Before She Dies - Steven F. Havill Steven Havill writes a wonderful series​​​​ about law enforcement in fictional Posadas County, New Mexico. Under-sheriff Bill Gastner is overweight, out of shape, loves Mexican food, and is one of those people you would just love to know. He's empathetic and kind, intelligent and tenacious and he knows the county better than the back of his hand. As someone who lives in a sparsely populated county, I really respect the difficulties faced by the sheriff's deputies. At any given time they might be responsible for patrolling 900 square miles and there might only be 3 or 4 available at any one time. They have to know the area and the people and it's not an easy job. You get that sense from listening to these books. (Another very good series about the particular problems of county policing is Donald Harstad's)

The whole series has been recorded by Books in Motion and released as well on Audible read by Rusty Nelson whose gravelly voice is perfect.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​