Bill Crider
1941-
 

Allen Billy Crider was born in Mexia, Texas. He went to college at the University of Texas and North Texas State University, and taught high school and college classes for many years. He also writes western novels. He wrote one novel under the household name ‘Nick Carter’ (with Jack Davis) and three novels in the M.I.A. Hunter series (under the pseudonym ‘Jack Buchanan’, co-written with Stephen Mertz, Michael Newton and Joe R. Lansdale) and five horror novels under the pseudonym ‘Jack MacLane’. Crider is the creator of:
1. ‘Carl Burns’, a college professor in Texas.
2. ‘Sally Good’, head of the English and Fine Arts departments at Hughes Community College in Texas.
3. ‘Dan Rhodes’, a sheriff in a small town in Texas.
4. ‘Truman Smith’, a private eye in Galveston, Texas.
5. ‘Stanley Waters’, a retired, nationally-recognized weatherman (with Willard Scott).
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Titles and year of publication:
 
‘Carl Burns’ Novels
 1) One Dead Dean  1988
 2) Dying Voices  1989
 3) … A Dangerous Thing  1994
 4) Dead Soldiers  2004
‘Sally Good’ Novels
 1) Murder Is an Art  1999
 2) A Knife in the Back  2002
 3) A Bond with Death  2004
‘Dan Rhodes’ Novels
 1) Too Late to Die (Anthony Award)  1986
 2) Shotgun Saturday Night  1987
 3) Cursed to Death  1988
 4) Death on the Move  1989
 5) Evil at the Root  1990
 6) Booked for a Hanging  1992
 7) Murder Most Fowl  1994
 8) Winning Can Be Murder  1996
 9) Death by Accident  1998
10) A Ghost of a Chance  2000
11) A Romantic Way to Die  2001
12) Red, White, and Blue Murder  2003
13) A Mammoth Murder  2006
14) Murder Among the O.W.L.S.  2007
15) Of All Sad Words  2008
16) Murder in Four Parts  2009
17) Murder in the Air  2010
18) The Wild Hog Murders  2011
19) Murder of a Beauty Shop Queen  2012
20) Compound Murder  2013
21) Half in Love with Artful Death  2014
22) Between the Living and the Dead  2015
23) Survivors Will Be Shot Again  2016
‘Truman Smith’ Novels
 1) Dead on the Island  1991
 2) Gator Kill  1992
 3) When Old Men Die  1994
 4) The Prairie Chicken Kill  1996
 5) Murder Takes a Break  1996
‘Stanley Waters’ Novels (with Willard Scott)
 1) Murder Under Blue Skies  1998
 2) Murder in the Mist  1999
As ‘Nick Carter’ (with Jack Davis)
 1) The Coyote Connection  1981
Other Novels
 1) Blood Marks  1991
 2) The Texas Capitol Murders  1992
 3) Houston Homicide (with Clyde Wilson)  2007
As ‘Jack Buchanan’
 1) Miami War Zone  1988
 2) Desert Death Raid  1989
 3) Back to ‘Nam  1990
As ‘Jack MacLane’
 1) Keepers of the Beast  1988
 2) Goodnight, Moon  1989
 3) Blood Dreams  1989
 4) Rest in Peace  1990
 5) Just Before Dark  1990

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