Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Literary Salon Wednesday, July 6: Bill Crider

Join Mystery Readers NorCal for an afternoon Literary Salon with award winning Texas author Bill Crider. A prolific writer, Bill Crider has been an Edgar Award Nominee, a Two-time Anthony Award Winner, and a Derringer Award Winner.

Bill Crider has written over 75 novels. He is the author of the Professor Sally Good series, the Carl Burns mysteries, the Sheriff Dan Rhodes series, the Truman Smith PI series, and  three books in the Stone: M.I.A. Hunter series under the pseudonym "Jack Buchanan." He has also written stand-alone mystery and suspense novels, as well as Westerns, Horror, Short Stories, and books for Young Readers.

Bill Crider is a native Texan who’s lived in that state all his life. He’s been reading, writing, and collecting mystery and western fiction for most of that time. He received a PhD from The University of Texas at Austin, where he wrote his dissertation on Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and Ross MacDonald. He taught both high school and college before his retirement, and he combined his teaching career with his writing career, publishing more than 75 novels and an equal number of short stories. He’s best known for the Sheriff Dan Rhodes series, which features a sheriff in a small Texas county. Though contemporary in setting, the Sheriff Rhodes books have many of the qualities of the classic western.

Crider is also a fan. He has contributed to fanzines for decades, has been to just about every Bouchercon, publishes a daily Blog about Pop Culture, watches and enjoys noir and Western films, and so much more.  He recently took in three rambunctious kittens aka The VBKs (the Very Bad Kittens). You can follow their antics on his Facebook page.

And, did I mention he's a nice guy!

I'm thrilled that he'll be in Berkeley for a Literary Salon next week!

Wednesday, July 6, Berkeley, California, 3 p.m.
Please RSVP for directions and to attend. Make a comment below with your email address.

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