Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Bill Crider's "Between the Living and the Dead"

Bill Crider is the winner of two Anthony Awards and an Edgar Award finalist. An English college professor for many years, he’s published more than seventy-five crime, Western, and horror novels, as well as a number of children’s books.

Here Crider shares some ideas for casting an adaptation of his latest novel, Between the Living and the Dead:
Between the Living and the Dead is the 22nd book in the Sheriff Dan Rhodes series, and over the years I’ve fantasized about which actors I’d like to see play the sheriff. For a while I had James Garner in mind, but time went by and Garner aged and died. Then I thought about Tom Selleck, but he’s doing a couple of TV series and probably wouldn’t be available. Besides, the sheriff doesn’t have a mustache. At the moment, my choice is Dennis Quaid. He’s about the right age, and he has the right look. Also, he’s a Texan and wouldn’t have any problem with the accent. As for Seepy Benton, who’s starting to insist that he’s the real hero of the books, I’m thinking Patton Oswalt, although Seepy is holding out for Ryan Gosling or Chris Pratt.
Learn more about the book and author at Bill Crider's website and blog.

Read the Page 69 Test entries for Crider's A Mammoth Murder, Murder Among the OWLS, Of All Sad Words, Murder in Four Parts, Murder in the Air, The Wild Hog Murders, Murder of a Beauty Shop Queen, Compound Murder, and Half in Love with Artful Death.

The Page 69 Test: Between the Living and the Dead.

--Marshal Zeringue