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Murder Most Fowl (Sheriff Dan Rhodes #7)

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Blacklin County, Texas, Sheriff Dan Rhodes investigates a crime wave of emu-rustling and a murder that may be related to the theft of the valuable birds. By the author of Booked for a Hanging.
Hardcover, 200 pages
Published September 1st 1994 by St. Martin's Press
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Sep 28, 2015 Karl rated it really liked it
If one were a person whose tongue were firmly pressed against their cheek, then I guess it would be fair to say Bill Crider's seventh installment of the Dan Rhodes saga has gone to the birds. However, Mr. Crider avoids any foul language regarding the Fowl's in question, though foul things do go on in this installment.

We learn that Emu's are becoming a major problem in Sheriff Dan Rhodes county. Lots of folks are raising them. The birds are not branded and are generally hard to tell apart.
A bunch of drunk young men taking pot shots at an outhouse that's floating by a riverbank interrupts a baptismal ceremony - annoying, but not particularly peculiar for Blacklin County. But the dead body in the outhouse certainly is, and it's up to Sheriff Rhodes to figure out what the heck happened. And then there's the stolen emus and the guy who chained himself to the front door of the Wal-Mart, and the little fact that everybody's trying to keep something important from Dan - it's pretty ...more
Aug 15, 2012 Ed rated it liked it
Shelves: law-enforcement
#7 in the Sheriff Dan Rhodes series.

Sheriff Dan Rhodes finds a corpse in a bullet-riddled portable toilet floating down river. The three young drunks discovered shooting at the toilet claim not to have known anyone was inside. The victim, a former hardware-store owner who had recently chained himself to the local Wal-Mart to protest the discount store's competitive edge, has an illegal cockfighting tool in his pocket. Then the dead man's widow is killed. The inhabitants of Blacklin County have l
Aug 08, 2012 Susan rated it really liked it
Sheriff Dan Rhodes is hearing rumors about a cockfighting ring, when he finds a former local storekeeper, put out of business by a WalMart, dead in a Porta-Potty floating in the river. The dead man had few friends, but frequented a local tavern. At the same time, Rhodes must deal with a case of emu rustling--you can't brand an emu--and the antics of his helpers Hack and Lawton.
Jan 01, 2009 David rated it it was amazing
Our main here is a likable small town sheriff. The small town, simple folk horse sense is present but not over played. In this book one crime if followed by others as things get more and more complicated, until a solution is found.
Jun 01, 2011 Caroline rated it really liked it
Continuing to read this series and enjoying every book so far. Bill Crider has a laid back style to his writing and great characters with interesting plotlines.

I will definitely look for more in this series!
Apr 08, 2016 Roberta rated it really liked it
A slow-walkin' slow-talkin' mystery set in a small Texas town that treats us to all of the stereotypes including cock fighting and drunken yahoos taking pot shots at outhouses. But this time the "cattle" are emus.
Nov 25, 2010 Erin rated it it was amazing
Fun, exciting. Definitely an enjoyable read Would make a good beach book. Another edition in the Dan Rhodes series worth a read.
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A good detective series each easily read in an afternoon - (in Nantucket - don't I wish). Very good.
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A quick and fun murder mystery!
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