Before She Dies

Before She Dies

eBook - 2001
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"If what you're hiding is motive, Gastner will ferret it out and do what needs to be done. An outstanding mystery." -- Booklist starred review

Posadas Register reporter Linda Real barely survives her nighttime patrol with one of Undersheriff Bill Gastner's deputies. He is killed by a more accurate shotgun blast than the one that ruins her face. Teamed with his intuitive, observant detective Estelle Reyes-Guzman and her usual sharp eye for physical evidence, Bill implicates Tammy Woodruff, the thrill-seeking daughter of the local Republican County Chairman, in the brutal assault. Before he can interrogate her, though, Tammy hightails it. Soon she is found crushed to death after her truck goes off the road while she's loaded with booze - in fact, far too much alcohol, for anyone to have consumed....

Publisher: Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2001
Edition: 1st trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781615950744
Characteristics: 1 online resource (253 p.)


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Dec 16, 2016

How wonderful to find an unread early Posadas County mystery, and to meet younger versions of some now-regular characters. This motivated me to borrow an e-book for the first time, to read on my laptop. Easy to do, I'll do it again when paper is unavailable.

Note: The plot summary above concerning Rueben Fuentes is not from this book, but from the preceding "Twice Buried".

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