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Crider, Bill 1941-

Overview
Works: 276 works in 599 publications in 1 language and 37,917 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Juvenile works  Western stories  Detective and mystery stories, American 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
Classifications: PS3553.R497, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bill Crider
Murder under blue skies by Willard Scott( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After two decades as a TV weatherman, Stanley Waters quits to open a bed-and-breakfast in Virginia, only to have the opening night spoiled by a murder. An opportunity for Stanley to do some sleuthing with a lady police chief on whom he has an eye
Of all sad words by Bill Crider( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sheriff Dan Rhodes finds himself in the hot seat after persuading the county commissioners to open a Citizens' Sheriff's Academy when the students become the prime suspects in the explosion of a mobile home and a dead man is found nearby
Murder in the air by Bill Crider( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Local complaints about unpleasant smells originating from Lester Hamilton's chicken farm escalate to the point of the farmer's murder, prompting an investigation by Sheriff Dan Rhodes
Murder in the mist : a Stanley Waters mystery by Willard Scott( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A local businessman is killed in a re-enactment of a Civil War battle in Virginia. Sleuth Stanley Waters, a retired weatherman and a participant in the re-enactment, opens an investigation. By the author of Murder Under Blue Skies
Murder of a beauty shop queen by Bill Crider( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Investigating the murder of a hair stylist and party girl who was killed in her salon while waiting to meet a mysterious client, Sheriff Dan Rhodes finds the case complicated by the theft of copper and car batteries and the terrorizing antics of a pregnant nanny goat. By the Anthony Award-winning author of The Wild Hog Murders."--Publishers Description
The wild hog murders by Bill Crider( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an infestation of feral pigs culminates in a murder in Blacklin County, Sheriff Dan Rhodes finds the ensuing investigation complicated by angry hog hunters, a crusading talk-show host, a bounty hunter, and the reappearance of a troublemaking motorcycle duo
Half in love with artful death : a Dan Rhodes mystery by Bill Crider( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The local community college and an antique dealer team up to have a workshop for artists. One local man, Burt Collins, isn't fond of the art, and he isn't fond of having the artists in town. Sheriff Dan Rhodes is called to the antique store because Collins has been accused of vandalizing some paintings. When Rhodes arrives, two men are restraining Collins. But before Rhodes can take Collins into custody, a near riot breaks out. Rhodes gets the situation under control with the help of college math instructor and wannabe cop Seepy Benton. Later that day Rhodes has to help the county animal control officer round up some runaway donkeys, and that evening there's a robbery at a local convenience store. After looking into the robbery, Rhodes goes by to see Collins and talk to him about the vandalism. Collins isn't talking because he's been killed, his head bashed in with a bust of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Rhodes is faced with other problems, too: a naked woman in a roadside park and a gang of meth-cookers. It seems as if a Sheriff's work is never done.Half in Love with Artful Death is the 21st book in this entertaining and original series. It's the perfect time for mystery fans to discover this Texan star of the genre, Bill Crider. "--
Murder among the OWLS by Bill Crider( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sheriff Rhodes investigates the murder of a senior women with interests in literary societies, treasure hunting, and suitors
Between the living and the dead by Bill Crider( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life is never easy for Texas Sheriff Dan Rhodes. When he is called in the middle of the night to investigate gunshots at a haunted house, Rhodes finds the body of meth dealer Neil Foshee. Recently released from jail, Foshee has his fair share of potential murderers, including former girlfriend Vicki, her new boyfriend, the nephew of Clearview's mayor, and Foshee's criminal cousins Earl and Louie. Complicating matters is Seepy Benton, the community college math professor who has a new summer job. He's founded Clearview Paranormal Investigations and wants to solve the murder by communing with Foshee's ghost. But when Benton connects with something else instead and a second body is found, Rhodes is left with more questions than ever. Who's the dead person? How long has the body been hidden? Is Benton really able to communicate with ghosts? And, most important, what, if anything, does the body have to do with Neil Foshee's death?
