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 find CD Moulton online

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Fading Paradise 9
Price: Free! Words: 15,590. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2019. Categories: Essay » Legal, Essay » Business
Experiences of investing in Panama. The scams. The corruption, and what can happen to those who trust the system in place. You can lose your entire life savings, with no likely recourse.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,390. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
4 books with pedophile based murders. CD Grimes: Bottleneck, Clint Faraday, Death Walks Beside Me/ Dead Drunk/ Flowers for the Grave.
Views and Options
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,180. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Literary Erotica
3 mildly erotic stories of people discovering their sexuality.
My Excuses for Being an Author - Autobiographical
Price: Free! Words: 5,500. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2018. Categories: Essay » Author profile
This is a here-and-there autobiographical that explains part of where my ideas come from. It covers early years to today. It does not contain much about when I was in music or such.
A Mountain of Trouble
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,560. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Al Vernon had come to Panama to get away from the crime and sordidity where he was a cop in Atlanta, Georgia. He bought a ranch on Chorcha Mountain and settled down for a peaceful life. He was only 46 years old, and had raised his son and daughter. His wife had died in an accident That was part of why he left the police. It seemed peaceful wasn't in the cards for Al Vernon
Clint Faraday Mysteries: Giveaways Options and Murder
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,430. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
4 Clint Faraday novellas. Road Kill - a man exposing corruption is murdered. Dead Still - people tryong to expose an atrocity are murdered. The Murder Option - a man made a joke at the community center that an option was to kill the offenders. He didn't mean to be taken seriously! Dead Giveaway. A scam, murders.
Clint Faraday Mysteries: Aunts Shame Moons and Murder
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,790. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A collection of Clint Faraday Mysteries. Dead Aunts, A Bloody Shame, Death Doesn't Wait, Dead Man's Moon. Clint thought he said "Ants." Not the case. Murders of corrupt judges. A kiting "accident" that wasn't. An omen about a death - not that one.
Clint Faraday Mysteries Water Flowers Drunks and Death A Collection
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,200. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
4 Clint Faraday Mysteries: Dead Drunk, Dead in the Water, Flowers for the Grave, Where Death Waits A dead drunk [REALLY?!] A ship that disappeared in the Devil's Triangle, a nymphomaniac, and several bodies where cause of death can't be determined - the legend or murder - ir both?
Clint Faraday Mysteries: Talks Deals Causes and Death
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,900. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Clint Faraday. 5 novellas, Dead Man Talking - Killer deal - Dead Serious - Death from Natural Causes - A Vacation to Die For!
Clint Faraday Mysteries: Screams Hits and Games
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,570. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Clint Faraday Mysteries. 4 novellas: A Hit that Missed - Deadly Game - Scream Muddy Murder - Dead Reckoning
Clint Faraday: Pragmatism and Murder
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,850. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
4 Clint Faraday mystery novellas. Rest In Pieces - Blood and Gold - Die Trying - Bored to Death
Simple Explanations of Evolution and All That
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 7,610. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2018. Categories: Essay » Literature
This is a combination of my theories about evolution, extinction, Chances and Odds, and a bit about the Zero Theory. Why talk about evolution of just us? Why not include of the universe while I'm at it?
3 Watersoaked Mysteries
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,560. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
3 mysteries involving water and murder. Alicia = a woman is found drowned. It is learned that she was working against an international group trying to gain power by manipulating banking Zenia = A woman, a popular local entertainer, is recruited to help fight the international banking group Maria = a murder on the comarca. About gold? How stupid!
Secure Vaults Often Aren't
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 65,930. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
A murder in a secure top secret vault. It was set up to look like a suicide, but that was not possible in such a place. Israeli spies? The dead man was Jewish, as was the CEO of the company. It didn't fit as terrorism, even by the Israeli definition. What was really going on, and who did this deed?
Murder X Four
Price: $3.59 USD. Words: 68,050. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
4 novellas.A developer in Florida is murdered. CD investigates and falls in love with the place. He moves there. A young man killed in what seemed a fued thing - then his girlfriend's body is found. A traffic accident that wasn't. Crooked stockbrokers. A druggie execution that leads to Nashville and the music business. Published before in a different form as Florida Quartet.
A Message at Sunset
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,500. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
A man on vacation on the Caribbean islands meets a beautiful woman. He learns there is some kind of curse on her to make people avoid her when a face appears in the clouds. She says it is someone looking for her. He goes to New Orleans to see if he can use voodoo as well as the one(s) who killed Rick
Murder Mystery Series Samples by C. D. Moulton
Price: Free! Words: 17,750. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
This is sample stories from the three main mystery series I write. CD Grimes is a multimillionaire PI, Nick Storie is a homicide cop, and Clint Faraday is a retired PI fro, Florida who has moved to Bocas del Toro, Panama. The works are more or less like the English style. No graphic sex or violence
Insufficient Evidence
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,460. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
A perfect murder is impossible. You can have an undetected murder, but that is not perfect. So. The best you can do is insufficient evidence. They will know you did it, but can’t prove it. That will have to do.
4 More X Clint
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,700. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
4 more favorites from the Clint Faraday mysteries # 28 - A Poisonous Personality, # 33 - Die Trying, # 49 - Flowers for the Grave, # 55 - A Vacation to Die For. A vicious woman is poisoned. An Englishman.adventurer is murdered - then comes strolling into town. A nymphomaniac is strangled. A valley girl wins a vacation, and is murdered. These are 4 favorites, so far as sales go.
4 X Clint
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,750. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
4 Clint Faraday Mysteries, among the favorites in the series. #2 Daybreak, #19 ... Or So the Gods Said, # 19 A Moving Target, and #24 Death Walks Beside Me. These are, according to sales, 4 of the most popular books in the series. Clint Faraday is a retired detective from Florida who moves to Panama to find more work than he ever did in Florida
3 X CD
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 182,690. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Three books from the CD Grimes detective stories. A Question of Murder is a collection of 11 shorter works, Murder, He Guessed is a murder that leads to a huge scam being run against NASA, and Dead File is CD finding an old note in a file, which leads to an investigation, which leads to a Caribbean island paradise
Two Nicks
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,270. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Two of the favorites in the Nick Story series. Bon Appetite, a multiple killer, a genius - but a genius in one field may not be so smart in another. Name Your Poison is another serial killer thing, and this killer is clever. It is not a game to Nick. This one has to be stopped - but can he?
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
Series: Clint Faraday Mysteries. 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
(4.00 from 1 review)
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
Series: Clint Faraday Mysteries. 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
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