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A Mammoth Murder (Sheriff Dan Rhodes #13)

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One hot summer morning, big, tough Bud Turley brings an enormous tooth into the Blacklin County police station and asks Sheriff Dan Rhodes to keep it for him until the paleontologist from the community college comes up to examine it. Turley insists that the tooth is proof that Bigfoot roams the woods---unless it is from a prehistoric animal, which Rhodes thinks is more lik ...more
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Published April 1st 2007 by Minotaur Books (first published April 18th 2006)
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When Bud Turley comes into his office with a large tooth he claims is from 'Bigfoot,' Sheriff Dan Rhodes knows the day is going to be out of the ordinary. It quickly becomes more so, as a call comes in reporting a dead body out in the Big Woods, which turns out to be very near the location where Bud found the tooth. Lots of excitement for rural Blacklin County, Texas.

This thirteenth entry in the Sheriff Dan Rhodes series, by Bill Crider, continues to please, providing an interesting story, a plo
george burns
Back. To Blacklin County

Blacklin County is a hard scrabble Texas county where Sheriff Dan Rhodes enforces the law. In this outing he faces murder, feral hogs and just maybe Bigfoot. If the legendary ape man did not kill the victims, who did and why? As always, Rhodes is laid back, sardonic and just a little unlucky. He makes mistakes along the way, but he ultimately solves the mystery. Visits to Blacklin County are always a pleasant way to spend time
David Feela
As a mystery, not so imaginative or compelling, though the hunt for the killer opens a number of possibilities. Perhaps the most overdone phrase of the book is when Sheriff Dan Rhodes keeps saying, "I feel like I'm missing something here...." I mean, yeah, I get it, but you don't have to keep pointing it out. Still, the backwoods community where the Rhodes mysteries take place are always a hoot. Anyone who lives in a small town can find actual neighbors in these pages.
It's probably not fair to compare Bill Crider's Texas sheriff Dan Rhodes to Craig Johnson's popular Wyoming sheriff Walt Longmire of A&E fame. I read back to back novels from these two authors and Johnson's Longmire appeals to me more than Rhodes. Rhodes comes off as almost too inept to be believable and the supporting cast isn't as dynamic as Logmire's deputies.
Im going to begin by saying this book was weird, but not really that bad. It had little to do with bigfoot and although i didnt know who the killer was until the end i wasnt impressed with the ending.It wasnt the kind of book that you couldnt put down, believe me. On the other hand i like fiction and murder mysteries so it was a good book. It was like watching a re-run of a CSI episode that was exciting the first time because youre trying to figure out who the murdere is but the second time you ...more
#13 in the Sheriff Dan Rhodes series. A straight forward murder mystery leading Rhodes to the killer..except for a last minute twist. Fun read.

Dan Rhodes series - When a dead body turns up in a Blacklin County forest better known for its bigfoot sightings, Rhodes hopes the murderer won't be as hard to catch as the legendary monster itself. One morning Bud Turley alerts the sheriff that he's found bigfoot's tooth in a patch of woods notable for a local boy having disappeared there years back. The
Bob Turley thinks he's found a Bigfoot's tooth. But the paleontologist he contacts says that it really comes from a mammoth. Meanwhile, Bob's best buddy Larry is found in the sinister Big Woods, home of snakes and feral pigs and--Bob believes--Bigfoot. To Sheriff Dan Rhodes, it's also the place where a little boy disappeared ten years ago. Now he's got to find Larry's murderer there.
It took a little while for this book to take hold with me (sorry Bill!), but once it did, I wanted to stay up and finish it. It was interesting how the threads of an old missing person case, a current murder, a discovery of a mammoth tooth, and suspicions of Bigfoot in the area all come together in Blacklin County, Texas.
Love all the Sheriff Dan Rhodes books. About to finish the series and hope there will be more.
Sheriff Dan Rhodes series is great. Read them in order.
Chowhound88 (a.k.a. Ralph)
I loved the story plot. Now on to the next one. :)
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