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Publisher's Summary

A small girl brings Joe Gunther a bird's nest - made partially of human hair. In the search to match a body - and an identity - to the hair's owner, Joe comes across an unexplained death, a grisly murder, and a sudden disappearance. All seem to be entangled in a puzzling web of municipal corruption, blackmail, and industrial espionage. A shell-shocked World War II veteran nicknamed the Ragman may hold the key to it all - but only if Joe can get him to talk before the murderer strikes again.

©2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.; 2016 Archer Mayor

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What a Great story!

This story left you guessing all the way to the end! When you find out who the bad guys will be surprised! Joe always takes a beating and keeps going! It was Awesome as a Nurses Aide to patients with dementia to see a man with dementia helped piece it all together. Gail really helped out with this one as well. All the innocent lives that were lost due to these corrupt people is insane. You will really enjoy this one! One of my favorite so far in the Joe Gunther series

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phenomenal

this is a terrific mystery it kept me captivated I was listening without being able to stop the narration is out of this world it's unbelievable that the same actor can have so many voices I strongly recommend this author and this book

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I love willie!

I know he’s an ornery character, but he makes me laugh. Love this guy! Good book.

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Most boring book on audible.

The narration is excellent, no problem there I feel bad writing this, but I kept going and going hoping the story would get interesting. When I finally gave up, I was 10 hours in and realised there was literally no time left for any more action or plot development. My advice, give it a miss.

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An elegant mystery

Well-written, astonishingly elegant, and still believable. Despite the fact that Mayor must be on the payroll for the Brattleboro Board of Anti-Tourism, his sense of place is deeply soulful--full of understanding and acceptance. I hope to see Joe Gunther end up as one of the greats in the annals of crime fiction.

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Still enjoying this series

Reminds me of Michael Connelly Bosh series, having read them all, I am happy to have another prolific author I love reading...except now I rest my eyes after a day on the computer and listen! 💖

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Wonderful as always

I am so glad that I found this series. When I want something to read that is not full of the F word and nasty sex, but simply a first person narrative of a policeman's world it is my "goto" series. Just enough twists to keep you guessing, but not enough to make you go back constantly to check on something.

Tom Taylorson IS Joe Gunther.

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Not my favorite on this series...

Narrator Tom Taylorson and author Archer Mayor are a winning duo with another thrilling Joe Gunther Mystery. This one is not my favorite, however, it did not turn me off from this series. I’ve listened to quite a few and enjoyed them. Taylorson’s narrative talent is unbelievably spot-on with each character. I have several more in my wishlist and am looking forward to more adventures with Joe Gunther! This one recommended? Perhaps! There are others in this series I enjoyed more, but again, maybe it was just me.

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Another interesting story

I have become a real fan of Mayor and the way he builds his stories and expands their scope - the endings always seem a little abrupt but it’s a style that doesn’t diminish the story.

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Excellent. Well written. Exceptionslly well read.

I highly recommend this book. It grabbed my attention from them start. I am in awe at the way it was read. How do they do it. A fine and clever detective story.

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Okay

Not as good as the previous book. I’m listening to one after another, which I often do when I find a new series, maybe I just need a palate cleanser. I couldn’t be a narrator and I’m in awe of many narrators who are able to carry a multitude of different charters let alone a single one of the same sex, as Tom Taylorson does so well but, “Gail’s” voice is beginning to grate on me!