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.
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.