Saturday, July 16, 2005

Sheriff Rhodes Marches On

The next Sheriff Dan Rhodes novel, A Mammoth Murder, will be out next March. Yesterday I signed and mailed a contract for two more (untitled) books in the Sheriff Dan Rhodes series. If all goes as planned, this means that there will be Rhodes books in 2007 and 2008. After 2008, however, all bets are off. The sheriff and I will be pretty old guys by then, and readers might be tired of us. Publishers might be tired of us, too. So I'm not going to look that far ahead. I'll just try to get these two books done and see what happens.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congatulations on the book contract. Clearly, a three book deal will keep you busy and out of trouble. I'd keep taking the money as long as they keep offering it to you.

George Kelley

Aldo said...

Excellent news Bill! I think I'll take Sheriff Dan on vacation to Yosemite.

Banjo Jones said...

Bully for you, Bill.

JD Rhoades said...

Huzzah! Congratulations, Bill!

Juri said...

Congrats, Bill!

Duane Swierczynski said...

Excellent news, Bill. Congrats! But what's this about being too old? Didn't you hear about the next major mystery trend: geezer noir?

Jeff Meyerson said...

Hey Bill, I don't want to hear any of this "too old" crapola. We want more of the Sheriff and you better keep giving it to us, or else!

Anyway, congrats.

Dwyline, San Francisco said...

I just pre-ordered your new book on Amazon. Looking forward to spending time with Dan. Hope you will also be sharing more adventures with us of Carl, Sally, Scott and Bogart, and maybe even Truman! Thanks!

Bill said...

Thanks, Dwyline. If I had more readers like you, I'd probably be doing some more of those books!

Andy J said...

Once the euphoria of that book contract wears off, it's time to start seriously thinking of how you are going to shoehorn those magic elements into the series. Maybe the good sheriff can somehow come into possession of a treasure trove of long lost magic texts (every other character seems to be finding manuscipts these days). I would make it the stash of a hitherto unknown magician (unknown but way better even than Houdini) and I would also somehow figure out how to weave golf into it. Can success be far behind?