© Ted Clifton 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
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Santa Fe Mojo (Vincent Malone Book 1) “Highly enjoyable” May 21, 2019 “After reading the author's first series, I was certain that this new series should be interesting. Now I'm looking forward to reading the next book.” Santa Fe Mojo (Vincent Malone Book 1) “Murder Mystery at it’s Best!” May 15, 2019 “I loved this! Loved everything about it. The characters, the plot, location, the pinch of romance... just everything. An easy relaxing read!” Dog Gone Lies (Pacheco & Chino Mysteries Book 1) “Well done Southwest adventure” May 8, 2019 “Maybe not the most beautiful but enchanting backdrop with well done cast of characters and an interesting adventure that is gripping and fun to read.” The Bootlegger’s Legacy “Good enough” May 7, 2019 A real soap opera of a read. Kept my attention and certainly had interesting parts and everything ended well for all involved. Dog Gone Lies (Pacheco & Chino Mysteries Book 1) “Really enjoyed” March 19, 2019 “Retired sheriff joins up with Indian and merchant to investigate a crime and missing person forging a partnership with just a touch of romance. Enjoyed this immensely and plan on reading more by this author.” The Bootlegger’s Legacy  “great book” March 16, 2019 “easy read and good story” Dog Gone Lies (Pacheco & Chino Mysteries Book 1) “I liked it :)” March 16, 2019 “I thought it was a really good story. I enjoyed reading it and will read more in the series. I liked the characters and their personalities. One review commented about nurses and PA's, but I did not know about the things they brought up, so it did not impact my liking of the story.” Santa Fe Mojo (Vincent Malone Book 1) “Good fun Read” March 14, 2019 “Good character development, good read, interesting plot.” Blue Flower Red Thorns (Vincent Malone Book 2) “A good read” March 13, 2019 “I actually stumbled across this series because I read book 1 in a series by this same author and thought this was in that same series. I'm not sad that I got the first book because it started me on a whole different series by a new author that am liking more and more. I like the characters and character development, the plot line, pacing, and descriptions of places and buildings that lend so much color to the books. Highly recommend this author and will read anything he writes at this point.” Sky High Stakes (Pacheco & Chino Mysteries Book 2) “Book 2 in this series does not disappoint” March 13, 2019 “This author was new to me when I read book 1 in the series, and I enjoyed it. I've learned not to get my hopes up too much on new authors so I was very pleasantly surprised when book 2 was just as good if not better. Lots of detailed plot interactions and really strong characters along with a strong plot line make for a really good read. I'm looking forward to book 3 and beyond.” Murder So Final (Muckraker Mysteries Book 3) “have to read the others now” March 2, 2019 I won this book on Goodreads for an honest review. “An interesting murder mystery this one kept me guessing. The characters are pretty well established as this is the third book in the series. However, with that said it was easy to pick up where the other books left off as the author does keep on point with this mystery and that gives the book a sense of being able to read as a stand-alone. This was a well written mystery that kept me turning the pages. I do recommend this story to anyone that likes a good who done it!” Blue Flower Red Thorns (Vincent Malone Book 2) “Love these mysteries” February 27, 2019 “It is such a well written mystery that I had to finish the book in one sitting. The interaction of the characters is so believable that I can picture myself there with them. Santa Fe is a great setting for this Bed & Breakfast with the square and all the activities going on there as each day progresses. I enjoy the mysteries that take some thinking to finally see what is happening. Will continue to read these mysteries.” The Bootlegger’s Legacy “Great author” February 7, 2019 “It's hard to find really great authors, but Ted Clifton is one. His stories are easy to follow and he develops strong believable characters and compelling plots.” Sky High Stakes (Pacheco & Chino Mysteries Book 2) “Great writing and imagination.” February 6, 2019 “I like the attention to details. Very intriguing and overall good reading. I can't wait to read the next book.” The Bootlegger’s Legacy “Fun read” February 2, 2019 “This author has an ability to describe the locations, atmosphere and individual voices with such authenticity and clarity that you feel you are the character telling the story. What an adventure. Bad guys that are real mobsters and bad guys who are polished and hold to a deal. Ethics are explored, relationships built on false pretenses and others raw and authentic. Brilliant!” Dog Gone Lies (Pacheco & Chino Mysteries Book 1) “I liked it” January 28, 2019 “This is actually the sequel to The Bootlegger's Legacy, and has a lot of backstory, even though it is number one in the Pacheco & Chino Mysteries. It is written in the third person, and is interesting all the way to the end.” Blue Flower Red Thorns (Vincent Malone Book 2) “Very talented author.” January 28, 2019 “The characters are strong and mostly loveable, some bad guys. The story moved along well and was interesting. The author is amazing. Don't know what Blue Flower Red Thorns means though.” Blue Flower Red Thorns (Vincent Malone Book 2) “Not your run-of-the-mill mystery” January 27, 2019 “Blue Flower Red Thorns is one of those books you don’t want to quit reading. It’s perfect for reading on the beach or for when you are housebound due to a snowstorm. The plot is uniquely different from most mysteries and includes a variety of settings and characters. The author incorporates the entertainment industry, long haul trucking, the art world and the cozy setting of a New England B & B in a perfectly logical, yet suspenseful, manner.” Santa Fe Mojo (Vincent Malone Book 1) “Great story.” January 26, 2019 “The other reviews were accurate, it was hard to keep up with all of the characters. The main characters were strong and believable. The story was entertaining and moved along well. Best of all a new author for me who is extremely talented.” The Bootlegger’s Legacy “James Patterson, Stephen King, and Douglas Preston look out!” January 26, 2019 “This has got to be one of the best written books I have ever read. It takes place over a span of three generations, across the continent and with multiple story lines. Each part of the puzzle is a tale in Itself, and they all come together perfectly.”
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These are some of actual reviews posted on Amazon within the last 60 days or so--it is not all but a good sample.
© Ted Clifton 2015
Many of my stories take place in New Mexico, where I lived and painted for many years. 
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Hope everyone enjoys my new book, The Bootlegger’s Legacy.  This book builds on my own background (not as a bootlegger, by the way) in Oklahoma City, where I was born; Las Cruces, New Mexico, where I lived for many years and my love of a good mystery. Much of the background regarding a 1950s Oklahoma bootlegger is based on facts.  While most of the country gave up on prohibition many years before --Oklahoma remained dry into the 1950s.  This created a strange circumstance in the middle of the bible belt where bootleggers were quiet common and an unusually robust nightlife was going strong. All of my books focus on people.  The characters are what drive my stories.  In this latest book two main characters, Joe and Mike, deal with the conflicts in their personal lives while trying to discover the hiddin millions maybe or maybe not left by the old bootlegger to his son. One of the strongest characters in the book is Sally--the bootlegger’s very young mistress.  I was emotionally attached to Sally and enjoyed telling her story. Some of the characters from this book will be featured in two new series of books that will start to be published in late 2015--the Pacheco and Chino, PI’s books and also the Blue Door Inn series. Thanks very much for reading my books.
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