Sunday, October 4, 2015

Mystery of the Month: Something So Divine

When a young girl is found murdered in a Pennsylvania rye field in the autumn of 1897, Ned Gebhardt, a feeble-minded youth known to have stalked the victim, is the prime suspect
Evidence against Ned is circumstantial and there are other suspects. Influenced by the opinions of Ned's stepsister and Ellen, a woman who has perked his interest, Simon Roth, the investigator, is inclined to give Ned benefit of the doubt. Then he discovers damaging evidence.
Still unwilling to view Ned as a cold-blooded killer, Roth puts his job and reputation in jeopardy as he seeks a fair trial for the accused.

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J.R. Lindermuth
A native Pennsylvanian, J. R. Lindermuth worked as a newspaper reporter and editor for nearly 40 years. Since retiring, he has served as librarian for his county historical society where he assists patrons with genealogy and research. He is the author of 15 novels and his short stories and articles have been published in a variety of magazines. He is a member of International Thriller Writers and currently serves as vice president of the Short Mystery Fiction Society. To learn more about the author, visit his website at

John is giving away a copy of Something So Divine to one lucky person who leaves a comment.
John has chosen a winner! Congratulations, Madeline Gornell!


  1. What an intriguing plot! I love historical mysteries.

  2. This sounds like a suspenseful, noble book. It's so easy, and so shameful, for the mob to pin guilt on a feeble-minded scapegoat. I look forward to reading this one.

  3. I always enjoy reading books set in PA. I love living here .

  4. This sounds like another winner, and I, too, enjoy historical mysteries. Thanks for the heads up.
    Marja McGraw

  5. Hi, John,

    Congrats on this new historical mystery! Best wishes for your success.

  6. This sounds wonderful. I would love to win a copy. Good luck with it, John.

  7. Sounds suspenseful and interesting, John. Much success! (love how Patricia highlights mystery authors and their new books)

  8. Yes. We all owe Patricia a debt of gratitude for the support she offers.

    1. Thanks John (and Madeline) for your kind words. :)

  9. I would like to win what sounds like a fascinating book.