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Author Discussion: Archer Mayor

Author of critically-acclaimed Joe Gunther mystery series
to discuss and autograph copies of his 26th book, The Company She Kept.

Archer Mayor, author of the New York Times bestselling, Vermont-based mystery series featuring detective Joe Gunther, will appear at Varnum Memorial Library. Mayor will be reading from and autographing his new novel, The Company She Kept.

Archer Mayor’s THE COMPANY SHE KEPT (Minotaur Books) opens with Joe Gunther and his Vermont Bureau of Investigation called in to investigate an especially brutal crime. The victim is soon identified as not only a state senator, but also as a close confidante of Governor Gail Zigman, and the publicity swirling around the crime starts to impede the VBI’s investigation. As his team works to solve the crime, its reverberations are felt across the state.
Archer Mayor has written 26 bestselling Joe Gunther novels. Over the past 30 years, he has worked variously (or continues to work) as a firefighter/EMT, a police office, and a death investigator for Vermont’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. A Yale graduate, scholar, editor, researcher, photographer, Mayor has also worked as a political advance man, and a medical illustrator. He is a winner of the Vermont Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. The New York Times calls Archer Mayor “The boss man on procedures.” Booklist: "Mayor's Joe Gunther novels are among the best cop stories being written today.”

Praise for Book 25, PROOF POSITIVE, by Archer Mayor:

“Mayor has captured the real Vermont whose beauty often belies a dark and gritty criminal landscape; Joe Gunther and the ensemble cast surrounding him are among the very best in detective fiction.” –Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine

“Proof Positive is another riveting addition to one of the finest series in crime fiction—a must-read for crime lovers.” —Booklist (starred review)

“Mayor makes full use of Gunther’s excellent supporting cast in this smoothly plotted and absorbing mystery.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Absorbing …. For longtime fans of the series, it is compelling to see these characters’ personalities and life situations change as they age. New readers, however, will still enjoy this book immensely.” —Library Journal

What other mystery writers say about Archer Mayor:
"Archer writes books with strong female characters, plots to keep you up all night, and a good-looking, kind cop who is single. What's not to love? And with 25 in this irresistible series, satisfaction guaranteed."
Lisa Scottoline, Author, "Keep Quiet" & 22 previous mysteries

"I once asked my wife who her favorite mystery author was and she said Archer Mayor... I'm not sure our marriage has recovered."
Craig Johnson, Author, Walt Longmire Mysteries, A&E's hit drama "Longmire"

"Has it really been 25 years since Joe Gunther arrived on the literary scene? As a longtime fan of Archer, and Gunther, I say Bravo, and keep them coming!! Another 25, please.
Louise Penny, Author, Armand Gamache mysteries

"While thousands of other authors have been touted as the next big thing only to crash and burn, Archer Mayor has thrived. He has produced consistently fine and enviable prose. Congratulations to him on number twenty-five. He is the man."
Reed Farrel Coleman, Author, “The Hollow Girl”

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