Joe Gunther Series

Fall Guy

Fall Guy by Archer Mayor In Archer Mayor’s Fall Guy, a body found in the trunk of a stolen car leads Joe Gunther and his team to crucial evidence in an infamous unsolved case from years past. A high-end stolen car is discovered in Vermont. A car filled with stolen items from a far-flung two […] Read more

Marked Man

Marked Man by Archer Mayor Bestseller Mayor expertly juggles four plotlines, which may or may not be related, in his superb 32nd mystery featuring Vermont Bureau of Investigation agent Joe Gunther (after 2020’s The Orphan’s Guilt). A year after the death of affluent food supplier Nathan Lyon from natural causes while under hospice care, a […] Read more

The Orphan’s Guilt (2020), Book #31

The Orphan’s Guilt (Joe Gunther) by Archer Mayor Minotaur Books Date: 29 September 2020 John Rust is an alcoholic who has spent most of his life taking care of his severely handicapped younger brother, Peter. When Peter dies, John loses all hope for living and embarks on a drinking binge that inevitably has him arrested […] 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

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