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Gator Kill

Bill Crider ¸ 2 Characters

T when an alligator is killed and its carcass left on display on a family friend's property Tru is persuaded to search for the culprit Soon the brooding gumshoe is stumbling over the His P I days are over content to do some house painter Till a family friend wants answer who skin an alligator and left on display Truman is once again finding trouble dead bodies A good second book in this series The audio is good and adds to this story Given audio for my voluntary review and my honest opinion

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Bodies of dead humans is shot at and run down by a souped up four by four as he's embroiled in a plot complete with crooked police a possible land grabbing sheme and assorted bad guys Not as good as his first book

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After he failed to find his missing sister whose remains finally turned up in a bag in an overgrown field Texas PI Truman Smith retired to become a housepainter on Galveston Island Bu A terrific private eye novel with a bunch of action humor and a nice mystery


9 thoughts on “Gator Kill

  1. says:

    After the events in Dead on the Island private investigator Truman Smith has not been doing much of any investigating Instead he has been primarily house painting over on Galveston Island He is aware that hiding away on the island painting a house here and there does little than earn him some bucks and passes the time So when Fred Benton called and asked him to come about a dead alligator Truman was interested inspite of himselfFred Benton has a lot of acreage over by Eagle Lake outside of Houston A lot of his land is thickly forested and swampy and is a natural home to gators That is a good thing as he loves alligators beyond all reason It is September hot and humid and somebody went and killed one of the many alligators that live on his land Not only did they break the law by killing it on his land without permission the person sent him a clear message in the way they did it The creature was killed skinned and left allowing the meat to rot In Fred Barton’s view what was done was murder and he wants the killer caught and punished Back when Truman was investigating as a private investigator chasing murders wasn’t something he usually did Benton does not care as he figures finding missing people was what Truman did and certainly somebody is missing the gator killer As he puts it to Truman“What’s the difference? If you’re lookin’ for somebody you’re lookin’ for somebody” Page 8While Truman thinks it is far complicated than that he eventually agrees to look into the matter with no guarantees He will soon come to regret that decision because of the time he has to spend out in the swamp fighting the heat the bugs the mud and the smells Digging a bullet out of a dead alligator is not fun either All that and then the murders startGator Kill A Truman Smith Mystery was originally published in 1992 and follows Dead on the Island Events from the previous book are briefly mentioned in the opening pages of this complex mystery and serve as a foundation of sorts for Truman’s taking the case A case that is rather complicated and takes a number of twists and turns before things are finally resolved Very different from and darker in tone than the author’s Sheriff Rhodes series Between The Living And The Dead A Dan Rhodes Mystery is coming out August 11th the read features a slew of interesting characters plenty of action and clues and a case that has no easy answers Gator Kill A Truman Smith Mystery is a good one Gator Kill A Truman Smith MysteryBill Criderhttpwwwbillcridercom Walker and Company subsidiary of Bloomsbury Publishing May 1992ISBN# 0 8027 3213 5Hardback also available in audio and e book formats186 Pages1895Material supplied by the good folks of the Plano Texas Public Library SystemKevin R Tipple ©2015


  2. says:

    A terrific private eye novel with a bunch of action humor and a nice mystery


  3. says:

    The second Truman Smith novel by Bill Crider is my favorite so far only one left to read Smith is hired by a cantankerous older man to find out who killed and skinned an alligator on his vast swath of land Fred Benton loves 'gators people less so Over the course of the investigation Smith realizes that Fred isn't telling him the whole story that the local law enforcement may not be as inept or as benign as they seem and that hunting for a gator killer can be hazardous to your health Environmental than wildlife matters come to the fore and corruption has a way of seeping into every community The Truman Smith novels are well developed and expertly plotted There is humor in the Joe LansdaleCarl Hiaasen mode but Gator Kill seems the one that would have been better with a harder edge There is anger and outrage in these pages By the way Smith's success on this case gets him hired in volume four where he solves the murder of a prairie chicken


  4. says:

    The second Truman Smith mystery Smith a PI living in Galveston takes a case an hour west of Houston Someone shot a gator on Fred Benton's land and he wants to know who Turns out many strange things are happening and Smith has his hands full I enjoyed this second story in the seriesCrider was a Hell of a writer


  5. says:

    His P I days are over content to do some house painter Till a family friend wants answer who skin an alligator and left on display Truman is once again finding trouble dead bodies A good second book in this series The audio is good and adds to this story Given audio for my voluntary review and my honest opinion


  6. says:

    Another interesting audiobook I listened to during my daily commute Particularly liked the drawling texan style voice of the narrator on this one As to the story an enjoyable read builds a little on the earlier volume but a stand alone story that doesn't reuire you to have read the first in the series Plot is sufficiently complicated to keep you interested and the majority of characters are engaging and believable As to the ending well without spoilers I was just a little disappointed as it follows too closely to the style of the first in the series Lost happening in uick succession and despite significant physical hardship the hero pulls through Still and enjoyable read and I'll follow the hero for another journey


  7. says:

    BOTTOM LINE #2 Truman Smith occasional PI Galveston A cranky elderly man wants to find out who shot a gator on his land just when Tru is becoming bored with house painting and decides to take the job Nicely dark rural sleuthing ensues through swamps and extremely small towns turning up dead bodies and multiple troubles for Tru and his short tempered friend Fred who simply wants to shoot whoever killed his gator Another wry journey through PI dom with the laid back Tru whose self deprecating sensibilities sometimes go maudlin but usually are uite entertaining Strong plotting wonderful characters good pace


  8. says:

    Not as good as his first book


  9. says:

    uite a surprise treasure I stumbled on this at the library with no expectations It was a good old fashioned Florida who done it Good


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