Joe Gunther Series

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

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

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

Trace (2017)

The Plot 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 […] Read more

Snow Blind

The Plot 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 […] Read more

Presumption of Guilt (2016)

The Plot 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 […] Read more

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.

Proof Positive (2014)

The Plot Ben Kendall was a troubled man. Coming back from Vietnam with PTSD and scars that no one else could see, he hid away from the world, filling his house with an ever-increasing amount of stuff, until finally, the piles collapsed, and he was found dead, crushed beneath his own belongings. But what at […] Read more

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.

Paradise City (2012)

The Plot 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 flat-screens, computers, and stereos, has also been stealing antiques and jewelry. Meanwhile, in Boston, an elderly woman surprises some thieves in her Beacon Hill home and is viciously […] Read more

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