Crazy eights : a Jake Hines mystery / Elizabeth Gunn.

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    • Publication Information:
      1st ed.
    • Notes:
      "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
    • ISBN:
      0765308061 (alk. paper)
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    • ABNT:
      GUNN, E. Crazy eights : a Jake Hines mystery. 1st ed. [s. l.]: Forge, 2005. ISBN 0765308061. Disponível em: Acesso em: 15 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Gunn E. Crazy Eights : A Jake Hines Mystery. 1st ed. Forge; 2005. Accessed August 15, 2020.
    • APA:
      Gunn, E. (2005). Crazy eights : a Jake Hines mystery (1st ed.). Forge.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Gunn, Elizabeth. 2005. Crazy Eights : A Jake Hines Mystery. 1st ed. Forge.
    • Harvard:
      Gunn, E. (2005) Crazy eights : a Jake Hines mystery. 1st ed. Forge. Available at: (Accessed: 15 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Gunn, E 2005, Crazy eights : a Jake Hines mystery, 1st ed., Forge, viewed 15 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Gunn, Elizabeth. Crazy Eights : A Jake Hines Mystery. 1st ed., Forge, 2005. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Gunn, Elizabeth. Crazy Eights : A Jake Hines Mystery. 1st ed. Forge, 2005.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Gunn E. Crazy eights : a Jake Hines mystery [Internet]. 1st ed. Forge; 2005 [cited 2020 Aug 15]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2005 February #2

/*Starred Review*/ What makes Gunn's Jake Hines series such a joy to read? The answer is Jake himself, who happens to be one of the most compelling protagonists in the mystery genre--and not because he is gorgeous and brilliant. Self-described as having a "mixed-race face that looks like it was designed by a committee," Jake is also capable of some impressive blunders. What makes the Rutherford, Minnesota, police captain so endearing is his huge heart. He carries himself with dignity and humility and treats others with respect. By making Jake the narrator, Gunn allows readers to get to know the complex man even better than his fellow cops and girlfriend do. In this outing, Jake and staff investigate the death of a thug named Benny Niemeyer, who was recently acquitted of murder. The case involves drugs and takes the police from the richest neighborhoods in town, where the dealers cavort, to the poorest, where the users struggle to survive. The bleak and violent urban world Jake encounters by day is softened by the cozy and comforting evenings he spends in his old country farmhouse with girlfriend Trudy. Newcomers to the series will relish the fascinating police procedural, but longtime fans will most enjoy spending more time with Jake. Gunn's series has been garnering good reviews for a long time now, but it deserves to sit at the table with the genre's elite. ((Reviewed February 15, 2005)) Copyright 2005 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2005 March #1

Capt. Jake Hines (Seventh-Inning Stretch) and his Rutherford, MN, detective crew finally locate and prosecute two hijack killers only to have one of them-a sleazy character at best-found not guilty. Before the weekend's up, though, someone murders the freed killer, and Jake, despite his personal feelings, must investigate. Suspects include all types, from a low-life hood and drug peddler to a transgendered lawyer. Jake's garden-heavy relationship with forensic scientist Trudy, meanwhile, provides solid ballast. Straightforward prose portrays courtroom drama, farm scenes, and devilish cunning with equal aplomb: recommended. One of the best writers of police procedurals, Gunn grew up in southeast Minnesota. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

PW Reviews 2005 February #4

In Gunn's engaging sixth police procedural to feature Rutherford, Minn., police captain Jake Hines (after 2002's Seventh-Inning Stretch), Jake is thrilled that smalltime hood Benny Niemeyer, implicated in the kidnapping and murder of IBM employee Shelley Gleason, appears to be headed for a long prison stretch. Benny is acquitted at his trial, however, and the Rutherford PD gets the blame for fouling up the case. Dogged anddetermined, Jake looks into the case again, trying to locate a missing witness and to figure out how the gun of a local philanthropist became the murder weapon. When Benny turns up dead in a skate-boarding park, Jake and his detectives are awash in questions and no answers. While Jake pieces together the last hours of Shelley and Benny by day, he finds escape from his grim profession in the arms of forensics queen Trudy Hanson at night. The two still commute to their rundown farmhouse, harvesting vegetables as barter for needed renovations. An appealingprotagonist, a well-developed supporting cast and a thought-provoking plot add up to fine mystery entertainment. Agent, Jane Chelius. (Mar. 1) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.