Come Dark

  • Title: Come Dark
  • Author: Steven F. Havill
  • ISBN: 9781464205255
  • Page: 102
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Free Read Come Dark - by Steven F. Havill - Come Dark, Come Dark Posadas County New Mexico is in the news NightZone a mammoth astronomy theme park is bringing in jobs media and such new infrastructure as a slick narrow gauge railway to transport tourists from
    Free Read Come Dark - by Steven F. Havill - Come Dark, Come Dark Posadas County New Mexico is in the news NightZone a mammoth astronomy theme park is bringing in jobs media and such new infrastructure as a slick narrow gauge railway to transport tourists from

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    Come Dark

    About Steven F. Havill


    1. Steven F Havill is an American author of mysteries and westerns.Havill lives in Raton, New Mexico, with his wife Kathleen He has written two series of police procedurals set in the fictional Posadas County, New Mexico along with other works.


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    1. If you re familiar with the Posadas County Mystery series you ll find the old gang still present and fighting crime in New Mexico This book is pretty much all Estelle with some help by Sheriff Bob and good old Gastner Its a messy murder mystery with an added missing person case Undersheriff Estelle Reyes Guzman is a smart cookie and she puts all of her well trained crime solving brain to work trying to figure the mess out The writing is first class its fast moving and the New Mexico locales are [...]

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    2. The 21st in the Posadas County series but my first As always it is difficult to read a book that is part of a long lasting and very popular series and be able to get fully involved in the characters when having no previous knowledge However, I found this book a good read and enjoyed the plot, in particular the way different areas of the town and the characters involved are described and even though this was my first introduction to Posadas I felt as though I got a feel for the area from the very [...]

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    3. 21 in the Posadas County mystery series Locating the killer of HS coach Clint Scott is the main thing on Undersheriff Estelle Reyes Guzman s plate at the moment But in addition to her law enforcement duties, she is faced with the surprise appearance of her 15 year old son, Francisco Francisco, a piano prodigy, is supposed to be at a conservatory in MO not driving over a thousand miles in the car of a beautiful 18 year old cellist Estelle s predecessor as undersheriff, 77 year old, retired Bill G [...]

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    4. Interesting plot and characters, with murder and mayhem in every direction Suspicions run amok and there are plenty of suspects from which to choose panic and desperation ensue as some characters try to maintain the exposure of damning personal secrets.I really enjoyed Havill s way with words as well for the most part, his characters say exactly what you d expect them to given the circumstances An author s failure to do this is a sure fire way to ensure I ll pull the plug on the book and allow m [...]

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    5. I thought this was one of the weaker ones in the series They could have done with Estelle s oldest son driving home in a vette with an older woman Instead it pretty much is formula police procedural neatly tied up in the last 2 chapters.

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    6. Great read.The Posada s series is my favorite read I have read all the books at least 3 times and still can t stop turning the pages.

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    7. The Posadas Mysteries never fail Good storyline again Tad dry in a few places, but the excitement of the story won out.

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    8. A really good series dealing with the law enforcement in a small county in New Mexico Without all the gore and foul language, you can enjoy a good crime story.

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    9. Every time I read one of Steven F Havill s Posadas County mysteries, I urge readers to try one Come Dark may be my favorite in the series, an excellent example of a small town sheriff s department working together in a community where they know the people and the usual suspects.NightZone is the name of the astronomy theme park that has been a dream in several of the books It s not yet open, but it s attracting attention from the media, bringing in workers and gawkers, adding to the economy in Po [...]

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    10. As Come Dark The Posadas County Mysteries by Steven F Havill opens the massive astronomy theme park known as Nightzone is taking shape atop the mesa approximately 35 miles to the west of Posadas, New Mexico The dish is up, the technicians are installing everything, and slowly all the details are being handled Paying visitors are not on the grounds yet, but a media day to publicize the latest progress is just hours away so this little county in the along the Mexican border pretty busy.Not only is [...]

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    11. I would like to read the earlier books I have just discovered this author by listening to the first book in the series I will try to locate the rest of the series so that the story can be filled in.

