Author events: Archer Mayor


Mayor to discuss and sign "Bury the Lead," Friday, 6 p.m., Bartleby's Books, 17 West Main St., Wilmington, and Sunday, 2 p.m. at Mystery on Main Street, 119 Main St., Brattleboro

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. The event is on Friday, October 12th at 6pm 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, Bury the Lead, was just released on Sept. 25. About the book: Joe Gunther and the VBI team are investigating a murder and an arson case--both potentially related to an outbreak of ebola. When the body of a young woman is found near a trail at a popular ski mountain, the case falls to Joe Gunther and his team at the Vermont Bureau of Investigation (VBI). They quickly have a suspect, Mick Durocher, and a confession, but not everyone on the team is convinced. Despite Mick's ready admission, investigators quickly sense there might be more going on than is immediately apparent. At the same time, a large local business is being targeted with escalating acts of vandalism--a warehouse fire, a vandalized truck, a massive cooling system destroyed--resulting in loss of life. And either by coincidence, or not, Mick Durocher, the self-confessed murderer, was once employed by this very company. These two puzzling cases--now possibly connected--are further complicated by the sidelining of a key member of VBI, Willy Kunkle, who undergoes surgery at a hospital that appears to be having an unlikely--and suspiciously timed--outbreak of Ebola. Joe and his team pursue these cases, uncovering motives that might link them, while proving that trust betrayed can be a toxic virus, turning love into murderous loathing. Indeed, behind the mayhem and murder, Joe must uncover a tragic history before another victim dies.

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

Editor's Note: Mayor will talk about "Bury the Lead" at the followings nearby locations: Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver St., Bennington on Monday, Oct. 1, 7 p.m.; Olde and New England Books, 47 West St., Newfane on Thursday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m.; Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester on Saturday, Oct. 6, 6 p.m.; Odyssey Books, 9 College St., South Hadley, Mass. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m.; Bartleby's Books, 17 West Main St., Wilmington on Friday, Oct. 12, 6 p.m.; Baker's Hallmark Shop, Brattleboro Plaza, 896 Putney Road, Brattleboro on Saturday, Oct. 13, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Toadstool Bookshop, corner of Main and Emerald (12 Emerald), Keene, N.H. on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2 p.m.; Sponsored by Boswell's Books at the Senior Center, 7 Main St., Shelburne Falls, Mass. on Saturday, Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m.; Mystery on Main Bookstore, 119 Main St., Brattleboro on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2 p.m.; Phoenix Books, 2 Center St., Rutland on Thursday, Oct. 18, 6:30 p.m.; Village Square Bookstore, 32 the Square, Bellows Falls on Friday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m.; Battenkill Books, 15 East Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2 p.m.; The Toadstool Bookshop, 12 Depot Square, Peterborough, N.H. on Saturday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m.; and Phoenix Books Misty Valley, 58 Common St., Chester on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2 p.m. A complete listing of appearances on



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