Heartshot

Heartshot

by Steven F Havill

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ISBN-13: 9781615950799
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Publication date: 05/27/2011
Series: Posadas County Mysteries , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 281,323
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Steven F. Havill lives with his wife of more than forty years, Kathleen, in New Mexico. He is the author of more than twenty novels, taught secondary schools for 25 years, and recently earned an AAS degree in gunsmithing.

Easy Errors marks the author's 22nd title in the Posadas County Mystery Series, set in the sunny and sometimes blood-soaked southwestern corner of New Mexico.

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Heartshot (Undersheriff Bill Gastner Series #1) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While reading this novel, I can picture all the scenes as if I'm watching a television show. I enjoyed it very much!
cathyskye on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
First Line: The sheriff leaned against the doorjamb of my office without saying a word, lounging there until I finally decided to notice him.The Undersheriff of Posadas County, New Mexico, retired from the military and now has plenty of years in law enforcement. Bill Gastner has no life outside the law, and he doesn't want one- even if the new sheriff is making retirement sounds whenever Bill's within earshot. When a car full of teens racing from a traffic stop crashes and all are killed, the town of Posadas reels in shock, especially when a bag of cocaine is discovered under one of the seats of the wrecked car. Gastner and star officer Estelle Reyes have their hands full trying to keep the bereaved parents under control while they conduct their investigation.Although the identity of the "bad guy" was clear to me early on, I didn't much care because of the characters. Undersheriff Bill Gastner is one of those curmudgeons you may not want to live around, but he's certainly a joy to read about. All that gruffness hides a truly caring person who's dedicated his life (and sacrificed his health) to doing right. Although Gastner isn't going quietly into that good night, he does have a fair idea of his limitations, as in when he takes a look at a gun and ankle holster another law enforcement officer wears: "I don't think I'd be happy with one." Hewitt's expression of polite amusement told me that he could imagine the result as well as I. Grab down, suffer back-muscle spasm, throw out trick knee, stagger sideways and sprain other ankle. Fall and land on left wrist, refracturing an old break.Although this first book in the series was Gastner's show, his talented protege, Estelle Reyes, did have enough time to show us her smarts and to set the stage for her appearance in other books. I'm looking forward to that. As much as I enjoy Bill Gastner, his creaks and groans are starting to catch up with him. Sooner or later folks aren't going to whisper about retirement; they're going to demand it, and Bill's got to have someone good to step in.Can you tell that I'm looking forward to reading more of this series? Good, because I am!
FMRox on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Undersheriff Bill Gastner investigates a case that begins with the suspicious car crash of four teenagers. His own medical condition plays a large obstacle during the case. Several new deaths occur as his only detective Estelle Reyes and he investigate. This is an excellent book for audio. The climax takes place on a plane and listening to this on audio makes you feels like you are right there. I admit I didn't read this series in order and it makes no difference, but I do like the 2nd and third in the series somewhat better. The plot although complex seems to not be woven together as well in this novel. Havill seems to get better with experience. At times I just think the main character, Gastner is an idiot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Heartshot is a great book to start this series. I have read three in the series and now am on #4. They just keep getting better. There is no sex or bad language (except a light touch now and then) that I have come across. Recommend this series to anyone who likes good writing and murder mysteries.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
police procedural set in small town New Mexico, interesting characters, good plot. I want to know about these people and their town/county.
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