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Before She Dies

Posadas Register reporter Linda Real barely survives a nighttime patrol with one of Undersherrif Bill Gastner's deputies. Her face is ruined by a shotgun blast, but the deputy is dead, and Bill is beyond angry. With the assistance of sharp-eyed detective Estelle Reyes-Guzman, Bill implicates the thrill-seeking daughter of the local Republican County Chairman. Before he can interrogate her, though, she scoots. Soon, her liquor-sodden body is found crushed to death after her truck goes off the road…

Originally published in 1996 by St. Martin's Press, Before She Dies is the fourth Undersherrif Bill Gastner mystery following Poisoned Pen Press’ releases of Heartshot, Bitter Recoil, and Twice Buried.

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