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Archer Mayor is the New York Times bestselling author of the police procedural series featuring detective Joe Gunther. In addition to his writing, Mayor is a death investigator for Vermont's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, and a detective for the Windham County Sheriff's Office. He is a past winner of the New England Independent Booksellers Association Award for Best Fiction--the first time a writer of crime literature has been so honored.

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Open Season (Joe Gunther Mysteries Book 1)
by Archer Mayor
Lt. Joe Gunther of the Brattleboro, Vermont police force has a serious problem: in a community where a decade could pass without a single murder, the body count is suddenly mounting. Innocent citizens are being killed—and others set-up—seemingly orchestrated by a mysterious ski-masked man. Signs suggest that a three year-old murder...
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Borderlines (Joe Gunther Mysteries Book 2)
by Archer Mayor
Lt. Joe Gunther is in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom investigating a minor embezzling case. It’s a pleasant distraction, and a chance to reconnect with old friends, but when a house fire reveals itself to be arson, compounded by murder, Gunther can’t help but investigate. Suddenly, he finds himself enmeshed in a web of animosity...
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Scent of Evil (Joe Gunther Mysteries Book 3)
by Archer Mayor
When the body of a fast-living young stockbroker is found in a shallow grave, suspicion first falls on a cuckolded policeman. Lt. Joe Gunther investigates the increasingly bizarre details of the crime, but finds that he’s too far behind events to prevent a second murder. Indeed, whoever is responsible always seems to be a few steps...
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The Skeleton's Knee (Joe Gunther Mysteries Book 4)
by Archer Mayor
When a reclusive market gardener's death proves to stem from a 20 year-old bullet wound, Lt. Joe Gunther is presented with a very cold homicide to solve. But who was the victim exactly? A deeply private man eking out an ascetic existence from a hardscrabble mountain field, Abraham Fuller was virtually unknown to his neighbors, in the...
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Fruits of the Poisonous Tree (Joe Gunther Mysteries Book 5)
by Archer Mayor
Gail Zigman, town selectwoman and Joe Gunther's companion of many years, is raped, and the detective finds himself caught between the media, local politicians, and a network of well-meaning victims' rights advocates as he tries to put his own feelings aside and follow the trail of evidence.Every lead seems to point to a single, obvious...
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The Dark Root (Joe Gunther Mysteries Book 6)
by Archer Mayor
A brutal home invasion shocks Brattleboro's small Asian community, but no one's talking. Undeterred, Joe Gunther digs deeper and discovers a cross-border smuggling route carrying drugs, contraband, and illegal aliens into and out of Canada. Operating below the radar for years, competition between underworld rivals is bringing it into the...
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The Ragman's Memory (Joe Gunther Mysteries Book 7)
by Archer Mayor
A small girl brings Joe Gunther a bird’s nest—made partially of human hair. In the search to put a body, and an identity, to the hair’s owner, Joe comes upon an unexplained death, a grisly murder, and a sudden disappearance. All seem to be entangled in a puzzling web of municipal corruption, blackmail, and industrial espionage. A...
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Bellows Falls (Joe Gunther Mysteries Book 8)
by Archer Mayor
Joe Gunther is seconded to the neighboring town of Bellows Falls to investigate harassment allegations against a fellow officer. What begins as a seemingly open-and-shut case comes to look more and more like a frame job as Gunther doggedly pursues the truth, and soon he finds himself feeling around the edges of a statewide drug...
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The Disposable Man (Joe Gunther Mysteries Book 9)
by Archer Mayor
When a local quarry yields up a garroted body with bad dental work and toes tattooed in Cyrillic, Joe Gunther figures it for a Russian mafia killing, rare as that might be in Vermont. But it's so very… tidy. So very… professional. Then the CIA calls, inviting Gunther down to Washington for some friendly “assistance” with his...
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Occam's Razor (Joe Gunther Mysteries Book 10)
by Archer Mayor
The body was positioned so that the train neatly obliterated its head and hands. Dressed in a homeless man's clothes with empty pockets, it might easily be passed-off as an unfortunate John Doe. And yet… Joe Gunther has a knack for knowing when things don't quite add up, and the math in this case is all kinds of wrong. Add a toxic...
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The Marble Mask (Joe Gunther Mysteries Book 11)
by Archer Mayor
Joe Gunther, a Brattleboro, Vermont, cop, is the head of the new Vermont Bureau of Investigation (VBI), a joint task force charged with statewide responsibility for major crimes. In The Marble Mask, the VBI's first case takes the force north to Stowe, where a 50-year-old corpse has turned up in a crevasse on Mt. Mansfield. Some of the...
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Tucker Peak (Joe Gunther Mysteries Book 12)
by Archer Mayor
An overworked sheriff and a string of condo burglaries at a luxurious ski resort have Lt. Joe Gunther and the newly-minted Vermont Bureau of Investigation digging deep for clues. But it doesnt take long for Joe to find the most likely thief missingand his girlfriend dead. As the complications mount, from drug dealing to environmental...
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Gatekeeper (Joe Gunther Mysteries Book 14)
by Archer Mayor
Vermont detective Joe Gunther vows to stop the flow of drugs into his beloved state when in the course of a week a young heroin addict is gunned down while trying to rob a convenience store, a narcotics dealer is found hanging from a bridge, and the granddaughter of political bigwigs dies of an overdose.
