Five card stud : a Jake Hines mystery / Elizabeth Gunn.

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      Summary: "It's not just the murder that has Jake concerned. His girlfriend, Trudy, the crime scene expert with the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, who ought to be at the scene, is stuck in a snowdrift somewhere. The BCA is understaffed, the Rutherford PD could use more officers, and the corpse is being covered by snow."--Jacket.
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    • ABNT:
      GUNN, E. Five card stud : a Jake Hines mystery. [s. l.]: Walker & Co., 2000. ISBN 0802733433. Disponível em: Acesso em: 15 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Gunn E. Five Card Stud : A Jake Hines Mystery. Walker & Co.; 2000. Accessed August 15, 2020.
    • APA:
      Gunn, E. (2000). Five card stud : a Jake Hines mystery. Walker & Co.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Gunn, Elizabeth. 2000. Five Card Stud : A Jake Hines Mystery. Walker & Co.
    • Harvard:
      Gunn, E. (2000) Five card stud : a Jake Hines mystery. Walker & Co. Available at: (Accessed: 15 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Gunn, E 2000, Five card stud : a Jake Hines mystery, Walker & Co., viewed 15 August 2020, .
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      Gunn, Elizabeth. Five Card Stud : A Jake Hines Mystery. Walker & Co., 2000. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Gunn, Elizabeth. Five Card Stud : A Jake Hines Mystery. Walker & Co., 2000.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Gunn E. Five card stud : a Jake Hines mystery [Internet]. Walker & Co.; 2000 [cited 2020 Aug 15]. Available from:


Booklist Monthly Selections - #1 May 2000

The balance between personal information and investigatory detail is a delicate one in any detective novel, but it is especially crucial in a police procedural, where we expect more nuts and bolts than usual, but we also need to identify with the characters as human beings, not just as cops. One of the hallmarks of Gunn's excellent series starring Minnesota detective Jake Hines is the way she manages this crucial juggling act. In the previous installment, Par Four (1998), Jake's romance was prominently featured; this time, his girlfriend (and crime-scene expert), Trudy, remains on the periphery, with the focus on the crime at hand, which involves a naked body found with a bullet hole in his head. The victim is identified as a truck driver, begging the questions, Where is his truck? and What became of the partner with whom he was riding? This series gets better and better. Gunn keeps her readers absorbed in the exciting case throughout, but maybe next time she'll explain where Jake got those captivating eyes of his. ((Reviewed May 1, 2000))Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews

LJ Reviews 2000 May #1

Set in Rutherford, MN, this third entry in the "Jake Hines" series establishes Gunn's mastery of the police procedural. Homicide head detective Jake follows all the rules when called to the scene of a crime: a murdered man has been thrown half-naked from an overpass into a snowbank. As Jake and his investigative team establish the man's identity, contact relatives, search for his missing rig, and attempt to establish motive, they also construct an airtight case. The fascinating, step-by-step solution to an intriguing puzzle, accompanied by a little departmental drama, make this a strongly recommended choice. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

PW Reviews 2000 April #2

One stormy night in Rutherford, Minn., police detective Jake Hines (of Triple Play and Par Four) and his buddies are comfortably ensconced in a poker game when an urgent call comes in about a half-naked man found dead in a snowbank. As Jake reluctantly makes his way to the snowy crime scene, he calls in an eccentric dermatologist and part-time coroner, "Pokey" Pokornoskovic, to help with the investigation. Although considerably hampered by the blizzard conditions, they determine that this is a case of brutal murder, not the more usual winter storm death from hypothermia or suicide. The fiercely cold Minnesota winter weather continues to affect just about everything Jake and his fellow investigators do over the next few weeks. The author takes the reader straight through both the dogged routine and the hectic excitement of a homicide inquiry, as the detectives and the coroner determine that the victim is a long-haul truck driver, and that his partner, his truck and his valuable equipment are all missing. Occasionally, the fine details threaten to overwhelm the story, but generally Gunn's characters have enough idiosyncrasies and personal problems to keep them interesting, while the narrative remains firmly focused on the murder investigation. Gunn has produced a refreshingly straightforward, suspenseful procedural in a series that bears watching. Agent, Kristin Lindstrom Agency. (May) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.