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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (208 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Archer Mayor Narrator: William Dufris Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Joe Gunther Mysteries Release Date: December 2010 ISBN: 9781482980042
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VBI (Vermont Bureau of Investigation) head Joe Gunther and his team are called in to investigate a series of violent deaths that appear unrelated until telltale clues reveal a linkage between them and that all of the deaths are, in fact, murders. However, apart from a single drop of unexplained blood left at each crime scene, there are no obvious connections between the victims or the cases. In the search for the elusive truth, the VBI must plumb the depths of every suspect's past, every victim's most intimate details, and examine each piece of evidence down to the smallest detail.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “As usual, Mayor skillfully combines a gripping police procedural with a view of smalltown life balanced by bits of humor applied at just the right time. The suspense builds toward an ending that reveals a surprising motive and a chillingly realistic villain.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “With cool forensic details for CSI fans, Mayor’s heart-racing tale ends in a dramatic finish that will leave readers gasping…An excellent police procedural series.”

    Library Journal

  • “Compassionate by nature, self-schooled to be tough when he needs to be, the sage of Brattleboro is as usual a pleasure to spend time with.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tricia | 2/5/2014

    " just could not get into it... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 April | 2/4/2014

    " Oh my!! This one made me cry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina Beirne | 2/3/2014

    " Another solid entry in the Joe Gunther series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 2/3/2014

    " No other word for it - this is a ballsy addition to the string of Joe Gunther mystery series. The bad guy turns out to be trite, but the end is really something. I was slow to read this one so already had the next book in the series lined up - read them back to back ("Tag Man"). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robyn | 1/10/2014

    " Gets too dry trying to explain the "new technology" that eventually breaks the cases wide open. Plus, it would have been interesting to see how they would have solved the cases without the assistance of advanced technology. (I think it could have been done.) Finally, not a big fan of revealing the killer before the final pages. But the novel did have a surprise ending, which hopefully will take the series in a new and interesting direction for the lead character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeffrey | 1/5/2014

    " Have read all the books in this series. Enjoyed most of this book, but was disappointed in the ending. Having lived in NH, I know many of the places he writes about and that adds to the interest. Wondering if this series is nearing its end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Al Stoess | 12/5/2013

    " Good research which I don't always understand. A goo read however. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pat Steinkuehler | 11/26/2013

    " Just finished this fast-paced, full of intrigue suspense book. Not to disappoint, this is one of Mayor's best. It will keep you glued to the very last sentence. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynne Thomas | 11/24/2013

    " Number 21, in a fantastic Series. I would of given this book a 3.5, because way to much time was spent on new DNA Technology that I still don't understand .. Lol. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 11/23/2013

    " This was a new author to me. I chose him because of his books' settings in Vermont. He is worth a read for sure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 11/18/2013

    " Love this series set in new england. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam | 11/18/2013

    " "Red Herring" was a good book to read when you don't really want to think. I did feel like I was in a mystery, because some of the time I wasn't sure what was going on. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patty | 10/25/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book up til the last chapter. No spoilers, but it felt tagged on and manipulative. Until then the mystery was complex, the forensic science was fascinating and the local (for me) setting was such fun. Will I be back for more? Very likely... but it may take some convincing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynette Barfield | 7/20/2013

    " Good book. Hope another follows soon because of how this ended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian Stethem | 4/19/2013

    " Interesting, but not riveting, police procedural. I'm sure I would have benefitted by reading the previous Joe Gunther novels in order to have a richer understanding of the characters. I did enjoy the detailed descriptions of the Vermont locations. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alecia | 3/28/2013

    " I thought this was an OK mystery with way too much forensic information interspersed between the action. I was not engaged enough to make the reading of this enjoyable for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/5/2013

    " Better than the previous one, though I probably would have connected the dots faster than the crack VBI team. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark Levine | 11/8/2012

    " Easy to read procedural.All twists were telegraphed.He learned some info re:forensics and needed a way of using this knowledge.Ok but not special "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Burt | 8/24/2012

    " For us Mayor fans just what we desire. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 7/6/2012

    " These characters are very real and when bad things happen I cry. This book is a heartbreaker in a long line of outstanding books in this series. There are many faces of crime and Mayor tells the most interesting ones. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn | 3/1/2012

    " Nice to catch back up with Archer Mayor's cast of characters, the southern Vermont villages and landscape. Mayor skillfully inserts tidbits of local issues and inside jokes. I was fascinated by the descriptions of the new developments in forensic science. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Astrid | 10/26/2011

    " All books in the Joe Gunther series are dependably good. This one is no exception. All this crime going on in bucolic Vermont... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Kay | 10/8/2011

    " Joe Gunther is a detective with the VBI (Vermont Bureau of Investigations). This case involves three seemingly unrelated bodies, each with a drop of unidentified blood on it. The Vermont setting is very well depicted, and the series characters are people to care about. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 April | 6/26/2011

    " Oh my!! This one made me cry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 4/27/2011

    " I love Archer Mayor's stories. No exception here. Interesting twists in the solving of a murder. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alecia | 4/16/2011

    " I thought this was an OK mystery with way too much forensic information interspersed between the action. I was not engaged enough to make the reading of this enjoyable for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elvita | 3/20/2011

    " Excellent addition to the series featuring Joe Gunther, although the ending is sad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 1/22/2011

    " Easy to read procedural.All twists were telegraphed.He learned some info re:forensics and needed a way of using this knowledge.Ok but not special "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 1/8/2011

    " A Joe Gunther novel. Three deaths — a rape/murder, a suicide and an accident — turn out to be murders. Mayor’s books are always well constructed and engaging. "

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About the Author
Author Archer Mayor

Archer Mayor is the author of the highly acclaimed Vermont-based series of mystery novels featuring detective Joe Gunther, of which Tag Man was a New York Times bestseller. He is a past winner of the New England Book Award for his body of work, the first time a writer of crime literature has been so honored. He also works as a death investigator, a sheriff’s deputy, and a volunteer firefighter and EMT. He lives in Newfane, Vermont.

About the Narrator

William Dufris attended the University of Southern Maine in Portland-Gorham before pursuing a career in voice work in London and then the United States. He has won more than twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards, was voted one of the Best Voices at the End of the Century by AudioFile magazine, and won the prestigious Audie Award in 2012 for best nonfiction narration. He lives with his family in Maine.