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A Ghost of a Chance (Sheriff Dan Rhodes #10)

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  82 ratings  ·  14 reviews
In this tenth installment of the Sheriff Dan Rhodes series, the Blacklin County Texas law enforcer is back to solve even more mysteries. Some of the most amusing sequences in Crider's Blacklin county mysteries are set in the jailhouse, and star the ongoing word battles between its two septuagarian denizens, Hack the dispatcher and Lawton, the jailer. This time no one at th ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published July 14th 2000 by Minotaur Books (first published 2000)
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george burns
Crimes Galore

Ghosts, cemeteries ransacked, the wrong body in an open grave, Sheriff Dan Rhodes has more than enough things to investigate. The plot is ingenious and the sheriff follows false trails and suffers injuries before he solves all of the problems. Through it all he keeps his good humor and enforces the law with a minimum of violence. Probably the only sheriff in Texas without a Stetson, if he wore a hat it would be white. If only he could give up Dr. Pepper and Vienna sausages. His two
#10 of the Sheriff Dan Rhodes series. Quick read with folksy Sheriff Rhodes wandering around picking up information and getting beat up.

Sheriff Dan Rhodes of Blacklin County, Texas, faces a couple of unusual problems: there's a ghost haunting his jail, and someone is stealing graveyard art from the county cemeteries. When Ty Berry is found shot in a gravesite, Rhodes knows Berry's mission to end the cemetery crimes may be the motive for his death. Rhodes' easy-going nature and melancholic fondne
When the local undertaker calls to report he's found a dead man in the cemetery, sheriff Dan Rhodes is off on another investigation, this one complicated by the return to Blacklin County of two evil motorcyclists, Rapper and Nellie, who are up to something, but what? Suspects in the death include the president of the rival historical society, a dealer in collectibles, a newly successful romance writer, and a neighbor who says she only wants to keep things peaceful. Fast-paced and full of action ...more
Sheriff Rhodes has to deal with supposed ghosts, two murders, and thefts from cemeteries in his county. Not to mention two motorcycle thugs that pop up all to frequently in he series.
Another good book in the Sheriff Dan Rhodes series. This time he's got to deal with ghosts, feuding historical societies, and a drug ring.

I recommend it.
I like Bill's small town sheriff and admire his's my own roots in a different Southern state--Virginia.
Good mystery and a quick read...the characters were believable and interesting. I will be looking for more in this series.
I'm working my way through this series as I find the audio versions. I like the quirkiness of the characters.
Ah, Texas. I miss you. If I knew the sheriff in my little county back home, he would have been just like this.
Very funny. Bill Crider continually turns out fast paced witty mysteries with lovable characters.
Chowhound88 (a.k.a. Ralph)
I enjoyed this book very much. Rapper is back. Guess which body part he loses this time.
Way better then the last one. It's a quick, easy read with fun characters.
Lisa Patton
Good book, a little slow at first, but got better as it went.
Connie Becerra
Pretty good book. Think I will like this series.
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