Survivors Will Be Shot Again by Bill Crider
A Dan Rhodes Mystery (Sheriff Dan Rhodes Mysteries)

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The ambling plot makes room for a few sharp deductions and the usual mild humor—nothing to frighten the horses or raise fans’ blood pressure.
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There's no such thing as a day off for a sheriff. Even in a small Texas town like Clearview, there's always something going on for law enforcement. Still, most days don't involve a run-in with an alligator.

And that's not the worst of Sheriff Dan Rhodes's troubles, either. There's a dead man in Billy Bacon's barn, though Bacon swears he doesn't know how the body got there. Rhodes is a bit skeptical, given that the intruder has been shot twice and that Bacon has recently removed a sign from a fencepost near the barn, a sign that says "Trespassers will be shot. Survivors will be shot again."

The citizens of Clearview have been complaining about a rash of thefts, and Rhodes suspects that the dead man may have been involved in them. But before he can solve that crime, he also has to deal with a number of other puzzling crimes in the community, ranging from a holdup at a convenience store to the disappearance of a loaf of bread. And then there's the dang gator.

In Bill Crider's Survivors Will Be Shot Again, Sheriff Dan Rhodes learns that, as the old saying goes, crime doesn't pay. But it also doesn't take a vacation.

 

About Bill Crider

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Bill Crider is the winner of two Anthony Awards and an Edgar Award finalist. An English college professor for many years, he's published more than seventy-five crime, Western, and horror novels, as well as a number of children's books. He lives with his wife in Alvin, Texas.
 
Published August 9, 2016 by Minotaur Books. 273 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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The ambling plot makes room for a few sharp deductions and the usual mild humor—nothing to frighten the horses or raise fans’ blood pressure.

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