Half in Love with Artful Death

A Dan Rhodes Mystery

Sheriff Dan Rhodes Mysteries (Volume 18)

Bill Crider

Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

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The local community college and an antique dealer team up to have a workshop for artists. One local man, Burt Collins, isn't fond of the art, and he isn't fond of having the artists in town. Sheriff Dan Rhodes is called to the antique store because Collins has been accused of vandalizing some paintings. When Rhodes arrives, two men are restraining Collins. But before Rhodes can take Collins into custody, a near riot breaks out. Rhodes gets the situation under control with the help of college math instructor and wannabe cop Seepy Benton.

Later that day Rhodes has to help the county animal control officer round up some runaway donkeys, and that evening there's a robbery at a local convenience store. After looking into the robbery, Rhodes goes by to see Collins and talk to him about the vandalism. Collins isn't talking because he's been killed, his head bashed in with a bust of Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

Rhodes is faced with other problems, too: a naked woman in a roadside park and a gang of meth-cookers. It seems as if a Sheriff's work is never done.

Half in Love with Artful Death is the 21st book in this entertaining and original series. It's the perfect time for mystery fans to discover this Texan star of the genre, Bill Crider.


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Sheriff Dan Rhodes didn’t know much about art, but he knew what he didn’t like.

One thing he didn’t like was having to listen to Burt Collins’s complaints. It was the sheriff’s job to listen to complaints, of course, or so the county commissioners insisted, but Collins got tiresome after a while. One day he’d come in to complain about the feral pigs that were rooting up his property, and the next day he’d be trying to get Rhodes to arrest Billy Joe Byron for picking something out of his trash.

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BILL CRIDER is an Anthony Award winner and Edgar Award finalist. He is the author of more than fifty published novels, including Compound Murder, Murder of a Beauty Shop QueenWild Hog Murder and Murder in the Air. In 2010, he was inducted into the Texas Literary Hall of Fame. He lives with his wife in Alvin, Texas.

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Half in Love with Artful Death
A Dan Rhodes Mystery
Bill Crider

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
8/12/2014
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781250039675
ISBN10: 1250039673
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 272 pages
$24.99

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Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
8/12/2014
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ISBN: 9781250039682
ISBN10: 1250039681
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 272 pages
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