Gastner/ Posadas County
Books in series20
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(4.1 based on 917 ratings)
  • 1

    Heartshot: An Undersheriff Bill Gastner Mystery #1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Steven F. Havill
    • Narrated By Rusty Nelson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (156)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (62)

    New Mexico Undersheriff Bill Gastner is presented with a case that appears to have brought big-time crime, including drug gangs, into Posadas County.

    Ian says: "An Excellent Start"
    An Excellent Start

    This was my first Havill. It will not be the last.

    The plot was intelligent and well developed, the characters were real and likable, esp..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 05 2009 by Ian (Plano, TX, USA)
  • 2

    Bitter Recoil

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Steven F Havill
    • Narrated By Rusty Nelson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (36)

    Aging Undersheriff Bill Gastner's vacation is interrupted by the dead body of a young woman, apparently thrown from a moving car. Other murders convince the Undersheriff to lend a hand.

    Amy says: "Good clean listen"
    Good clean listen

    I enjoy all of the Steven F. Havill books because I live in Southern New Mexico almost my whole life and it is nice to have a book that is in this la..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 22 2011 by Amy (Artesia, NM, United States)
  • 3

    Twice Buried: An Undersheriff Bill Gastner Mystery #3

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Steven F. Havill
    • Narrated By Rusty Nelson
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (33)

    Undersheriff Bill Gastner knows that the dead bodies on Reuben Fuentes' ranch cannot point to the old man. Gastner summons former deputy Estelle Reyes for help.

    sandra says: "I love this series"
    I love this series

    From the whodunit to the narration, this series is great! Well written, real characters and spot on narration. Start from the beginning, you'll be anx..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 04 2011 by sandra (decatur, TX, United States)
  • 4

    Before She Dies

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Steven F Havill
    • Narrated By Rusty Nelson
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    A reporter for the Posadas Register barely survives a night-time patrol with one of Undersheriff Bill Gastner's deputies, and the investigation points to a young woman known for her thrill-seeking.

    MidwestGeek says: "Good mystery; interesting characters."
    Good mystery; interesting characters.

    This is my first in the series about undersheriff Bill Gastner, of which this is #4. The story was just ok, although it is a good mystery. I didn't m..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 16 2013 by MidwestGeek (Ann Arbor, MI, United States)
  • 5

    Privileged to Kill: An Undersheriff Bill Gastner Mystery #5

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Steven F. Havill
    • Narrated By Rusty Nelson
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    Wesley Crocker is accused of the murder of young Maria Ibarra, who was found near the "camping place" of the drifter. Crocker's account of the previous night leads Undersheriff Bill Gastner to more troubling questions.

    anna says: "i always enjoy these books"
    i always enjoy these books

    yes

    Reviewed on March 14 2012 by anna (Martinsburg, WV, United States)
  • 6

    Prolonged Exposure: An Undersheriff Bill Gastner Mystery #6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Steven F Havill
    • Narrated By Rusty Nelson
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (27)

    The disappearance of a young camper atop Cat Mesa convinces Undersheriff Bill Gastner and Estelle Reyes-Guzman that the boy has been spirited away.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 7

    Out of Season: An Undersheriff Bill Gastner Mystery #7

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Steven F. Havill
    • Narrated By Rusty Nelson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (27)

    Sheriff Martin Holman of the Posadas County Sheriff's Department didn't like flying, much less at night, with bad weather. So why he took a plane ride over a nearby mesa under those dangerous conditions is a question as disturbing as why somebody shot the pilot dead from the ground - causing the plane to crash. Undersheriff Bill Gastner, a 60-something warhorse just months away from retirement, now has a murder on his hands.

    Helen says: "Mental picture"
    Mental picture

    I love the way Mr. Havill can paint a mental picture. I wear bifocals and the way he puts things into words describes exactly the way I feel about th..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 25 2009 by Helen (Sun City, AZ, United States)
  • 8

    Dead Weight: A Sheriff Bill Gastner Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Steven F Havill
    • Narrated By Rusty Nelson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    A well-seasoned 69, Sheriff Bill Gastner knows his Posadas, New Mexico, territory as well as he understands the foibles of the human condition. So when a backhoe crushes a man to death, it's more instinct than fact that leaves him feeling there is more to this "accident" than meets the eye.

