"Low-key and laconic...this latest mystery featuring immensely likable New Mexico Sheriff Bill Gastner coasts admirably on its folksy charm....At the close there's a neat conclusion to a case that has ambled along at its own pace, like rolling tumbleweed in a gentle wind." -Publishers Weekly
"The quiet pleasures of small-town life are again at the center of this appealing series...." -Booklist
Bill Gastner, reluctant sheriff of Posadas County, New Mexico, anticipates his last few days in office will be uneventful. That is, until local teen Matt Baca drives drunkenly into the back of Gastner's cruiser and flees into the night. His eventual capture turns tragic when the boy becomes irrationally violent and takes a fatal tumble into oncoming traffic. Adding to the tragedy, Matt's father is found dead in his tiny kitchen.
The dead teen's fake ID troubles Gastner. He suspects it's why Matt Baca was so intent on avoiding arrest for drunken driving. His theory leads him to the toughest, deadliest couple of days of his career....
Steven F. Havill lives with his wife of 40 years, Kathleen, in Raton, New Mexico. He is the author of 21 novels set in the American West, taught secondary schools for 25 years, and recently earned an AAS degree in gunsmithing. Bag Limit is the ninth novel in his Posadas County Mystery Series.