Friday, December 15, 2017

FFB: A Visual Bibliography of BILL CRIDER's Novels and Stories

If you think this is a LONG, LONG post, don't blame me. Bill's the one who wrote all this stuff. 

My goal here was to present cover images of the first editions of Bill's novels, and the first appearances of his shorter works. I know there are many later printings of the novels, and later appearances of the stories, and while it would be cool to include them all here, it would probably take you a week just to look at them. 

I have omitted books edited by Bill, those containing non-fiction articles, and those for which he wrote introductions. Compiling that information would certainly be a worthy endeavor, but the fiction list alone is so long it almost made my brain explode. 

My thanks to Bill's four amigos James Reasoner, Steve Mertz, Cap'n Bob Napier and Richard Robinson for their help in assembling this stuff. 

This bibliography is a work in progress, and I'm asking your help, particularly with the SHORT STORIES section. The bibliography on Bill's website lists short story appearances into 2001, but then stops cold. So while I've identified an amazing number of stories published in the years since, I know I'm missing some. Probably a lot

I'm no doubt missing some of the novels, too. Bill has publicly acknowledged his work on the Jack MacLane horror novels, the single Nick Carter adventure and the Rancho Diablo ebooks, but others written under house or other names lack his official stamp of approval. I'm pretty sure of those included here (in the WESTERNS and ACTION categories), either because I've found compelling evidence or been advised by those in the know (and in one case by Bill himself) of his involvement. 

On top of all this, of course, I'm sure I've simply made some damn fool mistakes.

If you know of more works in any category, let me know and I'll revise this post. 

Here we go!

DAN RHODES
1986

1987

1988

1989

1990

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

2001

2003

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

TRUMAN SMITH

1991

1992

1994

1996

1996

CARL BURNS

1988

1989

1996

2004

SALLY GOOD

1999

2002

2004

STANLEY WATSON

1998

1999

HUMPHREY BOGART

2003

TED STEPHENS

2007

2010


SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS

2000

2012

2017

STAND-ALONE MYSTERIES

1991

1992

WESTERNS

1988

1989

1989

1989

1990

1993
with James Reasoner

1993
with James Reasoner

1994
with James Reasoner

1995
with James Reasoner

1999

1999

2000

2000

2002

2002

2003

2005

2007
with Ed Gorman

2010
with James Reasoner

2011
with James Reasoner

2011

2012

2013

ACTION

1981
with Jack Davis

1988
with Stephen Mertz

1989
with Stephen Mertz

1990
with Stephen Mertz

1990
with Stephen Mertz

HORROR

1988

1989

1989

1990

1990

KIDS' STUFF

 1990

1996


1996

1997

1997

2011

2011

SHORT STORIES

1981
A Right to be Dead
with Joe R. Lansdale

July 1988
There Was an Old Woman

1988
My Heart Cries for You

1988
Wolf Night

1991
The Santa Claus Caper

1991
Franklin and the Can of Whup-Ass

1992
Cat Burglar

1992
Death's Brother

1992
The New Black Cat

1992
An Evening Out with Carl

1993
Code Red: Terror on the Mall

1993
The Night Before Christmas

1993
Way Down

1994
A Matter of the Heart

1994 
Blest Be the Ties

1994 
But I See the Bright Eyes

1994
Cap'n Bob and Gus

1994
Gored

1994
King of the Night

1994
See What the Boys in the Back Room Will Have

1994
Who Killed Cock Rogers

1995
Assault on Treasure Island

1995
Dreamseeker

1995
How I Found a Cat, Lost True Love, 
and Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo

1995
Jack of Thieves

1995
The Nighttime is the Right Time

1996
The Adventure of the Christmas Ghosts

1996
The Easter Cat

1996
The Ghost and Mr. Truman

1996
The Hanging of Chuck Dupree

1996
The Rose of Tralee

1997
The Captive Soul

1997
What a Croc!

1998
El Lobo Rides Again

1998
I Am a Roving Gambler

1998
It Happened at Grandmother's House

1998
The Case of the Headless Man

1998
Whenever I Meet with a Deck of Cards

1998
At the Hop
with Judy Crider

Spring 1988
Poo Poo

1999
The Adventure of the Christmas Bear

1999
The Adventure of the Venemous Lizard

1999
The Tinseltown Follies of 1948

2001
Belle Boyd, the Rebel Spy

2001
The Empty Manger

2001
Chocolate Moose
with Judy Crider

2001
One of Our Leprechauns is Missing

2001
Out Like a Lion

2001
The Case of the Vampire's Mark

2001
Raining Willie

2002
Jailbait
with Joe R. Lansdale
  
2002
The Adventure of the White City

2002
Top of the World

2002
Lay My Money Down

2003
The Adventure of the Young British Soldier

2003
The True Facts About the Death of Wes Hardin

2004 
Mr. Pickwick vs. the Body Snatchers

2005
The Man on the Cross

2006
Cranked

2006
The Adventure of the St. Marylebone Ghost

2006
Zekiel Saw the Wheel

2006
The Stone of Namirha
with Charlotte Laughlin

2007
The Marching Madmen

2008
I Was a Teenage Vampire

2009
Pure Pulp

2009
The Case of the Vanished Vampire

2011
Piano Man

2012
Hell and Texas

2012
The Quick . . . and the Dead

2012

2014
Don't Be Cruel

Mar-Apr 2014
Gorilla of the Gasbags

2015
A Night on Madhouse Mountain

2015
It Doesn't Matter Anymore

2015
The Case of the Anarchist's Bomb

2016
Saving Butler

a new Dan Rhodes story
Dec. 2017