Bill Crider

Bill Crider

Bill Crider was born in Mexia, Texas, USA on July 28th, 1941 and passed away at the age of 76 on February 12th, 2018.

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Bill Crider Stats: The highest rated book by Bill Crider on Book Notification is Survivors Will Be Shot Again, the 23rd novel in the Sheriff Dan Rhodes series. The second-highest rated book is Too Late to Die (Sheriff Dan Rhodes #1).

The most read book by Bill Crider on Book Notification is Death by Accident, the 9th novel in the Sheriff Dan Rhodes series. The second most read book is Death by Accident (Sheriff Dan Rhodes #9).

Below is a complete list of Bill Crider books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by Bill Crider is the Sheriff Dan Rhodes Series.

List of Sheriff Dan Rhodes Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
10
Too Late to Die
1986
2
Shotgun Saturday Night
1987
3
Cursed to Death
1988
4
Death on the Move
1989
5
Evil at the Root
1990
6
7
Booked for a Hanging
1992
7
6
Murder Most Fowl
1994
8
6
Winning Can Be Murder
1996
9
6
Death by Accident
1998
10
6
A Ghost of a Chance
2000
11
A Romantic Way to Die
2001
12
Red, White, and Blue Murder
2003
13
A Mammoth Murder
2006
14
Murder Among the OWLS
2007
15
Of All Sad Words
2008
16
Murder in Four Parts
2009
17
Murder in the Air
2010
18
The Wild Hog Murders
2011
19
Murder of a Beauty Shop Queen
2012
20
Compound Murder
2013
21
Half in Love with Artful Death
2014
22
Between the Living and the Dead
2015
23
10
Survivors Will Be Shot Again
2016
24
Dead, to Begin With
2017
25
6
That Old Scoundrel Death
2019

List of Sheriff Dan Rhodes Collections in Publication Order (with Judy Crider)

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Blacklin County Files (With: Judy Crider)
The Blacklin County Files (With: Judy Crider)
2012

List of Carl Burns Books in Publication Order

List of Truman Smith Private Eye Books in Publication Order

List of Mike Gonzo Books in Publication Order

List of Stanley Waters Books in Publication Order (with Willard Scott)

List of Professor Sally Good Books in Publication Order

List of Humphrey Bogart Books in Publication Order

List of Ted Stephens Books in Publication Order

List of Ellie Taine Books in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Ryan Rides Back
1988
2
Keepers of the Beast
1988
3
Galveston Gunman
1988
4
Goodnight Moom
1989
5
Blood Dreams
1989
6
A Time for Hanging
1989
7
Rest in Peace
1990
8
Medicine Show
1990
9
A Vampire Named Fred
1990
10
Just Before Dark
1990
11
Blood Marks
1991
12
The Texas Capitol Murders
1992
13
The Girl Who Wanted to Be Sherlock Holmes
2011

