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The Orphan’s Guilt (2020), Book #31

The Plot 28 year-old Peter Rust is dead of a childhood brain injury, and John, his older brother and fellow orphan, who dedicated himself to his care, goes missing without a trace. What happened? And was that old injury from an accident? Natural causes? Or murder? How to reconstruct the past and identify the suspects? Three decades become a near-impossible […] Read more

Free Signed & Personalized Bookplates!

With in-person signings being postponed, we have created a snazzy adhesive bookplate for you. Archer is happy to sign and personalize as you wish. Just send requests to with any personalized inscription, how many you’d like, and your mailing address […] Read more

Joe Gunther Trivia Challenge 30 Years- 30 Books

To commemorate Archer’s 30th Book, Bomber’s Moon, the thirtieth novel in 30 years, Margot Mayor compiled 30 trivia questions, taken his various novels, to create what will be become annual event, The Joe Gunther Trivia Challenge. During the month of December, 2019 a question, followed by another question and the previous answer, were posted daily […] Read more


PROOF POSITIVE, Book #26, along with TRACE, Book #29 (also available in audio as of 1-14-20) are out in trade paperback and available for purchase […] Read more

Bomber’s Moon (2019), Book #30

The Plot The murder of a small-time drug dealer snowballs into the most complex case ever faced by Joe Gunther and his VBI team. It is said a bright and clear bomber’s moon is the best asset to finding one’s target. But beware what you wish for: What you can see at night can also […] Read more

VPR Interview: 30 Years of Joe Gunther Novels

Vermont Public Radio Live Interview with Jane Lindholm Jane Lindholm interviews Newfane author Archer Mayor on “Vermont Edition” in front of a live audience in VPR’s Stetson Studio One on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. Over the course of 30 novels, Newfane author Archer Mayor has chronicled the detective work of Joe Gunther and the fictitious Vermont Bureau […] Read more

Crosscut: a Joe Gunther Short Story

Crosscut is the very first short story from Archer Mayor’s much-loved Joe Gunther series. Released on July 23, 2019. Order this e-book now for only $0.99! Amazon (Kindle) MacMillan Books Going into the previously unexplored history of VBI Detective Sammie Martens, Archer Mayor reveals the story of how Sammie first met Joe Gunther and Willie […] Read more

Trace Now Available in Paperback, Book #28

Released May 15, 2019. 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 […] Read more

Bury the Lead (2018), Book #29

The Plot Joe Gunther and the VBI team are investigating a murder and an arson case―both potentially related to an outbreak of Ebola. When the body of a young woman is found near a trail at a popular ski mountain, the case falls to Joe Gunther and his team at the Vermont Bureau of Investigation […] Read more