Sheriff Dan Rhodes is the protagonist in a series of mystery novels by American author Bill Crider. The series is set in small-town Texas, where Sheriff Rhodes lives alongside some strange people who sometimes commit some strange crimes.

The Dan Rhodes series began in 1986 with the novel Too Late to Die. It won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel. The series is currently ongoing. Below is a list of Bill Crider’s Dan Rhodes books in order of when they were originally published (which is also their chronological order):

Publication Order of Sheriff Dan Rhodes Books


Too Late to Die(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shotgun Saturday Night(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cursed to Death(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death on the Move(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Evil at the Root(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Booked for a Hanging(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder Most Fowl(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Winning Can Be Murder(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death By Accident(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Ghost of a Chance(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Romantic Way to Die(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Red, White, and Blue Murder(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Mammoth Murder(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Murder Among the Owls(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Of All Sad Words(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder in Four Parts(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder in the Air(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wild Hog Murders(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Beauty Shop Queen(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Compound Murder(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Half in Love with Artful Death(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Between the Living and the Dead(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Survivors Will Be Shot Again(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Sheriff Dan Rhodes Collections


The Blacklin County Files(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: The Blackline County Files is co-authored with Judy Crier.

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