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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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Dan Rhodes
   1. Too Late to Die (1986)
   2. Shotgun Saturday Night (1987)
   3. Cursed to Death (1988)
   4. Death on the Move (1989)
   5. Evil at the Root (1990)
   6. Booked for a Hanging (1992)
   7. Murder Most Fowl (1994)
   8. Winning Can Be Murder (1996)
   9. Death By Accident (1998)
   10. A Ghost of a Chance (2000)
   11. A Romantic Way to Die (2001)
   12. Red, White, and Blue Murder (2003)
   13. A Mammoth Murder (2006)
   14. Murder Among the O.W.L.S. (2007)
   15. Of All Sad Words (2008)
   16. Murder in Four Parts (2009)
   17. Murder in the Air (2010)
   18. The Wild Hog Murders (2011)
   The Blacklin County Files (2012)
   19. Murder of a Beauty Shop Queen (2012)
   20. Compound Murder (2013)
   21. Half in Love with Artful Death (2014)
   22. Between the Living and the Dead (2015)
   23. Survivors Will Be Shot Again (2016)
   24. Dead, to Begin With (2017)
   25. That Old Scoundrel Death (2019)
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Carl Burns
   1. One Dead Dean (1988)
   2. Dying Voices (1989)
   3. A Dangerous Thing (1994)
   4. Dead Soldiers (2004)
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Truman Smith
   1. Dead On the Island (1991)
   2. Gator Kill (1992)
   3. When Old Men Die (1994)
   4. The Prairie Chicken Kill (1996)
   5. Murder Takes a Break (1997)
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Stanley Waters (with Willard Scott)
   1. Murder Under Blue Skies (1998)
   2. Murder in the Mist (1998)
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Ellie Taine
   1. Outrage At Blanco (1998)
   2. Texas Vigilante (1999)
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Professor Sally Good
   1. Murder is an Art (1999)
   2. A Knife in the Back (2002)
   3. A Bond with Death (2004)
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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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Collections
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Novellas and Short Stories
   My Heart Cries for You (1992)
   Death's Brother (2011)
   What a Croc! (2011)
   A Werewolf Named Wayne (2011)
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Series contributed to
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Omnibus editions show
 
Bill Crider recommends
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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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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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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."

Anthologies containing stories by Bill Crider
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Skin & Bones (2018)
edited by
Dana C Kabel
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Silent Night, Deadly Night (2016)
Classic Christmas Carols with a Twist of Crime
edited by
Otto Penzler

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