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    • Many Bloody Returns

    • Tales of Birthdays with Bite
    • By: Kelley Armstrong, Jim Butcher, Rachel Caine, and others
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels, Teri Clark Linden
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 223
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 157
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 163

    You’re invited to a celebration of vampires by a baker’s dozen of favorite authors. Sink your teeth into thirteen stories, each one a fresh and unique take on the concept of what birthdays mean to the undead. Suspenseful, surprising, sometimes dark, sometimes humorous – these and eight more frighteningly original stories will ensure you’ll never think of vampires or birthdays quite the same again.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Fun Collection!

    • By Helen on 10-17-10

    Regular price: $29.99

    • A Romantic Way to Die

    • A Dan Rhodes Mystery, Book 11
    • By: Bill Crider
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    Lifelong Texan Bill Crider pens enjoyable stories that weave together romance and mystery. When a romance writers’ convention comes to Blacklin County, Texas, Sheriff Dan Rhodes is confused about all the commotion. But Rhodes’ wife, Ivy, a devoted fan of the genre, knows exactly why all the female fans are in a tizzy - hunky cover model Terry Don Coslin is in attendance. But when Coslin is found murdered, Sheriff Rhodes begins to investigate a case of modeling turned deadly.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • A Ghost of a Chance

    • By: Bill Crider
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    Lifelong resident of Texas and popular mystery writer Bill Crider delivers what Library Journal calls “a solid addition to a long-running series.” Blacklin County, Texas hasn’t seen much action since Sheriff Dan Rhodes’ childhood days. So when a ghost is sighted in the jail, and Ty Berry, president of the area’s historical preservation group, is murdered, the small county is shocked. Rhodes must get to the bottom of these mysteries before it’s too late.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Cozy

    • By Lynn on 10-01-18

    Regular price: $20.26

    • Murder of a Beauty Shop Queen

    • A Sheriff Dan Rhodes Mystery, Book 19
    • By: Bill Crider
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    Bill Crider is a two-time Anthony Award winner and an Edgar Award finalist. Sheriff Dan Rhodes has his hands full in Murder of a Beauty Shop Queen, the 19th book in this series. When hairdresser Lynn Ashton is found dead at the Beauty Shack, it’s up to Dan to figure out whodunit while dealing with a string of random thefts and a pregnant goat on the rampage.

    Regular price: $19.99

    • A Mammoth Murder

    • By: Bill Crider
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    Texan Bill Crider is the best-selling author of Red, White, and Blue Murder and A Knife in the Back. This welcome addition to Crider's series finds strange things afoot in Blacklin County, Texas.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Small town Texas at its finest

    • By Linda on 02-13-12

    Regular price: $26.60

    • Murder Among Owls

    • By: Bill Crider
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    Bill Crider's Dan Rhodes novels feature formidable mysteries and dark humor. In his 14th exploit, Rhodes discovers local octogenarian Helen Harris dead on her kitchen floor. It looks like an accident, but Rhodes knows there's more to this case.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mudrer Among Owls Five by Five

    • By Monica on 12-14-17

    Regular price: $29.37

    • Murder in the Air

    • A Dan Rhodes Mystery
    • By: Bill Crider
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Publishers Weekly calls Murder in the Air a “winning” 17th entry in Bill Crider’s popular Dan Rhodes mysteries. Sheriff Rhodes has his hands full over complaints about Lester Hamilton’s foul-smelling chicken farm. So when Hamilton is found dead, Rhodes’ suspect list includes nearly the entire county.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bockingly Good Read

    • By Eric Guillory on 03-16-15

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Compound Murder

    • By: Bill Crider
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Before classes start one morning, the body of English instructor Earl Wellington is found outside the building of the community college campus in Clearview. Wellington was clearly involved in a struggle with someone and has died as a result. Sheriff Dan Rhodes pursues and arrests a student, Ike Terrell, who was fleeing the campus. Ike's father is Able Terrell, a survivalist who has withdrawn from society and lives in a gated compound. He's not happy that his son has chosen to attend the college, and he's even less happy with the arrest.

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Murder in Four Parts

    • A Dan Rhodes Mystery
    • By: Bill Crider
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Someone bashed in the head of Lloyd Berry, the proprietor of a local flower shop. Dan knows robbery wasn’t the motive, but suspects a member of the town’s barbershop quartet—of which Lloyd was a part—could be behind the crime.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Texas at its best

    • By Jean on 08-29-10

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Of All Sad Words

    • By: Bill Crider
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Bill Crider's quirky mysteries featuring Texas lawman Dan Rhodes are widely praised by fans and critics alike. In Of All Sad Words, a cluster of oddballs descends upon Blacklin County. After a mobile home erupts in a ball of flame and a body is found nearby, Rhodes' worries magnify when students at the Citizens' Sheriff 's Academy he founded are identified as suspects.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Best of the Series

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-18-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Dying Voices

    • Carl Burns, Book 2
    • By: Bill Crider
    • Narrated by: James Foster
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    But what Burns hasn't counted on is the Edward Street Seminar, a conference that Burns has been assigned to run, which honors one Edward Street, former HGC professor and, lately, Hollywood celebrity. When Street comes back to Hartley Gorman and proceeds to offend everyone in town, and then turns up dead in his motel room, there is no shortage of suspects and Burns really begins to worry!

