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Cursed to Death (Sheriff Dan Rhodes #3)

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In tiny Blacklin County, Texas, a curse is nothing more than a four-letter word hollered in a barroom or muttered in the heat. So Sheriff Dan Rhodes is more curious than concerned when he dutifully responds to a complaint of witchcraft.

When Dr. Samuel Martin, the local dentist — and unpopular landlord — claims he's been hexed by a tenant, Rhodes does his best to smooth thi
Mass Market Paperback, 176 pages
Published March 28th 1990 by Ivy Books (first published 1988)
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"May your teeth fall out, and you disappear" Thus is the curse given to a local dentist and slum lord in the small Texas town where Sheriff Dan Rhodes, in this third outing, must deal with the high and low crimes committed in his county.

He must also deal with a food fight at the local old folks home because two of it's residents want to co-habituate but the home director will not allow it.

It's tough being a sheriff. Then the dentist / slum lord vanishes. The sheriff discovers that oh so many of
Freda Witt
Aug 23, 2015 Freda Witt rated it really liked it
This is one of favorite new series. Glad I found him. I saw one of his books advertised and went back to the first one, and I'm glad I did.
Aug 31, 2014 Lynn rated it really liked it
Cursed to Death is the 3rd book in the Dan Rhodes series. A dentist who also is a owner of many rental houses has a curse put on him by a tenant who has not paid the rent. The dentist soon goes missing. Dan Rhodes sheriff of Blacklin County Texas is called by the dentist's wife to find her husband. The missing dentist had told his wife that he was going to go collect back rent from several renters.

I have read three Dan Rhodes books now and have enjoyed them all. This book was a fast read for me
Apr 14, 2016 Roberta rated it really liked it
A real cliff-hanger concerning Sheriff Dan Rhodes desperately avoiding Christmas shopping. People who have read earlier books in the series already know that Sheriff Dan Rhodes does not wear hats and has never solved a murder using finger prints. I don't think that it's a spoiler to say that he doesn't solve this one using finger prints either. As usual, Sheriff Rhodes plods around town asking people questions, getting beat up and shot, and asking more questions until he gets his man, or woman, ...more
Aug 20, 2015 Glen rated it really liked it
A dentist comes into the sheriff's office claiming a witch put a curse on him. Dan Rhodes gets that straightened up, but then the dentist disappears.

Plus, it's Christmas time, and Dan has to get something for Ivy, not to mention whomever he drew for the secret Santa.

Great stuff.
BOTTOM LINE: #3 Sheriff Dan Rhodes, Blacklin County, Texas. A witch curses a dentist, who promptly disappears, his wife gets murdered, and there’s a riot at an old age home. And Christmas is coming soon, and Dan doesn’t have any presents bought as yet. The time frame jumps around a bit, but the plotting is tight and the pace is fast.

Good times in a small town, a comfortable police procedural with wonderful characters who’ve become my friends. I love this series, and look forward to reading Sher
Jan 30, 2014 Susan rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery-texas
A Clearview dentist is cursed by one of his tenants, and shortly after disappears. Sheriff Dan Rhodes isn't sure whether to be concerned or not. After all, even a quiet rural county has other things going on. There's the rumpus at the nursing home, for instance, that pits the administrator and staff against true love. But when Rhodes finds the dentist's wife dead, he knows that there's something really wrong in town.
Kay Wright
Mar 25, 2016 Kay Wright rated it liked it
So old it's almost embarrassing to read. Not even cell phones which would have done helped charming Dan Rhodes. So old the comic relief in the jail must be at least 100 today. But who cares. You find out a little more about Rhodes and Ivy and how they get together. The mystery is clever but not central. Just good old fashioned ironic writing.
Aug 22, 2012 Ed rated it liked it
Shelves: law-enforcement
#3 in the Sheriff Dan Rhodes series. Rather a lackluster, but enjoyable, entry in the estimable small town Texas series.

Dan Rhodes series - When a witch places a public curse on a local dentist / landlord, and the target of that curse disappears without much of a trace, Rhodes does as much investigating as he can, with what little he has to go on. Then the dentist's wife is murdered, and the investigation is taken up a notch. The most likely suspects are the four tenants who rent from the dentis
Dec 12, 2012 Dave rated it liked it
I am really enjoying this series. I'm trying to read them in order.
While they read quick(I did this one in acouple of days) They have some depth to them. I really enjoy the Sheriff and his small Texas town. A good mystery. Can't wait to read the next one...
May 29, 2011 Debra rated it really liked it
Continuing my quest to read some favorite author's backlist.... Bill Crider's Sheriff Rhodes series is a humorous police procedural set in rural Texas. Always enjoyable, never taxing.
Dan Rhodes is a middle-age sheriff in a small Texas town who pokes about until he solves the mystery of the missing dentist and murdered wife.
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