Double Prey: A Posadas County Mystery
Steven F. Havill
Poisoned Pen, 2011 (2011)
Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth
teven F. Havill's
is the 17th book in his Posadas County mystery series! Each one is as engrossing as the last and provides a really great read.
young neighbor of Posadas County Undersheriff Estelle Reyes-Guzman is found dead in an arroyo, at the site of his ATV crash. According to New Mexico law, an unattended death must be investigated. Reyes-Guzman discovers this death resulted from more than a careless teenager on a joyride.
he teenager's younger brother is being treated for a rattlesnake fang that punctured his eye. While the child fights for his life, his brother lies dead in the arroyo. Back history comes into play and it becomes a matter of asking questions of anyone who owns land on or near the arroyo.
ction is the byword here. I couldn't read and turn the pages fast enough. The descriptions of the topography of this piece of New Mexico made me feel as though I drove over the back trails and walked on the uneven ground. The characters sure wouldn't fit in the East - nor would the gun racks in the back of their trucks - but their clothing and speech sound authentic.
is a good read that shouldn't be missed. Havill has also written the Dr. Thomas Parks series as well as four standalones.
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