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

List of Adventures of Wishbone Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Prince and the Pooch (By: Brad Strickland, Caroline Leavitt)
1997
2
Hunchdog of Notre Dame (By: Michael Jan Friedman, Rick Duffield)
1997
3
The Mutt in the Iron Muzzle (By: Michael Jan Friedman)
1997
4
Salty Dog (By: Brad Strickland)
1997
5
Be a Wolf! (By: Brad Strickland)
1997
6
Digging Up the Past (By: Vivian Sathre)
Digging Up the Past (By: Vivian Sathre)
1997
7
Robinhound Crusoe (By: Caroline Leavitt)
1997
8
Digging Up the Past (By: Vivian Sathre)
Digging Up the Past (By: Vivian Sathre)
1997
9
Muttketeer!
1997
10
The Pawlioned Paper (By: Olga Litowinsky)
The Pawlioned Paper (By: Olga Litowinsky)
1998
11
A Tale of Two Sitters (By: Joanne Barkan)
A Tale of Two Sitters (By: Joanne Barkan)
1998
12
Dog Overboard! (By: Rick Duffield, Vivian Sathre)
Dog Overboard! (By: Rick Duffield, Vivian Sathre)
1998
13
A Pup in King Arthur's Court (By: Joanne Barkan)
A Pup in King Arthur's Court (By: Joanne Barkan)
1998
14
Moby Dog (By: Rick Duffield, Alexander Steele)
Moby Dog (By: Rick Duffield, Alexander Steele)
1998
15
Homer Sweet Homer (By: Carla Jablonski)
Homer Sweet Homer (By: Carla Jablonski)
1998
16
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Dog (By: Carla Jablonski, Nancy Butcher)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Dog (By: Carla Jablonski, Nancy Butcher)
1998
17
The Last of the Breed (By: Rick Duffield, Alexander Steele)
The Last of the Breed (By: Rick Duffield, Alexander Steele)
1999
18
Digging to the Center of the Earth (By: Rick Duffield, Michael Anthony Steele)
Digging to the Center of the Earth (By: Rick Duffield, Michael Anthony Steele)
1999
19
Terrier of the Lost Mines (By: Brad Strickland)
1999
20
Gullifur's Travels (By: Brad Strickland)
1999
21
Ivanhound ( By: Nancy Holder)
2000
22
Huckleberry Dog (By: Alexander Steele)
Huckleberry Dog (By: Alexander Steele)
2000
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List of The Dead Man Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Face of Evil (By: Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin)
Face of Evil (By: Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin)
2011
2
Ring of Knives (By: James Daniels, Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin)
Ring of Knives (By: James Daniels, Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin)
2011
3
Hell In Heaven (By: Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin)
Hell In Heaven (By: Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin)
2011
4
The Dead Woman (By: David McAfee, Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin)
2011
5
The Blood Mesa (By: James Reasoner, Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin)
2011
6
Kill Them All (By: Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin, Harry Shannon)
Kill Them All (By: Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin, Harry Shannon)
2011
7
The Beast Within (By: James Daniels, Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin)
The Beast Within (By: James Daniels, Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin)
2011
8
Fire and Ice (By: Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin, Jude Hardin)
Fire and Ice (By: Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin, Jude Hardin)
2012
9
Carnival of Death (With: Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin)
Carnival of Death (With: Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin)
2012
10
Freaks Must Die (By: Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin, Joel Goldman)
2012
11
Slaves to Evil (By: Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin, Lisa Klink)
Slaves to Evil (By: Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin, Lisa Klink)
2012
12
Midnight Special (By: Phoef Sutton, Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin)
2012
13
The Death Match (By: Christa Faust, Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin)
2012
14
The Black Death (By: Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin, Aric Davis)
The Black Death (By: Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin, Aric Davis)
2012
15
The Killing Floor (By: Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin, David Tully)
The Killing Floor (By: Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin, David Tully)
2012
16
Colder than Hell (By: Anthony Neil Smith, Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin)
Colder than Hell (By: Anthony Neil Smith, Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin)
2013
17
Evil to Burn (By: Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin, Lisa Klink)
Evil to Burn (By: Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin, Lisa Klink)
2013
18
Streets of Blood (By: Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin, Barry Napier)
2013
19
Crucible of Fire (By: Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin, Mel Odom)
Crucible of Fire (By: Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin, Mel Odom)
2013
20
The Dark Need (By: Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin, Stant Litore)
The Dark Need (By: Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin, Stant Litore)
2013
21
The Rising Dead (By: Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin, Stella Green)
The Rising Dead (By: Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin, Stella Green)
2013
22
Reborn (By: Phoef Sutton, Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin, Lisa Klink, Kate Danley)
Reborn (By: Phoef Sutton, Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin, Lisa Klink, Kate Danley)
2014
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List of Bill Crider Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Dark Destiny II: Proprietors of Fate
1991
2
Truth Until Paradox
1994
3
Dark Destiny
1994
4
Partners in Crime
1994
5
How the West Was Read, Volume 2
1996
6
White House Horrors
1996
7
Once Upon a Crime
1998
8
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
1999
9
The Best of the American West II
1999
10
Murder, Mayhem and Mistletoe
2001
11
Death Dines at 8:30
2001
12
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 3
2002
13
Murder, My Dear Watson
2002
14
The World\\\'s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories: 4
2003
15
Cross Plains Universe
2006
16
The Spider Chronicles
2007
17
7
Many Bloody Returns
2007
18
6
The Gift of Murder
2009
19
Beat to a Pulp: Round 1
2010
20
Discount Noir
2010
21
Beat to a Pulp: Round 2
2012
22
The Lone Ranger Chronicles
2012
23
Making Story: Twenty-One Writers on How They Plot
2012
24
Wolf Creek: Kiowa Vengeance
2012
25
Showdown at Demon's Drop
2013
26
Wolf Creek: Night of the Assassins
2013
27
The Rising Dead
2013
28
9
Dead But Not Forgotten
2014
29
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part II: 1890 to 1895
2015
30
Nine Deadly Lives
2015
31
Tales from the Otherverse
2015
32
Sherlock Holmes The Lady on the Bridge and other Stories
2016
33
The Crime Cafe Short Story Anthology
2016
34
Silent Night, Deadly Night
2016
35
The Further Crossovers of Sherlock Holmes
2017
36
Down & Out: The Magazine Volume 1 Issue 2
2017
37
Down and Out the Magazine, Vol 2, Issue 2
2020
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Bill Crider: Biography

