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Bill Crider


USA flag (1941 - 2018)

aka Jack Buchanan, Jack MacLane

Bill Crider is the Anthony Award-winning author of the Sheriff Dan Rhodes Mysteries (Red, White, and Blue Murder) and the Professor Sally Good Mysteries (A Knife in the Back). His short story "Cranked", which appeared in Damn Near Dead, was a finalist for an Edgar Award. Crider served for many years as chair of the Division of English and Fine Arts at Alvin Community College.

Genres: Mystery, Children's Fiction, Horror, Western, Thriller
 
Series
Killmaster (with Nick Carter and Jack Davis)
   144. The Coyote Connection (1981)
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Stanley Waters (with Willard Scott)
   1. Murder Under Blue Skies (1998)
   2. Murder in the Mist (1999)
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Ted Stephens (with Clyde Wilson)
   1. Houston Homicide (2007)
   2. Mississippi Vivian (2010)
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Novels
   Ryan Rides Back (1988)
   Keepers of the Beast (1988) (as by Jack MacLane)
   Galveston Gunman (1988)
   Goodnight Moon (1988) (as by Jack MacLane)
   Goodnight Moom (1989) (as by Jack MacLane)
   Blood Dreams (1989) (as by Jack MacLane)
   A Time for Hanging (1989)
   Rest in Peace (1990) (as by Jack MacLane)
   Medicine Show (1990)
   A Vampire Named Fred (1990)
   Just Before Dark (1990) (as by Jack MacLane)
   Blood Marks (1991)
   The Texas Capitol Murders (1992)
   The Girl Who Wanted to Be Sherlock Holmes (2011)
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Omnibus
   Nine Deadly Lives (2015) (with Angela Crider, Brandy Herr DesPres, Mollie Hunt, C A Jamison, Mariah Lynne, Deborah MacGillivray, Clay More, Isabella Norse, Cheryl Pierson, Mary Price, Faye Rapoport, Rochelle Spencer and Livia J Washburn)
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Collections
   The Nightime is the Right Time (1991)
   Murder, Mayhem and Mistletoe (2001) (with Terence Faherty, Wendi Lee and Aileen Schumacher)
   The Spider Chronicles (2007) (with Mort Castle, Shannon Denton, Chuck Dixon, Steve Englehart, Ron Fortier, Joe Gentile, Rich Harvey, John Helfers and John Jakes)
   The Nighttime is the Righttime (2010)
   I Am a Roving Gambler (2012)
   Raining Willie & Cranked (2012)
   Tales from the Otherverse (2015) (with Lou Antonelli, Scott A Cupp, John Hegenberger, Scott Dennis Parker, Cheryl Pierson, Richard Prosch, James Reasoner, Robert E Vardeman and Keith West)
   Eight Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (2017)
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Novellas
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Series contributed to
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Anthologies edited
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Anthologies containing stories by Bill Crider
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Short stories
"But I Feel the Bright Eyes..." (1994)
King of the Night (1995)
The Nighttime Is the Right Time (1995)
The Captive Soul (1996)
The Ghost and Mr Truman (1996)
Tinseltown Follies of 1948 (1999)


Awards
Anthony Awards Best First Novel winner (1987) : Too Late to Die


Bill Crider recommends
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Nights of the Red Moon (2010)
Milton T Burton
"Milton Burton writes about East Texas with wit, spice, and insight.  His Sequoya County sheriff, Bo Handel, has a shrewd mind to go along with his fancy pistol.  He's the kind of man Sheriff Dan Rhodes would share a Dr Pepper with any day."
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A Killing At Cotton Hill (2013)
(Samuel Craddock Mysteries, book 1)
Terry Shames
"Readers are going to love [Samuel Craddock] and they'll want to visit him and Jarrett Creek, Texas, often."
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Killing Trail (2015)
(Timber Creek K-9 Mystery, book 1)
Margaret Mizushima
"Margaret Mizushima's KILLING TRAIL introduces a fine new crime-fighting team, Mattie Lu Cobb and her partner, Robo, who happens to be a dog. They're put to the test in Timber Creek, a small town in Colorado, and the result is a satisfying mystery with a couple of cops you're going to be glad to meet. Check it out."

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