CD Moulton


Born in Florida, travelled the world as a rock guitarist with some big names in the late sixties, early seventies. Been everything from a high steel worker to longshoreman, from musician to bar owner, and much more. Educated in botany and genetics. Now living in paradise (Panamá!)

Smashwords Interview

When did you begin writing?
Seriously, 1984. I had articles in magazines and such before.
You write about a lot of things. What is your background?
I've done everything from running a concession stand to managing a junkyard, from commercial fishing to high steel worker, and was a professional musician from '67 - 74. I was with some big names, such as Janis Joplin. I've traveled a lot and have lived is several countries.
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Where to buy in print


10 Miscellaneous Novellas
Price: $8.75 USD. Words: 124,900. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mashups
10 novellas, from comedy to murder, PI and police procedural, from voodoo to coming of age, and much more
Mountains, Mists, Myths and Murder
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,110. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
Clinton Faraday's son, Clintonito, is called about a double murder on the comarca near his Quebrada Tula home. Misty Mountain and its myth, platinum, revolutions - what's it all about?
The Best of CD Grimes Pool Party
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 53,370. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
An old chest found in an old ex-brothel. An old pistol, An old double murder. Can CD solve this one?
The Best of Nick Storie Bad Move
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 48,280. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
A murdered FBI agent. The Russian Mafia. Weapons dealers. FBI agents who want all the credit. These people are crazy! Can even Nick Storie solve this one? Written in the time when George W. Bush was president.
Clint Faraday Mysteries - The Shorts
Price: $4.79 USD. Words: 129,750. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
23 short murder mysteries from the Clint Faraday series. Clint's ideas change radically over time. He learns pragmatism. He is aided by his attractive nextdoor neighbor in many cases. She is actually very intelligent, but can act the airheaded bimbo to perfection
Maita, TR, T6 and Iggy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,810. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Stories "written" by the intelligent spaceships of the Flight of the Maita series. 3 are shorts and one a full length novel. The contrast in the "styles" of the different characters.
Flight of the Maita Book Seventeen: Changes
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,570. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The story of a young good man who studies the dark arts and tries to use them for the good of all - but can such arts be used for other than evil? This book was nominated for major awards.
The Horror of Seedy Mills
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 18,450. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2016. Categories: Essay » Political, Essay » Author profile
Two dissertations. One, The Horror Approaches, is an essay about the sad state of the USA. The other, The Saga (or whatever) of Seedy Mills is a sort of autobiographical piece that explains some of where I'm coming from.
Comedy, Murders And Weird Happenings: Seven Novellas
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 113,180. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mashups
Seven novellas; Murder by UFO - Darkness, Beautiful Darkness - Paradise and Murder and Such - Dead Issue - A Bloody Nuisance - What a Weekend! - A Twisted Triangle. Murder to comedy to insanity.
Four Fours
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,390. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mashups
KILLER VIEW: Photos of a view – that seem to include a murderer. A VERY SCENIC TRAP: A suspicious death. A trap, supposedly to get away from the tension. DEATH AND TAXIS: Haley Storm wants to apply for a position. It’s a terrible day. Nothing is going right. It gets even worse. These people are unreal! REALITY SUCKS! Enough! A situation that just can’t be tolerated anymore
In the Dead of Night
Price: $2.59 USD. Words: 15,270. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
Harvey Plains is an honorable man, a homicide detective, caught in a corrupt justice system. The last straw is a solid heinous murder case that is thrown out of court. He gets a proposition to work on a tropical island against those same people. He is pragmatic, and sees a way to handle the problem in both places.
Three Witches
Price: $3.39 USD. Words: 36,960. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mashups
Three stories involving witchcraft. I live in an area where there is some such practiced, though these are not based on actual experiences.
That's Kind of Weird
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 12,860. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
A man who has absolutely nothing in life but blah decides to take a vacation that's different. He throws a dart at a map. Yucatan. Why not? The point was miles from nowhere! What he found was beyond belief.
The Horror Approaches
Price: Free! Words: 4,400. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2016. Categories: Essay » Political
A political statement of sorts. I am thoroughly disgusted by the political shenanigans in the USA at the moment. It is embarrassing when the people here in Panamà giggle about how ridiculous we gringos seem when they see that crap on TV. Two friends were watching a "debate" and literally thought it was a comedy sketch!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,130. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Kene, son of Net (Flight of the maita book 5) decides to study sorcery. He is a good man and wants to help his people, but can he stay a decent man and be a sorcerer at the same time? He has to defeat other, powerful sorcerers. He even becomes friends with demons!
