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Northshire’s friend and Vermont mystery author Archer Mayor returns with the 30th entry in the Joe Gunther series–Bomber’s Moon–in which the murder of a small-time drug dealer snowballs into the most complex case ever faced by Gunther and his VBI team.
The murder of a small-time drug dealer snowballs into the most complex case ever faced by Joe Gunther and his VBI team.
It is said a bright and clear bomber’s moon is the best asset to finding one’s target. But beware what you wish for: What you can see at night can also see you. Often with dire consequences.
Bomber’s Moon is Archer Mayor’s latest entry in the Joe Gunther series and it may just be his best yet.
Two young women form the heart of this tale. One, an investigative reporter, the other a private investigator. Uneasy allies from completely different walks of life, they work together—around and sometimes against Joe Gunther and his VBI cops—in an attempt to connect the murders of a small town drug dealer, a smart, engaging, fatally flawed thief, and the tangled, political, increasingly dark goings on at a prestigious prep school.
While Gunther and the VBI set about solving the two murders, Sally Kravitz and Rachel Reiling combine their talents and resources to go where the police cannot, from working undercover at Thorndike Academy, to having clandestine meetings with criminals for their insider’s knowledge of Vermont’s unexpectedly illicit underbelly.
But there is a third element at work. A malevolent force, the common link in all this death and chaos, is hard at work sowing mayhem to protect its ancient, vicious, very dark roots.
A former detective, EMT, firefighter, and ski patroller, Archer Mayor is currently a death investigator for Vermont’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. He loosely bases his highly acclaimed crime series, featuring detective Joe Gunther, on field experience.
The Chicago Tribune describes his novels as “the best police procedurals being written in America,” and The New York Times calls Mayor “the bossman on procedures” and “one of the most sophisticated stylists in the genre.”
“As a longtime fan of Archer Mayor, and Gunther, I say Bravo, and keep them coming!” – Louise Penny
“I once asked my wife who her favorite mystery author was and she said Archer Mayor… I’m not sure our marriage has recovered.” – Craig Johnson
“ When readers ask me who I read, who I admire, who I try to pattern myself after as a writer, I point to Archer Mayor. His Joe Gunther novels use wrenchingly perfect police procedurals to chronicle contemporary small town life in all its beauty and decay.” – Julia Spencer-Fleming