Open Season (Joe Gunther Series #1)

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To tie into the December release of Archer Mayor's Joe Gunther hardcover Fruits of the Poisonous Tree, here is a reissue of the debut novel that first introduced Joe Gunther in 1989--out of print since 1991. Gunther investigates the murder of a juror by another juror from a three-year-old case.
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Overview

To tie into the December release of Archer Mayor's Joe Gunther hardcover Fruits of the Poisonous Tree, here is a reissue of the debut novel that first introduced Joe Gunther in 1989--out of print since 1991. Gunther investigates the murder of a juror by another juror from a three-year-old case.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Major's fine first novel features Joe Gunther, a police lieutenant in Brattleboro, Vt., who is as likable and sensitive a hero as Robert B. Parker's Spenser, but who possesses a freshly intelligent voice all his own. A wealthy young man seeking his stolen dog is killed by a frightened widow who has been set up expect an intruder; a young woman is assaulted by a ski-masked man with a false tattoo. Gunther connects the victims to their service as jurors on a trial three years before, in which a Vietnam veteran was quickly convicted of murdering a young woman. Pressured not to stir old fires by police and political figures alike, Gunther is determined to pursue the case when an attempt is made on his own life by the man in the ski mask. Doggedly, Gunther persists in his investigations even after the police chief, his best friend, is killed in a car accident that Gunther himself barely survives. Set in the dead of Vermont winter, this atmospheric procedural has some fascinating sections on forensic medicine. Its chilling climax in a snow storm is followed by a satisfying wrap-up in which the true identities of the original murder victim, her murderer and man with the ski mask are revealed and their connections explained. Mysterious Book Club alternate. (September)
Susan Allen Toth
A distinctly American murder mystery, with a tough-guy detective hero, slatherings of blood and violence and dollops of kinky sex. Mayor [..] lavishes loving description on its geography, weather, buildings and character. ''Open Season'' whips the reader along at a lively pace [...] well crafted and engrossing, "Open Season" is a very promising beginning for a series of Vermont mysteries.
Charles Champlin
Open Season is another ingeniously plotted thriller. A series of very clever murders is directed at the jurors who convicted an itinerant black man of the murder of a young woman. The setting is Brattleboro, Vt., not previously a hotbed of crime fiction. Lt. Joe Gunther quickly decides the jailed man is innocent, which does not explain the crime wave. Gunther himself becomes a target, and the suspense is somehow more engrossing for arising in a setting that is both unhackneyed and well evoked.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780446404143
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/28/1994
  • Series: Joe Gunther Series, #1
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 4.25 (w) x 6.75 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Over the years, Archer Mayor has been photographer, teacher, historian, scholarly editor, feature writer, travel writer, lab technician, political advance man, medical illustrator, newspaper writer, history researcher, publications consultant, constable, and EMT/firefighter. He is also half Argentine, speaks two languages, and has lived in several countries on two continents.

All of which makes makes him restless, curious, unemployable, or all three. Whatever he is, it’s clearly not cured, since he’s currently a novelist, a death investigator for Vermont’s medical examiner, and a police officer.

Mayor has been producing the Joe Gunther novels since 1988, some of which have made the “ten best” or “most notable” lists of the Los Angeles and the New York Times. In 2004 Mayor received the New England Booksellers Association book award for fiction.

Find him on the web at ArcherMayor.com
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Posted January 5, 2012

    The start of a wonderful series!

    I fell in love with Joe Gunther and his band of intrepid Vermont cops a couple of years ago. The people are very real, the police procedure is very real, and the Vermont locales are fantastic. The plots hang together and are varied enough to keep your interest -- never a dull moment. This is another series that reads best in order, but I started with one of the later ones and then went back to catch up. I will reread with pleasure!

    15 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2011

    Great

    I really like this book. The characters were great...lost of twists...highly recomended!

    13 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Good book

    A very enjoyable read.

    10 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Good Solid Read

    Mayor does a great job of charecter development, plot set up, and continuity. I will look for more of his books to add to my library.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 21, 2011

    Highly recommended

    You won't to put it down. Captures your interest immediately. Great character development. You'll be looking for book 2 as you finish the 1st!

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2012

    Great read!

    I have found a new author I love! Completely pulled in to the story from the first page. Can't wait to read Borderlines.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2012

    Recommend

    Great reading I could not put down the book. After reading this book I purchased the next book he wrote.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 30, 2012

    Great Read!

    This really kept my attention. So many things were happening. It kept you wandering what would happen next and then put it all together.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2012

    okay

    I liked the plot but thought the book dragged in several places. Took me awhile to get thru the book.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2012

    Highly recommend!

    I enjoyed this mystery set in Brattleboro, Vermont, a town I used to live in! It was fun to recognize all the street names and places!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2012

    If you like a good cops amd murder type tale this series is for you.

    Really enjoyed the main characters. Good introduction to series. A little far fetched but the story pulls you in and keeps you guessing. Liked the fact that even the "good guys" made mistakes.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 27, 2012

    A Mystery lovers delight!

    Well written from someone who knows what he is talking about - because that was his job. Believable and realistic - what else can you ask for. I'm reading the whole series. Plus it's a bargain on the Nook. A friend lent us a later book to read and now we are hooked on his books. I don't think you will be disappointed with it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2012

    Great read

    Found it hard to put down. Quick read.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2012

    recommend

    A good read,if you like dective stories.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 6, 2012

    Good read

    Enjoyed this.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 7, 2012

    I found this author quite by accident and because of a .99 ebook

    I found this author quite by accident and because of a .99 ebook offer. I started reading and was immediately hooked! Great read!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2012

    Good read.

    Well written.. good flow to the story without a lot of stunted verbiage

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2012

    Good book!

    Really good read. It keeps you guessing!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 6, 2012

    A good read.

    A new insight into New England and the people who live there. An enjoyable read that's not too predictable. Will be looking for more of Mr Mayor's books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 27, 2012

    Worth reading.

    Very well written and engaging. I did not put it down until finished.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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