Search Results: "Steven F. Havill"


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COME DARK by Steven F. Havill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"Fans will shrug and enjoy the family-reunion vibe, which seems increasingly dominant in this long-running series despite all those promises of dark doings."
A rash of low-octane mysteries for undersheriff Estelle Reyes-Guzman and her sorely tried colleagues in the Posadas County Sheriff's Department. Read full book review >

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BLOOD SWEEP by Steven F. Havill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 2015

"The family-secrets angle makes this leisurely episode most likely to appeal to fans less invested in the nominal mystery than in the long narrative arc supplied by the extended family of Posadas County, in which everyone seems to be related to everyone else by blood or spirit."
This 20th chapter in the crime annals of Posadas County, New Mexico, brings Undersheriff Estelle Reyes-Guzman (One Perfect Shot, 2012, etc.) up against demons past and present.Read full book review >

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ONE PERFECT SHOT by Steven F. Havill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Gastner and Reyes charm from the get-go."
Undersheriff Bill Gastner of Posadas County, N.M., meets Estelle Reyes, the once-and-future undersheriff, in a welcome, well-wrought prequel. Read full book review >

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EASY ERRORS by Steven F. Havill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Unfortunately, neither the two lawmen working together nor the rest of the personnel in the Posadas County Sheriff's Department succeed in making this case as interesting as it is sad."
For series fans who didn't think One Perfect Shot (2012), which showed what happened when Estelle Reyes first joined the Posadas County Sheriff's Department, was prequel enough, Havill adds this prequel to a prequel that focuses on Deputy Robert Torrez's first big case way back in 1986. Read full book review >

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PRIVILEGED TO KILL by Steven Havill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 1997

"176, etc.) quietly continues a project virtually unique in detective fiction: anchoring his tales of crime and punishment as closely as possible in the rhythms of small-town friends, routines, and calamities."
More trouble has winged into New Mexico's Posadas County, this time on the heels of rolling stone Wesley Crocker, whom Undersheriff Bill Gastner gives a lift into town when he meets him on the road wheeling his crippled bicycle. Read full book review >

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A DISCOUNT FOR DEATH by Steven Havill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 10, 2003

"A first-rate police procedural, small-town division. And Estelle's a charmer."
Undersheriff Estelle Reyes-Guzman gets her second star turn here, and longtime fans of Posadas County, New Mexico (Scavengers, 2002, etc.), won't mind a bit. Read full book review >

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DEAD WEIGHT by Steven Havill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"The likable Gastner (Out of Season, 1999, etc.) is caught up this time in a plot that breaks down more frequently than his ancient sedan."
Sheriff Bill Gastner, now in his late 60s, well-padded around the middle, and sweltering through another patch of the torrid weather in Posadas County, New Mexico, has two problems concerning young deputy Tom Pasquale. Read full book review >

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RED, GREEN, OR MURDER by Steven Havill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Another highly entertaining entry (The Fourth Time is Murder, 2008, etc.) that shows those unruly New Mexicans doing what they do best. Long may they stay homicidal."
In Posadas County, N.M., everybody knows chile burritos can be killers. Read full book review >

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BITTER RECOIL by Steven Havill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1992

"Land of Enchantment."
Pregnant Cecilia Burgess wasn't knocked off the San Estevan mountain road by a hit-and-run driver: she was tossed out of a moving pickup driven by five teenagers who are now being systematically eliminated. Read full book review >

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BEFORE SHE DIES by Steven Havill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 1996

"Maybe Bill's fifth case (Twice Buried, 1994, etc.) should include an appended map and phone directory."
Posadas County, New Mexico, can't be home to more than a few thousand souls, but Undersheriff Bill Gastner evidently knows them all and grieves like a father whenever trouble comes to any of them. Read full book review >

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STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS by Steven Havill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 29, 2006

"A series that still feels freshly minted."
"It's the Christmas from hell," says a hard-pressed deputy from Posadas County (N.M.), and Under-sheriff Estelle Reyes-Guzman, his usually unflappable boss, is not disposed to argue. Read full book review >

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PROLONGED EXPOSURE by Steven Havill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 1998

"Maybe he should retire and let her take over the franchise."
Jerked back to New Mexico's Posadas County while he's recovering from surgery at his daughter's place in Michigan, Undersheriff Bill Gastner (Privileged to Kill, 1997, etc.) finds that, yes, his neighbor Florencio Apodaca has indeed buried his ancient wife Gloria on Bill's property, much to the outrage of Gloria's stepson Stanley Willit and the bemusement of Bill himself. Read full book review >