Book Review of A Mammoth Murder (Dan Rhodes, Bk 13)

A Mammoth Murder (Dan Rhodes, Bk 13)
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This is the lucky 13th book in the Dan Rhodes series by Bill Crider. For this edition the author pulled out all the stops; there are feral hogs, snakes, an old buried body and a couple bodies that weren't buried before they come to Sheriff Dan Rhodes' attention. If that isn't enough for the reader, there's a bit more humor included. Our 'crime-bustin' sheriff' has a lot of trouble running loose in Blacklin County. The Sheriff is much more active in this book; he has to face snakes and fighting Bigfoot fans in order to keep the peace.

A few of the eccentrics of the county come to the fore in this tale. Bigfoot is always an interest among the natives but Bud Turley creates a storm of interest when he finds a large tooth in the woods. He convinces a college professor to come look over the tooth; in the meantime, Rhodes keeps the tooth in custody. Bud and his friend Larry Colley are two of the County's quacks and resident Bigfoot hunters. When Bud is found dead, folks want to blame Bigfoot. This brings out all the Bigfoot crazies from around the nation to tiny Blacklin County, Tx.

Everyone is looking for a CSI or forensic solution, but Sheriff Rhodes shows that it just takes good police work to find the murderer. I read this through my public library; it was a book-on-tape. George Guidall is the perfect voice to capture the small-town mentality of Blacklin County.