The Golems
Price: $9.59 USD. Words: 260,170. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Four books from the Flight of the Maita series that feature the golems. By request. The golems are the second most favorite characters in the series. They are funny. The stories are from the first book featuring them, book 5, Now You See It/Now You Don't to Us Barbarians to Gothic World to Duty Calls.
Colors, Zones and Murder
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,210. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A Chadam House Selection . 3.75 stars. 6 novellas: Color Her Dead, The Dead Zone, Death and Taxis, The Murders at Emerald Meadow, Death of a Bodybuilder, Sing a Song of Murder
Clint Faraday Mysteries collection: Mistakes, Details and Murder
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,890. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
4 Clint Faraday novellas: A Grave Mistake, Dead Tired, Live the Easy Way - Die the Hard Way, A Smidgen of Murder. This collection is a Chadam House Selection
Voodoo Tales: Murders and Much More
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,870. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
7 tales involving voodoo and magic. Man Overbored, The Dead Zone, Witch Way to Hell, Hell Byrd in Paradise, A Vacation in Hell, The Face in the Sunset, Death Expectancy. This collection has received a Chadam House Selection rating.
Serendipitous Strangenesses
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 113,130. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mashups
A total of 32 shorts in various genres, from SF to murder to humor to paranormal, to whatever
Murders, Magic and Fun
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,100. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mashups
Five shorter works rated by chadam House. Color Her Dead - murder on a tropical island, Why Me, Lord? - humor, The Secret of Mud Lake - a paranormal investigation that turns into something else, A Vacation in Hell - was it voodoo or something else?, The Face in the Sunset - this one WAS voodoo
A Twisted Triangle
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,860. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Three people in a strange kind of triangle. She wants him, he doesn't want her, he wants the third. They all three end up dead, like a professional hit. Coult the one's drug lord father have taught her how to find a hit man? The police detectives have a strange road to follow on this one.
Twisted Dead Crabs Issues
Price: $3.59 USD. Words: 52,650. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
A collection of four shorter works in police procedural. Dead Issue, A Twisted Triangle, The Crab Island Murders and Death from a Height. Chadam House has given this a 3.5 rating, which would be an honest four stars or better on most sites.
Merlin's Mirrors
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,130. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Merlin Tyana is a mysterious character who appears, always during a storm, to solve or prevent murders, usually when a love interest is involved. Written in the old English style
Time's Up!
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 16,090. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mashups
Harry Andrews was a thief and con artist. He invented a gas saving device and it turned into something beside a scam. He then made another discovery. Could he get it past the big oil companies?
The Voodoo/Magic Collection
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,640. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
4 novellas having to do with magic and voodoo. Idol Speculation is erotic, The Dead Zone is a murder involving voodoo. Where Death Waits is spirit protection/murder on the comarca. Man Overbored is voodoo in the Caribbean
Rod Steele: Competitor - Galactic Games
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,720. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
5 fun stories about Rod Steele, competitor in galactic games. Rod is a regular type jock who gets a few lessons in life. He manages to get through the hard spots with stubbornness - and learns that you can win when you don't come in first in a competition.
Writing Books = Frustration
Price: Free! Words: 3,690. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
I have been writing books since 1983. I have been through quite a lot, and the end result is sometimes good, sometimes bad - and always frustrating, in the end
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 34,560. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
4 stories, 3 novellas and 1 short, of very strange and funny things that happened, or didn't, based on people I know - who think they are hilarious. Go figure!
Eeny, Meenie, Mynie, Murder
Price: $2.79 USD. Words: 15,180. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Very wealthy people are being murdered. There is no connection among them and each with a different MO - but a gardenia is left on each body. They all hold control stock in three of the corporations much in the news lately.
Possession, and Expectancies of Hell
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,250. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
3 novellas of possession, voodoo and mystery. From a man possessed by his dead mother to a man chased by an unknow voodoo master to a conflict between a voodoo master and a, supposedly, normal man. Things are not often as they may seem to the individual.
Aunts, Moons and Murder
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,040. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Clint Faraday series, 4 novellas, Dead Aunts, A Bloody Shame, Death Doesn't Wait and Dead Man's Moon. From a student's aunts being murdered to a purge of corrupt police and judges to a weird non-accident on a kite boat to an omen.
The Zero Theory
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 11,940. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics / Astrophysics
An unscientific attempt to explain the Zero Theory of the beginning of the universe. I am no mathematician or astrophysicist or whatever. I need someone who can put it into mathematical/scientific language if it is accepted as something that deserves investigation.
The von Artle Legacy Chadam House Edition
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,770. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Demonology & Satanism
There is no category listed for this. It is not a religious treatise, nor is it anything to do with Satanism. Based on a true happening. A woman inherits a house on an island in Florida. She and her husband move there and begin restoring the old place. They encounter three ghosts. Two are friendly, one is definitely not! Why were there ghosts where no murders or any such things ever occurred?
