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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 flats creens, 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. Word is out that someone powerful is purchasing these particular kinds of items in the “Paradise City” of Northampton, Massachusetts.

Gunther, the Boston Police, and the vengeful niece of the murdered old lady convene on Northampton, eager to get to the bottom of the mystery and find the “responsible parties”—although each is motivated to mete out some very different penalties.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Mayor’s solid twenty-third Joe Gunther novel focuses on a tri-cornered interstate case involving multiple thefts…Fans of this first-rate procedural series will be satisfied.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Dufris excels at bringing listeners into the heads of all the characters. The added psychological touch in the point of view gives everything a note of believability that adds to the tension.”


  • “Once again, the long-running and best-selling police procedural series surprises and thrills.”

    Library Journal

  • “Understated, occasionally very funny, and very intelligent. In his twenty-third appearance, the Sage of Brattleboro remains as appealing as ever.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marca | 2/1/2014

    " Another fine Joe Gunther mystery. This time Joe tries to track down men who killed an elderly woman in order to take her heritage quality jewelry. What starts as the investigation of one homicide soon becomes a major search for a jewelry theft ring. Exciting with lots of twists. Joe Gunther is one of my favorite characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Stacy Bearse | 1/29/2014

    " Has the Joe Gunther series "jumped the shark"? I have enjoyed Mayor's set of novels about a Vermont lawman, but this latest installment left me yawning. All the ingredients are in place for a great story, but somehow the whole is less than the sum of the parts. The formula may be getting stale, and in need of a quantum shift. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Anne | 1/4/2014

    " Archer Mayor churns out his Joe Gunther series on at least a yearly basis. I've read most of them, in part because their locales are familiar, and his protagonist is likeable, although fairly two-dimensional. This latest in a long series is fair-to-middling. Perhaps I'm just tired of Joe's aging angst, and Willy Kunkle's sourness. The story involves both the familiar - Vermont - and for Mayor, the unfamiliar, venturing into Northhampton, MA, in a convoluted tale of large-scale jewelry theft and "laundering," exploitation of mostly-Asians escaping horrendous conditions at home, only to find themselves in almost as bad situations in the states. This is a quick read, with lots of white space on the pages of a book that could be half the size. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Denise Perry | 12/10/2013

    " Meh. I keep thinking I have to read these books because they are by a Vermont author, and I really enjoyed the early ones. The last few have been so formulaic that I had trouble finishing them. This book got better towards the end and it was okay, but I may not pick up Mayor's next one. "

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