BILL CRIDER lives in Alvin, Texas (not named for the chipmunk). He won the Anthony award for his first mystery novel, Too Late To Die, featuring Sheriff Dan Rhodes. The most recent book in that series is A Romantic Way to Die. Crider and his wife, Judy, won the "best short story" Anthony in 2002 for "Chocolate Moose," a Dan Rhodes short story.

Crider also writes several other series, one about Truman Smith, a private eye who lives in Galveston, another about a university English teacher named Carl Burns, and one about Sally Good, a community college teacher. The first Truman Smith book, Dead on the Island, was nominated for a Shamus award. PointBlank will reprint all the Truman Smith novel.

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