Bellows Falls by Archer Mayor
(Joe Gunther Mysteries)

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Joe Gunther is seconded to the neighboring town of Bellows Falls to investigate harassment allegations against a fellow officer. What begins as a seemingly open-and-shut case comes to look more and more like a frame job as Gunther doggedly pursues the truth, and soon he finds himself feeling around the edges of a statewide drug distribution network. As always, Vermont itself is a major character in Mayor's writing, with Bellows Falls standing in for any number of slowly decaying once-proud mill towns.

"Mayor delivers another superb combination of case, characters and local color and brings it all to life without a wasted word."—Publishers Weekly

"His evocation of a tough, honest cop coping with everyday crime made worse by an unforgiving climate, and towns being brought to their knees by poverty, makes Mayor literally a man for all seasons and all places." — Elaine Budd, Hartford Courant

"The Ragman's Memory [...] is a very tough act to follow, but Mayor succeeds admirably here. As always, though, tiny, seemingly placid Vermont is the real star of the book ... Mayor makes the place come alive for readers from Seattle to Key West." -- Thomas Gaughan, Booklist
 

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Archer Mayor lives in Newfane, Vermont.
 
Published March 28, 2013 by MarchMedia LLC. 352 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Even as Padget slides deeper into trouble--no sooner is he cleared of the harassment charge than he tests positive for cocaine use, and an anonymous tip alerts his cop buddies to the coke stashed in his place--Gunther finds the tentacles of Norm's youth network winding themselves, in Mayor's rece...

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With this eighth Joe Gunther novel (The Ragman's Memory, 1996, etc.), Mayor delivers another superb combination of case, characters and local color and brings it all to life without a wasted word.

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