Elizabeth Gunn is an American author of mystery novels.
Gunn lives in Tucson, Arizona with her husband. Her careful research into police techniques results in "precision-tooled procedurals" according to Marilyn Stasio of The New York Times . One series is set the fictional city of Rutherford, Minnesota. A second is set in Tucson, where she moved in 1999. Her publishers include Walker, Dell, Harlequin, Forge, and Severn House.
Gunn is a former Innkeeper who began her writing career doing freelance travel articles. She grew up in the Southeast Minnesota of her Jake Hines novels.
The series takes place in and near a fictionalized version of Rochester, Minnesota. It features Jake Hines, a dumpster baby who survived a childhood of foster homes to become a detective with the Rutherford Police Department.