The Wild Hog Murders: A Dan Rhodes Mystery

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St. Martin's Press, Jul 5, 2011 - Fiction - 272 pages
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Like most of the rest of Texas, Blacklin County is being overrun with feral hogs that destroy farmland and crops. There's hardly any defense against these pests, but they haven't been the cause of murder. Until now. A mother and son have opened an animal shelter in the county and they welcome even feral hogs. Someone's threatened them by slaughtering one of their animals and leaving it on their doorstep. Then Sheriff Dan Rhodes and Deputy Ruth Grady stumble across a dead man while searching the woods for a convenience store robber.

The investigation into the man's death is complicated by angry hog hunters, a crusading talk-show host, a bounty hunter named Hoss, conflicts with the county commissioners, and the reappearance of Rapper and Nellie, the inept two-man motorcycle gang that's caused Rhodes considerable trouble in the past. By the time he's sorted through all the clues, Rhodes discovers that quite a few people aren't who they seemed to be, including those he's known for a long time. And some of them are killers.

Award-winning author Bill Crider has written an endearing and consistently entertaining series, and The Wild Hog Murders offers a fresh new chance to get in on the fun.

 

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User Review  - souleswanderer - LibraryThing

What do a dead bank robber, murderous bounty hunter, animal shelter, Los Muertos (motorcycle gang), and a morning talk show host have in common? Feral hogs. A large population of the swine reside in ... Read full review

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User Review  - DrLed - LibraryThing

Wild hog hunting is a necessity in South Texas, but when two murders occur, Sheriff Dan Rhodes must risk life and limb to discover 'who done it'. This was a good book in that the results follow the clues without drastic leaps of faith. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
10
Section 3
19
Section 4
29
Section 5
39
Section 6
48
Section 7
57
Section 8
69
Section 15
136
Section 16
146
Section 17
155
Section 18
167
Section 19
176
Section 20
187
Section 21
199
Section 22
210

Section 9
80
Section 10
88
Section 11
98
Section 12
106
Section 13
116
Section 14
126
Section 23
219
Section 24
228
Section 25
237
Section 26
247
Section 27
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About the author (2011)

Bill Crider is the winner of two Anthony Awards and is an Edgar Award finalist. He lives with his wife in Alvin, Texas.

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