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    • Open Season

    • The Joe Gunther Mysteries, Book 1
    • By: Archer Mayor
    • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    Lt. Joe Gunther of the Brattleboro, Vermont, police force has a serious problem: in a community where a decade could pass without a single murder, the body count is suddenly mounting. Innocent citizens are being killed - and others set up - seemingly orchestrated by a mysterious ski-masked man. Signs suggest that a three-year-old murder trial might lie at the heart of things, but it's a case that many in the department would prefer remained closed. A man of quiet integrity, Lt. Gunther knows that he must pursue the case to its conclusion, wherever it leads.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome!

    • By Kindle Customer on 12-01-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Borderlines

    • The Joe Gunther Mysteries, Book 2
    • By: Archer Mayor
    • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    Lieutenant Joe Gunther is in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom investigating a minor embezzling case. It's a pleasant distraction and a chance to reconnect with old friends, but when a house fire reveals itself to be arson, compounded by murder, Gunther can't help but investigate. He quickly finds himself enmeshed in a web of animosity between put-upon townspeople, the state police, angry parents, and members of a reclusive sect.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • 1990 copyright

    • By Donna on 11-29-15

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    • Scent of Evil

    • The Joe Gunther Mysteries, Book 3
    • By: Archer Mayor
    • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    When the body of a fast-living young stockbroker is found in a shallow grave, suspicion first falls on a cuckolded policeman. Lieutenant Joe Gunther investigates the increasingly bizarre details of the crime, but he's too far behind events to prevent a second murder. Indeed, whoever is responsible always seems to be a few steps ahead, as if there's a leak in the police force. Sweltering August heat does nothing to calm the increasingly agitated town selectmen, who demand results.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Almost earns 5 stars!

    • By Wayne on 09-16-17

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    • The Dark Root

    • Joe Gunther Mysteries, Book 6
    • By: Archer Mayor
    • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    A brutal home invasion shocks Brattleboro's small Asian community, but no one is talking. Undeterred, Joe Gunther digs deeper and discovers a cross-border smuggling route carrying drugs, contraband, and illegal aliens into and out of Canada. Operating below the radar for years, competition between underworld rivals is bringing it into the light with deadly consequences.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Just too long

    • By KMS on 02-01-17

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    • The Skeleton’s Knee

    • The Joe Gunther Mysteries, Book 4
    • By: Archer Mayor
    • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    When a reclusive market gardener's death proves to stem from a 20-year-old bullet wound, Lieutenant Joe Gunther is presented with a very cold homicide to solve. But who was the victim exactly? A deeply private man eking out an ascetic existence from a hardscrabble mountain field, Abraham Fuller was virtually unknown to his neighbors, in the manner of someone pursuing more than mere solitude. The discovery of a bag full of unmarked bills and a body buried in the garden patch suggests that Fuller had motives beyond misanthropy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • One of Archer Mayor's better novels

    • By Wayne on 06-16-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Surrogate Thief

    • The Joe Gunther Mysteries, Book 15
    • By: Archer Mayor
    • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Over the years investigator Joe Gunther has battled drug pushers and corporate swindlers, grappled with environmental conspirators, and foiled gangs and home invaders. But while usually successful, Gunther hasn't always come out on top. Thirty years earlier, store owner Klaus Oberfeldt was robbed and beaten senseless. Gunther, distracted by his wife's losing struggle with cancer in the same hospital where Klaus was slipping from life, did something that would plague him for the rest of his career: He let the case go cold, burying it in the past along with his private sorrows. 

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    • Fruits of the Poisonous Tree

    • The Joe Gunther Mysteries, Book 5
    • By: Archer Mayor
    • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    When Gail Zigman, town selectwoman and Joe Gunther's companion of many years, is raped, Gunther finds himself caught between the media, local politicians, and a network of well-meaning victims' rights advocates as he tries to put his own feelings aside and follow a trail of evidence. Every lead points to a single obvious suspect, but is the evidence too perfect?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My new "favorite" mystery series!

    • By Amy M. Pritzl on 02-12-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Gatekeeper

    • The Joe Gunther Mysteries, Book 14
    • By: Archer Mayor
    • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    When, in the course of a week, a young heroin addict is gunned down while trying to rob a convenience store, a narcotics dealer is found hanging from a bridge, and the granddaughter of a political bigwig dies of an overdose, Vermont detective Joe Gunther vows to stop the flow of drugs into his beloved state.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Kind of boring - not the usual Mayor offering

    • By Terry on 11-13-18

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    • Occam’s Razor

    • By: Archer Mayor
    • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    The body was positioned so that the train would neatly obliterate its head and hands. Dressed in a homeless man's clothes with empty pockets, it might easily be passed off as an unfortunate John Doe. But Joe Gunther has a knack for knowing when things don't quite add up, and the math in this case is all kinds of wrong. A toxic waste dumping scheme, a stabbing, and a whole lot of state politics quickly complicate matters further. If Occam's razor were applied to Gunther's caseload, how many incisions would it make?

