"Survivors Will Be Shot Again" is another entertaining installment in the Dan Rhodes mystery series!
Dan’s decision to take a day off backfires when his routine stop at the grocery store has him foiling a robbery with a loaf of bread. But, his day is just getting started…
Next, the local banker, Billy Bacon, calls Dan out to his place to report stolen goods, but things become even more interesting when Dan finds a dead body in Billy’s barn.
In his search for the truth, Sheriff Rhoades will wrestle with a turtle, discover marijuana patches, and do battle with an alligator!!
Dan Rhodes is the ideal small town sheriff, humble and even a little self- deprecating, but don’t let that fool you. Dan Rhoades is a top notch crime solver and watching him puzzle out the chain of evidence without all the polished high tech crime solving techniques is always interesting and more of a challenge, for the reader, than you might think.
The recurring characters are delightful, dedicated and loyal, if a bit quirky, but have come to feel like old friends.
This particular installment was outstanding, a real head scratcher, and held my attention from the first page to the last.
Here’s hoping Dan will soon relinquish his boycott on his beloved Dr. Pepper, and will finally get a much deserved day off without incident!
For those who follow this series, you are going to love this new installment! For those just joining us.. feel free to jump right in! This book will appeal to all mystery lovers, but especially to cozy mystery fans.
This review is dedicated to Bill Crider and his VBK’s! Take care my friend.
There's no such thing as a day off for a sheriff. Even in a small Texas town like Clearview, there's always something going on for law enforcement. Still, most days don't involve a run-in with an alligator.
And that's not the worst of Sheriff Dan Rhodes's troubles, either. There's a dead man in Billy Bacon's barn, though Bacon swears he doesn't know how the body got there. Rhodes is a bit skeptical, given that the intruder has been shot twice and that Bacon has recently removed a sign from a fencepost near the barn, a sign that says "Trespassers will be shot. Survivors will be shot again."
The citizens of Clearview have been complaining about a rash of thefts, and Rhodes suspects that the dead man may have been involved in them. But before he can solve that crime, he also has to deal with a number of other puzzling crimes in the community, ranging from a holdup at a convenience store to the disappearance of a loaf of bread. And then there's the dang gator.
In Bill Crider's Survivors Will Be Shot Again, Sheriff Dan Rhodes learns that, as the old saying goes, crime doesn't pay. But it also doesn't take a vacation.