This is the twentieth title in the Sheriff Dan Rhodes series, and if you haven’t been keeping up … well, why the heck not? These are some highly entertaining mysteries written by a highly skilled author.
BETWEEN THE LIVING AND THE DEAD is no exception. Everything readers have come to expect from a Crider/Rhodes tale is here: A nicely rendered rural setting, a wide range of colorful characters, a nice dose of humor, snappy banter, and a solidly plotted mystery. The latter includes a couple of murders, drug trafficking, bull riding, a feral hog stampede, and maybe even some ghosts. Among other things.
Sheriff Rhodes is the anchor, the center post to all these goings-on and the one who will eventually get it all sorted out. Author Crider is the puppet-master who pulls all the strings on the events that keep Rhodes so busy. Together, as always, they make a formidable pair.
A fine series and a fine new addition to it.