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Flat Crazy: A Blanco County, Texas, Novel (A Blanco County Mystery #3)

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From the Edgar, Lefty, and Barry award-nominated author Ben Rehder comes the funniest entry yet in his hilarious Blanco County mystery series. Some kind of unidentified wild creature is on the loose in Blanco, and, over the protests of sensible game warden John Marlin, the locals have convinced themselves they're dealing with a mythical vampirish beast called a chupacabra....more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published September 6th 2004 by Minotaur Books (first published 2004)
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Ensiform
The third Blanco Country mystery. In this episode of game warden John Marlin’s adventures in law enforcement, a corrupt hunting guide named Duke Waldrip kills an angry client who demands a refund after discovering his mounted head was faked; the country goes loco after a chupacabra sighting makes national news thanks to a less-than-dignified gossip show’s attention; loveable redneck crooks Billy Don and Red try to catch the goat-sucker with typically amateurish planning; a man specializing in As...more
Lee
What an appropriate title for the third Blanco County Mystery. This was the most humorous one so far. With the same wacky characters and a few new ones in town,the witty banter never stops. Ben Rehder is part Carl Hiaasan and Tim Dorsey, with the only difference being his flat crazy tales take place in Texas.
Christa
Even though you know 'who done it' what a delight watching the author tangle,weave, knot and then smooth all the disparate storylines together. There is a Southern sense of humor that permeates through-out. I look forward to reading more adventures in Blanco county.
Edward
think Carl Hiaasen but in Texas. He really hits his stride with this his third book. If you like humorous mysteries, pick this one up.
Sue
Fun 3rd book in series. Enjoy the characters.
Lori
Very cute story, a "cozy" read.
Glenn
Oct 17, 2008 Glenn rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Carl Hiaasen, Tim Dorsey or Bill Fitzhugh
Shelves: humorous-novels
3.5 stars
Douglas Cook
I love goofy redneck mysteries. Rehder writes some of the best.

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DUKE WALDRIP WAS a damn resourceful hunting guide. In fact, he was so clever, his clients occasionally ended up with trophy deer mounts that weren’t exactly authentic. Of course, the clients were unaware of this fact, but it was always at the back of Duke’s mind that one of them might figure it out. That’s why he was a little uneasy about the man who was currently sitting in front of him—and there weren’t too many thi...more
Beverly June Davis
Crazy for Blanco County

I gave this 5 stars for the following reasons. This series is entertaining, characters endearing, and humor abounding. The story moves along at a comfortable Texas pace; Storytelling at its best with great scene description, well managed dialog and local accents ring true. The characters seem possible as a possible neighborhood's good-old boy who loads up to go hunting and fishing at 4am. I Love this series! HAVE TO RUN; Blanco County is calling.
Maryanne
Flat Crazy 12312006 Ben Rehder/jonathan Davis
Kim Harris
So funny! I think I know all these people.
Julie
I will be reading all these! Funny, reasonable and convoluted--several stories woven into one. My favorite line from this one, "You know why murders are so hard to solve in small Texas towns? All the same DNA." And it's rejoinder, "Also, no dental records."
Michele
I dare you to come up with three or four random phrases that Ben Rehder can't write into a story line! Asian dwarf porno stars, central Texas redneck poachers, la Chupacabra, and show poodles...it is all here in one story! Love this writer!!
Celeste
I've been missing Carl Hiaasen, and this was set in Texas so I thought I'd give him a try. It was pretty crazy and quite enjoyable. Lots of good capers going on. I will definitely read more of his work.
Jeff Dickison
Good Blanco County, Texas tale told with lots of humor. Game warden Marlin helps investigate 2 murders and the appearance of a chupacabra. Red and Billy Don get to be heroes. Recommended!
Susan
Loved it! I am so glad I was introduced to this author-his characters are so funny and quirky! I love John Marlin-I know I say it every time but I do!
Carol
This was a "free" one downloaded on my Kindle. It was pretty fun and easy, but not something I'd take time out of my other activities for.
Paul
Mindless entertainment, but nice story-telling. Game warden in Central Texas takes on comically inept killers.
Michele bookloverforever
comedic mystery set in rural area. detective is a game warden.
Sam Burnes
These books just keep on getting better.
Squeaky
An enjoyable little romp.
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Ben Rehder wanted to become a writer ever since he was dropped on his head as a toddler. As he grew into a young adult and the vertigo gradually dissipated, his passion for literature grew. Ben longed to craft the type of soul-stirring prose that would touch people’s lives and help them explore new emotional horizons. But he went to work at an ad agency instead.

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