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Author Bill Crider Bill Crider (1941 - 2018) was born and brought up in Mexia, Texas. He received an M.A. at the University of North Texas. Later, he taught English at Howard Payne University for twelve years, before earning a Ph.D. at the University of Texas, where he wrote a dissertation on the hard-boiled detective novel. He then moved to Alvin, Texas with his wife, where he was the Chair of the Division of English and Fine Arts at Alvin Community College. He retired in 2002 to become a full-time writer.

Crider is the author of the Professor Sally Good and the Carl Burns mysteries, the Sheriff Dan Rhodes series, and the Truman Smith PI series. He also wrote three books in the Stone: M.I.A. Hunter series under the pseudonym "Jack Buchanan." He is also the writer of several westerns and horror novels. His first Sheriff Dan Rhodes mystery, Too Late to Die, won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel.

Bill enjoyed reading mysteries, listening to music, and running.

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His website: www.billcrider.com
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That Old Scoundrel Death

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That Old Scoundrel Death by Bill Crider

Dead to Begin With

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Dead to Begin With by Bill Crider

Survivors Will Be Shot Again
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Survivors Will Be Shot Again by Bill Crider

Between the Living and the Dead
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Between the Living and the Dead by Bill Crider

Compound Murder

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Compound Murder by Bill Crider

Murder of a Beauty Shop Queen
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Murder of a Beauty Shop Queen by Bill Crider
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Bill Crider Bibliography


Sheriff Dan Rhodes Series

  1. Too Late to Die - l986
  2. Shotgun Saturday Night - l987
  3. Cursed to Death - l988
  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. "The Empty Manger," - 2001. (Not a novel, strictly speaking, but a novella included in the collection entitled Murder, Mayhem, and Mistletoe.)
  14. A Mammoth Murder - 2006
  15. Murder Among the O.W.L.S. - 2007
  16. Of All Sad Words - 2008
  17. Murder in Four Parts - 2009
  18. Murder in the Air - 2010
  19. The Wild Hog Murders - 2011
  20. The Murder of a Beauty Shop Queen - 2012
  21. Compound Murder - 2013
  22. Half in Love with Artful Death - 2014
  23. Between the Living and the Dead - 2015
  24. Survivors Will Be Shot Again - 2016
  25. Dead to Begin With - August 2017
  26. That Old Scoundrel Death - February 2019

Carl Burns Series

  1. One Dead Dean - 1988
  2. Dying Voices - 1989
  3. A Dangerous Thing - 1994
  4. Dead Soldiers - 2004

Truman Smith Series

  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 - 1996

Stanley Waters Series (co-authored with Willard Scott)

  1. Murder Under Blue Skies - 1998
  2. Murder in the Mist - 1999

Sally Good Series

  1. Murder is an Art - 1999
  2. A Knife in the Back - 2002
  3. A Bond with Death - 2004

Stand-Alone Novels

  1. Blood Marks - 1991
  2. The Texas Capitol Murders - 1992
  3. Houston Homicide - 2007 (with Clyde Wilson)

House-Name Spy Fiction

  • The Coyote Connection - 1981 (with Jack Davis)

Western Novels

  • Ryan Rides Back - l988
  • Galveston Gunman - l989
  • A Time for Hanging - 1989
  • Medicine Show - 1990
  • Outrage at Blanco - 1999
  • Texas Vigilante - 1999

As Colby Jacskon

  • Dead Man's Revenge
  • Gabby Darbins and the Slide-Rock Bolter

Horror Novels (all published under the pseudonym "Jack MacLane")

  • Keepers of the Beast - l988
  • Goodnight, Moom - l989
  • Blood Dreams - 1989
  • Rest in Peace - 1990
  • Just before Dark - 1990

Books for Young Readers

  • A Vampire Named Fred - 1990
  • Muttketeer - 1997
  • Mike Gonzo and the Sewer Monster - 1996
  • Mike Gonzo and the Almost Invisible Man - 1996
  • Mike Gonzo and the UFO Terror - 1997

Short Story Collections

  • The Nighttime is the Right Time - 2000

Other

  • We'll Always Have Murder: A Humphrey Bogart Mystery - 2001

Bill Crider Awards

  • Anthony Award for Best First Novel
  • Anthony Award for Best Short Novel
  • "Golden Duck" Award for best juvenile SF novel, 1997

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