Dead, to Begin With (Dan Rhodes)
by Bill Crider
Cover Artist: Ben Perini
Minotaur Books Hardcover / eBook ISBN/ITEM#: 9781250078537
Date: 08 August 2017
Links: Author's Website /
Book Description: In Clearview, Texas, a wealthy recluse has joined the community and is leading the restoration of an old opera house. When he falls to his death, Sheriff Dan Rhodes suspects that he's been murdered, but there doesn't seem to be a motive. Who would want to kill someone who's helping the town and hasn't been around long enough to make any enemies?
The Sheriff's suspicion proves to be true, however, and he begins to look for motives buried in the past, meanwhile having to deal with people fighting over baseball cards at a yard sale, writers who want to talk to him about his sex life, and the Clearview Ghost Hunters, headed up by Seepy Benton, who believes that the old theater is haunted. Clearview might be a small town, but there’s no shortage of excitement.
(Source: Minotaur Books)