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Bag Limit

(2001)
(The ninth book in the Posadas County Mystery series)
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Parked high on a side road on the flank of the second highest peak in the San Cristobal Mountains, peacefully surveying what soon would no longer be his responsibility as a sheriff, almost-seventy Bill Gastner could think that the night would be without incident.

He'd be wrong. He doesn't foresee that a car full of alcohol-inspired adolescents will run into his automobile. Nor that the driver will take off and disappear in the nearby woods. Far from uneventful, this night turns out to be one of the toughest in Bill Gastner's many years as undersheriff and then sheriff in this sparsely populated border area of New Mexico.

Gastner knows the young driver and his family - including the soon-to-be-sheriff, Bobby Torrez. Taken into custody from his home, the prisoner seems far too upset about being arrested. During the trip to the jail he makes a desperate attempt to flee again, an attempt that ends in his being hit and killed by an oncoming truck. Gastner has to dig deep to learn what is behind this tragic overreaction to a serious but unfortunately common DWI arrest.

With the imminent election, the visit of Gastner's former deputy with her surgeon husband and their two very active young ones, and the near riot the dead youth's neighbors stage when his father dies suddenly, the sheriff's last few days in office are not as uneventful as he had hoped. But Gastner stoically retrieves the law-enforcement tools he has packed away, including his talent for detection, his diplomacy, and his just plain common sense. He has used them all successfully for many years, and it's a joy to watch him use them one more time.

Genre: Mystery

Used availability for Steven F Havill's Bag Limit

Hardback Editions

November 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bag Limit
Author(s): Steven F Havill
ISBN: 0-312-25183-1 / 978-0-312-25183-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Paperback Editions

January 2013 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Bag Limit: A Posadas County Mystery (Posadas County Mysteries)
Author(s): Steven F Havill
ISBN: 1-4596-5635-0 / 978-1-4596-5635-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bag Limit: A Posadas County Mystery (Posadas County Mysteries)
Author(s): Steven F Havill
ISBN: 1-59058-661-1 / 978-1-59058-661-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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December 2002 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Bag Limit (Worldwide Library Mysteries)
Author(s): Steven F Havill
ISBN: 0-373-26441-0 / 978-0-373-26441-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harlequin Books
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Audio Editions

October 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Bag Limit
Author(s): Steven F Havill
Publisher: Books in Motion
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October 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Bag Limit
Author(s): Steven F Havill
Publisher: Books in Motion
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October 2008 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Bag Limit
Author(s): Steven F Havill
Publisher: Books in Motion
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July 2004 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Bag Limit (Bill Gastner)
Author(s): Steven F Havill
ISBN: 1-59607-089-7 / 978-1-59607-089-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books In Motion
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2004 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Bag Limit [Unabridged MP3CD] by Steven F Havill
Author(s): Steven F Havill
ISBN: 1-59607-090-0 / 978-1-59607-090-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books In Motion
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Kindle Editions

May 2011 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Bag Limit (Bill Gastner #9) (Posadas County Mysteries)
Author(s): Steven F Havill
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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