Bill Crider
Dan Rhodes, a laid-back sheriff with a motley crew of deputies, in Blacklin County, Texas:

Too Late To Die (1986)
1987 Anthony Award for Best First Novel
Finalist 1987 Macavity Award for Best First Novel

Shotgun Saturday Night (1987)

Cursed to Death (1988)

Death on the Move (1989)

Evil at the Root (1990)

Booked for a Hanging (1992)

Murder Most Fowl (1994)

Winning Can Be Murder (1996)

Death by Accident (1998)

Ghost of a Chance (2000)

A Romantic Way To Die (2001)

Red, White and Blue Murder (2003)

A Mammoth Murder (2006)

Murder Among the OWLS (2007)

Of All Sad Words (2008)

Murder in Four Parts (2009)

Murder in the Air (2010)

The Wild Hog Murders (2011)

Murder of a Beauty Shop Queen (2012)

Compound Murder (2013)

Half in Love with Artful Death (2014)

Between the Living and the Dead (2015)

Survivors Will Be Shot Again (2016)

Dead, To Begin With (2017)

That Old Scoundrel Death (2019)

Carl Burns, a college professor in Texas:

One Dead Dean (1988)

Dying Voices (1989)

A Dangerous Thing (1994)

Dead Soldiers (2004)

Truman Smith, a private eye in Galveston, Texas:

Dead on the Island (1991)
Finalist 1992 Shamus Award for Best First Novel

Gator Kill (1992)

When Old Men Die (1994)

The Prairie Chicken Kill (1996)

Murder Takes a Break (1997)

Dr. Sally Good, head of the English and Fine Arts departments at Hughes Community College in Texas:

Murder Is an Art (1999)

A Knife in the Back (2002)

A Bond with Death (2004)


Blood Marks (1991)

The Texas Capitol Murders (1992)

Nighttime Is the Right Time (2001) [SS]

We’ll Always Have Murder (2003)

Written with Willard Scott
Stanley Waters, a retired weatherman operating a Bed and Breakfast in Higgins, Virginia:

Murder Under Blue Skies (1998)

Murder in the Mist (1999)

Written with Clyde Wilson
Ted Stephens, a homicide detective sergeant in Houston, Texas:

Houston Homicide (2007)

Mississippi Vivian (2010)


Ryan Rides Back (1988)

Galveston Gunman (1989)

A Time for Hanging (1989)


Medicine Show (1990)

Outrage at Blanco (1999)

Texas Vigilante (1999)

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