Search Results: "Steven Havill"


BOOK REVIEW

STEVEN SPIELBERG by John Baxter
NON-FICTION
Released: March 30, 1997

"Despite some entertaining behind-the-scenes gossip, Baxter's biography is ultimately as superficial as he accuses Spielberg's films of being. (24 pages b&w photos)"
A slight biography of Spielberg, perhaps the most successful filmmaker of all time. Read full book review >

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FINAL PAYMENT by Steven Havill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 14, 2007

"Less local color means a lesser entry in what's still a very good series (Statute of Limitations, 2006, etc.)."
A concert, a bike race and three dead bodies—it's all business as usual for Undersheriff Estelle Reyes-Guzman of Posadas County, NM. 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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OUT OF SEASON by Steven Havill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"The good news is that he's losing his uninspiring boss, Sheriff Martin Holman, to a timely homicide."
Out Of Season ($23.95; Oct. 1; 304 pp.; 0-312-24414-2) The bad news in this seventh dispatch from Posadas County, New Mexico, is that aging, ailing Undersheriff Bill Gastner (Prolonged Exposure, 1998, etc.) is losing his indispensable deputy, Estelle Reyes-Guzman, to her husband's job in far-off Minnesota. 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 >

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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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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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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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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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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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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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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"A bibliography includes films, CDs, videos, interviews, and recordings, as well as books and articles. (glossary of filmmaking terms) (Biography. 10-15)"
E.T., Schindler's List, and An American Tale—these seemingly disparate movies all came from the mind of Steven Spielberg, arguably one of the most influential people in the history of cinema. Read full book review >