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Dead Man, Vol. 3

    • The Beast Within, Fire & Ice, Carnival of Death
    • By: Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin, James Daniels, and others
    • Narrated by: James Daniels, Luke Daniels
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    Matt seeks out a paranoid visionary who claims to have defeated an entity just like Mr. Dark. His quest takes him deep into the Michigan woods — and into a bloody siege between warring, paramilitary factions in James Daniels’ "The Beast Within".

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • HE WAS JUST MAKING RANDOM SHOTS!!

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 02-26-18

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Dead on the Island

    • Truman Smith Private Eye
    • By: Bill Crider
    • Narrated by: Martin Gollery
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    PI Truman Smith has become a loner after failing to find his sister Jan during a recent search of Galveston Island. He jogs on the Seawall, plays with his cat, and reads lots of Faulkner books. He is pulled from his self-imposed retirement when his old high school football buddy Dino asks him to find a young girl named Sharon. As Tru begins his investigation, dead bodies begin to appear and Tru himself is attacked.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good start to a PI series

    • By Byron on 05-14-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Texas Vigilante

    • An Ellie Taine Thriller
    • By: Bill Crider
    • Narrated by: John Burlinson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Six months ago, Ellie was a newlywed, working the dry land in 1880s Texas. Then the desperados came. They raped her and killed her husband, leaving her for dead. But she hunted them down and, along the way, found an inner strength and relentless determination that no man can match. Ellie thought the killing was over, that she'd put her guns away for good to run a ranch that she'd inherited from a legendary Texas Ranger. She was wrong.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story

    • By Rhonda on 07-30-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Red, White and Blue Murder

    • A Dan Rhodes Mystery, Book 13
    • By: Bill Crider
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    A lifelong Texan, Bill Crider blends just the right amount of humor and romance in his highly enjoyable mystery novels. The Sheriff Dan Rhodes mystery series, including A Romantic Way to Die, features the exploits of the savvy, small-town sheriff of Blacklin County, Texas. In Red, White & Blue Murder, Rhodes is hard-pressed to keep his cool when a local reporter accuses him, among other elected officials, of corruption. Things get even more serious when a county commissioner is found dead.

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Gator Kill

    • Truman Smith Private Eye, Book 2
    • By: Bill Crider
    • Narrated by: Michael Ray Davis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    After he failed to find his missing sister, whose remains finally turned up in a bag in an overgrown field, Texas PI Truman Smith retired to become a housepainter on Galveston Island. But when an alligator is killed and its carcass left on display on a family friend's property, Tru is persuaded to search for the culprit. Soon the brooding gumshoe is stumbling over the bodies of dead humans, is shot at and run down by a souped-up four-by-four as he's embroiled in a plot complete with crooked police, a possible land-grabbing sheme and assorted "bad guys".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great narration - couldn't stop listening!

    • By M.B. on 11-07-12

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Outrage at Blanco

    • An Ellie Taine Thriller
    • By: Bill Crider
    • Narrated by: John Burlinson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    On a bloody day in 1887, death came to Blanco, Texas. Before the sun went down, the livery stable was torched, an outlaw gang robbed the bank, two men were killed, and young newlywed Ellie Taine was raped. One of the dead was the man who planned the robbery - the son of dying, legendary Texas Ranger Jonathan Crossland - the other was Ellie's husband, an innocent bystander.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • If you want to listen to filth then here you go

    • By matthew williams on 07-31-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Murder Takes a Break

    • Truman Smith Mystery Series, Book 5
    • By: Bill Crider
    • Narrated by: Michael Ray Davis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    In Murder Takes a Break, Galveston, Texas principal investigator Truman Smith loathes missing person cases because they either end up badly for his clients, or the person does not want to be found. So only as a personal favor to his friend Dino would Tru accept the case of missing college student, Randall Kirbo, who disappeared in the area while on Spring break nine months ago.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The series is great

    • By Kindle Customer on 03-28-15

    Regular price: $17.99

    • One Dead Dean

    • A Carl Burns Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Bill Crider
    • Narrated by: Dean Sluyter
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Hartley Gorman College, in Pecan City, Texas, is hardly a bastion of serious scholarship. The little Baptist school is more interested in shielding its students from the evil influence of The World, The Flesh, and The Devil than in turning out future Nobelists. But its staff, by and large, is worthy of a more demanding institution; they are victims of a glutted market in Ph.D.s and they do the best they can.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Murder, arson, pigeon poop, and humor?

    • By Jan on 03-07-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Prairie Chicken Kill

    • A Truman Smith Mystery, Book 4
    • By: Bill Crider
    • Narrated by: Otis Jiry
    • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    In this enjoyable fourth series entry, Galveston PI Truman Smith (When Old Men Die, 1994) is hired by Lance Garrison, his still unpleasant but now rich high-school classmate, to investigate the shooting of a prairie chicken (really a kind of grouse) on Garrison's federally protected land in Picketville, Tex. Smith reluctantly agrees, largely because his high-school sweetheart, Anne Lindeman, now lives in Picketville.

    Regular price: $17.99

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