BURY THE LEAD — coming in September!

Creeping closer to a milestone – book #30!

But this year brings book #29 . . .

A murderer’s confession is in doubt.

Grocery distribution is in jeopardy.

Family complexities abound.

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Mystery Fanfare!

29 books in a single series? Ain’t ya running out of ideas? Ain’t ya getting bored? Ain’t ya tired of hangin’ with the same old characters?


Those’re questions I sometimes get at signings and author events, but in fact, I’m no more tired of my writing than I am of leading my life, keeping… [More Info & Read Excerpt]

Joe Gunther #28 – TRACE – is now in stores!

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. [More Info & Read Excerpt]

Joe Gunther #27 is Out Now! Released 27 September 2016

A forty-year-old skeleton is found encased in a concrete slab at a recently decommissioned nuclear energy site. It becomes a case for the Vermont Bureau of Investigation (VBI) and its leader, Joe Gunther, since they have the resources and the ability to investigate an old, very cold, missing persons case that has now been… [More Info & Read Excerpt]

Joe Gunther #26 Makes Top 10 Great Fall Thrillers List

What a thrill! Entertainment Weekly magazine picked the brand-new Joe Gunther mystery, “The Company She Kept,” as one of their 10 Great Fall Thrillers. You can find the whole list in the October 9th issue. [More Info & Read Excerpt]

The Company She Kept (2015)

Archer Mayor’s THE COMPANY SHE KEPT opens with Joe Gunther and his Vermont Bureau of Investigation called in to investigate an especially brutal crime: A woman’s corpse has been found hanging high above the interstate with a homophobic slur carved into it. [More Info & Read Excerpt]

Citywide Blackout

TUNE IN: Archer was a guest on Citywide Blackout, Boston’s entertainment program, on May 7. You can tune into the podcast here. New episodes of Citywide Blackout air every Thursday at 8 p.m. on WEMF Radio. [More Info & Read Excerpt]

Archer featured in WCVB Chronicle “Vermont: Writers’ Muse” Story

So pleased to be part of this WCVB Chronicle story about Vermont writers, along with Tom Bodett and Rudyard Kipling.  Click the video below or you can watch the whole story here.

Proof Positive (2014)

This is the 25th Joe Gunther Mystery! “Proof Positive” takes Joe to Philadelphia, so don’t be surprised if you read about him ordering a few cheese steaks. Book 25 is now in stores.

Three Can Keep a Secret (2013)

“Three Can Keep A Secret” will be in stores October 1st! Archer’s 24th Joe Gunther mystery has Joe and his team working to solve a complex case involving two corpses, one escaped mental patient, and a long-held secret that binds them together – all set during Hurricane Irene’s devastating tear through Vermont in 2011. [More Info & Read Excerpt]

Paradise City Now in Stores: Book #23…

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. [More Info & Read Excerpt]

New Cover Art

So, with the happy advent of reclaiming the paperback rights to the “missing” AMPress titles of THE SNIPER’S WIFE, THE SURROGATE THIEF, THE SECOND MOUSE, and CHAT, Margot and I suddenly realized that the books would need new covers, and thus new cover “art” (I know, I know – too much information on the vagaries… [More Info & Read Excerpt]