Small Town Texas Sheriff Dan Rhodes Is In For Another Puzzling Mystery In This Next In The Entertaining, Award Winning SeriesBefore 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And Arrests Ike Terrell, A Student Who Was Fleeing The Campus Ike S Father Is Able Terrell, A Survivalist Who Has Withdrawn From Society And Lives In A Gated Compound He S Not Happy That His Son Has Chosen To Attend The College, And He S Even Less Happy With The ArrestRhodes 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 TownBill Crider S Compound Murder Is An Enjoyable Police Procedural Filled With Surprises, Chuckles, And A Quirky Cast That Will Captivate Mystery Readers This series is my escapist fare Plots are interesting, characters eveninteresting some carry over , and a main character who is self effacing, but still really a hero except to the Mayor and County Commissioner The traditional town gown disagreements and divergent views are joined this time with a compound of families with a very divergent life style and anti government beliefs A good mix up Trouble brews. The compound that Bill Crider speaks of in the book Compound Murder relates to a compound where a group of survivalists live and have walled themselves off from mainstream life so that they can survive the coming zombie apocalypse or the end of society as we know it or the break down of the government They have lived in the compound the last twenty years or so waiting for the catastrophic event.I love these Sheriff Dan Rhodes books It s like returning home to a family both familiar, kind and enjoyable The novels are packed with eccentric characters, sometimes funny, idiosyncratic and always enjoyable In this installment The Sheriff must contend with the break in and theft of some wigs and hair extensions, a riot at the pizza hut, a hog in someones kitchen and of course a murder The prime suspect of the murder is the son of the man who commands the survivalist compound.The characters are all well drawn out and convincingly play their parts, and of course everyone claims to be innocent of everything as the Sheriff must comb the details of his investigation through his thinning hair.The ongoing Dr Pepper conundrum is enhanced by the attempt to introduce Mr Pibb into the Sheriffs orbit This being one of the struggles that face the intrepid hard working and animal friendly guardian of the peace in the small rural Texas community.As this is book twenty, I would recommend starting the series from the beginning to get the most out of all the hijinks and situations that Mr Crider so wonderfully gives to the reader. Another good entry in the Dan Rhodes series.An unliked English professor is found dead with a cracked head in the junior college parking lot, Sheriff Dan goes to work Besides the murder, there s a lot of theft around the county, and all the little things Rhodes usually needs to ameliorate.Most of the action seems to center on a fenced compound that serves as the home and headquarters of survivalists Dan has to find out how the compound figures into things, without any unnecessary violence.Great job. As usual, Bill Crider has proven himself to be one of the very best in mystery fiction I loved this book. a very ingenious plot and wonderful and familiar characters Crider is a master at drawing the reader into his world and not letting go Very highly recommended
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- 272 pages
- Compound Murder (Sheriff Dan Rhodes #20)
- Bill Crider
- 26 December 2017 Bill Crider