Search Results: "Elizabeth Gunn"


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DENNY'S LAW by Elizabeth Gunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"Gunn (Noontime Follies, 2015, etc.) has produced an expert police procedural with plenty of quirks and twists that raise it well above the average."
A Tucson police detective catches a murder case that is anything but ordinary. Read full book review >

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KISSING ARIZONA by Elizabeth Gunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Solid procedural fare with perhaps a slight overemphasis on Sarah's domestic arrangements."
Domestic and social upheaval plague Tucson detective Sarah Burke. Read full book review >

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CRAZY EIGHTS by Elizabeth Gunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2005

"Good trial detail and small-town ambience. And congratulations are in order for Jake, who is about to become a papa."
Jake Hines (Seventh-Inning Stretch, 2002, etc.) revisits an age-old question: Do juries get it right? Read full book review >

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FIVE CARD STUD by Elizabeth Gunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 24, 2000

"Self-deprecating humor and a likable cast almost make the tied-up-in-a-bow ending seem plausible."
Since Rutherford police lieutenant Jake Hines forgot to post the duty roster at the station, the call announcing a dead body with one shoe on, one shoe off, and no shirt in sight comes to him, forcing him to leave his poker game and head out into the subzero Minnesota landscape to check on the DOA. Read full book review >

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COOL IN TUCSON by Elizabeth Gunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"An ever-so-carefully plotted procedural written in a manner so pedestrian it's hard to believe it comes from the talented author of the Jake Hines series (McCafferty's Nine, 2007, etc.)."
The debut of a Tucson homicide cop straddled with a boss, a sister, a niece and a potential love interest, all of whom lie to her. Read full book review >

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PAR FOUR by Elizabeth Gunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 7, 1999

"Miraculously, Jake hitches up his britches and ties up all the loose ends, making his second appearance (Foul Play, 1997)—except for the unbelievable casting of his archcriminal—a model of the small-town procedural."

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TRIPLE PLAY by Elizabeth Gunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 30, 1997

"And if the murder motive is a little hoary, Jake comes up with it before you have time to get bored with an unassuming cast who could easily turn into welcome regulars."
Though it's a good two hours from Minneapolis, Rutherford, Minn., doesn't lack for baseball action. Read full book review >

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THE MAGIC LINE by Elizabeth Gunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2012

"Like Kissing Arizona (2011, etc.), a stolid, earnest police procedural with a shade too much information about Sarah's domestic arrangements."
A dead perp gets up and hightails it away from the murder scene. Read full book review >

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SIX-POUND WALLEYE by Elizabeth Gunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2001

"The series, now on its fourth entry (Five Card Stud, 2000, etc.), just keeps getting better."
In Minnesota, the February sky is gray, the air is frigid, and SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) is jangling the synapses of everyone in the town of Rutherford, including Detective Jake Hines's best gal Trudy, who threw his galoshes into the snow and stomped off for no reason he can fathom. Read full book review >

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MCCAFFERTY’S NINE by Elizabeth Gunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"What Ed McBain was to the big-city police procedural, Gunn is to the small-town force. A cast this engaging should have a TV show."
Would a serial mugger escalate to murder? Read full book review >

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ELEVEN LITTLE PIGGIES by Elizabeth Gunn
Released: April 1, 2013

"Jake (The Ten-Mile Trials, 2010, etc.) is his usual proficient self, whether passing spoons to his almost 1-year-old son to bang around, helping wife Trudy get Thanksgiving dinner to the table or dealing with his underpaid, overworked staff."
Murder resolves the Kester brothers' disagreement over whether to continue farming or become millionaires by selling their acreage. Read full book review >

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SEVENTH-INNING STRETCH by Elizabeth Gunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2001

"Why isn't some awards committee handing her a prize?"
For a welcome change, serious crime in Rutherford, Minnesota, is so slow that the gang at the station house—Bo Dooley, Andy Pitman, Clint Maddox, Darrell Betts, Lou French, Kevin Evjan, and Chief of Detectives Jake Hines—are passing the time by jocularly comparing the m.o. of past and recent con artists, with an emphasis on the bodacious babe, the guy with a big nose, and the little girl who are currently working over local convenience stores and sloshed bar patrons. Read full book review >