"A fun to read mystery"
Everyone in Clearview, Texas knows their neighbors on a
first name basis and no one bothers to lock their car or
house. The violent crime rate is extremely low, but once
in a while Sheriff Dan Rhodes has to do "real" police work.
Dan expects he and his staff to work crowd control with
a romance writer's convention in town, but not anything
else. However, that first night, someone murders an
attendee in her hotel room, but no one heard any loud
noises. Dan questions everyone at the conference, but they
all have alibis. Soon, the culprit kills a famous male
cover model. As Dan investigates the second homicide,
someone tries to murder him too, but the tenacious Sheriff
continues to seek the truth.
Anybody who enjoys a down home country mystery or have
attended a romance writer's convention will want to pick up
a copy of A ROMANTIC WAY TO DIE. The plot constantly
switches tempo betwixt the hilarious scenes between the
romance writers and the serious police procedural without
slowing down the pace of the story line. Anyone could
prove to be the culprit as motives exist and false leads
and red herrings abound turning Bill Crider's latest book
into a fun to read mystery.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted October 8, 2001