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    • Three Can Keep a Secret

    • A Joe Gunther Novel, Book 24
    • By: Archer Mayor
    • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    Joe Gunther and his team - the Vermont Bureau of Investigation (VBI) - are usually called in on major cases by local Vermont enforcement whenever they need expertise and backup. But after the state is devastated by Hurricane Irene, the police from one end of the state are taxed to their limits, leaving Joe Gunther involved in an odd and seemingly unrelated series of cases. In the wake of the hurricane, a seventeen-year-old gravesite is exposed, revealing a coffin that had been filled with rocks instead of the expected remains.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Okay (barely) after a really slow start

    • By Wayne on 03-03-16

    Regular price: $23.07

    • St. Albans Fire

    • The Joe Gunther Mysteries, Book 16
    • By: Archer Mayor
    • Narrated by: Christopher Graybill
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    In Northwestern Vermont, young Bobby Cutts enters the family barn and encounters a nightmare. Surrounded by bolts of fire, Bobby and the entire herd perish in a stampeding circle of flames. Called to the scene to investigate, Joe Gunther instantly recognizes arson. But by whom? And why? Gunther quickly discovers that someone is wreaking havoc across the bucolic farmlands surrounding the town of St. Albans.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good story

    • By P. K. Bellville on 02-28-17

    Regular price: $21.95

    • The Sniper's Wife

    • The Joe Gunther Mysteries, Book 13
    • By: Archer Mayor
    • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    The harrowing call comes from the NYPD: Willy's ex-wife Mary has been found dead in her Lower East Side apartment, and Willy is asked to identify the body. Torn from his beloved Vermont, Willy returns to the city of his hard-drinking youth with misgivings that deepen when he sees Mary's sad corpse on a gurney. Because of a fresh puncture mark in her arm, the police think she overdosed. But Willy has doubts. Driven by loss and guilt, Willy searches deeper and deeper into his past, to a long-ago Vietnam where he was a merciless loner known as the Sniper.

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    • The Marble Mask

    • The Joe Gunther Mysteries, Book 11
    • By: Archer Mayor
    • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Joe Gunther, a Brattleboro, Vermont cop, is the head of the new Vermont Bureau of Investigation (VBI). In The Marble Mask, the VBI's first case takes the force north to Stowe, where a 50-year-old corpse has turned up in a crevasse on Mt. Mansfield. When the frozen stiff turns out to have been a big-time Canadian crime boss named Jean Deschamps who disappeared after World War II, Joe and his gang cross the border to work with the Mounties, the Surete, and the local cops in Sherbrooke.

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    • Paradise City

    • A Joe Gunther Mystery, Book 22
    • By: Archer Mayor
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    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 flatscreens, 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 murdered. The Boston police find that not only is the loot similar to what's being stolen in Vermont, but it may have the same destination.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The Names of the Streets are Real

    • By Carol on 02-28-14

    Regular price: $23.77

    • Tucker Peak

    • Joe Gunther Mysteries, Book 12
    • By: Archer Mayor
    • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    An overworked sheriff and a string of condo burglaries at a luxurious ski resort have Lieutenant Joe Gunther and the newly minted Vermont Bureau of Investigation digging deep for clues. But it doesn't take long for Joe to find the most likely thief missing and his girlfriend dead. As the complications mount, from drug dealing to environmental terrorism to attempted murder, Joe and his team go undercover to infiltrate the closed society of a one-company town, populated by bored millionaires and supported by a small legion of resort employees, not all of whom are what they seem.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This was a early title

    • By C. A. Snyder on 06-29-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Ragman’s Memory

    • The Joe Gunther Mysteries, Book 7
    • By: Archer Mayor
    • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16

    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.

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    • The Disposable Man

    • The Joe Gunther Mysteries, Book 9
    • By: Archer Mayor
    • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    When a local quarry yields a garroted body with bad dental work and toes tattooed in Cyrillic, Joe Gunther figures it's a Russian Mafia killing, rare as that might be in Vermont. But it's so very...tidy. So very...professional. Then the CIA calls, inviting Gunther down to Washington for some friendly "assistance" with his case. Suddenly he's caught up in a shadowy game of cross and double-cross.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • My least favorite Gunther book.

    • By troy on 02-20-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Proof Positive

    • Joe Gunther, Book 25
    • By: Archer Mayor
    • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    An apparent accidental death turns out to be only the first of many murders. 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 on first glance looks to be the tragic accidental death of a hoarder maybe something much more - and much deadlier

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Archer Mayor keeps getting better and better

    • By Barb on 07-31-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Presumption of Guilt

    • A Joe Gunther Novel
    • By: Archer Mayor
    • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    A 40-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 been reclassified as murder. The victim was Hank Mitchell, and Gunther must chase down old rumors and speculations.

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    • Bellows Falls

    • Joe Gunther Mysteries, Book 8
    • By: Archer Mayor
    • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Joe Gunther is sent to the neighboring town of Bellows Falls to investigate harassment allegations against a fellow officer. But as Gunther doggedly pursues the truth, what begins as a seemingly open-and-shut case starts to look more and more like a frame job, and he soon finds himself feeling around the edges of a statewide drug distribution network.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Police procedural series set in Vermont

    • By Wayne on 09-02-17

    Regular price: $24.47

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