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ISBN: 0892960728
Author: Archer Mayor
Language: English
Publisher: Mysterious Press (October 19, 2006)
Pages: 304
Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Unfathomable
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 383
Size Fb2: 1450 kb
Size ePub: 1208 kb
Size Djvu: 1189 kb
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Other books by Archer Mayor ST. ALBANS FIRE THE SURROGATE THIEF GATEKEEPER THE SNIPER’S WIFE TUCKER PEAK THE MARBLE . The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese. As passed along to me by Elizabeth Scout Mayor).

Other books by Archer Mayor ST. ALBANS FIRE THE SURROGATE THIEF GATEKEEPER THE SNIPER’S WIFE TUCKER PEAK THE MARBLE MASK OCCAM’S RAZOR THE DISPOSABLE MAN BELLOWS.

Archer Mayor lives in Newfane, Vermont. He writes full-time and volunteers as a firefighter/EMT. He is also a death investigator for the state's medical examiner and a part-time police officer for the Bellows Falls Police Department. Mayor has lived all over the .

Archer Mayor is the author of the Joe Gunther detective series. Archer is a Yale graduate and lives in Newfane, Vermont, United States

Archer Mayor is the author of the Joe Gunther detective series. Archer is a Yale graduate and lives in Newfane, Vermont, United States.

The focus of this book seemed to be more romance and lust than mystery. Wanting the heart of the book to be a mystery, I was not as entertained as I have been with other Mayor mysteries

The focus of this book seemed to be more romance and lust than mystery. Wanting the heart of the book to be a mystery, I was not as entertained as I have been with other Mayor mysteries. Speaking of mystery, the stage is quite nicely set in the beginning when a pretty woman's body is found in a sleeping pose in her homey Wilmington cottage, only to wander all over the place with the meanderings of a juvenile criminal threesome that evolves into a lustful twosome, Joe's romantic interludes, and his two employees' flirtations.

She had a headache so painful it made her nauseous. She rolled over toward the dark closet and tried again, this time managing to see something. That much made sense. That much made sense cept for her. That was good news. She’d had enough of Mel for the time being. Slowly, she propped herself up on one elbow and dragged herself along until her shoulders were resting against the bare wooden headboard. She looked down the length of her body to measure the damage.

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I have read nearly all the Joe Gunther series up to now. I think this is the lowest rating I have ever given a read by Archie Mayor who is one of my favorite authors. I read it on kindle and you would be reading along with maybe Ellis and Mel talking and the very next sentence would have Joe asking someone something many miles away. No double space between or anything. This happened many times. Also I do not remember this much sex in Joe Gunther book before. Some may like it and that is fine but I don't care for it. I read for the mystery and police work part.

Others have written what the book is about but I hope Mr. Mayor goes back to writing like he did in his previous works.
HeonIc
For me, this read was saved by its spot-on descriptions of Bennington, Vermont. Born and bred in Bennington I have attended many dances in that Armory and Mayor had me right back there when he described the antics on that long set of stairs. It just went on from there with him really capturing the flavor of many Bennington locals. He is good at this in his books and it was quite a treat reading about my old home town.

Saved from what you might ask? Well, saved from the most romance and sex scenes I have ever read in a Joe Gunther mystery. The focus of this book seemed to be more romance and lust than mystery. Wanting the heart of the book to be a mystery, I was not as entertained as I have been with other Mayor mysteries.

Speaking of mystery, the stage is quite nicely set in the beginning when a pretty woman's body is found in a sleeping pose in her homey Wilmington cottage, only to wander all over the place with the meanderings of a juvenile criminal threesome that evolves into a lustful twosome, Joe's romantic interludes, and his two employees' flirtations. There are no hooks, no clues, and no interesting intertwined winks in this book. The only common thread is the Bennington setting. For me, this was not a mystery. It was a disjointed tale of a bunch of people just living their lives. Sometimes living quite sadly. Where is the Joe Gunther I've come to know? He made appearances, but was not really present. I like it better when Joe weaves this life stuff into the cloth of a good mystery.
Bundis
Not as intense as some of the others in the series. But still a wonderful spin. The love extra marital affair between the two thieves beautifully betrayed. The twists and turns satisfying. Once again Joe is the law officer who is able to use his patience , understanding . And kindness to manipulate the bad guys. Joe in this volume is more cerebral than physical....(except in his love life)working always with his complicated colleagues, staff,and superiors. I started reading Mayors books in July when my husband was in the hospital . Now it's March and I'm up to 18 in the series
JoJogar
Archer Mayor is somewhat under appreciated in the mystery genre, and this book shows some subtlety you would expect from far more popular authors. While it seems that, like Angela Lansbury's Cabot Cove, Vermont will run out of crimes and residents to murder, Mayor manages to provide even more action and intrigue, along with well developed characters in the back story, by importing some of the crime from neighboring areas and venturing out into the rest of the Northeast. It becomes an obsession with reraders to know the lives of the characters, and to root for, or feel sorry for, those who are either down or facing both physical and emotional danger.
Vonalij
I live in upstate NY and have been to Burlington Vermont several times. My wife read his 1st book and said that it was about people like us. She then kept telling me how well he wrote and suggesting that I give him a try. I did and got hooked. Last week I read the last of his 27 books. They do not need to be read in order but I think I enjoyed them more because I did. Like my wife told me "Give him a chance."
Shan
In all honesty, I am responding to a request from Amazon to review this book. It's been awhile, and I am such a book junkie that I read 'em and move on. The really outstanding of the group are what stand out for me. This particular Mayor novel doesn't meet that level.
Don't get me wrong; Archer Mayor is one of my favorite writers, but this particular story just didn't stick for me. Looking at the cover gives me a vague memory of the story, but that's about as far as it goes.
When I can't remember the plot line of an Archer Mayor novel, then I have to consider it a so-so story. It is, I am certain, an anomaly.
Vaua
This is another great one by Archer Mayor. There are 3 seemingly unrelated parallel stories going on, and they stay separate as they each develop for a majority of the book before they finally come together.
It all begins with Joe Gunter stopping in to check in on an initial investigation of what appears to be a death by natural causes. There are a few things that bug Joe, and he gets the okay from the officer in charge, to go ahead and look into it if he wants, although the officer with jurisdiction believes that it is not a death of suspicious nature.
Not much to say other than this is another Joe Gunther novel that keeps the reader intrigued as usual with the characters and plot. If you haven't read this great series suggest you consider doing so.

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