WorldCat Identities

Crider, Bill 1941-

Overview
Works: 111 works in 467 publications in 2 languages and 35,927 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  College stories  Juvenile works  Detective and mystery 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 )
12 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,505 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
Murder among the OWLS by Bill Crider( Book )
17 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sheriff Rhodes investigates the murder of a senior women with interests in literary societies, treasure hunting, and suitors
Of all sad words by Bill Crider( Book )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sheriff Dan Rhodes finds himself in the hot seat after persuading the county commissioners to open a Citizen's 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 mist : a Stanley Waters mystery by Willard Scott( Book )
8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,372 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 in the air by Bill Crider( Book )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,270 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 four parts by Bill Crider( Book )
16 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,177 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
A time for hanging by Bill Crider( Book )
12 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author's expertise as a writer of mysteries (the Sheriff Rhoades mysteries) adds greatly to this eminently readable Western. It is competently written in an economic style, fast and sure in accomplishing its goal to provide an attention-riveting whodunit. Lizzie Randall, the preacher's daughter, is murdered. The men of the west Texas town are set on lynching Paco Morales, a Mexican teenager who happened to be in the vicinity at the time. No proof, but, after all, he is only a Mexican. Reason and/or conscience work on most of the would-be lynchers, so that, in the end justice is served. The list of suspects grows to include almost everyone in the story, thus providing an agreeable tangle of clues
Death by accident : a Sheriff Dan Rhodes mystery by Bill Crider( Book )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 1,081 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 )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,057 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
The wild hog murders by Bill Crider( Book )
9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,053 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
Red, white, and blue murder by Bill Crider( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 931 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?
Compound Murder : a Dan Rhodes mystery by Bill Crider( Book )
10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 929 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 DanRhodes 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"--
A ghost of a chance by Bill Crider( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 910 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
Medicine show by Bill Crider( Book )
7 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ray Storey plays the role of Kit Carson in Col. A. J. Mahaffey's Authentic Medicine Show. Storey is 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 )
5 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 847 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 )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 803 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 )
7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 755 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
A bond with death by Bill Crider( Book )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sally Good blamed the Internet for a lot of things ... but most of all she blamed it for having made it easy for someone to find out that she was related by marriage to a witch. And for making it so easy to send a distorted version of that information to practically everyone at the college where she worked and the entire community it served
Too late to die by Bill Crider( Book )
9 editions published between 1941 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Embroiled in a tight race for reelection, Sheriff Dan Rhodes of Blacklin County, Texas, must ferret out the murderer of the beautiful and somewhat wild wife of one of the local citizens
Murder most fowl by Bill Crider( Book )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 698 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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controlled identity Carter, Nick

controlled identity MacLane, Jack, 1941-

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