Survivors Will Be Shot Again: A Dan Rhodes Mystery
Minotaur, 2016 (2016)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
urvivors Will Be Shot Again
is the twenty-third in a humorous mystery series starring Sheriff Dan Rhodes in Clearview, Texas.
s this episode opens, Rhodes foils a robbery attempt, with a loaf of bread as his weapon. He'd been trying to take some time off. But it's not to be. He's called out to the B-Bar-B ranch where he finds a corpse (shot twice) in the barn and a sign saying '
Trespassers will be shot. Survivors will be shot again.
' The ranch owner, who had recently reported burglary, claims innocence.
s this farcical mystery continues, Rhodes' investigation stumbles upon amateur teen thieves snorting burial ashes, and marijuana patches in isolated areas (one guarded by an alligator, another by a snapping turtle). He's attacked, but luckily by an inept assailant, and has another encounter with the alligator. All in a day's work. Adding to the hilarity, each of his exploits is reported - and exaggerated - in a local blog,
Clear View of Clearview
f you enjoy cozy procedurals and haven't found this series yet, you have twenty-three treats in store, with more on the way.
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