Friday, June 6, 2008

Mystery in a Rural County

Sheriff Dan Rhodes of Blacklin County (Texas) hands are full again in the 15th book of this series by Bill Crider. The name of this book is “Of All Sad Words”. Some county officials are unhappy about the Citizens Police Academy he lead and some of the “vigilantes” who took it. Then, there is an explosion and fire at a trailer of “suspected” meth dealers that must have been the work of these “vigilantes”. One of these “suspected” meth dealers is also discovered dead.

On top of all of this, the county officials want the sheriff to follow-up on a delayed website for the sheriff’s office – to make sure it gets done.

Finally there are the regular (not necessarily normal) calls he gets to deal with. One widow calls him to remove some possums from her attic. Another man has problems with flying saucers stealing his electricity.

It is interesting to see how the sheriff deals with these and more problems and how he makes use of some of the recent graduates from his Citizens Police Academy.

Also interesting is how the author uses references to a character in another one of his book series – a series he no longer writes. Will he be writing another book in the Dr Sally Goode series? I hope so. Anyway, I enjoyed this Dan Rhodes book as I have the previous ones.


Bill Crider said...

I wish I could say that the Sally Goode books would continue, but the publisher doesn't seem interested in them. I'm glad you like the Rhodes books!

Meadowview Thymes said...

Your post are always so interesting! I don't know how you have time to read as much as you do, but I certainly appreciate all your great reviews!

JenningsJunk said...

Just had to let you know, I picked up "Too Late to Die" by Bill Crider after reading your reviews of his works. Thanks for ALL your reviews!!

Mystery Lady said...

Our Mystery Book Club read this selection this summer and really loved it. Bill Crider came to our library to speak back in the Spring, so I got a signed copy of "Of All Sad Words" while he had it available. He has just as great a sense of humor as a person as he does in his books.