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Trouble follows Sticks Hetrick when he and Anita Bailey, the new woman in his life, go on a Caribbean cruise. Though he has no jurisdiction, Hetrick assists a Jamaican police inspector investigate two murders which have roots back home in Pennsylvania.

Meanwhile, Officer Flora Vastine, Hetrick’s protégé and the team in Swatara Creek, are probing mysterious assaults on young women which will put Flora’s life in jeopardy.

Both Hetrick and Flora will learn the past has consequences which can’t be denied.

PRACTICE TO DECEIVE is the fifth in the Sticks Hetrick mystery series, and is available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Whiskey Creek Press.


The author of 11 novels, including five in his Sticks Hetrick series, J. R. Lindermuth is a retired newspaper editor. He lives in Pennsylvania and currently serves as librarian of his county historical society where he assists patrons with genealogy and research. His short stories and articles have been published in a variety of magazines.