OF ALL THE SAD WORDS by Bill Crider - SIGNED FIRST EDITION BOOKSee all titles by Bill Crider.
Strangers are moving into Blacklin County, and none of them is any
stranger than Seepy Benton, a math teacher whom the county judge
suspects is a wild-eyed radical. Benton and Max Schwartz, who has
opened a music store, are among the students in the Citizens’ Sheriff’s
Academy, which seemed like a good idea when Sheriff Dan Rhodes
presented it to the county commissioners. However, when a mobile home
explodes and a dead body is found, the students become the chief
suspects, and the commissioners aren’t happy. To make matters worse,
there’s another murder, and one of Rhodes’s old antagonists returns
with his partner in crime to cause even more trouble.
in Blacklin County, there are plenty of minor annoyances to go along
with the major ones. For one thing, there’s a problem with the county’s
Web page. The commissioners blame Rhodes, who knows nothing about the
Internet but is supposed to be overseeing their online presence. Then
there’s the illegal alcohol being sold in a local restaurant. It was
produced in a still that Rhodes discovered after the explosion of the
mobile home, and he’s sure it has some connection to the murders.
another fun ride with genre veteran Bill Crider, and, once again, it’s
up to Sheriff Dan Rhodes to save the day before Blacklin County becomes
the crime capital of Texas.