Undersheriff Bill Gastner Posadas County Mysteries by Steven F Havill
The Posadas County Mysteries is a series of western-themed mystery/police procedural novels by American novelist Steven F. Havill. The first nine novels of the series follow Bill Gastner, who starts off as Undersheriff of Posadas County, New Mexico. Since then, the novels follow Undersheriff Estella Reyes-Guzman following Gastner’s retirement.

Steven F. Havill began his Undersheriff Bill Gastner/Posadas County Mysteries in 1991 with the novel Heartshot. That part of the series ended with the ninth novel in the series, Bag Limit (published in 2001). The series began focusing on Undersheriff Reyes-Guzman in 2002 with the novel Scavengers. The series is currently ongoing, with a new novel being published each year. Below is a list of Steven F. Havill’s Posadas County Mysteries books in order of when they were originally published (which is the same as their chronological order):

Publication Order of Posadas County Mysteries Books


Heartshot(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bitter Recoil(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Twice Buried(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Before She Dies(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Privileged to Kill(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Prolonged Exposure(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Out of Season(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Weight(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bag Limit(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Scavengers(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Discount for Death(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Convenient Disposal(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Statute of Limitations(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Final Payment(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fourth Time is Murder(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Red, Green, or Murder(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Double Prey(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
One Perfect Shot(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Night Zone(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood Sweep(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Come Dark(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Posadas County Mysteries Synopsis: Heartshot is the first Posadas County Mysteries novel from Steven F. Havill. Bill Gastner is an aging undersheriff who has been elected sheriff of Posadas County, New Mexico. He doesn’t have anything else in life besides law enforcement (and isn’t interested in pursuing one). Then, a car full of teenagers are speeding away from Deputy Torrez and ends up going into a rocky outcrop, killing all five of the kids. They end up finding cocaine hidden in the car.

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