Easy Errors (Posadas County Mysteries) (Paperback)

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This is book number 22 in the Posadas County Mysteries series.


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"This is one of the very best entries in a consistently excellent series."—Booklist STARRED review

When County Sheriff Bill Gastner retired from Posadas County, Deputy Robert Torrez rose through ranks of small town law enforcement. But what were Torrez's first days as a rookie officer like?

It's 1986. Undersheriff Bill Gastner is enjoying his usual insomnia alone inside his old adobe when jolted by a horrendous noise. Dreading what he will find, he hastens to the nearby interstate exit where a violent crash has occurred. Not only is the vehicle that struck the support pillars totaled and the driver and a passenger crushed inside, a dead boy has been ejected.

As the appalled Gastner recognizes the youth and swings into action, the first deputy to join him at the scene is rookie Robert Torrez, the department's newest hire. Before Gastner can head him off, Torrez sees that the boy is his spirited younger brother. And the girl crushed inside the SUV is a younger sister. The driver of the Suburban, also dead, is the assistant District Attorney's teenaged son. Two local family tragedies.

A shaken couple reports that when the Suburban, careening at nearly 100 miles an hour, passed them on the interstate, activity inside hinted at its occupants' panic. Were the three dead kids running from someone? Further investigation reveals that a fourth teen should have been in the vehicle, but is now missing. Where had the four kids been? And why?

In this riveting addition to the Posadas County Mysteries, readers will get a glimpse into Deputy Robert Torrez's first big case. Thrilling and emotionally propulsive, Easy Errors proves that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.

Steven F. Havill's acclaimed series is:

  • Perfect for fans of C.J. Box and Michael McGarrity
  • For readers who enjoy police procedurals and Southwest desert mysteries

Praise for the Posadas County Mysteries:

"Gastner is a unique and endearing protagonist who certainly deserves plenty of encores."—Booklist STARRED review for Heartshot

"Full of bright local color and suffused with a compassionate understanding of human motivation, this intelligent, understated mystery deserves a wide and appreciative readership."—Publishers Weekly STARRED review for Out of Season

"The Posadas County Mystery series notches its sixteenth with all its signature virtues intact: good writing, an unerring sense of place and a protagonist it's a pleasure to root for."—Kirkus Reviews STARRED review for The Fourth Time is Murder

"If you haven't yet discovered these wonderful mysteries, you are in for a treat!"—ANNE HILLERMAN, New York Times bestselling author for Lies Come Easy

About the Author

Steven F. Havill lives with his wife of fifty-three years, Kathleen, in New Mexico. He is the author of thirty-two novels, taught secondary schools for 25 years, and recently earned an AAS degree in gunsmithing.

Praise For…

"Fans of the long-running series will be drawn to the backstory here, which fills in gaps in the stories of both Torrez and Gastner. They will also respond to the qualities that have made this series so appealing over the years: meticulous plotting, multidimensional characters, sharp dialogue, and a vivid sense of place. This is one of the very best entries in a consistently excellent series." — Wes Lukowsky, Booklist STARRED Review

"Havill keeps his relentless hold on readers with bits of wisdom from veteran Gastner, creating a powerful sense of place in his portrayal of the bucolic southwestern New Mexico community." — Publishers Weekly

"In this prequel to One Perfect Shot, Undersheriff Bill Gastner is first at the scene of a fatal car crash; two of the victims turn out to be the siblings of his new deputy, Robert Torrez, fresh out of the police academy. Were the three teens being pursued, and where is the fourth passenger? Fans and first-time readers will follow the case step by step in this compelling procedural, which leads from the accident to a remote New Mexican canyon and another death." — Library Journal
Product Details
ISBN: 9781464209246
ISBN-10: 1464209243
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Publication Date: November 7th, 2017
Pages: 272
Language: English
Series: Posadas County Mysteries