Bill Crider was born on July 28th, 1941. Bill passed away February 12th, 2018 at 76 years old. Bill Crider was born in Mexia, Texas, USA. Crider attended University of North Texas where he received a Master of Fine Arts and University of Texas at Austin where he received a Ph.D.

Bill Crider was the author of the Sheriff Dan Rhodes series which consists of 25 novels. The Sheriff Dan Rhodes series started in 1986 with the novel Too Late to Die. The most recently released novel in the Sheriff Dan Rhodes series was That Old Scoundrel Death which was released in 2019. There are no upcoming novels for the Sheriff Dan Rhodes series.

Bill Crider: Awards & Accolades

Crider's books have won multiple awards, Too Late to Die won the Anthony Award, Best First Mystery, in 1987. Chocolate Moose won the Anthony Award, Best Short Story, in 2002.

Bill Crider books have also been nominated for multiple awards, Too Late to Die was nominated for the Macavity Award, Best First Mystery, in 1987. Dead on the Island was nominated for the Shamus Award, Best First P.I. Novel, in 1992. How I Found a Cat, Lost True Love, and Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo was nominated for the Anthony Award, Best Short Story, in 1996. At the Hop was nominated for the Anthony Award, Best Short Story, in 2000. Cross Plains Universe was nominated for the World Fantasy Award, Anthology, in 2007. Cranked was nominated for the Anthony Award, Best Short Story, in 2007.

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  1. James Patterson, author of the Alex Cross Series.
  2. John Grisham, author of the Jake Brigance Series.
  3. Stephen King, author of The Dark Tower Series.
  4. Richard Osman, author of the Thursday Murder Club Series.
  5. Michael Connelly, author of the Harry Bosch Series.

Bill Crider: F.A.Q

When was Bill Crider Born?

Bill Crider was born on July 28th, 1941.

When did Bill Crider die?

Bill Crider died on February 12th, 2018 at 76 years old.

Where was Bill Crider Born?

Bill Crider was born in Mexia, Texas, USA.

What book awards has Bill Crider won?

Too Late to Die: Anthony Award Best First Mystery (1987).
Chocolate Moose: Anthony Award Best Short Story (2002).

What was the first book Bill Crider wrote?

The first novel written by Bill Crider was Too Late to Die, published in 1986.

What was the most recent book Bill Crider wrote?

His most recently released work was That Old Scoundrel Death on February 19th, 2019.

How many books has Bill Crider written?

Bill Crider has written 75 books across 15 series.
  • 25 books in the Sheriff Dan Rhodes Series
  • 1 Sheriff Dan Rhodes Collections
  • 4 books in the Carl Burns Series
  • 5 books in the Truman Smith Private Eye Series
  • 3 books in the Mike Gonzo Series
  • 2 books in the Stanley Waters Series
  • 3 books in the Professor Sally Good Series
  • 1 book in the Humphrey Bogart Series
  • 2 books in the Ted Stephens Series
  • 2 books in the Ellie Taine Series
  • 13 Standalone Novels
  • 8 Short Stories/Novellas
  • 4 Short Story Collections
  • 1 book in the Adventures of Wishbone Series
  • 1 book in The Dead Man Series

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