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  • 9

    Bag Limit

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Steven F Havill
    • Narrated By Rusty Nelson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (24)

    Bill Gastner, the reluctant sheriff of Posadas County, New Mexico, anticipates his last few days in office will be uneventful. That is, until local teen Matt Baca drives drunkenly into the back of Gastner's cruiser and flees into the night. His eventual capture turns tragic when the boy becomes irrationally violent and takes a fatal tumble into oncoming traffic. Adding to the tragedy, Matt's father is found dead in his tiny kitchen. Is this all a terrible coincidence, or is something more sinister afoot?

    M.K. says: "Bag Limit"
    Bag Limit

    I love this series, one comment is that I need to have Rusty Nelson as the reader he makes the whole book come alive

    Reviewed on August 06 2010 by M.K. (Woodstock, IL USA)
  • 10

    Scavengers: Posadas County Mysteries #1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Steven F. Havill
    • Narrated By Stephanie Brush
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (20)

    Not one, but two dead bodies are found in the harsh New Mexico desert. The first man's face is smashed beyond recognition, and the second one appears to have been forced to dig his own grave before being murdered...execution style.

    Soon, new Sheriff Robert Torrez and Undersheriff Estelle Reyes-Guzman are knee deep in the midst of a brutal murder spree that spans both sides of the border.

    Jean says: "good read"
    good read

    The Narrator is excellent and the storyline well done. Hard to not like this authors work.

    Reviewed on May 21 2011 by Jean (Austin, TX, United States)
  • 11

    A Discount for Death

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Steven F Havill
    • Narrated By Stephanie Brush
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (15)

    In this sequel to Steven Havill's Scavengers, Estelle Reyes-Guzman plunges into her new job as undersheriff of Posadas County and the action never stops. As Bill Gastner, recently retired sheriff, lurks diplomatically in the background, Estelle must deal with the disappearance of a local insurance broker who was about to be indicted for fraud. A far worse challenge comes when one of her officers, on a wild chase through town, causes the death of a young single mother in a motorcycle crash. And if that wasn't enough, now there is a dead body. It looks like suicide...or does it?

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  • 12

    Convenient Disposal: A Posadas County Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Steven F Havill
    • Narrated By Stephanie Brush
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (15)

    To most people, hat pins are vestiges of the past, used now only by elderly ladies who don't leave home without a hat. But recently, the notion store in Posadas County has been doing a good business selling hat pins to teenage girls. Following a "cat fight" over a boy, one of the girls, Carmen Acosta, had been suspended from school. But Carmen's friends are still around. So Deena, Carmen's rival, wants something with which to defend herself.

    Richard Delman says: "Another very satisfying listen"
    Another very satisfying listen

    Having listened to most of the initial Bill Gastner books, I missed his voice. However, Stephanie Brush does an excellent job, even the difficult task..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 03 2009 by Richard Delman (San Francisco)
  • 13

    Statute of Limitations: Posadas County Mysteries #4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Steven F. Havill
    • Narrated By Stephanie Brush
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (14)

    Undersheriff Estelle Reyes-Guzman and ex-Sheriff Bill Gastner arrive at a motel parking lot to find it has turned into a crime scene, and the body of the retired chief-of-police is at the center. It appears that he had an exchange with two men and then collapsed while the men took off in his car. An out-of-town couple are the only witnesses...but their story doesn't ring true.

    Richard says: "Narrator"
    Narrator

    I just don't understand why an Author or Audible would want to change the narrator. Changing from a male to a female narrator just doesn't work and if..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 20 2010 by Richard (Edenton, VA, United States)
  • 14

    Final Payment: Posadas County Mysteries #5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Steven F. Havill
    • Narrated By Beth Richmond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (16)

    The rugged Cat Mesa country north of the village of Posadas is hosting the first annual Posadas 100, a cycle-cross bicycle race that promises to attract more than 140 competitors. Despite enough injuries during the pre-race practice to promise a spectacular and dangerous race, Undersheriff Estelle Reyes-Guzman has even more pressing concerns on her mind.

