Solve another case with Undersheriff Bill Gastner.
©1991 Steven F. Havill; (P)2002 Books in Motion
"Airplanes, real and model, loom large in the denouement and the climactic flying sequence is a corker." (Publishers Weekly)
"The authentic flavor of the New Mexico locale is so real you'll be tempted to check your shoes for fine red dust." (Mystery Scene)
This was my first Havill. It will not be the last.
The plot was intelligent and well developed, the characters were real and likable, especially the crotchety under-sheriff hero. After the last mystery I read, I particularly appreciated the detective heroes not making a series of stupid mistakes (just that big one at the end).
The novel is fairly short, at only 7 1/2 hours, and the body count was a little high for my taste, but I listened to it in one sitting, unusual for me, as the story held me all day. I'm already looking forward to the next one.
Typical cat lady: lazy, sings off-key, craves spicy bloody marys.
Love the narration and dry, small town banter. You have to suspend your disbelief a wee bit but it's totally worth it. I found myself wanting to meet Undersheriff Bill Gastner...!
I've fallen for crusty old undersheriff Bill Gastner. Author Steven Havill has done a marvelous job of developing a believable and intruiging set of characters living in Posadas County New Mexico, and reader Rusty Nelson's voice perfectly embodies the gritty, gravelly sheriff who lives for his job. I'm working my way through the series and enjoying every opportunity to know the folks of Posadas a little better.
Yes I think it may well be, as Rusty gives a brilliant believable performance
No I don't think its that kind of book
The voice exactly matches the character and the attitudes he adopts.
Thats not my type of listen-- however I couldn't wait to go walking the following day.
Only that I have already bought No 2 in the series. Is that testament enough ?
An OK read. As a pilot though, the fact that our hero didn't follow the advice of the controller and land at the larger, better equipped airport, was a wee bit hard to swallow.
This book held my undivided attention because this county Posadas is also in my PS3 Red Dead Redemption game. It was nice to read and play with a known location. Question are there more books to come? Thank you
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