A moonshiner with a surreal gift, a country strongman, and a talking dog. You haven’t read a novel like this. I promise.
Book 1 in the Baer Creighton Series
★★★★★ "I must have underlined over a hundred passages in all.” ~ Taig, Amazon Reviewer
Amazon Bestselling author Clayton Lindemuth bends genres in this darkly comedic literary mystery-thriller. You’ll laugh-out-loud and burn through the pages.
Baer Creighton is a gifted distiller of fruited moonshine, capable of detecting even the subtlest lies. He lives in the woods next to his house, philosophizes with his dog Fred, and writes letters to his high school love Ruth--who long ago chose Baer's brother.
Baer keeps a low profile. Everyone is happy drinking his sublime moonshines--until Fred goes missing. A week later, while Baer harvests apples in the moonlight, a chain of headlights emerges from the woods. A single truck tosses a bundle to the ditch.
When you discover who stole Fred, you'll know you've found a new master of the dark surreal.
And when you see what Baer does to him...
You haven't read a novel like this.
I loved this book! Fascinating story! This tale was gripping from the very start with the author's enthralling writing style pulling readers into the drama on the first page. ~ Reader Views
Lindemuth is a master at tying what could be disparate plot elements together, forming a coherent and chilling whole… In short, I was left completely in awe. ~ ★★★★★ SEATTLE BOOK REVIEW
If you enjoy stories of betrayal and vengeance, with just a touch of the unreal, My Brother's Destroyer is a fantastic read, and I highly recommend it for your next book. ~ ★★★★★ MANHATTAN BOOK REVIEW
...the world of Gleason is so immersive and Baer's vendetta so oddly compelling... Fans of noir tales set in rural America will particularly welcome this addition to the genre. ~ Kirkus Reviews
~ Perfect for fans of King, Patterson, Child, Woodrell, Hemingway, Steinbeck and Fitzgerald. ~
With rave reviews from Publishers Weekly (starred review and best of the week), IndieNext List, Kirkus, BlueInk Review, Foreword Reviews, San Francisco Book Review, Seattle Book Review, Manhattan Book Review, Indie Reader and more, if you haven't read Clayton Lindemuth's unique brand of literary noir, what are you waiting for?