Friday, July 10, 2015

Archer Mayor



I used to have quarterly business meetings in Brattleboro, Vermont.  While there, I heard about a series of police procedural novels featuring a Brattleboro detective, Joe Gunther, by Vermont author Archer Mayor.  Over the years, I have enjoyed 8 - 10 Joe Gunther books.

Archer Mayor recently spoke at Avon Free Public Library.  He read the opening chapter of his 26th Joe Gunther book -- The Company She Kept -- which will be released in October.  He has a lot of charm, humility and humor.

Mayor began his writing career four decades ago writing history books.  Along the way, he became a firefighter, later a police patrolman, and eventually -- and still -- a death investigator in the Vermont medical examiner's office.  (That has to be the BEST real world job for a crime writer!)  Mayor says his main job is writing, and he writes one book a year.

Be sure to read the third comment, from former CDP blogger, brattcat.  Very funny.


16 comments:

VP said...

Now I have to find some book written by this guy...

Kate said...

Yup, I need to add some of his books to my ever-growing pile of books to read.

brattcat said...

once archer went on an emergency call and was kneeling before an elder when she returned to consciousness. "are you a doctor?" she asked, weakly. "no, ma'am," archer answered. "i write murder mysteries."

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Well Mr Mayor could not have had better life experiences to write his crime novels Jack.. I see you were in Brattcat territory, so nice to see her popping in!

EG CameraGirl said...

Yep, Brattcat's comment is special!!

Lowell said...

I thought he was the mayor of Brattleboro. I also will check out his books!

Sharon Anck said...

An author and his detective character that I had not heard of before. I'll have to check out one of his books.

RedPat said...

I'm going to look for his books, Jack! I love a good mystery series and could use a new one.

Sylvia K said...

Thanks for this, Jack! I'll look for his books when I'm out today!! Like the others, I do love a good mystery!! Great post for the day! Enjoy your weekend!!

cieldequimper said...

Lol @ Brattcat, good to see you around!! I love myself a good mystery!

William Kendall said...

Quite an accomplished writer!

Stefan Jansson said...

Ha ha, nice comment there brattcat. One of my strangers just published his first ever book. A police drama. He was a police officer for nearly 40 years so he should know what he is on about. Will have to check out this author now.

Bob Crowe said...

I wish BC would come back. She was a gifted photographers. Don't read crime fiction, I'm afraid. I'm working my way through a long biography of Nikola Tesla at the moment.

Kate said...

I often forget to publish my comments; here it is again. I was happy to see BC's comments. I checked our library that has 33 of Mayor's books and Kindle has four. Guess if I will have to get a few and read them.

Randy said...

Nice.

Kay said...

So many books, so little time!!!!!