Archer Mayor talks about his 25th book in BF

BELLOWS FALLS — Archer Mayor, author of the bestselling Vermont-based mystery series featuring detective Joe Gunther, will visit Village Square Booksellers, in Bellows Falls on Friday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. to discuss his latest novel, “Proof Positive.”

In “Proof Positive,” Gunther and his team leave their standard New England bailiwick for Philadelphia. Two bodies are found in a hoarder's Vermont home; one victim has a Philly rap sheet and may have played a role in the hoarder's demise. Another body turns up in the City of Brotherly Love.

Mayor's research for “Proof Positive” sent him sniffing around Philadelphia Police Department headquarters and Port Richmond.

Archer Mayor has written 25 bestselling Joe Gunther novels. He is a death investigator for Vermont's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, and a police detective. He also has 25 years experience as a volunteer firefighter/EMT.

Mayor, a Yale graduate and a scholar, editor, researcher, and photographer, has a résumé perfect for the job: political advance man, medical illustrator, and recent winner of the Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts.

Industry peers will often hear Mayor speak at national conferences on forensics.

The New York Times calls Archer Mayor “the boss man on procedures,” and Booklist writes that “Mayor's Joe Gunther novels are among the best cop stories being written today.”

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