Murder in four parts by Bill Crider( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Sheriff Rhodes is asked to join the Clearview Barbershop Chorus, he suspects there's an ulterior motive, because he can't sing a note. Fortunately, his detecting skills hit all the right notes
Red, white, and blue murder by Bill Crider( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It hasn't rained in two months, and the sweltering heat has everything and everyone primed to erupt. First, Sheriff Rhodes must keep his cool when a local reporter accuses him and other elected officials of corruption. Next, a hunting shack mysteriously burns to the ground with a good 'ole boy county commissioner inside. Someone wanted him dead - but who?
A ghost of a chance by Bill Crider( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dan Rhodes investigates as inmates of the county jail insist the jail is haunted, a group of teenagers proclaim that they've seen ghosts in the local cemetery, and then the leader of the crusade to save the cemetery is found--dead in an open grave
Death by accident : a Sheriff Dan Rhodes mystery by Bill Crider( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Clearview, Texas, three murders occur while a dispute rages between the local historical society and the Sons and Daughters of Texas over some town artifacts. Sheriff Dan Rhodes tries to determine if there is a connection
A mammoth murder by Bill Crider( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Texas Sheriff Dan Rhodes returns to action after eccentric Bud Turley's discovery of a large tooth purported to belong to Bigfoot leads to the murder of Bud's closest friend
Compound Murder : a Dan Rhodes mystery by Bill Crider( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Before classes start one morning, the body of English instructor Earl Wellington is found outside the building of the community college campus in Clearview. Wellington was clearly involved in a struggle with someone and has died as a result. Sheriff Dan Rhodes pursues and arrests a student, Ike Terrell, who was fleeing the campus. Ike's father is Able Terrell, a survivalist who has withdrawn from society and lives in a gated compound. He's not happy that his son has chosen to attend the college, and he's even less happy with the arrest. Rhodes discovers that Wellington had a confrontation with Ike over a paper that Wellington insisted was plagiarized. Wellington also had a confrontation with the dean. As the number of suspects increases, it's up to Rhodes to puzzle through the murder"--
Medicine show by Bill Crider( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ray Storey plays the role of Kit Carson in Col. A.J. Mahaffey's Authentic Medicine Show. Storey's using his job with the show to travel around the country to look for the men who killed his parents, and of course there's a showdown in the end. Also accompanying the show are an alcoholic doctor and the colonel's daughter
Muttketeer! by Bill Crider( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Locked out of the school while Joe and his friends are inside, Wishbone imagines himself as D'Artagnan, a young seventeenth-century Frenchman who achieves his dream of becoming one of the prestigious musketeers who guard the king and his court
A romantic way to die : a Sheriff Dan Rhodes mystery by Bill Crider( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dan Rhodes, the sheriff of Blacklin County, Texas, has seen more than his share of strange events during his time in office, most recently he exorcised a ghost from the county jail, but nothing could have prepared him for the group of writers that has descended upon blacklin County."--Jacket
Murder is an art by Bill Crider( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a community college in Texas, professor Sally Good investigates the murder of an art teacher who painted a woman student in the nude. Suspected is the student's husband
Murder most fowl by Bill Crider( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Texas, Sheriff Dan Rhodes of Blacklin County finds a bullet-riddled body in a portable lavatory floating down the river and the youths who used it for target practice claim they didn't know anyone was inside. The dead man is identified as the owner of a local hardware store who had chained himself to a discount store to protest unfair competition. By the author of Booked for a Hanging
 
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Murder under blue skies
Alternative Names

controlled identityCarter, Nick

controlled identityMacLane, Jack, 1941-

Bill Crider American writer

Bill Crider Amerikaans romanschrijver

Bill Crider écrivain américain

Bill Crider escritor estadounidense

크라이더, 빌 1941-

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Of all sad wordsMurder in the airMurder in the mist : a Stanley Waters mysteryThe wild hog murdersMurder among the OWLSMurder in four partsRed, white, and blue murderA ghost of a chance