full of countrified sayings and “hillbilly” vernacular, My Brothers Destroyer is a tense, action packed thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Now I have to read the series! Wow, I grew up with folks like the characters in the book, and I could see, hear, and almost smell that likker!
Karel Holder –
As someone whose pit bull was taken and fought without permission or knowledge I applaud Baer and felt his pain when he found Fred. Divine justice. God’s creatures.
Arkansas Woman –
Good read if you like country people. Brought back memories of my home in Arkansas.
donna power –
I’m a country girl and this is about as real as it gets- good, bad and everything in between.
Kindle Customer Sharon Scott –
What a ride this was . A hero not looking for glory. I will look forward to the next adventure.
Kindle Customer –
Very well wriiten. It was different from any other story I’ve read and held my attention.
Don Wilson –
Moonshiners, talking dogs, and violence! One of the most different books I have read. No middle ground; you will love it or hate ite it. I loved it!
Bill Maszdzen –
Interesting read. Decent plot.
Amazon Customer –
A change in pace was nice, very different sort of story
Reed Higgins –
Good characters. Good story