Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “A Romantic Way to Die (Sheriff Dan Rhodes #11)” as Want to Read:
A Romantic Way to Die (Sheriff Dan Rhodes #11)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

A Romantic Way to Die (Sheriff Dan Rhodes #11)

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  88 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Dan Rhodes, the sheriff of Blacklin County, Texas, has seen more than his share of strange events during his time in office-most recently he exorcised a ghost from the county jail and he has always tolerated the banter between his elderly jailer and dispatcher. However, not even Hack and Lawton's friendly word play could have prepared him for the group of writers that have ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published November 20th 2001 by Minotaur Books (first published 2001)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about A Romantic Way to Die, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about A Romantic Way to Die

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 150)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
#11 in the Sheriff Dan Rhodes. Small (as in tiny) town, Texas sheriff Rhodes doesn't think much of forensics; he places his belief in finding out things by wandering around asking questions. Down home humor and witty byplay with his dispatcher and jailor enliven the series.

Dan Rhodes series - When Vernell Lindsey, Clearview's newly published romance novelist, decides to hold a romance writer's convention, residents think this will get their town on the map. Former resident Terry Don Coslin will
Jill Mercer
I enjoyed this book mostly because it appeared that the author was having fun writing about romance writers. His books are always fast reads, but keep my attention.
Katharine Ott
"A Romantic Way to Die" - written by Bill Crider and published in 2002 by Harlequin Books. A mediocre mystery.
Still loving this series!

Sheriff Dan Rhodes's wife assures him that everyone wants to write a book, and from the interest in the writer's conference in his little county, it sure looks that way. But when one of the aspiring writer's dies suddenly, it brings out the nastier side of publishing too. And then there's the other little quirks of rural Texas life - the Peeping Toms, the break ins, the mysterious lights at
the funeral home. Fun story.
A Sheriff Dan Rhodes mystery set in a small rural Texas county. Rhodes finds himself investigating two deaths at a romance writers conference held in his county. He finds himself in the middle of rivalries and jealousies among the writers which helps to muddy his murder investigation.

These mysteries tend to be on the light side with the usual near death scrapes, some humor as Rhodes gives the impression of muddling through things.
I always most put the book back because of the cover - a sexy man holding a sexy girl like on romance novels. The cover had to do with the book being set at a writing covention of romance writers. It's a Sheriff Dan Rhodes mystery. OK but not the best. The best part no language or gore!!
How could I have ever be afraid of someone who writes about smoking a finger soaked in embalming fluid? This is a great book to read if you just want to escape from the craziness going on in the real world!
Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
Crider taught for years at our little college here. I realized recently that I'd never read one of his mysteries!

Chowhound88 (a.k.a. Ralph)
I enjoyed reading this book. It will keep you guessing on who the killer is.
Still marked it as to-read
Aug 25, 2015
Karl marked it as to-read
Aug 26, 2015
Barbara Steitz
Barbara Steitz marked it as to-read
Jul 16, 2015
Janice marked it as to-read
Jul 03, 2015
Vicki Gooding
Vicki Gooding marked it as to-read
Jun 14, 2015
Buddy Eades
Buddy Eades marked it as to-read
May 12, 2015
Brandon Byler
Brandon Byler marked it as to-read
Apr 19, 2015
Thewalkinglexicon marked it as to-read
Apr 18, 2015
Cathy added it
Apr 12, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 5 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Other Books in the Series

Sheriff Dan Rhodes (1 - 10 of 22 books)
  • Too Late to Die (Sheriff Dan Rhodes #1)
  • Shotgun Saturday Night (Sheriff Dan Rhodes #2)
  • Cursed to Death (Sheriff Dan Rhodes #3)
  • Death on the Move (Sheriff Dan Rhodes #4)
  • Evil at the Root (Sheriff Dan Rhodes #5)
  • Booked for a Hanging (Sheriff Dan Rhodes #6)
  • Murder Most Fowl (Sheriff Dan Rhodes #7)
  • Winning Can Be Murder (Sheriff Dan Rhodes #8)
  • Death by Accident (Sheriff Dan Rhodes #9)
  • A Ghost of a Chance (Sheriff Dan Rhodes #10)
Too Late to Die (Sheriff Dan Rhodes #1) Murder of a Beauty Shop Queen: A Dan Rhodes Mystery (Sheriff Dan Rhodes #19) Murder Among the OWLS (Sheriff Dan Rhodes #14) Compound Murder: A Dan Rhodes Mystery (Dan Rhodes Mystery #20) A Mammoth Murder (Sheriff Dan Rhodes #13)

Share This Book