Friday, January 14, 2011

Bill Crider

Bill Crider is the author of more than fifty novels, including the Sheriff Dan Rhodes series. He is the winner of the Anthony Award and has been nominated for both the Shamus and Edgar Awards.

The latest Dan Rhodes novel is Murder in the Air.

From Crider's Q & A with Declan Burke at Crime Always Pays:

What crime novel would you most like to have written?

I could make you a very long list, but the two at the top every time would be THE BIG SLEEP and THE MALTESE FALCON. They’d just switch places every now and then.

What fictional character would you most like to have been?

Again, a very long list. Odysseus for the adventures and the cleverness, Spenser for the self-assurance, Superman for the ... what the heck, let’s go with Superman.

Who do you read for guilty pleasures?

I never feel guilty about anything I read. I have enough other problems with guilt as it is, though sometimes I do feel a little guilty about...[read on]
Read the Page 69 Test entries for Crider's A Mammoth Murder, Murder Among the OWLS, Of All Sad Words, Murder in Four Parts, and Murder in the Air, as well as an excellent write-up about Dan Rhodes on the big screen at "My Book, The Movie."

Also see Steve Hockensmith's Q & A with Bill Crider.

Visit Bill Crider's website and blog.

Writers Read: Bill Crider.

--Marshal Zeringue