Noontime follies / Elizabeth Gunn.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Rutherford?s Property Crimes division is on a hot streak. Having recently attracted a string of New Science businesses, the town has had fourteen office break-ins in just five days, though nothing seems to have been taken. A series of threatening notes are left by an environmental group, and curiosity soon turns to alarm when a lead scientist is found dead at his desk at one of the invasion sites. As the small start-ups that received the messages are damaged and frightened by sneak attacks, Jake and his team must embark on a steep learning. But is the professor?s death really to do with his pioneering scientific work, or is there more to it than meets the eye?"
    • ISBN:
      9780727884961 (hbk.)
      0727884964 (hbk.)
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    • ABNT:
      GUNN, E. Noontime follies. [s. l.]: Severn House, 2014. ISBN 9780727884961. Disponível em: Acesso em: 15 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Gunn E. Noontime Follies. Severn House; 2014. Accessed August 15, 2020.
    • APA:
      Gunn, E. (2014). Noontime follies. Severn House.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Gunn, Elizabeth. 2014. Noontime Follies. The Jake Hines Series. Severn House.
    • Harvard:
      Gunn, E. (2014) Noontime follies. Severn House (The Jake Hines series). Available at: (Accessed: 15 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Gunn, E 2014, Noontime follies, The Jake Hines series, Severn House, viewed 15 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Gunn, Elizabeth. Noontime Follies. Severn House, 2014. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Gunn, Elizabeth. Noontime Follies. The Jake Hines Series. Severn House, 2014.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Gunn E. Noontime follies [Internet]. Severn House; 2014 [cited 2020 Aug 15]. (The Jake Hines series). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2015 May #2

A rash of break-ins at 14 of the cutting-edge science start-ups that have been flocking to small-town Rutherford, Minnesota, puzzles chief of detectives Jake Hines. Nothing is taken during these crimes, but warnings at the scenes proclaim the dangers of genetically modified foods and threaten retribution. Then Nathan Gold, a scientist doing crop experimentation for SmartSeeds, is found dead at his desk with no sign of trauma; another scientist is shot at; and a woman is injured at another business. Hines and his force work long hours to determine how these crimes are related, with Gold's apparent murder complicated by what is learned about his family. The Jake Hines series is marked by character development—of Hines, his family (he's now the dad of 18-month-old Ben), and his colleagues—and this tenth entry continues in that vein, with intriguing hints about the relationship between two of Hines' detectives. The ecoterrorism/GMO theme is up-to-the-minute current, while the motive for murder is timeless. Another solid police procedural from the reliable Gunn. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2015 July #1

Jake Hines, now happily married, enjoys his brown-bag lunch with a colleague discussing cases, such as a recent string of break-ins at high-tech start-ups. When one of the business founders is murdered, does this mean the culprits who left threatening messages have escalated their tactics, or is something else afoot? The tenth entry (after Eleven Little Piggies) in this successful police procedural set in Minnesota features the usual cast of characters.

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PW Reviews 2015 May #2

Burgeoning agri-economic growth and a spate of petty crimes concern the residents of Rutherford, Minn., in Gunn's smart, twisty sixth Jake Hines mystery (after 2014's Red Man Down). Apparently, persons unknown are clearly upset with the efforts of some of Rutherford's new scientific R&D industries to genetically alter crops. And they're not above a little nighttime breaking and entering to lodge their complaints. They jimmy locks and take nothing, but they do leave nasty messages. It may just be misdemeanor fun, until one of Rutherford's industrial scientists ends up dead. But as Jake, the affable head of Rutherford's detective division, narrates his department's crime-solving steps—outsmarting lying witnesses and navigating the inevitable blind alleys—the town and its cops come alive on the page. Gunn expertly blends the timely, headline-grabbing topics of GMO foods and climate change with credible characters and situations. Agent: Jane Chelius, Jane Chelius Literary Agency. (July)

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