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  • 15

    The Fourth Time Is Murder: Posadas County Mystery, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Steven F. Havill
    • Narrated By Beth Richmond
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    Undersheriff Estelle Reyes-Guzman is always busy, but more so now than ever. The sheriff is still not completely recovered from his stay in the hospital, and she is recovering from a hospital stay herself. After a long day at work, Estelle is happy to clear off her desk and drive home, where her beloved family waits. She hears her cell phone ringing as she pulls into the driveway. A truck has gone off the road and the driver's body found near the wreck.

    qcathy says: "my last read!"
    my last read!

    Boohoo! i can't believe I have read ALL the Posadas County books! what am I to do! These books are good stories without the seemingly necessary sex s..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 01 2013 by qcathy (Queensland Australia)
  • 16

    Red, Green, or Murder: A Sheriff Bill Gastner Mystery #10

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Steven Havill
    • Narrated By Rusty Nelson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (28)

    Former Posadas County Sheriff Bill Gastner, now a New Mexico Livestock Inspector, is enjoying a day on Herb Torrances. But Bill soon finds himself ferrying a broken cowpuncher in the back of his SUV, headed out to meet an ambulance.

    Zulu says: "Two mysteries, one great book"
    Two mysteries, one great book

    If you like your mysteries fast paced then this isn't the book for you. If you like your mysteries with a little storytelling thrown in and descripti..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 23 2013 by Zulu (Cedar Park, TX)
  • 17

    Double Prey: Posadas County Mysteries #7

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Steven F. Havill
    • Narrated By Beth Richmond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (17)

    A rattlesnake fang pegged in a teenager's eye is just the beginning of a spring day for Posadas Undersheriff Estelle Guzman. The injured lad's older brother goes missing, and is found dead in an arroyo, apparently killed by his cartwheeling ATV. But most puzzling is what the dead boy found moments before he was killed...an astonishing discovery that takes deputies back to a five year-old killing. Estelle and the now retired Bill Gastner find themselves looking for a murderer altogether too close to home.

    Teacher Lady says: "Great story--narrator not so much"
    Great story--narrator not so much

    I really like the Gastner/Posadas mysteries by Steven F. Havill. The earlier audio books narrated by Rusty Nelson are great. The narrator spoiled th..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 02 2011 by Teacher Lady (Midwest)
  • 18

    One Perfect Shot: A Posadas County Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Steven F. Havill
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (22)

    When a county employee is found shot to death in sun-drenched daylight while sitting in his county road grader, Undersheriff Bill Gastner is faced with puzzling questions. The simplest explanation - that an errant bullet from a careless target shooter’s rifle blew out Larry Zipoli’s brains - is soon discarded as inconsistencies surface. The fatal bullet shows no rifling marks, and investigation shows that the shooter walked directly toward the road grader, in full view of the victim - who did nothing to defend himself.

    Michele Harmon says: "Justice prevails,"
    Justice prevails,

    Newbie comes thru!

    Reviewed on February 22 2013 by Michele Harmon (Floral, Arkansas USA)
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    One Perfect Shot: Posadas County Mysteries Prequel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Steven F. Havill
    • Narrated By Rusty Nelson
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (22)

    When a county employee is found shot to death in sun-drenched daylight while sitting in his county road grader, Undersheriff Bill Gastner is faced with puzzling questions. The simplest explanation - that an errant bullet from a careless target shooter's rifle blew out Larry Zipoli's brains - is soon discarded as inconsistencies surface. The fatal bullet shows no rifling marks, an investigation reveals that the shooter walked directly toward the road grader, in full view of the victim - who did nothing to defend himself.

    karen says: "I love this series!"
    I love this series!

    Truth is, I'd read most of them before I realized they were now available as audiobooks. Didn't stop me at all -- listening would just allow me to en..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 22 2012 by karen (United States)
  • 19

    Night Zone: Posadas County Mystery, Book 19: Bill Gastner, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Steven F. Havill
    • Narrated By Rusty Nelson
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (20)

    What do you do when you inherit $330 million after taxes? If you're New Mexico rancher Miles Waddell, you build a dream. A flat-topped mesa and a third of a billion dollars equals Nightzone Zone, an astronomy-based theme park, complete with giant radio telescope, a bank of smaller scopes linked to a theater, five-star dining in a restaurant with retracting dome ceiling, a hotel/resort, tram car access, and a narrow gauge steam locomotive to carry tourists to the mesa top. Glorious. And too ambitious for many residents of Posadas County.

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