Awards & Winners

Bill Crider

Date of Birth 1941
Place of Birth Mexia
(Limestone County, Texas)
Nationality United States of America
Profession Writer
Bill Crider, born in Mexia, Texas is an American author of Mystery fiction. He received an M.A. at the University of North Texas. Later, he taught English at Howard Payne University for twelve years, before earning a Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin, where he wrote a dissertation on the hardboiled detective novel. He then moved to Alvin, Texas with his wife, where he was the Chair of the Division of English and Fine Arts at Alvin Community College. He retired in August 2003 to become a full-time writer. He is the author of the Professor Sally Good and the Carl Burns mysteries, the Sheriff Dan Rhodes series, the Truman Smith PI series, and wrote three books in the Stone: M.I.A. Hunter series under the pseudonym "Jack Buchanan." He is also the writer of several westerns and horror novels.

Awards by Bill Crider

Check all the awards nominated and won by Bill Crider.


Nominations 2007 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Edgar Award for Best Short Story Cranked


Anthony Award for Best Short Story
Honored for : Chocolate Moose


Nominations 1992 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Shamus Award for Best First P. I. Novel Dead on the Island


Anthony Award for Best First Novel
Honored for : Too Late to Die