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    12. I love the Posadas County Series by Steven F Havill, truly one of my favorites I have followed this since the beginning when we were introduced to now retired Sheriff Bill Gastner He is still as tenacious, gruff, and interesting as ever He has always been a strong mentor to others in the department and that continues It has been interesting to see as his character steps back, the continuity of those he mentored now mentoring other new characters as they are introduced The series has one of the b [...]

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    13. I ve been a fan of Havill s Posadas County mysteries since they were the Bill Gastner mysteries and they re always a good read Come Dark started out fabulous, one of the best I ve read, but I was disappointed by the ending After taking the vast majority of the book to set up two mysteries, slowly and carefully intertwining them both, the novel wrapped them both up in three contrived chapters It s still a good read but the ending kept if from being great.I like mysteries where the detectives solv [...]

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    14. I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.As the story begins there are a few things that take place in Pasada County, New Mexico The main one is about the Pasada High Schools Volleyball teams winning, then bad news follows The Volleyball Coach, Clint Scott, is gunned down in the girls shower room.The story continues on with a few characters and strange things taking place in Pasada County.Don not let the arrival of a few characters turn you off a [...]

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    15. I picked this up mostly for the space theme or what I thought would be a space theme and the location Don t really hear to much about the space park but I love the idea Also the location as I haven t been to many places in my life and have to experience place vicariously Could have been a little of that too The mystery part was pretty solid and I enjoyed the cop characters I would pick up by this author.

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    16. Another perfect slice of Posadas pieI love this series I ve read every book following Bill Gastner from undersheriff, to mentoring Estelle Reyez Guzman, to beloved Padrino of her family when she becomes undersheriff All the while, he is there, watching, advising, protecting his beloved Posadas County This latest installment continues the tradition with good old fashioned detective work alongside the futuristic NightZone telescope.

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    17. First off the author lists this as 21 in the Posadas County seri s, not 11.That said, I wish I hadn t jumped in in the middle, not because I needed the backstory, as this tale stands on its own, but because I sense a richness in the characters and their interrelationships that I know I would enjoy This was a great summer read Lots of characters, but easy to follow, and a plot that keeps you wondering.

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    18. For this longtime reader of the Posadas County mysteries, some of the charm of the series has been lost with the continued development of the NightZone storyline Maybe it was done to freshen up the books, but moving the focus of the action from the village to the mesa on which the park is being built and adding world class artists and multimillionaires to the mix reduces the small town attraction that the first 15 or so books in the series had for me.

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    19. For this longtime reader of the Posadas County mysteries, some of the charm of the series has been lost with the continued development of the NightZone storyline Maybe it was done to freshen up the books, but moving the focus of the action from the village to the mesa on which the park is being built and adding world class artists and multimillionaires to the mix reduces the small town attraction that the first 15 or so books in the series had for me.

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    20. As usual the cover really doesn t have much to do with the plot Just really enjoyed reading this story with a strong female protagonist who displays judgment and compassion at all the right moments while also being a mom to a teenage prodigy Good characters who are characters Love this series Only 19 to backtrack and read.

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    21. More great addition to the seriesI have been reading this series for years and always enjoy the characters Estelle is a fine person and a good detective These stories are realistic tales of life and the consequences of actions I love the scenery descriptions as well Each book stands on its own but reading them in order fills out the characters.

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    22. Quick read formula southwestern mysteries set in fictional Posades County in far south New Mexico on the Mexicna border Author is a bit of a chauvinist especially in his descriptions of women Disappointing since he now has a female under sheriff as lead protagonist but the cosy mystery readers should enjoy Setting is a plus.

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    23. Probably a 4.5 It started out great but slowed down in parts Havill has to include a great deal of family material which slows down the story overall Some of the police and medical procedure at the beginning of the book was extremely good.

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    24. I hadn t read any of this series in a long time Enjoyed this one.

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    25. Posadas County Undersheriff Estelle Reyes Guzman deals with Elvis impersonators, graffiti, child abandonment and the murder of local sports figure.

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    26. First book I read by this author Kept my interest to the very end.

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    27. I m a big Havill fan and have read all of his books This is one of the better ones Great face paced read.

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