The Mysterious Merlin Tyana
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,620. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Merlin Tyana is a mysterious man who appears, always during a thunderstorm, to solve or prevent murders. Written in the English style of the 50s and 60s A series of short stories. All the stories from Enter Merlin Tyana and Mirrors
Paradise, Hell and Vacations
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,790. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
5 novellas concerning occult and voodoo; Hell Byrd in Paradise, Witch Way to Hell, The Face in the Sunset, Death Expectancy and A Vacation in Hell. From a voodoo master to a cursed hired killer to a face in the clouds to a vacation on Hell Island-
Reality Sucks
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,500. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
H. H. Twilterwaller is living in reality with dreams that are way out. He is in a bad situation with a drudge wife and worse daughter. The contrast with what he had planned and the reality was at the breaking point. Then it broke.
Three Retired Detectives In Paradise
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,610. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Three novellas featuring all three detectives from C. D. Moulton's series. CD Grimes, Nick Storie and Clint Faraday. They are all getting older. Cases of international intrigue, murder and protecting the comarca
Four Little Tales of Murder and Insanity
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,620. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mashups, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
Four novellas, from comedy, to weird to insanity to murder. One based on mixing of characters "met" on Facebook. I wonder which one that was?
Death of a Bodybuilder
Price: $2.29 USD. Words: 12,970. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
He was the owner of the gym in the town. He was not liked, being arrogant and bigoted, but no one would seriously want to kill him. But someone did.
What A Weekend!
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,860. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
A synthesis of characters encountered on a Facebook group. I would put this as too far out to believe before reading what they post regularly. This is a satirical comedy piece. The characters do not exist in reality ... well, maybe they do.
The Secret of Mud Lake: Collector's Edition
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,560. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Dr. Knight is known for paranormal research. He gets a call to investigate the deaths of seven young people. It is obviously a serial killer. He is a paranormal investigator. He may be able to solve that, but what about the secret of Mud Lake? Is it a monster, like the legends say, or something else entirely? Is he putting himself into the position of the next victim?
Common Herb Cures Prostate and Other Cancers
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 3,450. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Cancer
Cure prostate and other cancers, eczema, Leishmaniasis, and more using a common herb that’s been around for millennia. Based on personal experience. I am writing this without using my reading glasses – which I have needed for more than fifteen years!
Clint Faraday Mysteries Book Final: Death Closes the Case
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 20,130. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
I wrote a final book in the series and was asked to write another by several people. This is it, and is the final book in the series. A group is trying to steal the Indio land. There is little time to stop them as Clint has a brain tumor. If he has to walk up to them on the street and blow their brains out, so be it! He hopes there's another way.
Clint Faraday Mysteries Book 55: A Vacation to Die For Collector's Edition
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 13,550. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A "Valley girl" wins a vacation to die for. She goes to Bocas del Toro - and dies. She is murdered. Clint investigates to find who and what is behind it.
Clint Faraday Mysteries Book 54: Death From Natural Causes Collector's Edition
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 13,960. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Clint receives a call from The Darien. There has been a killing the police there wanted to call a death from natural causes, but Dave said to call him. Natural causes? The drug people who the victim was messed up with? Execution is a natural cause!
Clint Faraday Mysteries Book 53: Dead Serious
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 13,400. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A man in a restaurant says he will go after the corrupt crooks in the area. They are powerful. He couldn't be serious. He replies that he is dead serious. Then those crooks start getting murdered. Clint investigates when an Indio is shot. What is it really about, and what does the museum have to do with it?
Clint Faraday Mysteries Book 52: Killer Deal Collector's Edition
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 13,030. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A killer deal where a man is going to run a fishing boat out of Mariato. The problem is that big-time mobsters go out in the boat and don't come back. That could get hairy. What's behind it?
Clint Faraday Mysteries Book 51: Dead Man Talking Collector's Edition
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 12,180. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
A man is learning a lot about history from an old pirate. The man is killed. It turns out he was a young man, a great grandson of the pirate. Investigating the murder turns up an old pirate ship and a huge treasure. Can Clint find a way to keep that for the Ngobe? He will have to fight the politics here and elsewhere to do it!
Clint Faraday Mysteries Book 50: Where Death Waits Collector's Edition
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 12,460. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Clint is in Buabidi with family. A body is found with no cause of death. It is in the Valley Where Death Waits. According to legend, no evil person or person not of the Ngobe will live there. Then there is another. A psychic investigator Clint knew from another case joins him. Was this actually death from the spirits of the ancients or murder? Or both.
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