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Compound Murder

A Dan Rhodes Mystery

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Description

Small-town Texas sheriff Dan Rhodes is in for another puzzling mystery in this next in the entertaining, award-winning series

Before classes start one morning, the body of English instructor Earl Wellington is found outside the building of the community college. Wellington was clearly involved in a struggle with someone and has died as a result. Sheriff Dan Rhodes pursues and arrests Ike Terrell, a student 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 Ike's father is Able Terrell, a survivalist who has withdrawn from society and lives in a gated compound.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.

Rhodes discovers that Wellington and Ike had had a confrontation over a paper that Wellington insisted Ike plagiarized. Wellington also had had a confrontation with the dean and was generally disliked by the students. As the number of suspects increases, it's up to Rhodes to solve the murder while also dealing with an amusing but frustrating staff, a professor who wants to be a cop, and all the other normal occurrences that can wreak havoc in a small town.

Bill Crider's Compound Murder is an enjoyable police procedural filled with surprises, chuckles, and a quirky cast that will captivate mystery readers.

From Publishers Weekly

Jun 03, 2013 – Anthony Award winner Crider s 20th mystery featuring sheriff Dan Rhodes of Texas s Blacklin County (after 2012 s Murder of a Beauty Shop Queen) offers the usual enjoyable combination of witty help from dispatcher Hack Jensen, minor crises like a hog loose in Hannah Bigelow s house, the theft of hair extensions from Lonnie Wallace s Beauty Shack, and a major crime or two, such as the killing of English professor Earl Wellington at the local college campus. Rhodes finds a likely murder suspect in survivalist Able Terrell s son, Ike, a student who lives at the group s compound. The sheriff also uncovers discord in the groves of academe in particular Wellington s relationships with English department chair Harold Harris and college dean Sue Lynn King. Rhodes takes everything in stride, from the hectoring of Mayor Clifford Clement to the bombast of Able. Rhodes, often embarrassingly compared to fictional sheriff Sage Barton, successfully emulates that action hero in the clever and satisfying resolution.
Compound Murder
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Police Procedural
  • Published: Aug 13, 2013
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Seller: Macmillan / Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
  • Print Length: 272 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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