John R. Lindermuth is an old newspaper dog who continues to write and is also a practicing genealogist. He is the author of 12 novels, the latest being Sooner Than Grace, a historical mystery, and Practice to Deceive, fifth in his Sticks Hetrick mystery series set in a fictional rural community near Harrisburg, Pa. More information is available at

Although he's often tempted to sing, he never touches an instrument; he can't even tune the radio without getting static.

Reviews by John include:

Debbie Adshade
Into Thunder

Barbez, with Velina Brown
For Those Who Came After: Songs of Resistance from the Spanish Civil War

Amir Beso

Big Leg Emma
The Color of Wind

Boundary Water Boys
Acoustic Crossroads

Breadfoot, with Anna Phoebe
Tea with Leo

Lisa Cameron
End of Blue

Bob Campbell

Liz Carlisle
Five Star Day

Judy Cockwell

Rebecca Cole

The Crofters
Hold My Beer While I Kiss Your Girlfriend

Linda Draper
Modern Day Decay
One Two Three Four

El Nino Machuca
Buscando tu Sur

Gloria Estefan
Oye Mi Canto: Los Exitos

Pedro Luis Ferrer

Ashleigh Flynn
A Million Stars

The Great American Gypsies
Before I Had a Red Tomato

Sarah Hallman
Sarah Hallman

Zac Harmon
The Blues According to Zacariah
From the Root

Vasco Hernandez
Luz De Otra Manera

Emily Herring
My Tears Will Be Relieved

Early American Roots

Emma Hill
The Black & Wretched Blue

Joji Hirota & the Taiko Drummers
Japanese Taiko

Victor Hugo
Tropical Gangster: Salsa From Venezuela

Tom Hunter
Here I Go Again

Back to the Sky

Dallas Jones
Wherever You Roam

Dave Justo

Marcel Khalife

James Krueger
Bluebird in the Snow

Paula Lammers
A Blanket of Blue

Lead Belly
The Smithsonian Folkways Collection

Louis Ledford
Adios King

So Blue

The Levins
My Friend Hafiz

Little Falls

Sheila MacDonald
Half Light
Tangle of Trees

Kate MacLeod

Janiva Magness
Bury Him at the Crossroads
Do I Move You

Emily Maguire
Keep Walking

Angelyna Martinez
Labor of Love

Chad McAnally & Shawn McBurnie
Blackbird from the Willow Sings

Liz McNicholl
Grand Central Station

Bob Michel
The Farther Shore
The Oysterman's Ball

Antoinette Montague
Pretty Blues

Mountain Thyme
A Smile at the Door

Niamh Ni Charra

Suzzana Owiyo
Mama Africa

Billy Price
East End Avenue

Susheela Raman
Music for Crocodiles

Red Rooster

Oscar Reynolds
Rio de Luz/River of Light

Bonnie Rideout
Celtic Circles

Christine Rosholt
Detour Ahead

Cross the Roaring Main

Sabrina & Craig
One Home ... One Heart

Maggie Sansone
Dance Upon the Shore

Israeli Songs

Rumen & Angel Shopov
Soul of the Mahala

Sabrina & Craig

Beck Sian


Winter Sky

Svart Kaffe

Tango Siempre
Tango Siempre

Pat Travers
Blues on Fire

Wild & Wicked Youth

The Unseen Guest
Check Point
Out There

various artists
Bar Room Blues

Victor & Leo
Nada es Normal

Patricia Vonne
Guitars & Castanets

Watermelon Sugar
Something to Savor

Judith Weikle
Pirates, Poets & Patriots

Wingdale Community Singers
Spirit Duplicator

Liz Zelvin
Outrageous Older Woman


Jean-Pierre Alaux & Noel Balen
The Winemaker Detective

Kate Atkinson
When Will There Be Good News?

Norman L. Baker
Braddock's Road: Mapping the British Expedition from Alexandria to the Monongahela

Ed Bernik
Pennsylvania Wilds: Images from the Allegheny National Forest

Don Bruns
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff

Judy Clemens
Leave Tomorrow Behind

Christopher Conlon, editor
Poe's Lighthouse

Michael Connelly
Crime Beat

C.M. Curtis
Return of the Outlaw

Martin Dugard
Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley & Livingstone

Anne K. Edwards
The Last to Fall

Mary Anna Evans

George Franklin Feldman
Cannibalism, Headhunting & Human Sacrifice in North America

Tess Gerritsen
Body Double

Davis Grubb
Night of the Hunter

Paul Andrew Hutton, editor
The Custer Reader

Jamie James
The Snake Charmer

Anna Jansson
Strange Bird

Mari Jungstedt
Killer's Art

Seth Kantner
Ordinary Wolves

Gabe G. Kubichek
Gold & Where You Find It

Peter Lewry
I've Been Everywhere: A Johnny Cash Chronicle

Valerie Martin
The Ghost of the Mary Celeste

Robert S. McPherson
Dineji Na 'Nith

Candice Millard
The River of Doubt

Magnus Mills
The Restraint of Beasts

Lance & James Morcan
The Ninth Orphan

Dallas Murphy
Rounding the Horn

David Nuffer
The Best Friend I Ever Had

Helen Oyeyemi
The Icarus Girl

Lin Pardey
Bull Canyon

James Patterson
The Thomas Berryman Number

James Patterson & Peter de Jonge
Beach Road

Diana & Michael Preston
A Pirate of Exquisite Mind

Margaret Redfern

Peter Rennebohm
French Creek

Peter Robinson
Before the Poison

M.J. Rose
The Reincarnationist
The Venus Fix

Edward Rutherfurd
New York
The Rebels of Ireland

Hampton Sides
Blood & Thunder

Daniel Stashower
The Beautiful Cigar Girl

Steve Weber
The Home-Based Bookstore
Plug Your Book
Sell On Amazon

Simon Winchester
Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, & a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories
Pacific: Silicon Chips & Surfboards, Coral Reefs & Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, & the Coming Collision of the World's Superpowers

John Yamrus
Doing Cartwheels on Doomsday Afternoon

Scott Zesch
The Captured