Of All Sad Words

Of All Sad Words

A Dan Rhodes Mystery

Book - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
Sheriff Dan Rhodes finds himself in the hot seat after persuading the county commissioners to open a Citizen's Sheriff's Academy when the students become the prime suspects in the explosion of a mobile home and a dead man is found nearby.

McMillan Palgrave

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.

As always 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.

It’s 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.



Blackwell North Amer
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.
As always 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 commissioner's 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.

Baker
& Taylor

Sheriff Dan Rhodes finds himself in the hot seat after persuading the county commissioners to open a Citizen's Sheriff's Academy when the students become the prime suspects in the explosion of a mobile home, a dead man in found nearby, and he encounters problems with the county's Web page, some suspicious new residents, and modern-day bootleggers. 15,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Minotaur, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312348106
031234810X
Branch Call Number: M CRIDER
Characteristics: 265 p.

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