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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (218 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:
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Across Brattleboro, Vermont, rich people (some with dark secrets) are waking up in their high security, alarm-equipped homes to find a Post-It note stuck to their bedside tables reading, “You’re it.” There is little sign of disturbance anywhere, nothing stolen (that anyone admits) and only a bit of expensive food eaten as a signature. The press loves the story and dubs the burglar the Tag Man. But who is he? And what’s he actually doing? In fact, he’s quickly running for his life, for what he discovers in one of these houses appears to be proof of a heinous string of murders. But is it?

Joe Gunther, struggling to recover from a devastating personal loss, leads his VBI team to untangle the many conflicting pieces of evidence, while the burglar himself struggles for survival in the no-man’s land between the police and the villains. No one knows what to believe or who to trust. Tag Man is running for his life in a way he never imagined possible. No one knows who’s watching as they sleep—or who truly did what.

Tag Man is critically acclaimed author Archer Mayor at his very finest.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Riveting.”

    Associated Press

  • “Vermont’s history and geography again serve Mayor well in this deadly and highly entertaining entry.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The Tag Man’s break-ins—in addition to renewing Joe’s commitment to his work—trigger a circuitous series of crimes and events that make for great reading. Richly drawn characters and a delightful sense of place are hallmarks of Mayor’s superb procedurals, and they are both in evidence in this fine addition to the series.”


  • “It’s hard to imagine a more likable thief than Mayor’s Tag Man—or, for that matter, a more companionable lawman than the time-and-trouble-tested Sage of Brattleboro.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Excellent narration plus an involving plot make Mayor’s follow up to Red Herring (also available from AudioGO and read by Dufris) an audio treat…Although initially Dufris’ reading doesn’t jump out and grab you, as the plot builds and he intensifies his pace, his narration slowly and subtly captures our attention. He distinctively voices all characters, using gravelly tones for Joe and more precise speech patterns for some of Joe’s workmates. Female characters, from teenagers to senior citizens, sound natural and believable, no small task for a male reader. Even Joe’s German psychiatrist speaks in a believable dialect. This spellbinding procedural receives a top-notch reading. Series fans and new listeners alike will be pleased.”

    Booklist (starred audio review)

  • ”William Dufris has the gift of making the listener forget about the narrator as he keeps the suspense going. Just when things seem to be falling into place, the plot twists unexpectedly. Dufris makes the characters feel like old friends, each one distinctly defined by his or her vocal quality—and he is especially great at making the listener root for the ‘Tag Man,’ a very intriguing character! Joe Gunther fans and newcomers will enjoy this entertaining mystery.”


  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Finalist for the 2012 Dilys Award

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Harry Lane | 2/18/2014

    " Mayor has an outstanding series going. This one, like all the previous numbers I've read is a delightful read. Mayor's plots are interesting without being overly elaborate. The situations are close enough to reality to be believable without straining credulity, as are the actions taken by the characters. The character delineations are three dimensional, and each novel adds a bit to the continuing characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Al Stoess | 2/3/2014

    " Great. One of his best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sue Wargo | 1/26/2014

    " It was fun reading a book that takes place in an area that I was just traveling a few weeks ago. Great story. The Tag Man a clever character. A cat burglar with a daughter and slightly tarnished heart of gold. In his weird breaking into game he stumbles across the wrong stuff which leads to a cast of corrupt characters and quite the chase through central VT. Although part of a lengthy series, this could easily have been read without reading the others. This is the book choice for the northeast CT reads program for 2013. Mr Mayor will be speaking in June to area residents about his books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Margaret | 1/12/2014

    " Good follow up to "Red Herring," and impressive given that Archer Mayor's series featuring Joe Gunther is now 20+ books. I enjoyed how the various plots eventually intertwined. One thing that Mayor could do less of: No need to refer to past plots in the series, especially given the previous volume of books. Authors with series often do this and it's a nuisance - let those who haven't read previous books go do so. No need to trot out summaries that are familiar to those who have read the series all along. Just a nit... "

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