Red Man Down
by Elizabeth Gunn

The apparent suicide of an ex-cop leads Sarah Burke to investigate three bizarre deaths in three years in the same family. What are they hiding?

Sarah Burke’s Saturday off is interrupted when she is called to a shooting – a rookie cop has been involved in a shootout with a criminal stealing copper wire from a warehouse. When the criminal in question turns out to be ex-cop and Red Man Ed Lacey, Sarah is shocked. The evidence suggests he wanted the cop to shoot him. But why?

Sarah and her team delve into Ed’s life, and soon decide to re-open an investigation into three deaths. The more they investigate, the more obstacles they encounter – particularly from the family, who quickly close ranks. What are they hiding?


Gunn’s moves methodically through an old-fashioned Southwest procedural that builds at a satisfyingly snappy pace. Partner with Carolyn Hart’s classic Castle Rock, or ­Steven F. Havill’s long-running New Mexico–set series

Library Journal

A solid addition to a series that mixes procedural detail with domestic drama


The convincing interplay between Burke and her colleagues is a plus

Publishers Weekly

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Red Man Down by Elizabeth Gunn is available in the following formats

Paperback978184751648030th October 2015140 X 215mm192£13.99
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