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Red, White, and Blue Murder (Sheriff Dan Rhodes #12)

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The 12th mystery featuring Sheriff Dan Rhodes. WIth the author's quietly hilarious humor and fine characterization of Rhodes and the other residents of Blacklin County, TX, Crider once more shows the human side of small town law enforcement. A man dies in a fire; fireworks are involved in further threats and someone is spreading lies about the leading local figures, even i ...more
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Published October 24th 2003 by Minotaur Books
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Karl
Dec 17, 2015 Karl rated it it was amazing
An Excellent addition to the series, and quite enjoyable.

Sheriff Dan Rhodes, the local sheriff and the small Texas county are suffering a July heat wave. In fact it's so hot that the annual fireworks may have to be called off due to the fire hazards. However, to make matters worse there is a murder local fellow, who gets clobbered in the head and gets set on fire.

If that isn't enough the local town news paper has just hired,a, lets call her perky, young investigative reporter who enjoys followin
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Kay Wright
Nov 07, 2015 Kay Wright rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Can't believe this series and it's protagonist, Dan Rhodes, have been around for so long without hearing about them. Really enjoy the subtle humor although there isn't much depth. The mystery takes second place to the characters. Fun read.
Ed
Sep 22, 2012 Ed rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: law-enforcement
#12 in the Sheriff Dan Rhodes series. It's amazing that laid-back Sheriff Rhodes has lasted this long with his penchant for getting beat-up and knocked-out. This entry which turns on a young reporter's attempt to come up with a big story of corruption by county officials is a quick moving, enjoyable read and an above average series entry.

Dan Rhodes faces accusations of corruption from reporter Jennifer Loam. Loam's source also fingers some of Blacklin County's commissioners. Rhodes clears himsel
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Roberta
I like the characters in this series a lot, Sheriff Rhodes, and his wife, Ivy, and their dogs Speedo and Yancy, in particular or I wouldn't have kept reading this series.

I don't live in Texas, where there are way more guns per capita than where I live (12.8 per thousand vs. 3.3 per thousand) so people don't shoot at the Sheriff all that often but, when they do, they can certainly count on it that he will not hesitate to shoot back. I am surprised by Sheriff Rhodes' reluctance to shoot back at t
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Jill
Nov 26, 2015 Jill rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Another Dan Rhodes Mystery. About the same as the others. The author basically writes the same story each time just different characters get killed. The Sheriff gets banged up more in this book than some. Good short book for light reading. The banter between the two old geezers at the jail begins to get tiresome.
Terry
Feb 27, 2014 Terry rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Sheriff Rhodes' ineptitude is annoying and his ability to endure physical torment (knocked unconscious twice)beggars the imagination. There is little character development besides the 2 irritating oldsters and the rarely mentioned actual deputies are too one dimensional.
Paula
Jul 10, 2016 Paula rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A typical cozy mystery. I would read more by this author except for my objection to certain cuss words. No real reason for it.
Patsy Tindell
Feb 15, 2016 Patsy Tindell rated it liked it
Another Sheriff Dan Rhodes mystery. This one features a local reporter who has information about the county commissioners.
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Things aren't looking good for a happy July Fourth for Sheriff Dan Rhodes of Blacklin County, Texas. A newspaper reporter has accused him of corruption, the town fireworks display has been cancelled, and the jail's air conditioning is out of order. What more could go wrong? Well, arson for one ... and murder. Throw in extramarital affairs galore and county officials on the take, and things are getting hot. Can Sheriff Rhodes keep his cool? This is the 12th mystery featuring the unflappable Rhode ...more
Beth Yeary
I always enjoy the books in this series. A fun escape for me.
Jay Hatcher
Jun 01, 2012 Jay Hatcher rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Good mystery set in Texas. The main character, Sheriff Dan Rhodes, is a no nonsense crime solver who uses his instincts rather than crime labs to solve murders. The series has a great cast of characters that assist or detract him in his efforts to solve crimes.
Andy Plonka
Aug 20, 2014 Andy Plonka rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: src
This one is just short of a cozy which tend to annoy me in my old age, but the ending made m glad I finished it.
Sue
Dec 25, 2012 Sue rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
An interesting main character with a self depracating humor that he uses on himself. Likable, interesting twists, set in small town Texas.
JoDee
Cute, lightweight story that took you into the heart of summer's heat with humor and little tension.
Erin
Jan 01, 2011 Erin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun and entertaining a great series
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