Friday, August 5, 2011
BookNotes: The Wild Hog Murders by Bill Crider
In the 18th Sheriff Dan Rhodes mystery, our hero deals with Blacklin County literally gone hog wild. Wild hogs tear through farms and open forest country as the hogs breed wildly.
Hunters who seek to drop the population become involved in murder, possible bank robbery, and the ruinous results of piggie lust.
The sheriff is a seemingly laconic individual. While everyone around him spouts theories and solutions and demands for justice, he follows his leads, talks to his suspects and potential witnesses, weighing their evidence carefully and always coming to the correct conclusion.
I love the laid back humor in these books, the wise guy attitude of just about everyone, and the promise that justice will always be served sunny side up, with a big side of feral hog.
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