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Bill Crider sad news
« on: December 07, 2017, 07:39:58 PM »
I saw last night that my favorite contemporary mystery writer Bill Crider has posted a farewell message on his blog and on Facebook. He's been battling cancer for a while and his doctors have advised him to enter a hospice, as they say he has only a short time left.

I know he has been mentioned several times here on the KB. Bill is the author of a 80 or so books in several genres: mystery, western, horror, and YA. We never met in person, but I've corresponded with him via email, have been a Facebook buddy and followed his very entertaining blog for a number of years. He has also been a book reviewer for some years with Mystery Scene magazine.

I just finished a re-read of his Sheriff Dan Rhodes books last month (all 24 of them). These are some of my favorite books.

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Re: Bill Crider sad news
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2017, 06:59:58 AM »
Really sorry to hear it. I've enjoyed the books of his that I've read. I'll pray that things go as well as can be expected, and also hope he has estate planning in place for his books. I'll grab more of his books now while I'm thinking about it. Thanks for the head's up.

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Re: Bill Crider sad news
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2017, 08:55:31 AM »
That is sad news.  I read most of his Sheriff Dan Rhodes books in HB after starting to work at Texas Parks and Wildlife.  One of our Game Wardens here at HQ had them all in his office and I just borrowed them one at a time.

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Re: Bill Crider sad news
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2018, 01:37:33 PM »
Janet Rudolph posted on her blog today that Bill Crider has passed away. A sad day.

https://mysteryreadersinc.blogspot.com/2018/02/bill-crider-rip.html
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Re: Bill Crider sad news
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2018, 02:39:59 PM »
I hadn't seen your original post so this is a bit of a shock for me. I loved his Dan Rhodes books. I only stopped reading them because the price went out of my range at the time.

Time to reread the ones I have and then continue on.

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