Bruce Wetterau


Bruce Wetterau is the author of the Clay Cantrell Mystery series. Before turning to writing novels, he spent over twenty years as a freelance reference book editor and author. He published eleven reference books under his own name and contributed to many others. Among his reference books are World History, A Dictionary of Important People, Places, and Events, The New York Public Library Book of Chronologies, and The Presidential Medal of Freedom--The Winners and Their Achievements.

He lives in Virginia, where he renovates houses, writes, and pursues his hobby of photography. For more on his biography and books, visit his website,

To read his recent Omnimystery News interview about the second book in his series, Killer Fog, and about his writing, click on this link:

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Clay Cantrell Mysteries
The Clay Cantrell Mystery series titles all are written with a signature feature, interwoven contemporary and historical plots. Each has been written so that it can be read as a stand alone mystery. The first book, Lost Treasure is a treasure hunt mystery adventure with flashbacks to the Civil War. The second, Killer Fog--The Veil of Mist Shrouds A Deadly Conspiracy, concerns a murderous, modern-day scheme to steal a sensational new device that produces cheap, clean energy. Flashbacks to 1941 reveal a Nazi plot to steal secret U.S. government research and foment a pro-German uprising in America. The Girl Behind the Wall--Edgar Allan Poe, the Girl, and the Mysterious Raven Murders is the third in the series. Poe, of course is the focus of the historical plot line, while Clay battles with a serial killer obsessed with Poe in the modern day. Author Bruce Wetterau is currently at work on the fourth, The Nine Lives of Harry Bellamy, Counterfeiter.


The Girl Behind the Wall--Edgar Allan Poe, the Girl, and the Mysterious Raven Murders
Series: Clay Cantrell Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 128,700. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
"Edgar Allan Poe comes to life in this fast-moving, imaginative mystery that puts past and present on a collision course and brings them together with a satisfying impact." -- William Martin, New York Times Bestselling Author of Back Bay
Lost Treasure--Clay Cantrell Mystery #1
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,160. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Adventure » General
Lost Treasure is a fast-paced, tightly plotted mystery adventure that will keep you guessing to the very end. It’s the first in a planned series of Clay Cantrell mystery adventure novels by Bruce Wetterau.
Killer Fog--The Veil of Mist Shrouds a Deadly Conspiracy
Series: Clay Cantrell Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,560. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Historical » USA
Killer Fog, a mystery thriller, pits hero Clay Cantrell against cold-blooded killers who will stop at nothing to steal a world-changing scientific discovery destined to flood the world with cheap, clean energy. Indie reviewer Don Sloan calls Killer Fog a "lightning paced, intriguing novel...a good old-fashioned mystery and thriller...I give five stars to Killer Fog."