Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A New MystereBook: Booked for a Hanging by Bill Crider

New MystereBooks (Mystery eBooks)

Here is a mystery, suspense, or thriller ebook that we recently found by sleuthing (as it were) through new or recently reissued titles from independent publishers …

Booked for a Hanging by Bill Crider is the sixth mystery in this Anthony Award-winning series featuring Blacklin County (Texas) Sheriff Dan Rhodes, first published in hardcover by St. Martin's Press in October 1992.

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Booked for a Hanging by Bill Crider

Booked for a Hanging by Bill Crider
A Dan Rhodes Mystery
Publisher: Crossroad Press
Publication Date: September 12, 2013

Dan Rhodes is confronted with what seems at first to be a suicide: the body of a man newly arrived in the county is found hanged in the dilapidated building he has taken over for his business. Simon Graham was a rare-book dealer. If it seems unlikely to find such an arcane entrepreneur in this extremely rural and sparsely populated part of Texas, it becomes less strange when it turns out that Graham was more con man than bibliophile.

The presumed suicide begins to look more and more like murder when several newcomers swoop down on the scene and try to beat out one another to find a reputedly valuable rare book that Graham was rumored to have among his collection of hardly worthwhile items. Although Rhodes's two attenuated and eccentric jailhouse employees have gone overboard for the magic of the department's new computer, the steady, if put-upon, Rhodes and his clear-eyed observations of human nature have invariably been more useful to the solution of a crime — and that is still true in the case of the hanged book dealer.

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