Bill Crider's quirky mysteries featuring Texas lawman Dan Rhodes are widely praised by fans and critics alike. In Of All Sad Words, a cluster of oddballs descends upon Blacklin County. After a mobile home erupts in a ball of flame and a body is found nearby, Rhodes' worries magnify when students at the Citizens' Sheriff 's Academy he founded are identified as suspects.
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by Bill Crider
by Craig Johnson
by Michael McGarrity
"AUDIOFILE Golden Voice George Guidall takes listeners to fictional Blacklin County in east Texas for the fifteenth Sheriff Dan Rhodes novel by prolific Bill Crider. In spite of the maudlin title, OF ALL SAD WORDS is a funny, fast-paced yarn filled with snappy dialogue and hilarious situations. As Sheriff Rhodes faces reelection, he has to contend with a stray donkey in a car wash, a complaint of electricity-stealing UFOs, a possum infestation, a moonshine conspiracy, and a dead body near a burned-out trailer home. With his wry twists of voice and comic timing, Guidall is well matched to Crider's witty situations and the banter of his characters, all delivered in a believable Texas twang. Guidall, Crider, and Rhodes are a perfect trio in this highly recommended mystery. S.E.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"
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