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Shotgun Saturday Night (Sheriff Dan Rhodes #2)

3.82  ·  Rating Details ·  159 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
Hardcover, 185 pages
Published November 1st 1987 by Walker & Company (first published September 1987)
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Sep 02, 2015 Karl rated it really liked it
"Shotgun Saturday Night" is the second Dan Rhodes mystery by Bill Crider following "Too Late To Die". The Book was published in 1987 and gives the reader the next installment of the events in the small town in Blacklin County, Texas.

Sheriff Dan Rhodes has hired a new deputy to replace the last one, who was gored by a wild pig (in the last book), and was also engaged to his daughter. The new deputy's name is Ruth. The other's at the police station don't like her much at first.

To stir things up a
BOTTOM LINE: #2 Sheriff Dan Rhodes, Blacklin County, Texas, almost-cosy police procedural. A motorcycle gang called Los Muertos, pot plants, and mismatched body parts make things interesting for Dan and his deputies during a warm summer week. And that’s not all: the AC goes out, someone gets shot, and Dan and Ivy’s relationship starts to heat up a bit. Another fine visit with Dan and friends, in what might be a nice place to live, if only odd things didn’t keep happening....

Very quietly written
Aug 07, 2015 Glen rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, cozies
This is the second book in the Dan Rhodes series.

Once again, murder is afoot in Blacklin County, and Sheriff Dan Rhodes has to solve it. This book introduces Rapper and Nellie, recurring biker villains, and Deputy Ruth Grady, who becomes a major supporting character.

Sep 19, 2016 Pop rated it really liked it
I liked the book fine, my thoughts about it mirrors my review of book 1 in this series. I will probably continue reading the series as long as I can get the books from my library, won't buy them though!
Sep 18, 2014 Maddy rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014-reads
PROTAGONIST: Sheriff Dan Rhodes
SETTING: Blacklin County, Texas
SERIES: #2 of 21
RATING: 3.25
WHY: Local handyman Bert Ramsey has found 3 boxes of amputated arms and legs, which he reports to Blacklin County sheriff Dan Rhodes. When Ramsey is murdered, we find that there is a lot more than limbs at stake. I found the action scenes unconvincing, and the fact that Rhodes often brought his love interest, Ivy Daniel, with him to investigate not credible. The characters are likeable, and it's good to see
Feb 24, 2015 Lucy rated it liked it
When a local handyman is killed at close range with a shotgun, sheriff Dan Rhodes discovers that he had new possessions and more money on hand than could be explained by his handyman earnings. Then another man, suspected of the first murder, is also found dead, apparently killed by members of a motorcycle gang. Interesting characters, some quite eccentric. There's also the finding of three boxes of mismatched human arms and legs, which the handyman had found not long before his death. How to exp ...more
Carole Jarvis
Apr 23, 2010 Carole Jarvis rated it it was amazing
This is one of my favorite mystery series. Sheriff Dan Rhodes is a good, honest and very likeable character. Well written, great humor, well-plotted mystery. There's character development, so series should be read in order. Highly recommended.
Jul 20, 2008 Randy rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: mystery fans
Recommended to Randy by: internet
The second entry in Bill Crider,s mystery series.
When the town handyman, Sheriff Rhodes visits the home and finds two new televisions, a houseful of furniture, and six thousand dollars in cash.
A nifty little mystery.
Freda Witt
Aug 27, 2015 Freda Witt rated it liked it
I really enjoy this series.
Aug 26, 2012 Ed rated it liked it
#2 in the Sheriff Dan Rhodes series. Laid-back sheriff Dan Rhodes wouldn't dare asy anyone for a hand in solving his latest mystery, in this amusing series entry, he might literally get one.

Dan Rhodes series - That easy-going, empathetic, likeable Sheriff Dan Rhodes is up to his neck in a baffling case when a number of arms and legs are found on a trash pile in Blacklin County, Texas. Soon the man who found them is dead and Rhodes wends his way through a gang of rough bikers and assorted Texas t
Jun 07, 2014 Winston rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery-western
Fun east read predictable ending...
Aug 01, 2009 George rated it liked it
A Sheriff Dan Rhodes mystery. He's sheriff of a small rural Texas county that's normally very quiet and laid back. Rhodes is a more human character who appears to be more bumbling than he really is and frequently is on the short end of things. This story involves a motorcycle gang, a couple of murders, and a number of side issues in the daily routine of the sheriff's office.
Sep 18, 2012 Dave rated it liked it
The 2nd book in the Sheriff Dan Rhodes series. I enjoyed this one as much as I did the 1st.
This one is about a motorcycle gang that may or may not be causing trouble in town.
Most of the cast is back for this go-round. An easy read, that keeps you guessing.
Joe O'c
Apr 05, 2010 Joe O'c rated it liked it
Very Good; Continuing character: Sheriff Dan Rhodes; boxes of assorted body parts, murders and a motorcycle gang rile things up in the Sheriff's small own, as he contemplates marriage at the same time
Nov 05, 2012 Mark rated it liked it
read this on reccomendations of readers on this site...decent tale of a Hackberry Holland-type sheriff of a Texas observations and insights into human nature, as well as, a decent mystery too!!!
Rachael Mcdonnell
Aug 04, 2013 Rachael Mcdonnell rated it really liked it
From the 4 I have read so far this was my least favorite but still good. I am waiting for books 3 and 4 to come in at the library. :)
Aug 07, 2013 Wanda rated it liked it
It was ok, nothing special. Will probably read some more by this author.
Oct 07, 2011 Alice rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
Short to the point. Definitely dated!
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