WorldCat Identities

Crider, Bill 1941-

Works: 175 works in 627 publications in 1 language and 38,417 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Western stories  History  Juvenile works  Detective and mystery stories, American 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
Classifications: PS3553.R497, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Bill Crider
Murder among the OWLS by Bill Crider( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sheriff Rhodes investigates the murder of a senior women with interests in literary societies, treasure hunting, and suitors
Murder under blue skies by Willard Scott( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,344 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 )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,264 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 )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,208 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 1,197 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 four parts by Bill Crider( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,127 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
Murder of a beauty shop queen by Bill Crider( Book )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,125 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 )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,010 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
Death by accident : a Sheriff Dan Rhodes mystery by Bill Crider( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 986 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
Compound Murder : a Dan Rhodes mystery by Bill Crider( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 979 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"--
A time for hanging by Bill Crider( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 973 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
A mammoth murder by Bill Crider( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 970 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
Half in love with artful death : a Dan Rhodes mystery by Bill Crider( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 956 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."--
Between the living and the dead by Bill Crider( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 925 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?
Red, white, and blue murder by Bill Crider( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 863 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 846 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 )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 760 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 )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 751 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 King Louis XIII and his court
A romantic way to die : a Sheriff Dan Rhodes mystery by Bill Crider( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 733 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
Survivors will be shot again : a Sheriff Dan Rhodes novel by Bill Crider( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Life is never easy for Sheriff Dan Rhodes. Even in a small Texas county, there's always something going on for a sheriff to look into, whether it's an attempted robbery, a marijuana patch guarded by an alligator, or a murder. This time the murdered man seems to be connected to a string of recent burglaries, but just how isn't easy to figure out. It takes some time and another murder before Sheriff Rhodes discovers the answers. Survivors Will Be Shot Again, Bill Crider's latest installment in the critically-acclaimed Sheriff Dan Rhodes mystery series, finds Rhodes dealing with murders, thefts, marijuana, and gators in Clearview, a small Texas town where secrets are easier to keep than you might think"--
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Murder under blue skies
Alternative Names

controlled identityCarter, Nick

controlled identityMacLane, Jack, 1941-

Bill Crider American writer

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Bill Crider écrivain américain

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English (223)

Murder under blue skiesOf all sad wordsMurder in the airMurder in the mist : a Stanley Waters mysteryMurder in four partsThe wild hog murdersDeath by accident : a Sheriff Dan Rhodes mysteryA mammoth murder