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St. Albans Fire (Joe Gunther Mysteries Book 16)
by Archer Mayor
With Joe Gunther and his Vermont Bureau of Investigation team spread thin on assignment everywhere, from the remote dairy county of Northwest Vermont to the slums of Newark, NJ, they're pushed to their absolute limit when a string of serial arsons across the Green Mountain State evolve into the most shocking series of murders the bucolic...
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Snow Blind (Joe Gunther Mysteries)
by Archer Mayor
Snow Blind is a short story in the Joe Gunther mystery series, by New York Times bestselling author Archer Mayor. A classic Vermont snowstorm, a confused young man, and of course, a crime.
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Chat (Joe Gunther Mysteries Book 18)
by Archer Mayor
Intriguing plots, complex characters, and a vivid landscape are the foundation of Archer Mayor's award-winning New England thrillers. Now in this suspenseful new novel two investigations will lead Mayor's popular hero Joe Gunther to the shady realm of Internet chat rooms, where relationships are formed and broken, and nothing is as it...
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Paradise City: A Joe Gunther Novel (Joe Gunther Mysteries Book 23)
by Archer Mayor
Now a New York Times bestselling series, "Even in beautiful Vermont, Archer Mayor finds shadows . . . and his detective, Joe Gunther, finds a way to beat them back." — NPR Joe Gunther and his team at the Vermont Bureau of Investigation are alerted to a string of unrelated burglaries across Vermont. Someone, in addition to...
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The Catch: A Joe Gunther Novel (Joe Gunther Mysteries Book 19)
by Archer Mayor
Joe Gunther, a Vermont cop for most of his adult life and now the head of the VBI (Vermont Bureau of Investigation) gets the call that every law enforcement person hates and every friend and family member of a policeman fears -- a cop has been shot and killed. A deputy sheriff was shot to death during a routine traffic stop on a dark...
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Three Can Keep a Secret: A Joe Gunther Novel (Joe Gunther Mysteries Book 24)
by Archer Mayor
Archer Mayor's New York Times bestselling Joe Gunther series returns with a complex case involving two corpses, one escaped mental patient, and a long-held secret that binds them together "Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead." —Ben Franklin Joe Gunther and his team—the Vermont Bureau of Investigation (VBI)—are...
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The Second Mouse (Joe Gunther Mysteries Book 17)
by Archer Mayor
Intriguing plots, complex characters, and a landscape come to life are mainstays of Archer Mayor's New England thrillers. With a gift for vivid writing, he has made "an honorable art form of the regional mystery," according to the New York Times Book Review . Now in a suspenseful new novel, Mayor's popular sleuth Joe Gunther faces one...
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The Price of Malice: A Joe Gunther Novel (Joe Gunther Mysteries Book 20)
by Archer Mayor
Wayne Castine was found brutally murdered and the murderer remains at large. Castine, a suspected child predator, was killed in Brattleboro where he was involved with a tangled network of an extended family living in a local trailer park. Any member of the clan would have had the opportunity to kill him, and, as he was involved with both...
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The Surrogate Thief (Joe Gunther Mysteries Book 15)
by Archer Mayor
Brattleboro is the epitome of scenic Vermont. Quaint in its architecture and plainspoken in its politics, it dominates the state's southeast corner as both an employment hub and an election year powerhouse-all while looking like a genteel, postindustrial New England mill town. And yet there is darkness here, too, and nobody knows it...
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The Sniper's Wife (Joe Gunther Mysteries Book 13)
by Archer Mayor
The harrowing call comes from the NYPD. Willy's ex-wife, Mary, has been found dead in her Lower East Side apartment and Willy is asked to identify the body. Torn from his beloved Vermont, Willy returns to the city of his hard-drinking youth with misgivings that deepen when he sees Mary's sad corpse on a gurney. Because of a fresh...
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Red Herring: A Joe Gunther Novel (Joe Gunther Mysteries Book 21)
by Archer Mayor
VBI (Vermont Bureau of Investigation) head Joe Gunther and his team are called in to investigate a series of violent deaths that appear unrelated until telltale clues reveal a linkage between them and that all of the deaths are, in fact, murders. However, apart from a single drop of unexplained blood left at each crime scene, there are...
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Tag Man: A Joe Gunther Novel (Joe Gunther Mysteries Book 22)
by Archer Mayor
"Archer Mayor's Vermont police procedurals are the best thing going..." -- New York Times Book Review Across Brattleboro, Vermont, rich people (some with dark secrets) are waking up in their high security, alarm-equipped homes to find a Post-it note stuck to their bedside tables reading, "You're it." There is little sign of...
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The Company She Kept: A Joe Gunther Novel (Joe Gunther Series)
by Archer Mayor
During the height of a harsh Vermont winter, the body of a woman is found hanging from the steel-mesh retaining net lining the cliffs along the interstate. She was brutally murdered, with the word "dyke" carved into her chest. She was also a state senator and best friend and ally of the current governor, Gail Zigman. At Zigman's...
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Trace: A Joe Gunther Novel (Joe Gunther Series)
by Archer Mayor
The Vermont Bureau of Investigation (VBI) has been pulled onto three cases at the same time; meanwhile, VBI head Joe Gunther has to take time off to care for his ailing mother. Those cases are now in the hands of the individual investigators. Sammie Martens is assigned a murder case. The victim is a young woman, the roommate of the...
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