Welcome to my world, where hard-working cops in two fast-growing cities, the fictional Rutherford, Minnesota and the very real Tucson, Arizona struggle to fit a personal life around the demands of their jobs. The law-breakers who oppose them work even harder, sometimes, just trying to stay one jump ahead. And when the question is, “Can’t we all just get along?” the answer is, “Probably not.”
Below is the latest Jake Hines adventure, ELEVEN LITTLE PIGGIES, in which the need to dig up silica sand for use in fracking leads a Minnesota farm family into a maze of conflict and trickery, and Jake’s crew has to sort it all out.
And on the left, THE MAGIC LINE, #4 in the Sarah Burke series. It’s a fresh look at the border area just south of Tucson, where the price of everything magically rises. THE MAGIC LINE is available now at Clues Unlimited, Tucson’s mystery bookstore. It’s also online from Amazon and Barnes&Noble and, if it isn’t on the shelf in the bookstore you’re standing in, they should be happy to order it for you.
Two bad-guys-in-training invade a stash house in a residential area of Tucson. Multiple homicides follow. Sarah and her crew collect piles of evidence, mostly guns and money, while repeatedly chasing the tricky felon who started it all. Before they get the killing stopped, they’ve put a new shine on the concept of overtime.
“…Gunn pulls it all together in a satisfying fashion that should entice readers to seek earlier titles in the series.” Publisher’s Weekly, January 30, 2012.
Chief of Detectives Jake Hines’ new-parent nightmares about an impending ecological disaster on a Minnesota farm have a deadly real twist. Forced to choose between the land they love and the easy money they'd get if they sold it to sand miners for oil drilling, a hard-working Minnesota farm family resorts to loud family fights. But when the body of the best farmer of the group is found in the trees behind the field where Chief of Detectives Jake Hines is hunting geese on his day off, the discussion becomes deadly serious.