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Compound Murder

By Bill Crider, 1941-

Small-town Texas sheriff Dan Rhodes is in for another puzzling mystery in this next in the entertaining, award-winning series

Before classes start one morning, the body of English instructor Earl Wellington is found outside the building of the community college. Wellington was clearly involved in a struggle with someone and has died as a result. Sheriff Dan Rhodes pursues and arrests Ike Terrell, a student who was fleeing the campus. Ike's father is Able Terrell, a survivalist who has withdrawn from society and lives in a gated compound.  He’s not happy that his son has chosen to attend the college, and he's even less happy with the arrest.

Rhodes discovers that Wellington and Ike had had a confrontation over a paper that Wellington insisted Ike plagiarized. Wellington also had had a confrontation with the dean and was generally disliked by the students. As the number of suspects increases, it’s up to Rhodes to solve the murder while also dealing with an amusing but frustrating staff, a professor who wants to be a cop, and all the other normal occurrences that can wreak havoc in a small town.

Bill Crider's Compound Murder is an enjoyable police procedural filled with surprises, chuckles, and a quirky cast that will captivate mystery readers.


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Format: Book
Author: Crider, Bill, 1941-
Summary: "Before classes start one morning, the body of English instructor Earl Wellington is found outside the building of the community college campus in Clearview. Wellington was clearly involved in a struggle with someone and has died as a result. Sheriff Dan Rhodes pursues and arrests a student, Ike Terrell, who was fleeing the campus. Ike's father is Able Terrell, a survivalist who has withdrawn from society and lives in a gated compound. He's not happy that his son has chosen to attend the college, and he's even less happy with the arrest. Rhodes discovers that Wellington had a confrontation with Ike over a paper that Wellington insisted was plagiarized. Wellington also had a confrontation with the dean. As the number of suspects increases, it's up to Rhodes to puzzle through the murder"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Compound murder / Bill Crider.
Publisher Date: New York : Minotaur Books, 2013.
Subject: Rhodes, Dan (Fictitious character) -- Fiction Sheriffs -- Fiction FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural. Texas -- Fiction
Isbn: 9780312641658 (hardback)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: M Crider
Oclc: 811597822
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Bib Id: 442523

Format: Book
Author: Crider, Bill, 1941-
Summary: "In Compound Murder, award-winning Bill Crider invites mystery fans on a new adventure with Texas Sheriff Dan Rhodes. Before classes start one morning, the body of English instructor Earl Wellington is found outside the building of the community college campus in Clearview. Wellington was clearly involved in a struggle with someone and has died as a result. Sheriff Dan Rhodes pursues and arrests a student, Ike Terrell, who was fleeing the campus. Ike's father is Able Terrell, a survivalist who has withdrawn from society and lives in a gated compound. He's not happy that his son has chosen to attend the college, and he's even less happy with the arrest. Rhodes discovers that Wellington had a confrontation with Ike over a paper that Wellington insisted was plagiarized. Wellington also had a confrontation with the dean. As the number of suspects increases, it's up to Rhodes to puzzle through the murder"-- Provided by publisher.
Summary: "Before classes start one morning, the body of English instructor Earl Wellington is found outside the building of the community college campus in Clearview. Wellington was clearly involved in a struggle with someone and has died as a result. Sheriff Dan Rhodes pursues and arrests a student, Ike Terrell, who was fleeing the campus. Ike's father is Able Terrell, a survivalist who has withdrawn from society and lives in a gated compound. He's not happy that his son has chosen to attend the college, and he's even less happy with the arrest. Rhodes discovers that Wellington had a confrontation with Ike over a paper that Wellington insisted was plagiarized. Wellington also had a confrontation with the dean. As the number of suspects increases, it's up to Rhodes to puzzle through the murder"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Compound murder / Bill Crider.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Minotaur Books, 2013.
Description: 262 pages ; 22 cm
Series: Sheriff Dan Rhodes mysteries ; 18
Subjects: Rhodes, Dan (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Subjects: Sheriffs -- Fiction
Subjects: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural.
Subjects: Texas -- Fiction
LCCN: 2013018425
ISBN: 9780312641658 (hardback)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: M Crider