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A Mammoth Murder (Sheriff Dan Rhodes #13)

3.81  ·  Rating Details ·  171 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
One hot summer morning, big, tough Bud Turley brings an enormous tooth into the Blacklin County police station and asks Sheriff Dan Rhodes to keep it for him until the paleontologist from the community college comes up to examine it. Turley insists that the tooth is proof that Bigfoot roams the woods---unless it is from a prehistoric animal, which Rhodes thinks is more lik ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published April 18th 2006 by Minotaur Books
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Sep 26, 2015 Karl rated it really liked it
After the report of a "Bigfoot" sighting in the county that Sheriff Dan Rhodes patrols, a large number of Bigfoot seekers arrive in the small Texas town to see what they can find. The reported evidence given to hold by the Sheriff was a rather large tooth found in a local drainage ditch near the woods.

A local paleontologist is also called in to investigate the findings further. That's when the newest rounds of killings begin.

As Sheriff Rhodes begins his investigations he soon suspects an earlie
Jul 08, 2014 Larry rated it really liked it
When Bud Turley comes into his office with a large tooth he claims is from 'Bigfoot,' Sheriff Dan Rhodes knows the day is going to be out of the ordinary. It quickly becomes more so, as a call comes in reporting a dead body out in the Big Woods, which turns out to be very near the location where Bud found the tooth. Lots of excitement for rural Blacklin County, Texas.

This thirteenth entry in the Sheriff Dan Rhodes series, by Bill Crider, continues to please, providing an interesting story, a plo
Aug 21, 2012 Lance rated it liked it
Im going to begin by saying this book was weird, but not really that bad. It had little to do with bigfoot and although i didnt know who the killer was until the end i wasnt impressed with the ending.It wasnt the kind of book that you couldnt put down, believe me. On the other hand i like fiction and murder mysteries so it was a good book. It was like watching a re-run of a CSI episode that was exciting the first time because youre trying to figure out who the murdere is but the second time you ...more
Oct 05, 2012 Ed rated it really liked it
#13 in the Sheriff Dan Rhodes series. A straight forward murder mystery leading Rhodes to the killer..except for a last minute twist. Fun read.

Dan Rhodes series - When a dead body turns up in a Blacklin County forest better known for its bigfoot sightings, Rhodes hopes the murderer won't be as hard to catch as the legendary monster itself. One morning Bud Turley alerts the sheriff that he's found bigfoot's tooth in a patch of woods notable for a local boy having disappeared there years back. The
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Jul 30, 2016 Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
We listened to two mystery audiobooks, one on the way to West Texas, and one on the way home, both by my favorite mystery writer, Bill Crider. That's what a 9 1/2 hour drive to the other side of the state will do for you. Oh my, did we love hearing the story of guitar-playing Dr. C. P. "Seepy" Benton in Of All Sad Words. And does Bigfoot live in Texas? That's what Sheriff Dan Rhodes has to find out in A Mammoth Murder. We were entranced for nineteen hours and that's no small feat.
george burns
Jul 13, 2014 george burns rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Back. To Blacklin County

Blacklin County is a hard scrabble Texas county where Sheriff Dan Rhodes enforces the law. In this outing he faces murder, feral hogs and just maybe Bigfoot. If the legendary ape man did not kill the victims, who did and why? As always, Rhodes is laid back, sardonic and just a little unlucky. He makes mistakes along the way, but he ultimately solves the mystery. Visits to Blacklin County are always a pleasant way to spend time
May 05, 2013 Glen rated it it was amazing
I think this is one of the best entries in the Dan Rhodes series.

A man most people in Blacklin County thinks is some kind of nut finds a giant tooth, he believes comes from a Bigfoot or Sasquatch (although in Texas, it might well be a swamp ape). This brings a gaggle of Bigfoot hunters to town, causing all sorts of trouble for the Sheriff.

Then of course, the inevitable murder which takes Rhodes all over the county, and which inexorably leads to more murders.

Great stuff.
Jan 29, 2009 Susan rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery-texas
Bob Turley thinks he's found a Bigfoot's tooth. But the paleontologist he contacts says that it really comes from a mammoth. Meanwhile, Bob's best buddy Larry is found in the sinister Big Woods, home of snakes and feral pigs and--Bob believes--Bigfoot. To Sheriff Dan Rhodes, it's also the place where a little boy disappeared ten years ago. Now he's got to find Larry's murderer there.
Feb 16, 2008 Corky rated it really liked it
Shelves: series-novels
Sheriff Dan Rhodes series is great. Read them in order.
Jun 26, 2012 Virginia rated it really liked it
Love all the Sheriff Dan Rhodes books. About to finish the series and hope there will be more.
Chowhound88 (a.k.a. Ralph)
Dec 05, 2011 Chowhound88 (a.k.a. Ralph) rated it really liked it
I loved the story plot. Now on to the next one. :)
Jan 10, 2016 Jill rated it it was ok
On the front jacket of the book as well as in the summary above, one reads: “…Turley is ready to crow over his find. However, the next day his body is found in the forest, leaving Larry Colley more certain than ever that a monster is lurking there…Rhodes is not sure that Bud's death is the work of an "ordinary" criminal.”
BIG PROBLEM: The book is about Larry Colley’s death not Bud Turley’s. Obviously, whoever wrote the jacket cover did not read the book
David Feela
Dec 30, 2014 David Feela rated it liked it
As a mystery, not so imaginative or compelling, though the hunt for the killer opens a number of possibilities. Perhaps the most overdone phrase of the book is when Sheriff Dan Rhodes keeps saying, "I feel like I'm missing something here...." I mean, yeah, I get it, but you don't have to keep pointing it out. Still, the backwoods community where the Rhodes mysteries take place are always a hoot. Anyone who lives in a small town can find actual neighbors in these pages.
Jul 25, 2016 Sarah rated it it was ok
This is not the sort of book I normally would read. I picked it up because it has Bigfoot on the cover. This is a clever marketing tactic, because Bigfoot (and the mammoth, for that matter) is no more than a quick tangential storyline in this otherwise formulaic and not particularly well-written mystery.
Feb 27, 2014 Terry rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery
It's probably not fair to compare Bill Crider's Texas sheriff Dan Rhodes to Craig Johnson's popular Wyoming sheriff Walt Longmire of A&E fame. I read back to back novels from these two authors and Johnson's Longmire appeals to me more than Rhodes. Rhodes comes off as almost too inept to be believable and the supporting cast isn't as dynamic as Logmire's deputies.
May 28, 2009 Patti rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2009, mystery
It took a little while for this book to take hold with me (sorry Bill!), but once it did, I wanted to stay up and finish it. It was interesting how the threads of an old missing person case, a current murder, a discovery of a mammoth tooth, and suspicions of Bigfoot in the area all come together in Blacklin County, Texas.
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Mar 09, 2016 Bettina Elliott rated it it was amazing
i like this leading character. he's believable, someone you'd know & like. someone you wish ran your town. easy reading. nice flow to the story
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