Bartleby's Books to host Archer Mayor


WILMINGTON >> Join Bartleby's Books for a discussion and book signing with southern Vermont's own Archer Mayor, author of the highly acclaimed Joe Gunther detective series, for his new novel "Presumption of Guilt." The event is on Friday, Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Bartleby's Books. In addition to writing the New York Times bestselling detective series, Archer Mayor is a death investigator for Vermont's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, a detective for the Windham County Sheriff's Office, the publisher of his own backlist, a travel writer for AAA, and he travels the Northeast giving speeches and conducting workshops. He has 25 years of experience as a volunteer firefighter/EMT. He lives in Newfane.

Archer's latest in the Joe Gunther series, Presumption of Guilt, was just released on Sept. 27. About the book: A forty-year-old skeleton is found encased in a concrete slab at a recently decommissioned nuclear energy site. It becomes a case for the Vermont Bureau of Investigation (VBI) and its leader, Joe Gunther, since they have the resources and the ability to investigate an old, very cold, missing persons case that has now been reclassified as murder. The victim was Hank Mitchell, and Gunther must chase down old rumors and speculations who benefited from his death and the disappearance of his body? And was his death somehow tied to New York City mafia money being laundered through the construction project? But what seems the coldest of cold cases roars back to life when one of the central figures in this mystery is shot to death, right after speaking with Gunther. And when a young police officer the son of VBI investigator Lester Spinney is kidnapped, is that meant to be a warning to the VBI team to drop the case?

After all these many years, the truth behind the murder still has to the power to kill, and it's up to Gunther and his team to capture the living and finally put the dead to rest.

Bartleby's Books is located at 17 West Main St., Wilmington. To reserve a copy of "Presumption of Guilt," or any of the Joe Gunther titles, contact the store at 802-464-5425, or visit Books can be signed and held if you are unable to attend the event.


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